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Rewarding careers and job opportunities

Are you looking for an exciting challenge? We’re a friendly, hard-working company that’s adding value to schools, universities and commercial laboratories across the UK. Here at APMG we have opportunities for rewarding careers in the design, manufacture and installation of high-quality laboratory and school furniture. Our plastics division offers careers in plastic fabrication for fans, ductwork and fume scrubbers.

With variety at the core of what we do our teams deliver creative solutions that exceed our customers’ expectations. Our furniture and our plastics ranges are crafted here in our own factory in Greater Manchester by our skilled manufacturing teams, and our installation teams travel the country ensuring our fantastic products are fitted to our and our clients’ demanding standards.

APMG’s rewarding careers offer excellent benefits and a great working environment for the right candidate – a competitive salary, company pension scheme and life insurance are all waiting for you when you join our dynamic team. And did we mention an early finish every Friday afternoon too?

We post career opportunities on this page, but always welcome speculative applications. If you put customer satisfaction at the heart of everything you do, then please email your CV and covering letter to careers@apmg.co.uk

Recruitment agencies please respect that as we have an established in-house recruitment team, we are not looking to engage additional recruitment services. We will only consider speculative approaches from individuals. We won’t accept your calls.

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We’re an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all.

HR Manager

We are looking for an experienced standalone HR Manager to join a group of 2 busy manufacturing SMEs. Reporting to the Managing Director, this is a great opportunity to make a real impact, influence organisational development and drive the HR function forward. This role would suit an HR professional keen to make a difference and use their full range of skills.

Either 4 full days per week, or 5 days per week part-time hours.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the full employee lifecycle – recruitment administration: advertising, selection, interviewing and onboarding
  • Ensure recruitment and selection procedures are fair and consistent
  • Build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Improve and maintain a positive company culture
  • Arrange employee 1-2-1 appraisal meetings, take minutes and help create action plans
  • Manage employee training and development
  • Research and assess staff morale
  • Provide advice and support on all people related matters
  • Maintain strong employer – employee relationships and positive working environment
  • Maintain company policies, procedures, and handbook
  • Work with the management team to ensure HR aligns with the wider business objectives
  • Update and oversee performance management and absence/sickness management
  • Manage any disciplinary and grievance processes
  • Consult with employment insurers and solicitors as and when required
  • Holiday; pensions; life insurance; private medical administration
  • All other relevant miscellaneous HR duties

Requirements:

  • Experience of full range of HR duties as described above
  • Ability to take a strategic view of workforce requirements
  • Understanding of the changing employment landscape
  • A background of working with SME’s
  • Strong knowledge of relevant UK employment law
  • Great communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Positive; conscientious and professional attitude with a focus on confidentiality

The role will be split between our 2 manufacturing sites in Farnworth and Little Hulton.

Part-time hours: 30 per week

Salary: £28,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Flexible schedule
  • Life insurance
  • Free on-site parking
  • Private medical insurance

Plastic Fabricator

We’re looking for an experienced plastic fabricator to join our busy team in Little Hulton. This permanent, full-time role will see you working on everything from our standard fan ranges to high value, one off specialist projects. As the fabrications side of our business grows, there will be opportunities for progression.

The role involves setting out, cutting, folding and welding plastic sheets such as PP, PVC and PVDF. Most of APMG’s fabrication work is carried out using hand tools such as Leister welding torch, jig saw, angle grinder, etc.

The products we fabricate include fan cases, fume scubbers, tanks, rectangular ductwork, large diameter circular ductwork, transition sections and more. Experience of this type of work is preferred, however ongoing training is provided.

Requirements:

  • 2 years’ plastic fabrication experience*
  • Works well under own initiative with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to work from technical drawings.
  • Takes pride in producing quality work.
  • Safety, Environmental and Quality awareness.
  • Has an eye for detail to maintain the high standards we expect.

Hand welding ability and pattern development would be an advantage, as would experience of GRP.

*Please note that our work is very different from fabricating uPVC window frames and we are looking experience other than window manufacture.

