Careers

 

At IrvinGQ, we preserve the internationally established brand names of Irvin & GQ Parachutes and maintain the proud traditions of these predecessors in continuing to supply products of quality and reliability for nearly 100 years.

 

Want to be a part of our team?

 

We currently have the following vacancies

However, if the vacancy does not match your skills and experience we are always keen to meet energetic and talented professionals who would like to join our team.

If you wish to be considered for any future positions, please send your CV and covering letter to Wendy Walker

Maintenance Technician - Textiles **Internal Vacancy Only** [Ref. 0000-028]
As a Technician within the Facilities function, you will embrace working as a team and possess a strong will to succeed. You will undertake responsibility for the day to day maintenance of production machinery within the Textiles area to ensure maximum uptime.
Role: Maintenance Technician – Textiles
Reports to: Facilities Manager
Location: Llangeinor and Bridgend
Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday 20th June 2018, 5.00pm

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your CV and a covering letter to Wendy.Walker@airbornesystems.co.uk or click on ‘Apply Now’.

 

OVERVIEW OF ROLE

As a Technician within the Facilities function, you will embrace working as a team and possess a strong will to succeed. You will undertake responsibility for the day to day maintenance of production machinery within the Textiles area to ensure maximum uptime. The role also includes the upkeep of the site and buildings by reacting to general Maintenance request together with complying with Legislation and any other ad-hoc requests defined by the Facilities Manager.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supporting daily Production within the Textiles area
  • Attending machine Breakdowns to ensure minimum downtime
  • Liaising with Department heads, Production Operatives & Contractors to ensure minimum disruption
  • General site maintenance and repairs
  • Ensure work is carried out in compliance with HSE Legislation
  • Carry out routine/planned maintenance – TPM
  • Cover front of site Security gate when required
  • Facility tasks as requested by Facilities Manager
  • A key holder and availability for call out in the event of an emergency outside of working hours
  • Covering production and the Facilities within 2 different site locations

 

Intrinsic Skills Required

  • Good general communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, Effective Communicator
  • Miscellaneous admin duties. Needs to be IT literate and able to submit reports when required.
  • Carry out routine Preventative maintenance inspections and maintain records of the production equipment
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team.
  • Ability to prioritise workload. Liaise with external contractors/suppliers to identify and overcome problems.
  • Knowledge of an array of sewing machines within the heavy Textiles industry.
  • Familiarity with the Textile cutting processes and the quality of the finish required.
  • Experience of buildings maintenance and general repairs
  • An understanding of the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • A basic understanding of what is required to comply with Environmental Legislation

Essential Skills

  • Good general communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, Effective Communicator
  • Miscellaneous admin duties. Needs to be IT literate and able to submit reports when required.
  • Carry out routine Preventative maintenance inspections and maintain records of the production equipment
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team.
  • Ability to prioritise workload. Liaise with external contractors/suppliers to identify and overcome problems.
  • Knowledge of an array of sewing machines within the heavy Textiles industry.
  • Familiarity with the Textile cutting processes and the quality of the finish required.
  • Experience of buildings maintenance and general repairs
  • An understanding of the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • A basic understanding of what is required to comply with Environmental Legislation

Qualifications/Experience

Essential

  • Time proven Experience within Textiles machine sewing/cutting Production Maintenance
  • Knowledge in CNC auto sewing machines with the ability to create/generate programmes
  • Time served mechanical background
  • IT literate using Microsoft office
  • Must be able to obtain UK Security Clearance

 

Desirable

  • 17th Edition Electrical preferred
  • NEBOSH General certificate
  • Fork Truck licence

 

Physical Considerations

  • Valid UK Driving licence
  • Flexible working hours

 

 

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Buyer [Ref. AS0000-023]
As a buyer in the Procurement team, you will embrace working as a team and possess a strong will to succeed. You will undertake buying and logistical tasks to co-ordinate material deliveries for production build schedules, whilst controlling various key business performance indicators such as stock levels, material cost and supply chain performance.
Role: Buyer
Reports to: Head of Supply Chain
Department: Operations (Procurement)
Location: Llangeinor, Bridgend
Closing Date for Applications: TBC

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your CV and a covering letter to wwalker@irvingq.comor click on ‘Apply Now’.

