Recruitment with Crestchic Load Banks

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Job Descriptions are shown below. Position availability may change, so please check back here for any alterations or additions.

Electrical Panel Wireman – Job Description
Department: Production
Reports to: Team Leaders

JOB DESCRIPTION: Panel Wireman

SUMMARY
Electrical Panel wiring in Loadbanks and Transformer Units.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
A Panel Wireman reports to the Team Leader and is responsible for achieving immediate and short-term objectives laid down by the Production Manager, such as output, quality, waste, yield, safety.
Typical activities include:
▪ Working with managers to implement the company’s policies and goals.
▪ Panel Wiring to Schematic diagrams (As per experience, qualifications or training).
▪ Lay out electrical components to the design wiring diagrams.
▪ Responsible for the quality control of their work. Operate within standard operating procedures (SOPs) and Job Safety Analysis (JSAs).
▪ Complete daily production logs. (Time sheets).
▪ Identifying training needs.
▪ Communicate with other operators.
▪ Clean and maintain work area.
▪ General housekeeping and continual improvement activities.
▪ Turn off and lock out equipment when not in use.
▪ Liaising with the Production Manager to maintain department production, quality and ISO9000 standards.
▪ Reporting any potential employee welfare problems to the Production Manager.
▪ Other Duties as assigned.

Much of the work requires the ability to make immediate decisions and time for reflection is can be scarce. Although advice may be available from the colleagues and team leaders and supervisors or other departments, it may not be immediately available at critical moments therefore you have to be able to make things work, there and then.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
▪ Assist in repair and maintenance work (if qualified).
▪ Perform back-up for warehouse, yearend stock-take etc.
▪ Provide on-the-job training to new employees.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
▪ To have worked as a Panel Wireman for at least 3 years.
▪ Basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills required.
▪ Manual dexterity required for operating machinery
▪ Generally as per job specification.

WORKING CONDITIONS
▪ Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment. Work involves frequent lifting of materials. Machinery operation requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to; eye safety glasses, hearing protectors, work boots, and hardhats. Loose fitting clothes and jewellery are not permitted.

Mechanical & Electrical Assembler / Fitter Job Description
Department: Production
Reports to: Team Leaders

JOB DESCRIPTION: Assembler / Fitter

SUMMARY
Build and assembly of components in Loadbanks and Transformer Units.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
An Assembler / Fitter reports to the Team Leader and is responsible for achieving immediate and short-term objectives laid down by the Production Manager, such as output, quality, waste, yield, safety.

Typical activities include:
▪ Working with managers to implement the company’s policies and goals.
▪ Mechanical and / or electrical assembly work. (As per experience, qualifications or training).
▪ Responsible for quality control. Operate within standard operating procedures (SOPs) and Job Safety Analysis (JSAs).
▪ Operating steel worker and copper punching and bending machinery once suitably trained.
▪ Operate forklift to maintain raw material supply for the production line. (If qualified).
▪ Complete daily production logs. (Time sheets).
▪ Identifying training needs.
▪ Communicate with other operators.
▪ Clean and maintain work area.
▪ General housekeeping and continual improvement activities.
▪ Turn off and lock out equipment when not in use.
▪ Liaising with the Production Manager to maintain department production, quality and ISO9000 standards.
▪ Reporting any potential employee welfare problems to the Production Manager.
▪ Other Duties as assigned.

Much of the work requires the ability to make immediate decisions and time for reflection is can be scarce. Although advice may be available from the colleagues and team leaders and supervisors or other departments, it may not be immediately available at critical moments therefore you have to be able to make things work, there and then.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
▪ Assist in repair and maintenance work (if qualified).
▪ Perform back-up for warehouse, yearend stock take etc.
▪ Provide on-the-job training to new employees.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
▪ Basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills required.
▪ Manual dexterity required for operating machinery
▪ Generally as per job specification.

