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Sewing Machinist

Our client, a textiles manufacturer, are currently looking for a sewing machinist to join their busy team based just outside Ely.

The main tasks will include:

- Following patterns and drawings to produce sewn items as per the spec

- Work in a neat and tidy fashions following the supervisors training and instruction maintaning good volume and quality of work

- Clean and oil the machones regualry and raise any issues with machiner requiring attention

- Follow all required Health & Safety and Induction guidance ensuring tasks are always carried out safely

To be successful in this role you will need:

- a keen eye for detail and quality is essential

- to be organised and have a methodical approach to tasks

- to be physically able to handle large, heavy products

- to be a good communciator able to work as part of a team and follow instructions

Experience as an industrial machinist ideally using a Lockstich sewing machine would be ideal

Working hours are Monday to Thursday, 7.45am to 4.45pm, Friday 7.45am to 12.45pm

This is a temporary position with an immediate start.  

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Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire, England
Salary: £9.5-10.5 Hourly

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Senior Buyer

We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Buyer experienced in vendor management and cost reduction activities to work with our Client based in the Ely area.  The ideal candidate will have a background of working on large engineering projects.

Working with a cross-functional team including finance, engineering, quality and project management your duties will include:

  • Negotiating Supplier Terms and Conditions maximising overall value including best price, delivery and payment terms
  • Building and maintaining relationships with contractors, suppliers and clients
  • Plan strategies for project-based purchasing activities
  • Monitor and manage supplier performance
  • Set up and maintain systems & documentation
  • Line management to expediting and admin duties

The successful candidate will be:

  • An excellent negotiator with good commercial awareness
  • A confident communicator with the ability to forge good working relationships with clients, suppliers and colleagues
  • Comfortable reading engineering drawings and have demonstrable experience of working on multi-million pound engineering projects
  • PC literate, including good MS Excel skills. Experience of Sage 200 would be an advantage

You will require a full driving licence and although the role is mainly office based, some UK & International will be required. 

No formal qualifications are essential to the success of this position however, you must be able to demonstrate your experience of working in a similar role.  CIPS qualifications would be an advantage.

Company Benefits

In addition to a modern, spacious working environment with free parking and walking distance from mainline train station, other benefits include 25 days holiday, Pension Scheme and optional healthcare.

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Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire, England
Salary: £50000-65000 Annual

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Stores Controller

We have an exciting position to join our client based in Ely as a Stores Controller. The successful applicant will be responsible for materials control, goods-in and goods-out, and general housekeeping of Stores area.

The Role


You will maintain your working area and stores. Keep free from hazards as per company Health and Safety policy, reporting any potential dangers to the supervisor. You will maintain and control hazardous chemicals and materials complying with company procedure.

 Main Duties

  • Responsible for goods in and goods out
  • Maintain accurate records of stock movement and both goods in and goods out
  • Maintain quality and traceability of all materials and work to company quality procedures
  • Responsible for recording stock movements
  • Use correct stock rotation, first in – first out
  • Responsible for storage and handling of precision mechanical parts and electronic/electrical parts and assemblies
  • Organise stock control, labelling and part numbering of materials
  • Ensure materials are clearly marked with stock codes and batch/serial numbers to ensure traceability
  • Carry out regular stock checks as directed
  • Submit purchasing request to replenish consumables

Additional Requirements

  • Attention to detail is essential - Enter goods received onto company computer system and correlate items received to the purchase order to ensure order requirements are fulfilled
  • Forklift driver
  • Computer literate: Excel, MS Office, Sage 
  • Self-motivated
  • Clean driving licence
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision

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Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire, England
Salary: £28000-28000 Annual

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IT Manager

We have an amazing position to join our client based in Ely as an IT Manager. The successful applicant will be responsible for monitoring and maintaining computer systems and networks at our clients Ely office and supporting their workshop in other locations across the UK.

The Role

You will install and configure computer systems, diagnosing hardware and software faults and solving technical and applications problems, either over the phone, via remote access or in person.

Main Duties

  • Manage, support, motivate and develop the IT Support Technician to meet the Group requirements, including objective setting, team building, performance appraisals, discipline, morale, recruitment, and training requirements.
  • Align with the business requirements of the Group, define, develop, and implement IT strategies, policies, and procedures to cover all aspects of the IT Service, including those for infrastructure, security, disaster recovery, standards, purchasing etc.
  • Form, build and maintain relationships with internal business managers within the Group to understand their requirements. Offer advice and ensure any IT related tasks within their Business Projects are also completed within specification, to satisfactory quality, on time and within budget.
  • Manage and monitor perimeter defences (email gateways, firewalls, remote access gateways, wireless access points, door access), back office (servers, core network switches) and endpoints (desktops, laptops, mobile phones, workgroup switches). Make recommendations for improving security.
  • Authorised to make IT purchases up to pre-agreed limits or raise purchase requests in accordance with company procedures.
  • Form, build and maintain relationships with external IT Consultants and third-party suppliers, negotiate contracts to obtain and implement relevant technologies at competitive prices with a high level of service

Systems our client work with:

• Endpoint Security: Sophos Intercept X with EDR, Sophos Connect SSL VPN

• Email Security: Mimecast secure gateway, Advanced Threat Protection, Security Awareness training and Archiving. Legacy Mailstore archive application still used for historic emails.

• Office 365 admin portal including admin centers for Security, Compliance, Exchange, SharePoint, Teams, AzureAD & Endpoint Manager

• Business Applications: Sage 200 Finance/Manufacturing, CRM & Payroll, AutoDesk Vault Professional, AutoDesk PDM, AEC & Fusion 360 products

• PCs: Microsoft Windows 7 & 10

• Fibre/Cat6 Ethernet cabling infrastructure

• Ubiquiti Unifi Wi-Fi solution, plus some Zyxel

• Printers, Scanners, Photocopiers & Plotters including Managed Print through PaperCut

• Hardware and software auditing plus IT Support ticketing solution using Lansweeper

• Mobile Phones: Apple iPhone & Samsung Galaxy

Additional Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or a similar technical discipline is preferred, coupled with a minimum of 7 years of IT experience.

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Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire, England
Salary: £45000-45000 Annual

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Warehouse Operative

Our client is a national leading refrigeration and air conditioning wholesaler who is looking for a warehouse operative to ensure they receive a fast and efficient response to distribution enquiries, building customer loyalty and enhancing the company’s reputation for service.

Your main duties will include:

  • Dealing with trade counter customers
  • Goods inwards, picking, packing, loading and off-loading vehicles
  • Daily branch proposal and continuous stock taking
  • Day-to-day administration

The ideal Warehouse Operative will hold the following skills and experiences:

  • Previous warehouse experience
  • Ability to operate a forklift truck is desirable, but not essential; training will be given
  • Familiarity with computerised despatch systems would be an advantage
  • You would need to enjoy working as part of a team
  • Effective communication skills

Full training will be provided on all product and service offerings.

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Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Salary: £23500-23500 Annual

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