 

OVERVIEW OF ROLE

As a buyer in the Procurement team, you will embrace working as a team and possess a strong will to succeed. You will undertake buying and logistical tasks to co-ordinate material deliveries for production build schedules, whilst controlling various key business performance indicators such as stock levels, material cost and supply chain performance.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead evaluation, sourcing, negotiation and procurement of goods, services and outsourcing activities to achieve the best purchasing conditions and quality product in accordance with Company requirements.
  • Supplier relationship management (during development through to production); including supplier performance and change management.
  • Liaise extensively with key stakeholders to ensure requirements are clearly defined prior to sourcing.
  • Management of purchase orders within ERP system, ensuring expediting activities are undertaken to support business need, whilst inventory is efficiently managed.
  • Manage and support costing activities into Bids by analysing key data to evaluate price and costs.
  • Ensure compliance with legislation of import/export of goods.

 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

  • Self-motivated, commercially astute with the ability to work as part of a team, using initiative.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritising work in accordance with business needs.
  • Possess market knowledge to inform product and service selection and monitoring.
  • Positive and proactive with a tenacious attitude to complete tasks to a high standard, with a results orientated approach.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with internal customers and external suppliers to achieve the best outcome for the business, optimising customer value, while minimising total cost of ownership and risks.
  • Understand financial, legal and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) issues.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduate (or equivalent work experience)
  • CIPS Qualified (or equivalent)

EXPERIENCE/ SKILLS

ESSENTIAL

  • Minimum 5 years experience in Procurement
  • Proven negotiation and supplier management skills
  • Regulated industry experience essential, Aerospace and Defence preferred
  • IT literate, preferably with extensive Excel knowledge
  • In-depth working knowledge of ERP systems

DESIRABLE

  • Project coordination/management experience
  • Project coordination/management experience
  • Must be able to obtain UK Security Clearance
  • Import/Export compliance trained

PHYSICAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Valid UK Driving licence
  • Valid Passport

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION

Email: wwalkerr@irvingq.com

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Delivery Manager [Ref. AS0000-027]
Residing within the Engineering Function, the Delivery Manager will report directly to the Technical Delivery Manager The Delivery Manager is customer facing, an effective communicator and able to interact successfully and professionally with stakeholders at all levels across the business and externally. The Delivery Manager shall be responsible for planning, organising, motivating, and controlling resources to ensure contractual delivery requirements are met to quality, cost, scope and time constraints and to our customers satisfaction.
Role: Delivery Manager
Reports to: Technical Delivery Manager
Location: Bridgend
Closing Date for Applications: Thursday 19th April 2018, 5.00pm

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your CV and a covering letter to Wendy.Walker@airbornesystems.co.uk or click on ‘Apply Now’.

 

OVERVIEW OF ROLE

Residing within the Engineering Function, the Delivery Manager will report directly to the Technical Delivery Manager

The Delivery Manager is customer facing, an effective communicator and able to interact successfully and professionally with stakeholders at all levels across the business and externally.2018 04 05 EW Delivery Manager

The Delivery Manager shall be responsible for planning, organising, motivating, and controlling resources to ensure contractual delivery requirements are met to quality, cost, scope and time constraints and to our customers satisfaction. The Delivery Manager will primarily be responsible for delivery of production biased contracts. However, they may be required to manage different types of contracts and in the context of this organisation a contract may be include but not be limited to: supply of existing product, new product design and development, provision of consultancy services and/or through life support or decommissioning services.

The Delivery Manager must be able to operate autonomously and prioritise their workload appropriately.

Operating at a functional level the Delivery Manager will develop a way of working that can apply across all Business Units. Particularly planning, tracking and reporting.
Whilst the majority of the Delivery Managers role will be focused on the delivery of contractual commitments, the role will also require the Delivery Manager to take an active role in bid preparation to ensure what is being bid can be delivered.

As a manager, they will understand and execute their role in implementing the value drives of Value Pricing, Profitable New Business and Productivity. Underpinned by long-term relationships with customers and on time delivery of our highly engineered proprietary quality products.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Role Specific

  • Promote and deliver the implementation of Project Management disciplines across the company
  • Manage stakeholder expectations (Internal and External)
  • Deliver contracts on time, cost, quality and scope
  • Report timely and accurate information pertinent to progress, risks, issues, financial performance and quality
  • Manage, develop and mentor team members by educating them on the benefits of project and programme management
  • Resolve local issues within the delivery teams without the need for escalation
  • Effectively use baselines and Change Control within each contract
  • Operate to our published BMS and actively evaluate its effectiveness making recommendation for continuous improvement where appropriate.
  • Encourage and promote effective integration with other departments
  • Lead, mentor, develop and manage delivery team personnel
  • Delivering allocated contract to time, cost, quality, scope and the satisfaction of our customers.

Role Generic

  • Co-ordinate the implementation of change driven out of continuous improvement programmes.
  • Provide presentations to customers and internal department representatives.
  • Provide input and support to Sales and Marketing throughout the bid process
  • Support the development of profitable new business.
  • Continuously look for ways to create value and improve efficiency & productivity.

