Current Vacancies

Our goal is to become the world’s leading architectural engineering manufacturer, offering advice and effective solutions to enable the architect’s vision to be achieved, whilst ensuring the highest level of quality and optimal performance in thermal value, weathering and acoustic controls.

We believe in achieving this through our valuable colleagues, all contributing and playing their part in roles such as;

Production and Logistics Operatives
Sales Executives and Estimators
Project Designers and Coordinators
Structural and Development Engineers
Machinery Maintenance
Customer Service and Administrators

Want to be part of this exciting, innovative team of forward thinking people?

We are always looking for talent, so please send your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@ashandlacy.com and we will add your details to our talent bank.
You can also browse through our current vacancies below:

Part Time Accounts Assistant, West Bromwich

The role of an Accounts Assistant will be to support the finance department in line with company processes and procedures and also to provide financial information to management and teams as required.

Requirements

  • Purchase invoice matching and processing.
  • Assisting with credit control and utilisation of Euler credit insurance policy if necessary.
  • Reconciling supplier statements.
  • Maintaining cash books.
  • Raising sales ledger credit notes.
  • Filing to ensure the accounts office is kept paper free.
  • Assisting with the reconciliation of balance sheet control accounts.
  • Dealing with both sales and purchase ledger telephone calls as necessary.
  • Raising inter co recharge invoices and reconciling inter co balances (trade and non-trade).
  • Communicate effectively relating to colleagues at all levels of the organisation and with external customers.
  • Identify opportunities to resolve problems within your area of responsibility.

Job preview
A very exciting opportunity working for a fast growing and developing business. Candidates should:

  • Be IT proficient, including MS Office.
  • Have excellent telephone manner.
  • Have numeracy, interpersonal and literacy skills.
  • Have organisational skills and the ability to coordinate a range of duties.
  • Be accurate and have attention to detail.
  • Be able to work alone as well as part of a team.
  • Be able to prioritise work and meet deadlines.
  • Have flexible approach to work to assist with business requirements.
  • Have professional appearance.
  • Have willingness to take on additional responsibilities and assist other team members during busy periods.

Please click here for further details and to apply for this position.

Group Maintenance Manager

The role will cover responsibility for supporting all sites, whilst managing and developing a team of engineers based in the Midlands. The role is a senior position requiring an individual who is a technical expert across a number of manufacturer platform and technologies. The successful applicant will be responsible for guiding, coaching, and developing a multiskilled team to ensure the optimal performance of the business.

Requirements

  • Identify opportunities for improvement and engage with wider teams in the development of our manufacturing platforms and achieve company’s goals of Quality, Cost and Delivery.
  • Be a root cause focused individual, striving for the continual improvement of plant efficiencies and reliability.
  • Be data driven in the identification of opportunities and the focus of resources to ensure optimal return of investments.
  • Ensure compliance with all statutory requirements and the Ash and Lacy quality policy.

Job preview

  • A very exciting opportunity working for a fast growing and developing business, continually striving to implement new technologies.
  • Applicant must have a proven track record in an engineering discipline, have evidence of managing teams and mentoring the development of a technical team in engineering principles.
  • Degree qualified in Mechanical / Electrical engineering.

Please click here for further details and to apply for this position.

Guillotine Operator, Smethwick

To set, operate and manufacture with the use of varying guillotine machines, steel and aluminium products for the building and construction sector, as a part of a full offering of building envelope solutions for various projects across a multitude of industries.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Read and interpret sheet metal product drawings and cutting lists.
  • Set and operate guillotine machines (e.g Cincinnati, Amada).
  • Use of forklift trucks to move material.
  • Check/inspect and document quality results to ensure products are sheared correctly.
  • Adhere to company quality assurance standards and support continuous improvement steps.
  • Work both individually and as a team dependant on the size of product required.
  • Ability to work out the optimum sheet utilisation.
  • Follow agreed packing specifications and make goods ready for despatch.
  • Understand and able to demonstrate basic guillotine maintenance work.
  • Working on a rotational shift pattern 6am-2pm & 2pm -10pm (6am-1.10pm & 1.10pm-8.20pm Friday).

This list is not exhaustive. Other duties may be required that are considered reasonable for the role and to support other functions.

Skills and Specifications

Essential

  • Flexibility to support general machine operations.

Desirable

  • Forklift Licence.
  • Ability to support press brake operation if required.
  • Knowledge and experience of construction industry.

Education and Qualifications

  • GCSE educated or equivalent.

