Job of the week: Supply Chain Operations Manager

We have chosen a Supply Chain Operations Manager role as the CK Engineers job of the week. This role is:

  • An excellent opportunity to join an expanding medical device manufacturer within a senior position to help drive business growth within a competitive market
  • A fantastic package on offer with a base salary of £61,000 per annum
  • Ideal for someone looking to move into a global supply chain and export management position
  • Based in Southampton on a permanent basis for a world renowned manufacturer

Find out more about this role here

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Technical Manager – Southampton (Video)

Alex Tosney is recruiting for a Technical Manager to join an expanding medical devices manufacturer at their site based in Southampton, find out more about this job by watching Alex’s video here:

  • A permanent opportunity with an expanding medical devices manufacturer to lead their research and innovations department
  • This role is leading a team of project managers and hands-on R&D Engineers
  • An excellent salary of £60,000pa – £65,000pa and a strong benefits package
  • This role is based at their site a short distance from Southampton and is easily commutable from other areas of Hampshire

If you would like to find out more about this job and read the full job description click here

If you think this job sounds like the ideal job for you, apply online here or contact Alex here.

 

 

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CK Engineers job of the week – video

This week we have an exciting Electronics Hardware Manager role, Natasha has  made a short video about this job here:

Here are a few of the reasons why we chose it as the job of the week:

  • A fantastic opportunity to join a world leading industrial technology company providing unique and specialised detection, diagnostic and measurement solutions
  • This is an innovative company who are bringing significant benefits to their customers in the petroleum industry
  • Offering an excellent salary of up to £60,000 per annum DOE, plus an outstanding benefits package
  • This is a full-time permanent role
  • Based at their site in Billingham

Find out more about this job or apply here

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Great questions you should ask at a job interview

Brilliant, you’ve got through your interview without a hitch and then comes the dreaded question –  do you have any questions?

This is often the point in your interview where your mind goes completely blank.  You have put so much work into preparing for the other interview sections that you are not prepared for this last question.

However, it is important that before the interview you think about what it is that you want to ask.  Asking good, intelligent questions will show the interviewer that you are really interested in the job and you have done your research.

The questions you ask and how you ask them can really differentiate you from your competition. Not only this but by asking questions and interacting with the employer you will begin to build a rapport with one and other, which can only serve to strengthen your chances of landing that perfect job.

Here are some great questions that you should ask at your job interview:

Questions that demonstrate your interest in this job

  • What are you hoping to improve about the role?
  • How will success be measured?
  • How is the role perceived within the company?
  • What are the most challenging aspects of the role?
  • Is there any opportunity for progression within the role?
  • Who will I be reporting to?
  • How long is the probationary period for this position?
  • How quickly are you looking for someone to take on this pharmaceutical job?
  • What is the background of the previous incumbent of the role?
  • What is a typical day like for someone in this position?

Questions that demonstrate your interest in the company

  • What is the work environment/culture like?
  • What are the company’s competitors?
  • How is the company structured?
  • What training and development is given to employees?
  • How does the company promote personal growth?
  • Are there any challenges facing the company?
  • What management style does the company promote?
  • What do you like about working here?
  • How many people work in the office/department?

Questions NOT to ask at your job interview

  • What does the company do? (You need to do your research before your interview!)
  • Should I be offered the job, when can a take a holiday?
  • Did I get the job?
  • How much overtime would I have to work?
  • Would I have to work weekends?
  • Are you going to do a background check?
  • When will I be eligible for a pay rise?

This article is part of our Drug Discovery and Development Careers Spotlight, to get more careers advice click here

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A great CV is key to getting the perfect job

Both employers and recruiters can receive 100’s of CV’s for every vacancy they advertise. Time can be tight for recruiters, so it is important that your CV stands out from the rest. You should use your CV to showcase your strengths and to sell your background to the reader, demonstrating that you are the right person for that particular job.

As a job seeker, you may find these guidelines helpful if you are wondering how to structure you CV and what to include in it:

Contact details:

Make certain that your contact details are easy to spot. They should be at the top of the first page of your CV.

Include:

  • Name
  • Home address
  • Email address
  • Telephone number

Education:

Detail the educational establishments at which you have studied including the attendance dates, in chronological order with the most recent first. You should include any relevant pharmaceutical modules, projects or dissertation work you have completed.

Work experience:

List your most recent research first. This makes it easier for the reader to see if you have the right experience and whether have gained it recently. Put your other jobs after your current role in reverse chronological order.