 

Intrinsic Skills Required

  • Strong continuous improvement ethos and desire to learn
  • Results orientated, natural problem solver
  • Highly organised with good time management skills
  • Able to make progress by making reasonable assumptions where information and resources are limited
  • High levels of business ethics and integrity
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and numerical attention to detail

required qualifications

  • Degree or equivalent experience gained within a Project Management discipline or similar

Preferred Experience/ Skills

  • Typically 10+ years’ Delivery Management experience in a related defence / technology company with sound technical understanding.
  • Qualified to a recognised British or American Project Management Standard (e.g PRINCE2, PMI, APM)
  • Demonstrable technical, management, commercial and financial capability underpinned by a degree or equivalent in a business or engineering discipline.
  • Holder of a Post Graduate Management Qualification.
  • Demonstrable practical skills and IT literate
  • Experienced with the successful generation and implementation of Project Management practices across functions and multi-disciplined teams.
  • Experienced in delivering obligations within commercial and legislative constraints and with UK MoD Contracts.
  • Understanding of Defence and Aerospace Quality Standards incl ISO 9001 QA procedures and requirements.
  • A strong leader of teams with the managerial, commercial and financial competencies
  • An effective decision maker that exercises professional judgement and takes personal responsibility for the direction of projects and teams
  • Adaptable and biased to action, will inspire others, be solution focused and know how to get the best from the team
  • Proactive in the identification and capture of new business in conjunction with Sales and Marketing, delivering contracted tasks/projects, driving IR&D and providing support to operations, sales and QA as required
  • Comfortable working under pressure and with conflicting priorities, analytical approach to problem solving and able to remain objective, acting with integrity and honesty at all times
  • Personally responsible for own continuing professional development

 

Physical Considerations

  • Valid Passport
  • UK Driving Licence
  • Hold or be able to hold SC clearance.

 

 

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Project Engineer (x2 vacancies) [Ref. AS0000-025]
Project Engineers develop and apply today's technology, managing and maintaining the application of current and developing engineering practices. With their detailed knowledge and understanding of current engineering technologies, they possess the skills and know-how to make things happen and play a key role in the successful delivery of projects.
Role: Project Engineer
Reports to: Engineering Manager
Department: Engineering
Location: Llangeinor, Bridgend
Closing Date for Applications: TBC

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your CV and a covering letter to Wendy.Walker@airbornesystems.co.uk or click on ‘Apply Now’.

 

OVERVIEW OF ROLE

Project Engineers develop and apply today’s technology, managing and maintaining the application of current and developing engineering practices. With their detailed knowledge and understanding of current engineering technologies, they possess the skills and know-how to make things happen and play a key role in the successful delivery of projects. They have a detailed understanding of their recognised field of expertise and exercise independent judgment and management in the delivery of the allocated tasks across the full project lifecycle.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

To deliver tasks allocated by Engineering Managers and Senior Engineers to the required time, cost, quality and scope:
Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Innovative design of novel solutions
  • Verification, validation (including conduct of trials)
  • Preparation of design documentation
  • Changes to drawings, material and constructional specifications
  • Providing support for the completion of BIDS
  • To actively and positively contribute to the design and development of new products / services
  • To support other departments in the successful delivery of existing products / services.
  • To manage own workload and the expectations of line manager, peers, internal and external stakeholders
  • To comply with company policies and procedures
  • To operate with integrity and be professional at all times, recognising their obligations to meet regulatory requirements (particularly safety within design)
  • To proactively support continuous change programmes, identify and recommend process / operational improvements

 

INTRINSIC SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Have a detailed understanding of their recognised field of expertise and exercise independent judgement and management in the delivery of the allocated tasks across the full project lifecycle.
  • Produce high quality documentation in accordance with company processes and procedures. Suggesting continuous improvement where appropriate.
  • Understand how to tailor the work required to achieve a task within the constraints of company and customer requirements. Know how to deliver work efficiently in a controlled and structured way.
  • Proactive in the design and development of new/modified products and services.
  • Personally responsible for own continuing professional development; strives to strengthen skill base and extend personal capability.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Engineering Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent; or Work-based technical knowledge and understanding, assessed as equivalent to the Formal Qualification.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE/ SKILLS

  • Results orientated, natural problem solver
  • Logical and analytical skills underpinning evidence based decision making
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Good general communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Well organised with good time management skills
  • Honest, reliable, patient and flexible team player
  • Innovative
  • Practical with a hands-on approach when required
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Applications
  • Full UK Driving Licence

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION

Email: Wendy.Walker@airbornesystems.co.uk

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