Permanent

Metallurgist / Process Engineer

Bluestones Staffing is working with a leading Manufacturing client in Swinton / Manchester.

We are recruiting for Metallurgist / Process Engineer if you are looking for a new and exciting role with a company that is growing and has great advancement opportunities then this could be the role for you.

Summary:

You will work primarily within a small specialised team that manufacture, design and develop new, award winning, magnesium alloys used for bioresorbable implants (SynerMag). The market is growing rapidly for this novel technology and new processes are required to ensure volume, cost and quality requirements are met for customer programmes. Your role will be to support the Sector Manager to develop and implement new processes for the SynerMag manufacturing facility. This role requires a strong metallurgical background, understanding how the manufacturing process can influence product performance. Quality and cost are a key requirement. As the SynerMag Process engineer, you will be the Sector Managers’s eyes and ears to the manufacturing processes. You will be tasked to discover and define areas with potential improvement and have the freedom to recommend, design and create new processes to ensure the operational objectives are met.

The SynerMag team is a small multi-functional team; therefore you will be working closing with all its members ranging from commercial, manufacturing, quality and alloy development. You will also be required to carry out process improvement programmes in the larger business programmes which include Formula 1, aerospace and oil & gas.

Main responsibilities:

  •  You will be the Manufacturing team’s technical advisory for any issues and problems.
  • Fully responsible for understanding how the manufacturing process affects product performance and quality. Ensuring all process changes continue to meet quality objectives.
  • Fully responsible for recommending new process designs and modifications to improve product quality and manufacturing costs.
  • Work with Engineering team to design and specify new capital equipment for these new processes
  • Work with Engineering team to install new Capital equipment
  • Work with Alloy development metallurgist to industrialise new alloys, bringing them from lab to commercial scale.
  • Work with operations team to improve product and process in any of the company’s other product range as required.

Qualifications:

  • Degree level qualification in Materials or metallurgy.

or

  • Degree level qualification in science discipline with MSc/Phd in a metals/materials related area.

Experience

  • Writing up and reporting technical documents
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy in written communications

Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent scientific method
  • Ability to plan experiments and form rational technical arguments
  • Be able to independently gather/research new knowledge to solve problems

Personal Attributes

  •   Self-motivated with ability to use own initiative, prioritise tasks and work well under pressure.
  •  Must be able to work well with a wide range of people.
  • Creative mind – good problem solving
  • Adaptability, understanding sources of different information from a range of  engineering/science areas
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Professional approach to work and when dealing with internal and external customers.
  • Team player who demonstrates a high level of commitment, adopts a flexible and positive approach.
  • The role holder must have the ability to work unsupervised with good time management skills in order to meet tight deadlines.
  • Is committed to Customer Focus, Personal Growth, Excellence, Accountability and Innovation; the Company’s core values

Hours of work:

  • 37 hours per week

For further information please contact Debbie  or Kieran on 02895219313 or email cv.

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Group Financial Accountant

Are you a qualified chartered accountant seeking an exciting role with a newly formed global company from two existing successful businesses?  If you come from a large audit firm background, ideally with experience of auditing and accounting within an international business then this could be the role for you!

Responsible to the Group Financial Controller, you will work as part of the Group Finance team within our clients Corporate entity. The main purpose of the role is to prepare all external reporting documents for the holding company including quarterly and annual reporting to the New York Stock Exchange and UK annual accounts to Companies House.

Main responsibilities:

 Preparation of financial statements for each quarter

 Manage quarter end preparation file (signed off for SOX)

 Prepare / document consolidation journals for each quarter end.

 Preparation of UK subsidiary accounts

 Monthly preparation of the holding company accounts

 Support Financial Reporting Manager in covenant compliance monitoring and reporting

 Ad-hoc project accounting, for instance involvement in acquisitions/refinancing

 Working in a corporate team as part of the Group finance function, including regular interaction with other stakeholders

 Problem solving and troubleshooting on a wide range of Group and business unit finance issues

 Analysing and understanding the business and sharing information and insights

Qualifications/ Education
 Qualified UK Chartered Accountant (or international equivalent)

Essential Experience

 Large audit firm background

 Excellent IFRS technical financial accounting knowledge

 MS Excel competence

Desirable:

 Experience of auditing large international business

 Experience of working in the accounting function of a large international business.

