careers
at ilke Homes

Our factory team works together to build high quality homes using the latest precision engineering technology. The team has backgrounds in all kinds of sectors, from fashion to cars, so our skills set is not at all limited to traditional construction.

what it’s like to work at ilke Homes

At ilke Homes we offer a collaborative culture, with our people at the heart of everything we do. In our fun and exciting working environment, we work together to deliver a product that meets the needs of modern living.

We offer excellent training and development programmes to grow our talent, as well as the opportunity to create and shape an innovative and dynamic business from every role of the organisation. We are also an above Living Wage employer and we are passionate about having a diverse team.

Additional benefits include:
  • Competitive salaries
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Bonus scheme
  • Health insurance scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Paid sick leave
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Death in service

Current Group Vacancies


Management Accountant

Working as part our Finance Team, under the leadership of the Financial Controller, the Management Accountant will be responsible for monthly managerial accounting, strategic measures and cost accounting. This role is based at our site in Flaxby.

Summary of Position:

Working for a recently established, well capitalised, innovative and dynamic business, we have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Management Accountant to join our team.  Working as part our Finance Team, under the leadership of the Financial Controller, the Management Accountant will be responsible for monthly managerial accounting, strategic measures and cost accounting.

The Management Accountant will be expected to working on ad hoc requests and projects, as well as liaising with the Financial Controller and department heads to help drive the business’ financial strategy.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the accounts system is up-to-date and reconciled each month in conjunction with the Financial Controller.
  • Prepare monthly management accounts in conjunction with the business leads, including generation of MI reports.
  • To assist in the delivery, maintenance and control of accounting services, for statutory, regulatory and internal management reporting.
  • Provide day-to-day financial support to the business leads including ad-hoc requests and analysis.
  • Develop and implement standard costing to assist with review of actual performance versus forecast.
  • Assessment and introduction of controls where appropriate.
  • Reconciliation of the bank accounts on a regular basis.
  • Supporting colleagues responsible for the purchase and sales ledgers.
  • Preparation of business forecasts for consolidation and review by the Financial Controller, including but not limited to commercial products & services; opex; capex; balance Sheet; working capital; purchasing & Stock; headcount
  • Responsible for reporting and data-related projects, as well as helping to develop methodologies and processes for Information flows between Information systems and end users

Personal Specifications:

Qualifications & Training:

  •  CIMA / ACCA qualified.

 

Essential Experience: 

  • Relevant accounting experience.
  • Previous experience of Management Accounting environment.
  • Strong system / analytical skills proven by demonstrable career achievements.
  • Solid financial skills proven by demonstrable career achievements. 
  • Advanced user of MS Excel & MS Powerpoint.
  • Skilled in the use of IT equipment and common office products such as the Microsoft Office suite and email, including SharePoint and Dynamics.

 Desirable Experience:

  •  Business Central (previously Dynamics 365)
  • PowerBI

 Qualities & Attitude:

  • Positive, self-motivated and able to work effectively without close supervision.
  • Excellent communication and presentational skills to differing levels of hierarchy.
  • Strong work ethic for doing things the right way.

 If you are interested in applying, please send your CV with a covering letter. Please quote the job title of the role you are applying for in the subject field of your email.

Material and Supplier Quality Engineer

The MSQ Engineer will be responsible for developing, implementing and reviewing full supplier quality management systems and drive improvement of our internal systems and suppliers. This role is based at our factory in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

Summary of Position:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a company who really invests in their team. The MSQ Engineer will be responsible for developing, implementing and reviewing full supplier quality management systems and drive improvement of our internal systems and suppliers.

 

The successful Candidate will have internal and external responsibilities leasing with various departments to ensure that Quality is maintained within the Key supplier network using KPIs and other metrics and to take the appropriate action should these not conform to agreed standards. The candidate will help establish materials storage processes and material movement procedures to minimise inhouse damage to materials but also create metrics to monitor damages and instigate corrective actions internally and externally.