WORKING CONDITIONS
▪ Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment. Work involves frequent lifting of materials. Machinery operation requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to; eye safety glasses, hearing protectors, work boots, and hardhats. Loose fitting clothes and jewellery are not permitted.

Rental Fleet Engineer – Job Description
Department: Rental
Reports to: UK Hire Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION: Rental Engineer

SUMMARY
Working alongside the UK Rental Manager, responsible for the overall condition, operation and testing of the Crestchic Loadbank rental fleet in Burton upon Trent and site installations.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
A Rental Engineer reports to the UK Rental Manager and is responsible for achieving immediate and short-term objectives laid down by the UK Rental Manager, such as fleet availability, safe working, working to customer site requirements and timely installation on sites.
Typical activities include:

MAINTENANCE
▪ The routine maintenance of all of all equipment in the depot to ensure optimum utilisation in keeping with budgeted maintenance expenditure.
▪ The identification of equipment that requires more than routine maintenance to manufacturing department.
▪ Adherence to the Company’s workshop standards and procedures.
▪ Operation of the Company`s maintenance recording systems.
▪ Testing of the Rental Fleet (Loadbanks, Transformers, Laptops, Handheld Controllers, Control Cables, Etc) in line with the procedures laid down in the above recording systems.

SITE WORKING
▪ The routine maintenance of all of all equipment on site(s) to ensure optimum utilisation in keeping with budgeted maintenance expenditure.
▪ Installation of Crestchic rental equipment on customer sites.
▪ Safe electrical installation working practices.
▪ Electrical safety testing prior to energising the system.
▪ Responsible for the quality control of their work. Operate within standard operating procedures (SOPs) and Job Safety Analysis (JSAs).
▪ Complete daily reports, (Time sheets).
▪ Working with the customer to ensure smooth load testing programme.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
▪ Perform back-up for warehouse, year-end stock-take etc.
▪ Provide on-the-job training to new employees.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
▪ Basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills required, along with basic MS Office knowledge.
▪ Full UK driving licence.
▪ Full UK Passport (or other international passport).
▪ Manual dexterity required for operating machinery.
▪ Qualified electrical engineer.
▪ Generally as per job specification.

WORKING CONDITIONS
▪ Working conditions are normal for a plant rental environment. Work involves frequent lifting of materials. Machinery operation requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to; eye safety glasses, hearing protectors, work boots, and hardhats. Loose fitting clothes and jewellery are not permitted.
▪ Site working is across the UK and will involve frequent over-night stays.
▪ Additional to UK working is international working, where the engineer maybe required to stay at site for up to 4 weeks.

JOB DESCRIPTION:            Head of Engineering

Department:                           Engineering Design

Reports to:                             Technical Director

Definition:

Overall responsibility and accountability for the Engineering function which will include people and budgetary management. An integral part of the management team which determines all business decisions. The Engineering function cover some or all of the following definitions within its business:

  • Accountable for all research and product development activities in Crestchic
  • Customer design definition (BoM accountability)
  • Stimulate and supports controls, build and test
  • Lead product and process improvement.
  • Accountable for validation and end to end project management for all Engineering activities.
  • Accountable for ensuring all engineering processes are to the required standards that support safety, quality, cost, and on time delivery

Overall Purpose of the Role:

  • Strategic and tactical responsibility for implementing engineering strategy and strategic operational goals to exceed customer expectations for product development, quality, cost and delivery, maximizing efficiency, optimizing and driving engineering excellence.
  • Working closely with internal and external key stakeholders, customer service, manufacturing, sales and customers regarding technical support of their activities. Responsible for all areas of the Engineering function and quality of service delivery.
  • Striving for world class products and business practices to deliver to the customer’s expectations.
  • Managing teams and projects across the business.
  • Provide clear leadership and vision
  • Inspire and motivate staff to achieve excellence thought mentoring and coaching to develop new skills and capabilities.
  • Drive Key Performance Indicators across all areas of the Engineering function to ensure that all projects are delivered on cost and on time to the highest quality standards.
  • Ensure Health, Safety and Environmental issues are prioritized and product safety and integrity are maintained at all times.
  • Facilitate, direct and drive implementation of Lean Business strategy and drive Continuous Improvement across all engineering related activities.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategy and Development