 Advanced MS Excel

 Experience of using modern consolidation systems e.g. HFM

 US GAAP experience

Personal Attributes:

 Self-motivated with ability to use initiative, take ownership, prioritise tasks and work well under pressure.

 High level of attention to detail.

 Professional approach to work and when dealing with internal and external customers.

 Team player who demonstrates a high level of commitment, adopts a flexible and positive approach.

 The role holder must have the ability to work unsupervised with good time management skills to meet tight deadlines in a fast paced, pressurized and challenging environment

 Is committed to Customer First, Integrity, Accountability, Innovation, Personal Development, Team work; the Company’s core values

Working Pattern:

 37 hours per week.
Due to the seniority of this role some travel may be required therefore applicant should hold a full driving license.

For further information please contact Debbie/Kieran on 02895 219 313 or forward your CV via the link below.

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Manufacturing Operator

Due to the recent formation of a Global Company from two successful businesses, Bluestones Staffing has an exciting opportunity for Manufacturing Operators in Swinton, Manchester. If you are looking for a challenge and want to work with a company as part of a team, continue to drive a high performance culture model throughout the business and work as part of a team this is the role for you.

Summary:

To safely operate and control as efficiently as possible chemical plant equipment and processes

 

Main responsibilities:

  • Operating process equipment and machinery (semi & fully automated machinery)
  • Monitoring, recording process variables and adjusting process parameters to ensure process operates within key control parameters.
  • Adjusting valves and process controls as required to optimise production.
  • Measuring/mixing and adding of chemicals (Liquids and powders)
  • Packing of finished goods into drums, bags & other forms of container for transportation
  • Liaising and reporting of production to the master production scheduler
  • Performing in process tests/analysis to ensure product is produced in line with specifications
  • Aiding in the investigation and identifying the root cause of out of spec product
  • Communication to other operators and departments (i.e. analytical, quality, Engineering etc.)
  • Updating log sheets and preparation and handover of plant status
  • Use of Fork Lift Trucks (counterbalance)
  • Proactively participate in developing and implementing lean and continuous improvement within the plants
  • Take ownership and accountability for the safe production and housekeeping of the plant areas

Essential Criteria:

Qualifications / EducationGood numeracy & Literacy skills a minimum of 5 GCSEs (A-C) or equivalent, Maths and English essential

Experience:

  • Hazard awareness and Health and Safety
  • Experience of with Chemicals / within chemical manufacturing

Skills & Knowledge :

  • Excellent manufacturing skills and techniques
  • Must have ability to use own initiative, priortise tasks and work well under pressure
  • Good communication and organizational skills

Personal Attributes:

  • Self-motivated
  • Attention to detail
  • Professional approach to work
  • Team player who demonstrates a high level of commitment. Adopts a flexible and positive approach
  • Ability to work unsupervised with good time management skills in order to meet tight deadlines.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Process plant operation – NVQ or equivalent
  • Up to date FLT license (Counterbalance)
  • Lean manufacturing experience
  • Experience of working with chemical plant equipment (pumps, fans, mixing tanks etc.)
  • Continuous improvement
  • IT Skills

Hours of work:

3 Shift Pattern (Wk1 3days, WK2 2 days, Wk3 4 nights)

Standard days Mon – Friday

SALARY:  TBC

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RECRUITMENT OPEN DAY – WAREHOUSE OPERATIVES/DRIVERS/GENERAL OPERATIVES

BLUESTONES STAFFING ARE CURRENTLY WORKING WITH A NUMBER OF COMPANIES IN BELFAST/MALLUSK/NUTTSCORNER/PORTADOWN

WE HAVE A VARIETY OF ROLES BOTH FULL AND PART TIME ACROSS DAY, EVENING AND NIGHT SHIFTS. THESE INCLUDE CLASS 2 DRIVERS, WAREHOUSE & GENERAL OPERATIVES AND RETAIL DISTRIBUTORS.