 

The MSQ Engineer will develop and implement new procedures to assist with supplier management and will assist with risk analysis and root cause analysis by having good communication links with suppliers. You will visit supplier sites to monitor performance and carry out audits.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

 

  • Investigate, analyse and correct problems in quality, production and control at a supplier location
  • Point of contact for Supply Chain Manger for quality concerns
  • Establish and communicate quality targets for suppliers
  • Assist with new supplier selection process
  • Generate and approve supplier documentation
  • Produce reports on supplier performance and quality to pass onto management
  • Perform supplier audits and implement new strategies
  • Support supplier quality requirements for new products
  • Provide KPI data to demonstrate supplier quality management
  • Lead the resolution of any non-conformities and continuous improvement activities
  • Quality metric reporting and continuous improvement processes to monitor key quality metrics and share with management as needed to drive improvement
  • Manage Quarantined and reject materials
  • Onsite quality audits in stores and to check that hazardous materials are being stored to the correct legislation
  • Weekly 5s audits to make sure each storage area is tidy, and goods are stored in the correct locations to the correct standard
  • Updating and maintain safety information and boards in stores & GI areas

Personal Specifications:

 

Qualifications & Training:

  • Business, engineering or technical degree
  • Presentation / Training skills
  • Preferred skills include: ISO and auditing experience, knowledge of quality planning tools including Risk Assessments (like Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) or similar), Process Control Plan (PCP), Problem solving skills, Six sigma or statistical process control techniques and lean manufacturing philosophies

 

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years in supplier quality engineering
  • Experience in construction, manufacturing or engineering environment
  • Auditing to standards (ISO 9000 or similar)

 

Qualities & Attitude:

  • Highly Customer focused
  • Passion for Quality
  • Integrity to do the right thing, speaks up
  • Utilises all the Quality Tools
  • Enthusiastic, positive, inspiring
  • Takes ownership/accountable
  • Proactive, engaged, hands-on
  • Excellent communicator/collaborator
  • Leads by example
  • Makes data driven decisions
  • Thorough & professional
  • Team player
  • Proactive in creating and implementing processes & leading continuous improvement activities

 

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV with a covering letter. Please quote the job title of the role you are applying for in the subject field of your email.

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M&E Design Technician

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced M&E Design Technician, ideally with residential electrical or mechanical design experience. This role is based at our factory in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

Summary of Position:

Working for an innovative and dynamic, recently established, well capitalised business, we have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced M&E Design Technician, ideally with residential electrical or mechanical design experience.

 

Working as part a factory based technical team, under the leadership of the Technical Design Manager, the M&E Design Technician will perform a variety of design and drafting activities, including preparing and updating the product 3D models, preparing assembly and manufacturing drawings in an appropriate 2D format, to maximise the flexibility of the design and to deal effectively with the increasing requirement for product variety and variations.

 

The M&E Design Technician will be responsible for interpreting the requirements of the customer and the architectural designers to ensure that the products, components and parts designed meet these requirements and comply with appropriate building codes, regulations and other relevant compliance standards.

 

The Design team will also play a pivotal role in driving and controlling the Engineering Change Request system, as the product design evolves, maintaining the physical and digital records of both the base designs, the variants and the ‘as built’ records.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the liaison with internal and external customers, end users, statutory bodies and design consultants to ensure smooth delivery of the project through all stages of design.
  • Assist on all stages of the new product design process to control and interrogate the activities of external design consultants and internal design team members.
  • Providing expert technical advice, maintaining consistent link to the factory floor, site electricians, plumbers and statutory bodies.
  • Identify and manage risks identifying design solutions to eliminate, reduce or control risks during the construction and final operation of the building
  • Liaise with internal and external clients, end users, statutory bodies and design consultants to ensure smooth delivery of the project through all stages of design.
  • Participate actively design team meetings.
  • Comply with the processes stipulated under the companies BOPAS and other Quality Assurance Processes, liaising with all relevant bodies as required.
  • Work with internal and external designers to discharge any conditions or approvals.
  • Provide information and support to achieve/maintain BOPAS or other accreditation scheme compliance.
  • Work with a variety of specialist consultants including but not limited to:
    Structural Engineers.

o   Acoustician

o   Fire Consultants

o   Mechanical Designers

o   Electrical Designers

o   Architects

  • Ensure that projects are delivered in accordance with ilke Homes BIM Protocols
  • To work in a safe and sensible manner within the boundaries of the Company Health and Safety Policy and any additional site restrictions.