  • Overall responsibility for engineering activities across the business
  • Create and implement best practice engineering vision, strategy, policies, processes, and procedures to aid and improve business performance
  • Ensure that engineering strategies and processes are in place to meet business objectives and operational needs in terms of price, quality, and delivery targets and which enables the company to function and compete effectively in the market
  • Evaluate the challenges faced by the business and take action to mitigate risks and develop opportunities
  • Contribute to overall business strategy and annual budget process
  • Ownership and accountability of engineering policies, guidelines, and any associated documentation.
  • Foster, Initiate and develop innovation throughout the engineering team and it’s processes.

 General and Task Management

  • Providing technical support to the business development, estimating and onsite engineering teams
  • Responsible for overseeing all aspects of build design, from contract award to handover
  • Assist with the preparation of technical and contract documentation for issue and analysis of returned tenders
  • Assisting projects with value engineering and financial control of contracts during construction stage
  • Develop planning and prioritization processes to ensure that multi-disciplinary resource is well aligned to support OTIF delivery of projects
  • Ensure any new equipment or engineering activity is supported with appropriate qualification documentation and that this is appropriately stored. Ensure up to date drawings are maintained appropriately
  • Work with Marketing department on product development, market opportunities and trends
  • Coordinate with manufacturing/production to ensure manufacturability of product while maintaining quality, safety and environmental standards and achieving cost targets in a timely fashion
  • Support project management to cross functional activity required for project execution
  • Operate a process for safe selection of external contractors. In conjunction with the Purchasing to ensure all external contracts are regularly reviewed and checked.
  • Report on Engineering activities on a regular basis to the Senior Management team, ensuring accurate and timely reporting of the relevant Key Performance Indicators
  • Ensure that Environmental, Health and Safety, engineering and quality standards and procedures are adhered to
  • Establish quality and reliability standards by studying industry benchmarks and the requirements of customers and research/design and development, and define the metrics required to assess performance against standards required

 People Management

  • Provide leadership to departments under control and coach, mentor and develop direct reports and manage a high performing team that delivers continuous improvement, added value and cost reductions
  • Set department objectives and monitor ongoing progress and performance
  • Ensure strong communication between teams under leadership to facilitate exchange of information and to implement change and improvements
  • Ensure that the function operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors
  • Responsible for developing the appropriate organizational structure, resource plans and culture to support the business objectives and customer deliverables
  • Provide leadership, coordination and coaching to the team, ensuring they are trained enabling them to achieve the operational and financial metrics within their areas of responsibility and succeed in their roles
  • Complete regular performance reviews, manage attendance, holidays, disciplinary issues and procedures as appropriate
  • Establish strategy and best practices for staff to ensure achievement of overall business objectives. Work with the Engineering team to translate site strategy into specific annual performance goals and departmental objectives. including KPIs, and to track them

 Financial Budget and Control

  • Prepare the annual engineering and development budgets and forecasts including all capital expenditure proposals as well as ensuring compliance with customer and legal requirements.
  • Manage the budget from identification to completion of projects
  • Input and hold responsibility for engineering budgets

 Relationship Management

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance
  • Work with the rest of the leadership team to decide which engineering projects are the highest priority against the business targets and which can be executed with the available resource
  • Work collaboratively, negotiate and engage with key stakeholders to facilitate delivery and compliance with the engineering strategy
  • Communicate with stakeholders the impact of market and technology change and potential effects on engineering. Recommend solutions without compromising quality or service while optimizing cost
  • Contribute to new business initiatives and projects and review and communicate the impact on engineering activities
  • Support Sales team in developing product specification and quote activities
  • Appraising and interpreting client requirements to ensure that technical, legislative and commercial aspects are delivered on each project
  • Liaise and coordinate with clients, members of the engineering team and contractors on technical and commercial issues
  • Leverage appropriate external contract resource as required to support projects and programmes and ensure that all required compliance projects are completed in line with regulatory expectations and that the top priority business projects are executed

