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Careers & Vacancies

Due to the success and expansion of the business, we have a number of vacancies within the Hofmann Prüftechnik Group

Electrical Design Engineer – UK

Overall Purpose of the Role

To provide comprehensive electrical design support to the Hofmann Pruftechnik Group, based from offices in Worcester, UK.

Job Description

  • Production of electrical drawings using EPlan software
  • Production of Bills of Material
  • To assist Purchasing with sourcing of electrical parts as necessary
  • Provision of support to Service/Commissioning Engineers
  • These duties are not exhaustive and the job holder is expected to undertake other reasonable assignments at the direction of the Managing Director.

Candidate Profile

  • A dynamic and highly motivated individual, with a methodical approach to work
  • Be able to work flexibly to meet the needs of customers and the team
  • Ideally qualified to at least HNC/HND level in Electrical Engineering, or with equivalent demonstrable experience
  • Fully conversant with electrical design software packages, to include EPlan
  • A working knowledge of Safety Standards BS EN 60204-1 and BS EN 13849
  • Be able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing at all levels
  • Be PC literate and familiar with MS Word and Excel

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Electrical Assembly/Commissioning Engineer – UK

Overall Purpose of the Role

To carry out both electrical assembly and commissioning work for Hofmann Pruftechnik UK.  Electrical assembly work will mainly take place at the company offices in Worcester, UK.  The commissioning part of the role will involve travel to sites both in the UK and overseas.

Job Description

  • To carry out electrical assembly duties both at the Worcester office and occasionally on site in the UK and overseas
  • To commission Hofmann Pruftechnik products at customer sites both in the UK and overseas
  • Provision of support to the customer service team to include service work at customer sites
  • These duties are not exhaustive and the job holder is expected to undertake other reasonable assignments at the direction of the Managing Director.

Candidate Profile

  • A dynamic and highly self-motivated individual
  • Be able to work flexibly to meet the needs of customers and the team
  • Ideally qualified to at least HNC level in Electrical Engineering, or with equivalent demonstrable experience
  • Be able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing at all levels
  • Willingness to travel throughout the UK and overseas on a regular basis
  • Be PC literate and familiar with MS Word and Excel

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Software Engineer – Elze, Germany

Person Specification/Qualifications:

Languages:

  • ‘C’ for embedded control system
  • Visual C++ for User interface
  • C#
  • General experience in other languages and software coding standards

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 2 years’ experience writing software for industrial processing or similar
  • Communications protocols, CAN, TCP, Modbus, EtherCAT
  • Visual studio 2010 or similar

Job Description:

  • The successful applicant will be part of a team working on the control and ancillary systems for a global product
  • Based in Germany at our facility in Elze
  • Responsible for making updates to existing software and development of new products
  • Ability to consider new methods or technologies to complete tasks
  • Able to work alone or as integral part of the team
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing requirements

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SPS/PLC Programmer – Elze, Germany

Job Description:

  • Engineering, programming and commissioning of SPS controller on test stands
  • Customer support on site (worldwide)
  • On-site service, fault repair (troubleshooting)
  • Preparation of documentation

Qualifications:

  • Degree in electrical / automation engineering (certified technician/engineer)
  • Familiar with the use of SPS S7 controller (TIA Portal), knowledge of similar systems advantageous
  • Competent skills in electronic drive technology, field bus systems as well as control engineering
  • Basics of actual standards and regulations within electrical engineering
  • Knowledge of visualization system WinCC
  • Familiar with MS office package
  • Personally responsible working method
  • Independent, structured and result oriented working manner, along with flexibility and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Eplan knowledge
  • Knowledge in C and C++ advantageous
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

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Mechatronic Engineer / Industrial Mechanic – Elze, Germany

Person Specification:

  • Recognised qualification in mechatronic engineering, industrial mechanics, mechanical engineering or similar
  • Demonstrable work experience, ideally within machinery and/or plant engineering
  • Willingness to travel for durations of several days to carry out installation and service work within Europe and abroad.
  • Good language and communication skills in both German and English
  • Competent knowledge of PC applications (MS-Office: Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Driving licence German class B (or equivalent)
  • Good mechanical skills and experience in working according to drawings, BoMs and other usual technical specifications
  • Welding knowledge
  • Forklift licence

Job Description:

  • Assembly of parts/component groups according to drawings, planning the assembly at our site
  • Overhaul and service work
  • Ability to lead small assembly teams of external employees, including responsibility for team members
  • To work with test and measurement equipment
  • Installation of our machines at customer sites
  • Systematic fault diagnosis at customer sites where errors are reported
  • Build and installation of pneumatic controllers
  • Adjustment and function checking of essential dimensions and tolerances of groups of components
  • To function test groups of components
  • Handover of the machine to commissioning engineer
  • Loading and unloading of trucks using a fork lift truck or by crane

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Service Engineer- Shanghai, China.

Job Description:

  1. Responsible for on-site installation and commissioning of vehicle testing equipment.
  2. Provide consulting information about vehicle testing equipment
  3. Provide customer training about how to use the product, explain the correct method of operation
  4. Prepare after sales service and spare part quotations for customers, and send quotes to customers after approval by the leader of the company.
  5. Able to provide after-sales maintenance service to vehicle testing equipment to existing customers in time

Job Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor or above, major in vehicle or engine or electrical and mechanical
  2. CET4 or above, proficiency in English, both oral and written, be able to communicate with foreigners fluently
  3. More than 3 years work experience in vehicle & engine testing equipment fields, plentiful experience in electromechanical control
  4. Good knowledge of hardware and software
  5. Willingness to undertake frequent business travel
  6. Passion in work, to have the ability to communicate with customers and deal with problems independently
  7. Relevant work experience of vehicle/engine test stands is an advantage

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Sales Engineer / Sales Manager – UK

Overall Purpose of the Role:

To provide and carry out a Sales service within the UK, promoting Hofmann Prüftechnik products.

Job Description:

  • To be the main point of contact for UK customers requiring products, systems or after sales support prior to order intake
  • To aggressively seek and develop new customers
  • To achieve monthly order intake targets
  • To make a major input into the UK sales strategy
  • Organise and attend regular customer meetings
  • Develop close relationships with the customers
  • Carry out occasional overseas visits
  • Generate customer visit reports
  • Produce quotations and check tenders for accuracy prior to submission to the customer

These duties are not exhaustive and the job holder is expected to undertake other reasonable assignments at the direction of the Managing Director.

Candidate Profile:

  • A dynamic and highly motivated individual
  • Be able to work flexibly to meet the needs of customers and the team
  • Ideally qualified to at least HNC level with an engineering background, or with equivalent demonstrable experience
  • Have five years’ experience as a point of contact salesman, preferably with a background in Capital Goods sales to the Automotive industry (or similar)
  • Be able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing at all levels
  • Be PC literate and familiar with MS Word and Excel
  • Have a proven track record in achieving order intake against plan
  • Have a good working knowledge of contract terms and conditions
  • Experience of producing accurate, detailed, technical quotations
  • Must hold full UK Driving Licence

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Electronics Engineer Automation – Elze, Germany

Person Specification/Qualifications:

  • Educated electronic technician or comparable graduation
  • First experience within automation engineering
  • Willingness to travel for duration of several days for assembly and site service national and international
  • High degree of motivation and sense of responsibility
  • Flexibility, reliability and team spirit
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

Job Description:

  • Control cabinet assembly and machine installation
  • General assembly and site work within engineering worldwide
  • Basic commissioning of our machines and hand-over to commissioner

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