 

Personal Specifications:

 

Qualifications & Training:

 

  • A good degree/HND in an engineering or science-based discipline
  • English and Maths pass at GCSE / ‘O’ Level

 

Experience

  • Preferable experience in offsite product manufacture with specific knowledge of new product design development but not essential
  • Working knowledge of CDM 2015 Regulations.
  • Knowledge of Building Regulations, including Part P.
  • Full working knowledge of Autodesk design tools including Revit and AutoCad. (Vault Preferable)

 

Qualities & Attitude:

  • Positive, self-motivated and able to work effectively without close supervision
  • Excellent communications skills, oral and written.
  • With the ability to work as part of a multi-functional team, respecting alternative professional skills and opinions
  • Skilled in the use of IT equipment and common office products such as the Microsoft Office suite and email

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV with a covering letter. Please quote the job title of the role you are applying for in the subject field of your email.

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Manufacturing Engineer

As part of our Technical Team, the Manufacturing Engineers liaise with all areas of production to define process and identify opportunity for a streamlined process. This role is based at our factory in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

Summary of Position:

Working for an innovative and dynamic, recently established, well capitalised innovative and dynamic business, we have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Manufacturing Engineer.

Working as part a factory based technical team, under the leadership of the Technical Director, the Manufacturing Engineers perform a variety of tasks to characterise and improve the manufacturing processes of making the house, its component subassemblies and components. This will involve working closely with the product design team to apply knowledge of the product, fabrication, assembly, tooling and materials technologies to ensure products can be manufactured to high standards of quality compliance and in an economically effective way.

This will involve liaising with suppliers, research and trade organisations as well as designing appropriate experiments and trials and soliciting views, experience and observations from the operators and other stakeholders.

The Manufacturing Engineers will also be responsible for specifying, configuring, sourcing and implement appropriate automation, equipment, jigs, tooling and fixtures. This may include, but is not limited to, robotics, machine tools, materials handling equipment and computer control systems, both CNC and SCADA

Primary Responsibilities:

• Evaluate the performance of existing manufacturing processes, using appropriate structured techniques to drive performance improvement
• Design, specify and implement new manufacturing processes to deliver new products, evolutions of existing products and other improvements such as are required to maintain and improve the economic viability of the product
• Specify, configure and source such external equipment as is required for the manufacturing processes
• Prepare effective business case documentation to justify the necessary capital expenditure to deliver the agreed business plan
• Define and implement appropriate maintenance and condition monitoring regimes to ensure agreed equipment availability targets

Personal Specifications:

Qualifications & Training:
• A good degree in an engineering or science based discipline
• English and Maths pass at GCSE / ‘O’ Level

Experience:
• Experience of manufacturing, not necessarily in the Modular Building sector
• Knowledge of Lean and Agile manufacturing
• Direct experience of working in an continuous improvement environment
• Preparation of effective business cases for the justification of capital expenditure
• Experience of specifying and implementing machine tools, automation and materials handling equipment
• Must be able to read and interpret engineering drawings. The ability to use 2D and 3D CAD is a significant advantage but not a requirement
• Experience of robotics, CNC and automation is an advantage

Qualities & Attitude:
• Positive, self-motivated and able to work effectively without close supervision
• Excellent communications skills, oral, written and using PowerPoint or similar
• With the ability to work as part of a multi-functional team, respecting alternative professional skills and opinions
• Skilled in the use of IT equipment and common office products such as the Microsoft Office suite and email.

 

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV with a covering letter. Please quote the job title of the role you are applying for in the subject field of your email.

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Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Leading the process and manufacturing engineering teams, reporting to the Technical Director, you will assist in evaluating and mitigating risks associated with new designs and products along with changes to existing designs. This role is based at our factory in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

Leading the process and manufacturing engineering teams, reporting to the Technical Director, you will assist in evaluating and mitigating risks associated with new designs and products along with changes to existing designs.  You will lead your team in their aim of specifying, configuring, sourcing and implement appropriate automation, equipment, jigs, tooling and fixtures. This may include, but is not limited to, robotics, machine tools, materials handling equipment and computer control systems, both CNC and SCADA.