To apply for this position, please send your application to gary.hardeman@ashandlacy.com

Press Setter, Smethwick

To set, operate and manufacture, with the use of varying press brake machines, steel and aluminium products for the building and construction sector, as a part of a full offering of building envelope solutions for various projects across a multitude of industries.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Read and interpret bespoke / made to order pressed product drawings.
  • Set and operate press brake machines (Bystronic, Edwards Pearson & Amada).
  • Use of forklift trucks to move material.
  • Check/inspect and document quality results to ensure products are manufactured correctly.
  • Work both individually and as a team dependant on the size of product required.
  • Adhere to company quality assurance standards and support continuous improvement steps.
  • Follow agreed packing specifications and make goods ready for despatch.
  • Understand and able to demonstrate key tool change requirements and basic machinery maintenance work.
  • Working on a rotational shift pattern 6am-2pm & 2pm -10pm (6am-1.10pm & 1.10pm-8.20pm Friday).

This list is not exhaustive. Other duties may be required that are considered reasonable for the role and to support other functions.

Skills and Specifications

Essential

  • Flexibility to support general machine operations.

Desirable

  • Forklift Licence.
  • Ability to support guillotine operation.
  • Knowledge and experience of sheet metal industry.

Education and Qualifications

  • GCSE educated or equivalent.

To apply for this position, please send your application to gary.hardeman@ashandlacy.com

Supervisor/Head Setter, West Bromwich

Description

  • Carry out / oversee all tool changes/tool preps.
  • Ensure all activities are in accordance with company standard operating procedures.
  • Monitor and maintain quality levels and standards.
  • Maintain machines and tooling with a proactive approach.
  • Keep scrap and machine downtime to a minimum.
  • Assist with management of materials to ensure adequate levels.
  • Accurate reporting of performance to production manager.
  • Enforce clean and tidy work area.
  • Comply with and enforce company Health and Safety standards.
  • Fully support and be pro-active in company 5S scheme.
  • Ensure critical parts are kept at set levels to minimise downtime.
  • Adjust setting where necessary to ensure quality product.
  • Communication with other departments / warehouse / maintenance and tool makers.
  • Must have supervisor & setting experience.

Requirements

  • Experience of plastic injection moulding machines is essential.
  • Basic tooling knowledge and understanding.
  • Talented fault finder.
  • Strong understanding of safe systems at work and the ability to work safely under own supervision.
  • Must have good Maths and English skills, both written and verbal.

Job preview

  • Must be able to work well under own supervision and with others.
  • Must be able to work some overtime.
  • Must be able to do 6:00 – 14:00, 14:00 – 22:00 shifts.
  • Early finish on Friday.

Please click here for further details and to apply for this position.

Welder/Fabricator, Honiton

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Mig Welding mild steel and Tig Welding Aluminium, thickness ranging from 1mm up to 3mm.
  • Operate all equipment correctly and safely, following all working procedures.
  • Report any defects in manufactured goods, consumables or tools so they can be rectified promptly.
  • Ensure all work stations and areas are kept clean and free from items which may cause health and safety risks to individuals and work colleagues.
  • General fabrication including cutting, drilling, sawing & general metal work.
  • Accurate reading of drawings.
  • Restocking of work area.
  • Supporting other teams in Production and Dispatch if required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required:

  • A minimum of one year’s Mig and Tig welding.
  • Must have a competency in MIG/ TIG welding and sheet metal work.
  • Ability to communicate with others.
  • Ability to accurately read machine drawings.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Able to work to deadlines.
  • Experience using hand tools would be advantageous.
  • Pro-active approach to work.
  • Keen to be part of a team.
  • Work on own initiative and from supplied drawings.
  • Work under pressure and to unexpected deadlines.
  • Respond flexibly to change.

Please click here for further details and to apply for this position.

Supervisor / Head Setter, Bromford, West Bromwich

Description:

  • Carry out / oversee all tool changes/tool preps.
  • Ensure all activities are in accordance with company standard operating procedures.
  • Monitor and maintain quality levels and standards.
  • Maintain machines & tooling with a proactive approach.
  • Keep scrap and machine downtime to a minimum.
  • Assist with management of materials to ensure adequate levels.
  • Accurate reporting of performance to production manager.
  • Enforce clean and tidy work area.
  • Comply with and enforce company Health & Safety standards.
  • Fully support and be pro-active in company 5S scheme.
  • Ensure critical parts are kept at set levels to minimise downtime.
  • Adjust setting where necessary to ensure quality product.
  • Communication with other departments / warehouse / maintenance and tool makers.
  • Must have supervisor & setting experience.

Requirements:

  • Experience of plastic injection moulding machines is essential.
  • Basic tooling knowledge and understanding.
  • Talented fault finder.
  • Strong understanding of safe systems at work and the ability to work safely under own supervision.
  • Must have good Maths & English skills both written and verbal.