DROP INTO OUR DUNDONALD OFFICE ON TUESDAY 19TH JUNE BETWEEN 2PM AND 4.30PMFOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

COLVIN HOUSE
INSPIRE BUSINESS PARK

CARROWREAGH RD

DUNDONALD

BELFAST
BT16 1QT

BUS ROUTE 4A/4B FROM CITY CENTRE

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Class 2 HGV Driver – Full time

On behalf of our client Bluestones Staffing are currently recruiting for Class 2 HGV drivers for immediate starts on a full time Monday – Friday day shift basis driving recycling vehicles.  Start time 5am.

Qualifications and Skills

Essential Criteria:

– Have a minimum of a LGV2 (class 2) licence as appropriate

– Holder of a current Digital Tachograph Card

– Driver CPC

Desirable Criteria:

– Previous Kerbside LGV experience

Pay:

£10p/h approx 48 hours per week Mon – Fri plus overtime available on Sarturdays

Please forward CV via link below for immediate interview.

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Electrical Maintenance Engineer

Bluestones staffing is working with a leading manufacturing company in Manchester (Swinton).

Summary:

Working as part of the maintenance team within a team your key role will be to provide maintenance/breakdown cover for the equipment and plant on site.

You may also be required to provide assistance in installation of equipment and services.

Main responsibilities:

•       You will be responsible for carrying out both preventative and reactive maintenance to all equipment and plant on site. This plant includes gas fired furnaces, casting machines, handling equipment, overhead cranes, saws, heat treatment ovens, machining equipment (lathes and milling), rolling mills and analytical equipment.

•       Your work will be directed by the team leader and/or maintenance        manager.

•       Fault finding on control systems and PLC-based systems.

•       Instrument calibration.

•       Logging of work on the CMMS.

•       Any other duties within the post holder’s competence as requested.

Essential

The candidate must have this

Electrical Maintenance of Industrial plant. Fault finding skills.

Instrumentation/Temperature controls of gas fired furnaces.

Excellent interpersonal skills

It would be beneficial for the candidate to have this list (but not essential).
Qualifications/ Education


A formal Electrical Engineering training qualification (apprenticeship leading to minimum HNC)

16th/17th Edition IET Wiring Regulations qualification.
•       IPAF Cherry Picker Training/Licence

•       FLT Licence

Experience

Electrical Maintenance of Industrial plant. Fault finding skills.

Instrumentation/Temperature controls of gas fired furnaces.

Excellent interpersonal skills

•       Allen Bradley and Siemens PLCs

•       Hydraulic/Pneumatic Systems

•       Overhead Crane  Maintenance

•       Mechanical Maintenance

•       Small panel building

•       Experience of using MS Office

Skills & Knowledge

Must have ability to use own initiative, prioritise tasks and work well under pressure.

PLC Fault Finding

Strong electrical knowledge

Time Management and leadership skills

•       PLC Programming

•       Calibrations

Personal Attributes

Self-motivated with ability to use own initiative, prioritise tasks and work well under pressure.
High level of attention to detail.
Professional approach to work and when dealing with internal and external customers.

Team player who demonstrates a high level of commitment, adopts a flexible and positive approach.
The role holder must have the ability to work unsupervised with good time management skills in order to meet tight deadlines,  in a fast paced, pressurized and challenging environment.

Is committed to Customer Focus, Personal

Growth, Excellence, Accountability and

Innovation; the Company’s core values

Working Pattern

37 hours per week (Mon-Wed: 7:30-15:50; Thu/Fri: 7:30-15:10)

Standby allowance is paid for call-in

Weekend working may be required from time to time.
Bluestones staffing is acting as a Recruitment Agency.

Facilities Technical Support

Bluestones staffing is working with a leading manufacture company in Manchester.

Summary:

The Facilities Technical Support will work as part of the Engineering team. The main purpose of the role is to support the Site Facilities Engineer in managing the facilities and services across both of the Magnesium and Zirconium manufacturing plants. You will provide assistance to ensure that key equipment is maintained and operated to high standards, including the effective control of contractors on site. You will also be responsible for the monitoring, recording and reporting of all utilities consumption data, identifying trends and opportunities for improvement.