Experience:

  • Fabricating: 1 year (preferred)
  • Plastic Welding: 2 years (preferred)

Hours: 38 per week

Salary: £11.83 per hour

Additional pay:

  • Performance bonus

Benefits:

  • Bike to work scheme
  • Company pension
  • Life insurance
  • 25 days paid holiday + Bank Holidays
  • On-site parking

Please email your CV and covering letter to careers@apmg.co.uk

Lean Manufacturing Operations Apprentice

We are looking for a shop floor apprentice to learn all the skills we use. This trainee will be taught to use our machines and fabricate plastics, safely and to a high standard. This is a great opportunity to acquire transferable skills, learn a variety of manufacturing processes and train on diverse machinery. We are a busy company and there are opportunities to progress within the organisation.

The apprentice will rotate around different areas of the shop floor. They will learn to operate machinery and assemble furniture as described below. They will also learn plastic fabrication and the assembly of plastic commercial fans.

  • CNC Beam Saw 12.5%
  • Edgebander 12.5%
  • CNC Router 12.5%
  • Furniture Assembly 12.5%
  • Powder Coating 12.5%
  • Plastic Fabrication 25%
  • Fan assembly and testing 12.5%

Desired Skills

  • Manual dexterity
  • Basic maths
  • Interested in Engineering/Manufacturing
  • Good time management

Personal Qualities

  • Willing to learn
  • Reliable
  • Takes pride in their work
  • Hardworking
  • Resilient
  • Organised
  • Shows initiative

Benefits:

  • Bike to work scheme
  • Company pension
  • Life insurance
  • 25 days paid holiday + Bank Holidays
  • On-site parking

Schedule:

  • Monday to Thursday 07.45 – 16.30
  • Friday 07.45 – 12.45

Salary:

£5.60 per hour

Please email your CV and covering letter to careers@apmg.co.uk

Site Laboratory Furniture Installer/ Fitter

This full-time, permanent role is an excellent career opportunity for a candidate looking for a secure position with one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of laboratory furniture, fume cupboards, fans, extraction systems and fume scrubbers.

We’re looking for a Joiner chargehand with experience of the delivery and on-site installation of specialist commercial fitted furniture. Knowledge of ductwork fitting too would be an advantage but training will be given.

We specialise in laboratory and school furniture. Our high-quality products are designed and manufactured at our factory in Little Hulton, Greater Manchester. All that’s missing now is a skilled and committed installer to fit our furniture to our and our clients’ high standards.

This is a physically demanding role and includes offloading and carrying products to rooms. Working as part of a 2-man team, you’ll need to be able to get along with your team partner both during the working day and in the evenings whilst working away. You’ll have a friendly and professional approach and always go the extra mile for our customers.

We will also soon want to recruit a second installer, so if you are currently part of a 2-man team and both of you are interested then we would welcome your applications.

Location: Based in Little Hulton, Manchester; and working throughout England and occasionally in Wales and Scotland. Approximately one third of your time will be in the North West and two thirds working away from home.

Salary: Typically £40,000.00 per year. This is based on the average earnings of our current site chargehand working approximately 50 hours per week.

Requirements:

  • Proven experience as a Fitter or Installer
  • Excellent customer service skills with a polite, helpful manner
  • Professional appearance and attitude
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Strong team player whilst able to work autonomously
  • Physically fit and able to lift and manoeuvre loads
  • Awareness of Health and Safety regulations

Benefits:

  • Company pension contribution
  • Life insurance
  • 25 days paid holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Company social events
  • Accommodation and subsistence when away
  • Transport and tools provided by the company

Skills and Experience:

  • Joinery – 5 years (preferred)
  • UK Driving Licence (required)
  • CSCS Card (required)
  • SSSTS Card (preferred)

Salary: £38,000.00-£42,000.00 per year

Licence/Certification:

  • UK Driving Licence (required)
  • CSCS Card (required)
  • SSSTS Card (preferred)

Willingness to travel:

  • 75% (required)

Please email your CV and covering letter to careers@apmg.co.uk

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