Job Preview:

  • Must be able to work well under own supervision and with others.
  • Must be able to work some overtime.
  • Must be able to do 6:00 – 14:00, 14:00 – 22:00 shifts.
  • Early finish on Friday.

Please click here for further details and to apply for this position.

Project Engagement Executive – Steel Frame Systems – Smethwick

Supporting Commercial and Marketing Team, you’ll be at the heart of driving the company’s ambitious commercial strategy for an exciting range of products and services in the Construction sector. As an important member of the project engagement team, you’ll be involved at all levels of planning, administration and delivery of projects, client liaison and communications across various digital and real-world platforms. You’ll be able to turn your hand to a multitude of different tasks in supporting the company’s ambitious growth strategy in the UK and abroad. The ideal candidate will have a ‘can-do’ attitude with at least a basic understanding of sales and marketing principles, highly organised and detailed, be an effective communicator and have confidence in analysing data for reporting purposes. Product training and support will be provided, but B2B experience the manufacturing, construction, automotive or interiors sectors would be an advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Use Glenigan to research new project leads, sharing data with the marketing and sales teams.
  • Key Account Management for established SFS distributors and manufacturing partners.
  • Build relationships with existing customers and suppliers to become a main point of contact for new SFS enquiries when required.
  • Validation of SFS design and material orders received against quotations and pricelists.
  • Manage Internal and External SFS Project Registrations, creating a pipeline for project tracking using the company CRM system.
  • Organise CPD presentations with architects, specifiers and contractors.
  • Organise client sample requests, administration, replenishment, packaging and delivery.
  • Update CRM system to assist the wider sales and technical teams as required and report updates and trends to management to assist with forecasting.
  • Assist customers when visiting the showroom or attending factory tours onsite.
  • Answer telephone calls from customers, assisting with or allocating as appropriate.
  • Collate project specific information from the internal teams to supply to client’s necessary drawings or technical details required.
  • Analyse data from NBS platforms and identify project lead opportunities.
  • Be proactive in organising databases for mailshots and supporting marketing campaigns.
  • Assist with website development by identifying potential case studies and collating information to assist the marketing team.
  • Create and update contact databases including supply chain, product trackers and email addresses for marketing activity.

Skills and Specifications

  • Excellent organisation skills.
  • Task orientated, thorough and with an eye for detail.
  • Reliable, dependable and trustworthy.
  • Able to cope with reasonable pressure.
  • Flexible and committed.
  • Manufacturing and production experience ideal, but not essential.
  • Excellent IT skills including MS Office.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Education and Qualifications

  • GCSE’s or equivalent.
  • A Levels or equivalent.

To apply for this position, please send your application to aneira.beament@ashandlacy.com

Sales & Customer Service Executive – Smethwick

Working alongside a team of sales and estimators to ensure that all estimates and quotations are handled professionally and timely. Continually improving processes and procedures to ensure accurate tracking of projects and costs originating from initial estimates whilst ensuring commercial deadlines and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) are met.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance to company procedures.
  • Report KPIs to the manager to ensure targets are met in a cost-effective way.
  • Generation of reports as required to evidence sales/estimating performance and orders won rates to quotes.
  • In case of Lost orders report on reasons and actions being taken.
  • Monitor workload and distribute accordingly. Awareness of importance and ability to secure order.
  • Report and understand conversion rates, and prioritise focus in line with company objectives (Product type, client, and size etc.).
  • Understand and report against lost/won reasons and ensure sales/estimating function affected to ensure improvements.
  • Receive enquiries and produce quotations and estimates using an in-house software package.
  • Ensure robust processes and procedure implemented and adhered to ensure accuracy and repeatability.
  • Obtain raw material costs by liaising with suppliers as appropriate.
  • Process quotations, and ensure company Terms and Conditions always engaged in agreement.
  • Handling samples and project mock-up requests to support clients.
  • Handle telephone enquiries from architects/clients/quantity surveyors/contractors.
  • Visit clients/sites as and when required.
  • Maintain paper and electronic filing systems.
  • Assist in the generation of orders and of contract costs for each order won.
  • Agree and advise customers of initial order deliveries and initial acknowledgements.
  • Customers point of contact for all aspects. This would include customer complaint reviews.

This list is not exhaustive. Other duties may be required that are considered reasonable for the role and to support other functions.

Skills and Specifications

  • 5+ years’ experience as a sales/estimator within the construction industry.
  • Excellent customer service and telephone manner.
  • IT proficient, particularly accurate keyboard skills.
  • Ability to read/understand architectural drawings.
  • High degree of planning and organisational skills.
  • Excellent level of self-discipline.
  • Ability to manage and share information.
  • Ability to absorb technical aspects of a diverse product range.

Education and Qualifications

  • GCSE’s or equivalent.
  • A Levels or equivalent.