Main responsibilities:

Daily monitoring of key facilities plant and equipment to ensure effective operation and timely response to issues. This will encompass plant equipment such as Steam Boilers, Air Compressors, Water Treatment Plants, Borehole Pumping Stations and Electrical Switch Rooms.

Facilitate the requirements of maintenance contracts with associated contractors and suppliers for site services plant and equipment. Planning and scheduling of contractor visits, ensuring that all precautions are taken to protect persons and plant in accordance with our clients safety rules and relevant permit requirements.

Respond to maintenance requests and issues relating to building services and infrastructure such as washrooms, boilers, roller shutter doors, fire and intruder alarms, roofs, doors, floors etc. The selection of suitable contractors where required to undertake repairs and refurbishment.

Maintain energy and services usage records for internal and external reporting. Undertake daily, weekly and monthly monitoring as required with the analysis of key data. Liaison with utility providers for inspection and verification of supplies.

Ensure that records are consistently updated following new installations or any changes are made. Drawings and plant inventory lists to be maintained to latest issue.

Work towards the departmental objectives, targets and initiatives that identified for the site. Deliver accurate and reliable information as requested for capital and revenue expenditure projects.

Maintain close liaison with the Site Facilities Engineer, keeping him informed of any issues affecting the site facilities or services.

Any other duties within the post holder’s competence as requested.

Essential Criteria

The candidate must have this

Qualifications/ Education
HNC/HND in Engineering

BGOI Boiler Operator Training
Degree in Engineering

BOAS Boiler Operator Accreditation

Scheme
Experience
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a maintenance role within a heavy plant industry

Operation of Steam Boiler systems and associated equipment

Hands on approach to problem solving Experience of using MS Office; Word, Excel, and Outlook
Experience in site services/facilities Experience of Automatic Meter Reading systems
Skills & Knowledge
Basic Working knowledge of electrical, mechanical and civil engineering Knowledge of H&S requirements and insurance inspection requirements

Good fault finding/diagnostic skills

Contractor liaison and supervision

Ability to establish good working relations at all levels
Operation of Water Treatment Plants and associated equipment
Personal Attributes
Self-motivated with the ability to use their own initiative, prioritise tasks and work well under pressure

Methodical with a strong attention to detail and focus on accuracy of data

Professional approach to work and when dealing with internal and external customers

A team player who demonstrates a high level of commitment, adopting a flexible and positive approach

The role holder must have the ability to work unsupervised with good time management skills in a fast paced, pressurized and challenging environment  Committed to the Company’s core values of

Customer First, Integrity, Accountability,

Innovation, Personal Development and

Teamwork

Working Pattern
37 hours per week Mon-Fri, but may include weekends where required.
Closing Date: 7th June 2018.

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Group Financial Accountant

Bluestones Staffing is working with a leading Manufacturing client in Manchester (Swinton).

Summary:

You will work as part of the Group Finance team within a Corporate group.

The main purpose of the role is to prepare all external reporting documents for our client including quarterly and annual reporting to the New York Stock Exchange and UK annual accounts to Companies House.

Main responsibilities:

•       Preparation of financial statements for each quarter

•       Manage quarter end preparation file (signed off for SOX)

•       Prepare / document consolidation journals for each quarter end.

•       Preparation of UK subsidiary accounts

•       Monthly preparation of the holding company accounts

•       Support Financial Reporting Manager in covenant compliance monitoring and reporting

•       Ad-hoc project accounting, for instance involvement in acquisitions/refinancing

•       Working in a corporate team as part of the Group finance function, including regular interaction with other stakeholders

•       Problem solving and troubleshooting on a wide range of Group and business unit finance issues

•       Analysing and understanding the business and sharing information and insights

Qualifications:

Qualified UK chartered accountant (or international equivalent)

ACA/ACCA qualification – is essential.

For further information or full JD please contact Debbie today on 02895219313 or email cv via link below.

Facilities Maintenance Engineer

Our client, a leading manufacturer based in Swinton Manchester are currently seeking an experienced facilities maintenance engineer.

The Facilities Technical Support will work as part of the Engineering team  to support the Site Facilities Engineer in managing the facilities and services across both  manufacturing plants. You will provide assistance to ensure that key equipment is maintained and operated to high standards, including the effective control of contractors on site. You will also be responsible for the monitoring, recording and reporting of all utilities consumption data, identifying trends and opportunities for improvement.