You should include:

  • Name of the employer
  • Job title
  • Responsibilities
  • Achievements gained

Interests:

Employers will be particularly interested in activities which have developed your leadership and team-working skills. You should also mention here any volunteer work you have done.

References:

It is best practice to give two employer references, one from your recent most employer and the other either an employer or one from your place of study. Include address, telephone number and email address. Make sure to ask the people whose details you are putting down that it is okay to use them as referees.

Availability:

It is a good idea to mention the notice period required by your current employer.

Further Tips

It is important that you are proud of your CV. After all, if it is effective, it is going to open doors for you and help you find your perfect pharmaceutical job. Below are some more handy hints to help improve your chances of getting a great job:

  • Tailor your CV: Read the advert or job specification closely and tailor your CV to the vacancy. If your experience matches the job advert, make sure those skills feature prominently on your CV and or covering letter. Make it very obvious to the reader what you have done, when you did it and where, in a simple and concise manner.
  • Less is more: Ensure your CV is easy on the eye and that it is a maximum of two A4 sides long. There should be plenty of open space on your CV. Use bullet points and good formatting to ensure that your CV is not too wordy.
  • Do not repeat yourself: If you repeat yourself in your CV, it will look like you are padding it out or that you have nothing much to say.
  • Do not make silly spelling mistakes: Either get a friend you trust or your CK Clinical Consultant to check it over for you.

This article is part of our Drug Discovery and Development Careers Spotlight, to get more careers advice click here

 

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Engineering job of the week: 14/03/2017

This week we have a remarkable Electrical Maintenance Supervisor role, this has been chosen as the job of the week as it is:

  • An exceptional opportunity to join a leading biodiesel production company who are rapidly expanding their presence in the Cheshire area
  • This organisation pioneered the large scale commercial production of biodiesel in the UK and is now the UK’s foremost sustainable biodiesel producer and fuel supplier
  • This role will be responsible for making sure that the plant and machinery has high levels of uptime and operates in a safe manner at all times
  • Ensure all members of the maintenance team are working to the appropriate engineering standards including health and safety and are accurately recording the use of time and materials in the database
  • Preferably COMPEX trained and has got previous experience of working as a Maintenance Engineer in a process plant/ FMCG/ recycling/Chemical background
  • A good knowledge of liquids conveying systems and large rotating plant would be advantageous
  • The salary on offer for this position is up to £43,000

Find out more about this job here

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Engineering job of the week: 27/2/2017

This week, we would like to highlight an Engineering Project Manager role, this has been chosen because it is:

  • An excellent opportunity to join an industry recognised manufacturer at their state of the art facility in Switzerland
  • The primary purpose of this role is to lead engineering projects in a medical device production facility
  • An attractive hourly rate of up to 100CHF for a contract up until the end of 2017
  • The successful candidate will have a background in medical devices, pharmaceuticals or a similarly regulated industry

Find out more about this engineering job here

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Job of the Week – Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

This week we would like to highlight an Senior Mechanical Design Engineer role, this has been chosen because it is:

  • A 10 month contract for an innovative medical device manufacturer based in Leeds with possibility of extension.
  • Offering an attractive hourly rate of up to £42.50phr for a Ltd company contractor
  • Based on a state of the art facility within a short distance of the motorway links.

For more information on this job click here or call us on 01246 457730

 

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Engineering Job of the Week – Maintenance Technician

This week we would like to highlight an Maintenance Technician role, this has been chosen because it is:

  • an excellent opportunity for a Maintenance Technician (either Electrical or Mechanical) to join a world leading company who are involved in recycling plastics from end-of-life durable goods.
  • working as part of a team to ensure that the plant runs at optimum level, minimising downtime and achieving all internal maintenance demands.
  • working on a continental 2, 3, 2 shift pattern consisting of 12 hour day and night shifts. The post holder will need to be flexible with regards to hours worked to be able to meet the demands of the business.
  • offering a competitive salary of up to £30,000 per year.

To find out more about this role click here

 

 

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CK Engineers job of the week: 09/01/2017

This week we would like to highlight an Engineering Manager role, this has been chosen because it is:

  • An exciting opportunity to join the UK’s foremost premium clean energy producer who are committed to contributing to the global battle against climate change
  • A permanent role at one of their sites based in Cheshire
  • The main purpose of the role is to ensure that the engineering team delivers the maintenance and integrity requirements for all infrastructure assets and equipment, within a highly regulated upper tier COMAH site
  • Experience of working in a maintenance role within a COMAH site with knowledge of fuel handling and fuel bulk storage
  • Offering a salary between £55,000-£65,000

Find out more about this job here

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