To apply for this position, please send your application to gary.hardeman@ashandlacy.com

SFS Project Designer – Smethwick

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Designer within the SFS team due to business demand. This job role will focus on project detailing of light gauge steel systems and to effectively manage projects throughout the design and completely own the production of Revit models.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain and generate drawings (plans, elevations and sections), providing bespoke and standard details within the pack.
  • Understanding the scope of works and interpret the clients design requirements.
  • Liaising with all relevant members of the internal and external project design team.
  • Attend design meetings.
  • Interpretation of architects’ and structural engineers’ drawings.
  • Incorporation of comments as required (external/internal).
  • Issue drawings to client via portal uploads.
  • Work on multiple projects and informing clients of progression.
  • Filing comments, drawings and documents received from external and internal.
  • Collaborating on projects alongside other team members.
  • Planning and organising tasks and projects.

Skills and Specifications

  • Standard infill, oversail and load bearing knowledge (at least 2 years).
  • Able to create innovative solutions.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Capable of fully understanding architectural and engineering drawings.
  • Knowledge of BIM Level 2 requirements.
  • Revit experience (at least 2 years).
  • Autocad experience (at least 2 years).
  • Tekla experience an advantage.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Able to manage projects alone and meet tight deadlines.

Education and Qualifications

  • HNC, architectural degree or relevant industry experience.

To apply for this position, please send your application to faraaz.arshid@ashandlacy.com

Senior Civil/Structural Engineer

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Civil/Structural Engineer in the engineering team of the company, due to business demand. This job role will focus on the project engineering of light gauge steel product/system in the building/construction industry. As a senior engineer, the successful candidate also needs to manage the engineering resource in the team to provide all engineering services required for the project. Due to business growth, the candidate needs to coordinate with other business sectors such as operational, commercial and product development team to provide the engineering solutions for the business. This is a great role for a senior engineer to join a company that will offer you a great career move with a company with clear goals and growth plans.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Producing complete sets of engineering calculations to support light-gauge steel framing/ façade/roof projects.
  • Managing the technical resource and other junior/graduate engineers.
  • Attending project meetings with clients, contractors, and other consultants.
  • Developing the technical platform with self-sufficiency.
  • Contributing to new product development in the company.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required:

Necessary

  • Degree qualified in civil or structural engineering or a related engineering/ science discipline.
  • Core interest in the construction industry with emphasis on structural design of buildings, especially steel structures and buildings.
  • Good sketching/analysing skills and an ability to communicate thoughts and technical ideas in an accessible way.

Preferred 

  • Experience in the light-gauge steel industry over 5 years.
  • Structural software skills, AutoCAD/Revit skills. Tedds skills.
  • Chartered Engineer or nearly Chartered Engineer in relevant engineering institutes.

Intangible and interpersonal characteristics:

Necessary

  • Good communication skills in the different level.
  • Excellent planning and organization skills required for our fast-paced environment.
  • Must be highly motivated, proactive and willing to take on new challenges.
  • Good time management habits, ability to multi-task, ability to sustain focus on long tasks.

Preferred 

  • Proven ability to perform in a deadline environment.
  • Past history of technical presentations and technical writing.

Benefits
Salary: competitive/negotiable; Pension scheme; Holiday

Contact:
Dr Yisheng Tian
Ash & Lacy Group
E: yisheng.tian@ashandlacy.com
M: 07834 658561

Graduate Civil/Structural Engineer

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Graduate Civil/Structural Engineer in the engineering team of the company, due to business demand. This job role will focus on the project engineering of light gauge steel systems, façade products/systems, aluminium and stainless steel supporting systems in building/construction industry. As one of engineering team members, the successful candidate will also need to do the engineering and analysis for new product development and existing product improvement if required. This is a great role for a graduate engineer to join a company that will offer you a great career move with a company with clear goals and growth plans.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Working on a variety of structural engineering projects, including light gauge steel, façade, aluminum and stainless steel supporting systems etc.
  • Engineering support for company projects from the concept design to the completion.
  • Technical support programme and documentation development for the products/systems.
  • Engineering and analysis for new product development and existing product improvement.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Degree qualified in a structural, mechanical or civil engineering related subject.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the structural performance theory of building products/systems.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Computer skills for day-to-day work including MS Office, AutoCad etc.
  • 3D modelling software, FE software and thermal modelling software knowledge and skills are not required, but benefit the job role.
  • 1-3-years’ experience in the industry is preferable, but the graduate who can demonstrate a good theoretical/numerical knowledge and skill is also acceptable.

Benefits
Salary: competitive/negotiable; Pension scheme; Holiday

Contact:
Dr Yisheng Tian
Ash & Lacy Group
E: yisheng.tian@ashandlacy.com
M: 07834 658561