Main responsibilities:

Daily monitoring of key facilities plant and equipment to ensure effective operation and timely response to issues. This will encompass plant equipment such as Steam Boilers, Air Compressors, Water Treatment Plants, Borehole Pumping Stations and Electrical Switch Rooms.

Facilitate the requirements of maintenance contracts with associated contractors and suppliers for site services plant and equipment. Planning and scheduling of contractor visits, ensuring that all precautions are taken to protect persons and plant in accordance with safety rules and relevant permit requirements.

Respond to maintenance requests and issues relating to building services and infrastructure such as washrooms, boilers, roller shutter doors, fire and intruder alarms, roofs, doors, floors etc.

The selection of suitable contractors where required to undertake repairs and refurbishment.

Maintain energy and services usage records for internal and external reporting.

Undertake daily, weekly and monthly monitoring as required with the analysis of key data.

Liaison with utility providers for inspection and verification of supplies.

Ensure that records are consistently updated following new installations or any changes are made.

Drawings and plant inventory lists to be maintained to latest issue.

Work towards the departmental objectives, targets and initiatives that identified for the site.

Deliver accurate and reliable information as requested for capital and revenue expenditure projects.

Maintain close liaison with the Site Facilities Engineer, keeping him informed of any issues affecting the site facilities or services.

Any other duties within the post holder’s competence as requested.

Essential Criteria:

Qualifications/ Education
·           HND in Engineering

Experience
·         Significant experience in a maintenance role within a heavy plant industry

·         Operation of Steam Boiler systems and associated equipment

·         Hands on approach to problem solving

·         Experience of using MS Office; Word, Excel, and Outlook
Skills & Knowledge

·         Basic Working knowledge of electrical, mechanical and civil engineering

·         Knowledge of H&S requirements and insurance inspection requirements

·        Good fault finding/diagnostic skills

·         Contractor liaison and supervision

·         Ability to establish good working relations at all levels
Personal Attributes

·       Self-motivated with the ability to use their own initiative, prioritise tasks and work well under pressure

·       Methodical with a strong attention to detail and focus on accuracy of data

·       Professional approach to work and when dealing with internal and external customers

·       A team player who demonstrates a high level of commitment, adopting a flexible and positive approach

·       The role holder must have the ability to work unsupervised with good time management skills in a fast paced, pressurized and challenging environment

·       Committed to the Company’s core values of Customer First, Integrity, Accountability, Innovation, Personal Development and Teamwork

Desirable Criteria:

·         Degree in Engineering

·         BG01 Boiler Operator Training

·         BOAS Boiler Operator Accreditation Scheme

·         Experience in site services/facilities

·         Experience of Automatic Meter Reading systems

·         Operation of Water Treatment Plants and associated equipment

Working Pattern
·       37 hours per week (9am -5pm) Mon-Fri, but may include weekends where required.

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Senior Analyst Programmer

Due to continued growth of our large client in Cookstown, Bluestones Staffing is working to recruit a Senior Analyst Programmer.

If you are looking for a change or a challenge, Bluestones may have the role for you.

Position: Senior Analyst Programmer

Location: Cookstown

Salary:  Neg depending on experience

Duties:

  • Working with end users to translate data requirements into queries, reports and programs that maximise business performance.
  • Working with European IT Team to enhance the IT function, supporting the drive for continuous improvement within a complex manufacturing environment.
  • Implement and provide ongoing support of software and network applications.

Experience / Desirable Criteria:

  • HND in a computer related discipline
  • Experience of developing RPG / AS400
  • Programming experience using c# and / or .NET would be an advantage
  • Experience of ERP systems would be an advantage
  • Enthusiastic and self motivated with ability to demonstrate strong technical, analytical and organisational skills
  • Self starter working with minimum supervison
  • Good working knowledge of Windows and Microsoft office packages.

Desirable:

  • 3 years plus experience would be benefical

To apply please forward cv with cover letter advising an over view of your experience and on team work.

Bluestones Staffing is acting as a Recruitment Agency.