As an inspirational leader, you will coach and motivate your team to be the best they can be. You will set targets and objectives that stretch people to deliver and which drive significant improvement into the business.  Sitting as part of the factory leadership team, you will liaise with your peers and the wider team to deliver an on time and to standard product that is cost effective.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ownership of the manufacturing processes working alongside the production and quality managers.
  • Leading a team to provide technical support to manufacturing, problem solving and resolving internal and external process issues.
  • Work with the Technical Director to develop and drive the manufacturing engineering strategy.
  • Developing and implementing new processes and manufacturing equipment to enable our new product and continuous improvement agendas.
  • Evaluate the performance of existing manufacturing processes, using appropriate structured techniques to drive performance improvement
  • Support with the implementation of processes in line with LEAN principles to deliver new products, evolutions of existing products and other improvements such as are required to maintain and improve the economic viability of the product.
  • Manages CAPEX budgets to specify, configure and source such external equipment as is required for the manufacturing processes.
  • Prepare effective business case documentation to justify the necessary capital expenditure to deliver the agreed business plan.
  • Lead and develop a team of process and manufacturing engineers to achieve business results, strategy and costs objectives.

Personal Specifications:

Qualifications & Training:

  • A good degree in an engineering, manufacturing or science-based discipline.
  • Chartered status with an appropriate professional institute advantageous.
  • Experienced engineer with knowledge of engineering data structures, structural engineering and manufacturing engineering

Experience:

  • Substantial and varied technical experience in manufacturing engineering in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proven track record of personally implementing new activities into a business within budget constraints and challenging timescales.
  • Demonstrable leadership skills and experience of managing project teams.
  • Direct experience of developing and leading a continuous improvement agenda.
  • Experience in preparing effective business cases for the justification of capital expenditure
  • Experience of specifying and implementing machine tools, automation and materials handling equipment
  • Experience within Offsite and Modern Methods of Construction and Manufacturing with specific knowledge of volumetric construction.
  • Experience of innovative product design.
  • Comprehensive regulatory knowledge.
  • Working knowledge of CDM 2015 Regulations.
  • Full working knowledge of Autodesk design tools including Inventor.

Qualities & Attitude:

  • Positive, self-motivated and able to work effectively without close supervision.
  • Clear and effective communicator, both verbal and written who actively listens; is adept at disseminating information to others; is crisp, clear, articulate; keeps others informed of important issues, problems, and status of projects in a timely manner.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability flex style. Comfortable in giving feedback up, down and across the organisation.
  • Can work as part of a multi-functional team, respecting alternative professional skills and opinions
  • Skilled in the use of IT equipment and common office products such as the Microsoft Office suite and email.
  • Cooperates with and supports others to produce better results. Develops mutually respectful working relationships with the wider team.

Quality Inspector

The Quality Inspectors ensure the manufactured products meet the requirements of the job pack, drawings and customer's specifications; and in line with the Company's quality standards and procedures. This role is based at our factory in Knaresborough.

Summary of Position:

Working for an innovative and dynamic, recently established, well capitalised business, we have a fantastic opportunity for a Quality Inspector to join our team. This is a unique opportunity to join a new, evolving business in its infancy and define the structure for product costings.

 Reporting to the Inspection Leader, this role is all about being the customers eyes and conscious.  The Quality Inspectors ensure the manufactured products meet the requirements of the job pack, drawings and customer’s specifications; and in line with the Company’s quality standards and procedures. 

The key question is would you do the right thing if nobody is looking?

Primary Responsibilities:

  •  Read and understand drawings, job pack instructions and customer’s specifications.
  • Understands all production processes which relate to the inspection and can use good judgement and discretion in determining acceptable standards.
  • Dimensionally verify compliance of products to drawings and specifications.
  • Visually inspect the final product ensuring all instructions have been completed.
  • Carry out other inspection duties when required.
  • Check that all “In Process” Inspection processes have been signed off correctly.
  • Report any errors or major discrepancies to the relevant level of authority so corrective actions can be taken.
  • Responsible in maintaining compliance with the Quality Management System.
  • Contribute to maintaining a safe working environment by following safety policies and procedures and by reporting any safety concerns.
  • To record and maintain inspection and test records.
  • The promotion of quality system and procedures throughout the company.
  • The control of non conforming product, identification, segregation and disposition of, including internal scrap, rework, concessional items and customer returns.
  • Carry out product/process audits.
  • Support internal auditors carrying our system audits. 
  • Aid in the development of ‘best practice’ quality procedures within the manufacturing environment

Personal Specifications:

 

Qualifications & Training:

  • Preferred skills include: ISO and auditing experience, knowledge of quality planning tools including Risk Assessments (like Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) or similar), Process Control Plan (PCP), Problem solving skills, Six sigma or statistical process control techniques and lean manufacturing philosophies

Experience

  • Understanding of inspection measuring and test equipment within an engineering environment.
  • Experienced in completing audits.
  • IT Literate, specifically Microsoft Office suite and database experience

Qualities & Attitude:

  • Highly Customer focused
  • Passion for Quality
  • Integrity to do the right thing, speaks up
  • Excellent communicator
  • Team player

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV with a covering letter. Please quote the job title of the role you are applying for in the subject field of your email.

