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


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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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.

Digital Marketing Officer

Working for an innovative and dynamic, recently established, well capitalised business, we have a fantastic opportunity for a Digital Marketing Officer to join our growing team.. This role is based at our factory in Knaresborough.

Summary of Position:

Reporting to the Marketing and Events Manager and working closely with the, the Product and Marketing Director and relevant agencies, the post holder will support ilke’s marketing activities and the marketing and communication strategy.  Specifically, the person will provide digital content and manage digital channels including the website.  The post holder will also work with other key individuals in the business such as Business Development Managers, Business Development Director and the Chief Executive.  There is also close liaison with external agencies to support the production of digital content for industry events, campaigns and staff events.  The post holder will also be an ambassador for ilkes brand guidelines and advise partners and staff regarding branding matters.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain ilke’s website:
    • Write an optimise content for the website, making sure it is up to date and search-engine friendly;;
    • Track and analyse website traffic flow and provide regular internal reports.
    • Attain key performance indicators such as reducing the website bounce rate, increasing dwell time or improving conversion;
    • Continually work on the Search Engine Optimization of the website and fix any errors or bugs in online content, utilising external support as necessary.
  • Content production scheduling, monitoring and evaluation:
    • Produce and schedule digital content; ads, blogs, social posts, video, webcasts, photography, podcasts; documents and materials;
    • Edit and post videos, podcasts and audio content to online sites;
    • Oversee pay per click (PPC) ad management as needed;
    • Write content for the website, email campaigns and social networking accounts such as LinkedIn and Twitter;
    • Monitor, analyse and report on marketing activity;
    • Support PR activity with digital content as required.
  • Identify new trends in digital marketing, evaluate new technologies and ensure the brand is at the forefront of industry developments, particularly developments in mobile marketing.
  • Work on printed material to supplement online products as required.
  • Attend product launches and industry events, including live social media coverage.
  • Work with the PR Agency and external consultants and suppliers as required. 

Personal Specifications: 

Qualifications & Training: 

  • Ideally a degree in a marketing or relevant discipline.
  • CIM / CIPR Digital Diploma or equivalent is desirable.
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Marketing is advantageous 

Experience

  • Editing and writing skills: You need to devise and edit content for various digital platforms such as LinkedIn posts, Twitter post and writing blog posts.
  • Verbal skills: You will need to be able to explain coherently to others, and work with a wide variety of both technical and non-technical people, who may not be familiar with the medium, how digital technologies work and what their marketing application is.
  • Production, digital and analytic skills: Familiarity with digital production tools such as Canva, Picktochart and others, basic knowledge of print production would be considered useful, good working knowledge of google analytics, buffer and Hootsuite or similar.
  • Video editing skills: Basic video production for online uses and editing using online tools for a quick turnaround for visual content, iPhone media production.
  • Web development skills: Knowledge of HTML/JavaScript and strong knowledge of search engine optimization is an advantage, although not essential, advanced Word and Powerpoint skills, and excellent knowledge of WordPress and Drupal CMS systems.
  • Project management skills: Good at handling time-sensitive projects and working to deadlines in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.  The individual will be expected to be able to work on marketing campaigns and track and monitor campaign activity. 

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