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
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Paid sick leave
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Death in service

Current Group Vacancies


Team Member

Our Team Members work in teams which will consist of, both skilled and unskilled and are responsible for the safe and effective running of their work stations which combine to form a cell. This role is based at our factory in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

Summary of Position

You will have a general knowledge of building trades would be advantageous, but not essential because full training will be given.

Ideally exposed to working in a lean manufacturing environment, you will be used to standard work, standard time and producing On Time to Standard.

You will be passionate about the safety of your colleagues and will champion an attitude to safety that drives an open culture of reporting near miss incidents with no blame, identifying risk and either eliminating it or mitigating it.

You will draw a clear link between a safe workplace being a clean workplace and will implement and manage appropriate standards in your area.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Work within a team of approx. 5 or 6 people
• With the aid of your Team Leader, you will manage SQDCME deliverables via visual management and SIM
• Maintain a workplace that is safe and clean
• Promote an open and listening culture
• Implement visual management
• You will be expected to participate problem solving and continuous improvement sessions.
• You will attend regular team and individual feedback sessions and encourage people to speak up.

Personal Specifications:

Qualifications & Training:
• No formal education required for the right candidate.

Experience
• Behavioural Safety Champion.
• Risk assessment methodologies.
Qualities & Attitude:
• Confident, approachable, listening, respectful, enthusiastic.

 

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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Production Planner

Our Production Planners are key to the success of our operations and play a key role in ensuring we deliver our homes on time every time to our clients. You will be responsible for the production planning of a range of products, ensuring you hit deadlines and work collaboratively with the wider team This role is based at our factory in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

Summary of Position:

 

Our Planners are key to the success of our operations and play a key role in ensuring we deliver our homes on time every time to our clients. You will be responsible for the production planning of a range of products, ensuring you hit deadlines and work collaboratively with the wider team.

 

Working alongside colleagues in the supply chain team, you will be the person who has their finger on the pulse of our schedule and will identify and correct deviation from plan in conjunction with our cell leaders.

 

To be successful in this role you will need excellent communication skills, be persuasive, tenacious and thorough. You will have an eye for and be comfortable with detail and will be happy to gain an encyclopaedic knowledge of our homes and everything that is required to make them.

 

Engaging and enthusiastic, you will be keen to add value across our whole business and want to be part of shaping our future.

 

 

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Engaging with our customer facing team to gather sales order information and ensuring its accuracy and completeness
  • Create an accurate production plan that balances our ability to supply with the requirements from the customer
  • Report actual versus forecast and plan information for weekly S&OP meetings
  • Work with the sales, production and purchasing teams to ensure they have the information and materials they need to meet your plan.
  • Work with the Warehousing and Purchasing Teams to proactively identify supply constraints that will prevent effective production occurring
  • Work with MRP systems to generate orders, identifying and correcting any deviation from the plan so that we produce our homes On Time and to Specification each and every time.

 

Personal Specifications:

 

Qualifications & Training:

  • No formal education required for the right candidate

 

Experience

  • Working with production planning systems
  • Experience in planning, ideally in a large-scale manufacturing business
  • Working in a production environment where your contribution to the success of a production plan is critical.
  • Experience of working in an environment with complex multi-level BOMs with material replenishment quantities that do not match the BOM is desirable.

 

Qualities & Attitude:

  • Confident, approachable, listening, respectful, enthusiastic.
  • Tenacious with an eye for detail and ability to learn new products and processes quickly
  • Flexible and understanding the need to adapt to different demands as our new business grows
  • Excellent communicator
  • Ability to make effective decisions with limited time and information
  • Strong analytic capabilities

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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Architechtural Design Technician

Our Architectural Design Technicians are 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.. 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 Architectural Design Technician, proficient in Autodesk Revit.

 

Working as part a factory based product development team, under the leadership of the Product and Marketing Director, the Architectural Design Technician will perform a variety of design and drafting activities, including preparing and updating the product 3D models, preparing general assembly and co-ordinated drawings in an appropriate 2D format, maintaining part and component hierarchies, to maximise the flexibility of the design and to deal effectively with the increasing requirement for product variety and variations.

 

The Architectural 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:

  • Under the guidance of the Design Manager and Product and Marketing Director, liaise 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 end users, clients 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:

o   Structural Engineers

o   Acoustician

o   SAP Assessors

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 in an architecture, engineering or science based discipline
  • English and Maths pass at GCSE / ‘O’ Level

 

Experience

  • Experience in offsite product manufacture with specific knowledge of new product design development.
  • Working knowledge of CDM 2015 Regulations.
  • Knowledge of Building Regulations and BOPAS accreditation scheme.
  • Full working knowledge of Autodesk design tools including Revit, Vault and AutoCad.
  • Experience within Offsite and Modern Methods of Construction.

 

 

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 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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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. The engineer will define the methods and equipment used to measure a process’s key quality characteristics. This role is based at our factory in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

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:

o   define Incoming Inspection processes and ensure compliant inspection and acceptance

  • Liaison with engineering teams to:

o   define inspection requirements for critical parts, based on drawings, specs and critical characteristics

o   define sample size, equipment and accept and release criteria

o   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

o   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

o   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 philosophies

Experience:

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

 

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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Head of Business Development

Leading our team of nationwide Business Development Managers, our Head of Business Development will work closely with key stakeholders within Registered Providers and Local Authorities to drive our business forward. This role is based from our office in Central London.

Summary of Position:

Working for an innovative and dynamic, equity-backed, start-up business we have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced BD Manager to join on an interim to permanent basis and lead the creation and development of a business pipeline within the Registered Provider / Local Authority Arena.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a positive contribution to this growing and progressive organisation and both advise on and put in place the necessary procedures and practices that will equip them for the next stages of growth.

The role requires the ability to think and plan strategically, prioritise activity and manage a disparate team ensuring they deliver to agreed timelines. Individuals must have a communication style and gravitas that allows them to inform, influence and integrate at a senior level through strong relationships.

The position is ideal for anyone wanting to take the next step; specifically, as the significant growth planned for the business will mean that this role should very quickly develop into a very large role with significant responsibility.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the overall management of all strategic and operational Marketing and Customer Relationship activities with the Registered Provider / Local Authority arena.
• Provide market feedback to the company leadership regarding competitive offerings, prospect needs and generate product development ideas.
• Take ownership of the management of the sales and marketing functions of the business covering the whole of the UK focussing on Local Authority and Registered Provider partners.
• Drive increased revenue and profit to achieve the Company`s ambitious growth.
• Working to stringent targets, the job holder will be required to adopt a professional and knowledgeable approach to each new business call.
• Planning and coordinating the implementation of business plans and the penetration of new markets.

Personal Specifications:

Qualifications & Training:
Based on experience.

Experience:
• Thorough understanding of the construction industry with 5-7 years minimum experience working on large scale projects (£1m+).
• Strong leadership background, growing and developing teams to lead end to end opportunities.
• Experience in working with senior management to align sales strategies and solutions.
• Proven track record of increasing revenue through generation of leads.
• Must have experience of working in a corporate/business focused environment.
• Proven track record of successfully pitching for new business.
• Some experience working within affordable housing would be beneficial.

Qualities & Attitude:
• Excellent communicator with the ability to create and build effective relationships with all levels of the business.
• Solid leader who is capable of operating at both a ground and strategic level.
• A robust individual with a ‘can-do’, positive, attitude.
• Technically minded with excellent attention to detail.
• A strong team player but able to work well autonomously.

 

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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