Quality Engineer

The quality engineer has a varied role, from overseeing everyday factory floor activities in order to train operators, to acting as a liaison between suppliers or customers. This role is based at our factory in Knaresborough.

Summary of Position:

The quality engineer has a varied role, from overseeing everyday factory floor activities in order to train operators, to acting as a liaison between suppliers or customers. The engineer will define the methods and equipment used to measure a process’s key quality characteristics.

The engineer will also attempt to improve the standard of the process, using information collected from the operations and then applying problem-solving techniques. The role is also responsible for training the production workers in updated work procedures and productions.

 The Quality Engineer will influence, coach and mentor the operations team to ensure an on time and to standard product. The Quality Engineer interfaces across the supply chain from suppliers to customers, and is accountable for delivering the systems for assuring product is produced and delivered to standards, driving increased levels of business performance and customer satisfaction.

The Quality Engineer will be responsible for all Quality functions within the plant from supplier to consumer customer satisfaction.  Demonstrating a passion and enthusiasm for product and process quality, the Quality Engineer will drive quality compliance and quality improvement

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain the Quality System to ensure compliance to standards, defining the appropriate quality approach and organisation
  • Coach, inspire and engage employees for growth and high performance to produce the highest level of quality
  • Assure the quality organisation is effective in supporting the operation in the drive for on time and to standard product.
  • Represent the voice of the customer on-site and keeping the welfare of the customer at the highest level of consciousness, maintaining Customer complaint process to resolve issues and improve build quality
  • Act with responsibility, authority and obligation to hold the factory accountable to quality requirements and verify requirements are being met
  • Carry out internal & External audits to maintain certification (initially BOPAS and others as directed in 2018: NHBC, ISO-9000)
  • Lead the resolution of any non-conformities and continuous improvement activities
  • Liaison with planning and purchasing teams to participate in supplier selection, audits and performance monitoring to define Incoming Inspection processes and ensure compliant inspection and acceptance.
  • Liaison with engineering teams :
    • to define inspection requirements for critical parts, based on drawings, specs and critical characteristics
    • to define sample size, equipment and accept and release criteria
    • perform disposition of rejected material and create supplier non-conformance complaints
  • Participate in Advanced Quality Planning (APQP) development, including risk-assessment, Standard work and Process Control Plans (PCP) including inspections
  • Assure Quality readiness at launch of new product, process or construction methods
  • Define and assure inspection checks for each element through product assembly sign-off to assure the standard work to the design is being met.
    • Key processes to include:
      • Document control; to assure the latest versions of documents are used
      • Change control of product & process Engineering Change Requests (ECR’s) and Permits, participating in risk-assessments as required
      • Non-conformance Report (NCR) tracking & closure verification
      • Calibration process
    • Part and Product Traceability
      • Of in-process inspection checks
      • of critical parts from incoming, through module assembly through Homeowner warranty
  • Quality metric reporting and continuous improvement processes to monitor key quality metrics and share with plant and headquarters as needed to drive improvement.

Personal Specifications:

 

Qualifications & Training:

  • Business, engineering or technical degree
  • Presentation / Training skills
  • Preferred skills include: ISO and auditing experience, knowledge of quality planning tools including Risk Assessments (like Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) or similar), Process Control Plan (PCP), Problem solving skills, Six sigma or statistical process control techniques and lean manufacturing

Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years quality engineering
  • Experience in construction, manufacturing or engineering environment
  • Auditing to standards (ISO 9000 or similar)

Qualities & Attitude:

  • Highly Customer focused
  • Passion for Quality
  • Integrity to do the right thing, speaks up
  • Excellent communicator
  • Utilises all the Quality Tools
  • Enthusiastic, positive, inspiring
  • Takes ownership/accountable
  • Proactive, engaged, hands-on
  • Excellent communicator/collaborator
  • Leads by example
  • Makes data driven decision
  • Thorough & professional
  • Team player

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV with a covering letter. Please quote the job title of the role you are applying for in the subject field of your email.