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Careers at Whale

The Whale Team

Munster Simms Engineering (better known by our brand name Whale) is an established local business with a reputation for quality, innovation and service. With over 200 years heritage in Northern Ireland it is now a valued division of the US-based Brunswick Corporation. In recent years, the company has seen exponential growth and has released a stream of award-winning new products. Distributing to over 50 countries worldwide, Whale serves a range of diverse markets including leisure marine, recreational vehicles, portable sanitation, domestic shower drainage and various niche industrial sectors.

Our vision and aspiration is to build an outstanding, sustainable company widely known for our innovative and principled approach in everything we do. Learn more about the way we work.

Whale is a fair employer committed to providing equal opportunities to all candidates regardless of religious affiliation, religious belief, political belief, sex, race, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability or part time or full time status. In order to demonstrate our commitment to equality of opportunity and meet our obligations under Fair Employmment legislation we are required by law to monitor the religious affiliation and sex of all job applicants.

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Current opportunities to join the Whale team

Product Testing Manager

Ref Number: PTM/06/18

ABOUT THE JOB

The role will involve working closely with various other functions (quality, design engineering, marketing, product, purchasing and production) to develop and agree product test specifications and then to ensure that these specifications are met in terms of performance, cost, timescales and reliability.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO SUCCEED

Applicants should have a degree or an equivalent qualification in Electronics, Physics, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, or a related engineering discipline and have relevant experience of design & development of both new & existing products. Applicants should also have experience working with electronic products and have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

The Product Testing Manager will lead the engineering test team ensuring that all new and existing products are optimised in line with objectives on quality, reliability, functionality and cost. To help develop and design electronic and mechanical tests ensuring these are carried out to a high level of accuracy providing in-depth results from which meaningful conclusions can be drawn. This will all be achieved while contributing to the design of new products in all Whale markets.

WHAT YOU WILL GET IN RETURN

  • An opportunity to work in a successful company that recognises the importance of safe, secure and rewarding employment.
  • A competitive salary.
  • An excellent benefits package including flexible working hours, enhanced pension and death in service benefit.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Be enthusiastic and keen to work as part of a team.
  • Degree level or above in an appropriate engineering discipline.
  • Have a good working knowledge of electronic products preferably hardware testing.
  • Have good working experience of new product development.
  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity, strive for excellence, ability to critically analyse and demonstrate thoroughness in all they do.
  • Display strong interpersonal skills at all levels.

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience of working in a project environment.
  • Experience of project management.
  • Knowledge of electronic hardware design.
  • Knowledge and experience of PCB manufacture and EMC testing.
  • Be hands-on with good practical skills .
  • Have a logical approach to problem solving.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please request an application form from: recruit@whalepumps.com or alternatively call 028 9127 6550. 

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 24th August 2018 at 5pm. Please quote the relevant job ref. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Download the application form

Please return your completed form to the Monitoring Officer:

Email: monitoringofficer@whalepumps.com

THE MONITORING OFFICER
WHALE (MUNSTER SIMMS ENGINEERING LIMITED)
2 ENTERPRISE ROAD
BANGOR BT19 7TA

TEMPORARY PRODUCTION OPERATORS

Ref Number: PO/08/18

ABOUT THE JOB

Assembly of plastic and metal components in the manufacture and test of pumps, taps, heaters and other water system products for use in Caravans/Boats/Shower Drainage & the Commercial market-place. The company provides a Personal Pension Scheme, Death in Service Benefit, Company Sick Pay Scheme, 33 days holidays per annum (including statutory) and flexible working.  We are accredited with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and are also an Investors in People company. 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

The ideal candidate will be a strong team player, who takes pride in producing high quality work, is dependable and can work using their own initiative. Although these vacancies are temporary (approx. 3 months), there is the possibility that they may lead to permanent positions.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

Although not necessary, those with experience in a manufacturing environment may be given preference.  Full training will be provided for each role.

HOURS OF WORK

39 hours per week (To End 2018) 
8.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Monday – Thursday
8.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. Friday

Then from January 2019:

42 hrs per week (Jan-June)
8.00 a.m. – 5.45 p.m. Monday – Thursday
8.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. Friday

36 hrs per week (Jul-Dec)
8.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. Monday – Thursday

If you are interested in applying for this role, please request an application pack by calling 02891276500.  Completed application forms must be RETURNED to:

The Monitoring Officer
Munster Simms Engineering Limited
2 Enterprise Road
BANGOR 
BT19 7TA

or Emailed to monitoringofficer@whalepumps.com 

Closing Date for Applications: Thursday 13th September 2018 at 5pm. Please quote the relevant job ref. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Download the application form

Please return your completed form to the Monitoring Officer:

Email: monitoringofficer@whalepumps.com

THE MONITORING OFFICER
WHALE (MUNSTER SIMMS ENGINEERING LIMITED)
2 ENTERPRISE ROAD
BANGOR BT19 7TA