 Self Management

  • Inspires and motivates a team
  • Consistent performance management
  • Develops the team
  • Individual need to be Resilient, positive, Curious, and open to change
  • Self aware
  • Shows moral courage, openness and honesty in all dealings
  • Is confident, assertive and self assured
  • Collaborative
  • Self motivated and able to work well under pressure

Environmental

  • Review environmental strategies that impact on future ways of operating and ensure implementation where possible
  • Review future technological systems that support a more environmentally friendly approach to manufacturing and product performance.
  • Ensure environmental audits for engineering activities are supported
  • Review opportunities to be as environmentally friendly as possible

Skills and Attributes:

  • Proven leadership and management skills with the ability to optimize team performance and development
  • Excellent relationship and stake holder management skills with the ability to engage, negotiate and manage key stakeholders and suppliers
  • Strong and confident negotiator with the ability to negotiate at all levels
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Results orientated with ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines
  • Commercially and financially astute with experience of managing budgets
  • Technical mindset
  • An appreciation of and an ability to positively resolve issues arising from different cultures

Qualifications and Experience Levels:

  • Educated to degree level (preferably Masters) in electrical and or Mechanical engineering.
  • Demonstrable experience of leading an engineering function with a proven track record in strategic engineering leadership delivering effective engineering strategies, policies, processes and systems
  • Ability to add value, reduce costs and make business improvements
  • Proven project management and supplier experience
  • Experience of operating and influencing at a strategic level
  • Knowledge and technical understanding of electrical engineering processes, components, controls systems and design techniques
Testimonials
“Crestchic was the ideal provider for us as it enabled us to design exactly what we wanted at the same time as remaining cost efficient. We were provided with such a good service and robust product in the first instance that we returned to Crestchic for our most recent installation at the Rothera station. You can’t survive here without resilient generators and we can’t afford to lose the power so the load banks are critical for our operation out in Antarctica.” Mark Wales

Facilities Manager, British Antarctic Survey

 “We are pleased to be fulfilling our 5th order with our long-standing client, CSBC Corporation, Taiwan, the largest ship builder in Taiwan. CSBC Corporation, Taiwan are at the forefront of quality vessel building, as underlined by their ongoing commitment to load bank testing.”

President, DDR Enterprise Corp

 “Working with Cresthic and TUV to fully test our products gives our customers the confidence that the product will behave as it should when in use. As with any electrical product, we’re also bound by strict regulations. Having a rigorous Quality Assurance and testing process in place ensures that our products are safe and effective – something which is absolutely business-critical for us.” Henry Turner

Chief Technology Officer, Char.gy

Frequent Questions

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How long has Crestchic been around?

Crestchic was formed in 1983, meaning that we have over 30 years’ experience in the load testing sector.
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Which countries do you operate in?

Crestchic has operations in many countries around the world. We supply load banks to all seven continents and operate in some of the most humid and frozen parts of the globe. Our offices includes Europe, the United States of America, the Middle East and across the Asia Pacific.
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What kW range do you supply?

We manufacture and supply load banks from 20kW up to 7000kW. We can create a load testing package to suit your needs. Globally we have a fleet of over 150MVA and often provide multi-MVA sized packages for turn-key projects.
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Where is your HQ based?

We operate from a headquarters based in Burton-on -Trent in the United Kingdom. Our location is well served by major roads for easy transportation to cities and ports. It’s here that we have a state of the art £2m manufacturing facility allowing us to handle a large manufacturing capacity.