Careers & Apprenticeships

EBC Recruitment – Vacancies in Northampton UK Area

Established in 1983, EBC Brakes is a privately owned company and a world leader in the manufacture of sport, high performance and race brake components for automotive, motorcycle and even bicycles with a large range of trademarked products. EBC Brakes is proud to be able to say that 100% of its brake pad range is produced in its own factories in the UK and USA with 100% of its motorcycle brake discs/rotors being produced in its UK facility. A huge proportion of its automotive brake discs are also produced in the UK and USA. We currently have the following exciting and interesting positions available.
Please apply for the vacancies below using the relevant application form
for your location remembering to attach CVs (UK) or Resumés (USA):
Or you can post CVs and applications (for UK positions only):

HR Department
Freeman Automotive (UK) Ltd.
EBC Brakes World Headquarters
Upton Valley Way East
Pineham
Northampton
NN4 9EF

Careers Northampton
Power Press Setter/Operator 

SUMMARY

The Job is within a steel and aluminium press works facility serving the Motorcycle and Automotive industry in the Pineham/Swan Valley Northampton district. This involves the use of power presses for mass production blanking out of steel and alloy components and their processing to final product involving a variety of presses including form and blank pressing, second operation press works, de-burring and inspection.

As part of presswork’s production team, you will set up and operate coil feed mechanical presses, ranging from 30-200 tonnes.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Set and run coil feed presses;
  • Change over coils;
  • Oversee Operators;
  • Troubleshoot tool problems;
  • Maintain safe working practices within the Pressworks;
  • Development of new tools;
  • In process inspection of product;
  • Day to day machine maintenance.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Power Press certificate essential;
  • Experience in automated coil fed production lines with servo roll feed units, an advantage but not essential, as training provided to right candidate
  • Counterbalance Forklift Licence desirable but not essential as in-house training can be provided;
  • Be able to work under own initiative, be organised and have the ability to prioritise tasks;
  • Ability to read, write, communicate and comprehend written and verbal instructions in English;
  • Have excellent attention to detail;
  • Work using safe working practices.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Hourly rate: £10.03;
  • Working hours: Monday-Thursday 07.15-16:30 (30 minutes unpaid lunch break each day) and Friday 07:30-13.00. Total 40.5 hours per week;
  • Working conditions are normal for an engineering press works environment, ear defenders will be worn;
  • Full PPE (including safety footwear and ear defenders) and uniform will be provided;
  • Reporting to the Pressworks Supervisor.

BENEFITS

  • Free on-site secure parking;
  • Staff discount on products;
  • Long Service Holiday Award Scheme;

Start date as soon as possible

NOTE: The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job. They are not construed to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in the job. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

**STRICTLY NO AGENCIES**

Date Added: April 2021

Production Operative (Pressworks) 

SUMMARY

As part of presswork’s production team, you will be working closely with colleagues in various stages of production to manufacture motorcycle and automotive brake pad components to high standards of quality and efficiency.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Operate various power presses ranging from 30-200 tonnes to produce parts in accordance with the relevant drawings and specifications;
  • Maximise daily output in-line with targets, producing parts to set priorities to ensure high customer service levels are achieved;
  • Count and pack items, as per the details shown on the works order;
  • Perform physical stock movements (does involve some heavy lifting);
  • Preparing items for collection/delivery;
  • Maintaining the general tidiness of the Production area;
  • Complete paperwork showing daily production;
  • Identify process improvement opportunities;
  • Any other duties as issued by the Pressworks Supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Previous production, manufacturing or engineering experience preferred;
  • Counterbalance Forklift Licence desirable but not essential as in-house training can be provided;
  • Highly motivated, must have a strong desire to deliver against targets and to a high standard;
  • Must be hard working, able to work as part of a team but also independently;
  • Must be able to form good working relationships at all levels of the organisation;
  • Ability to work independently in line with standard operating procedures and follow instructions;
  • Ability to read, write, communicate and comprehend written and verbal instructions in English;
  • Experience in manual handling.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Hourly rate: Up to £8.91 (dependent on age);
  • Working hours: Monday-Thursday 07.15-16:30 (30 minutes unpaid lunch break each day) and Friday 07:30-13.00. Total 40.5 hours per week;
  • Working conditions are normal for an engineering press works environment, ear defenders will be worn;
  • Full PPE (including safety footwear and ear defenders) and uniform will be provided;
  • Reporting to the Pressworks Supervisor.

BENEFITS

  • Free on-site secure parking;
  • Staff discount on products;
  • Long Service Holiday Award Scheme.

Start date as soon as possible

NOTE: The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job. They are not construed to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in the job. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

**STRICTLY NO AGENCIES**

Date Added: April 2021

Production Operative/Packer (Maternity Cover) 

***MATERNITY COVER*** ONE YEAR***

Starting May 2021 – ending May 2022 – we can be flexible on start dates -please include your availability with your application.

Working in the Motorcycle Disc Production Department, the post holder will be carrying out quality control checks and packing motorcycle brake discs into individual retail boxes (weighing approximately 1-2kilos per object).

Must be able to communicate (both verbally and written)  in English and count and record the count on documents.  Must also be able to record the quality checks into a document.

Position involves, lifting and bending and using a pallet truck.

Full training is provided.  Uniform and safety footwear also provided.

Free on-site parking, choice of staff rest rooms and staff discount.

Hours of work:

Monday-Thursday start time can be between 08.00-09.00 and the finish time is 17.00-17.30, Fridays, the start time is between 08.30 – 09.00 and the finish time is 13.00.

This is a fixed shift.

Note: The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job. They are not construed to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in the job. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

**STRICTLY NO AGENCIES**

Date Added: April 2021

Sales Administrator 

SUMMARY

Working in the Sales Administration Office, performing a customer service and sales administration role for UK and Export Customers.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Receive sales orders via phone, web-shop and email, process onto SAGE200;
  • Dealing with customer Service queries, via telephone and email, relating to delivery, invoicing and stock availability, liaising with production, warehouse and shipping departments;
  • Producing invoices, credit notes, maintaining Excel spreadsheets and various other administration tasks;
  • General administration tasks which may in include typing, copying and filing;
  • Cover for Reception during holidays and absences, including answering the telephone, greeting visitors, general front of house duties;
  • Any other duties as assigned by Administration Manager.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Superb customer service skills and sales experience preferred having a professional and courteous manner;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills essential with good attention to detail;
  • Excellent literacy and organisational skills;
  • Competent user of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel;
  • Experience with SAGE 200 an advantage but full training will be provided;
  • Previous experience in an administration role is essential;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small team.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Uniform will be provided
  • Free, secure on site parking
  • Full Time – 36 hours per week: Monday-Thursday 09:00-17:30 (30 min unpaid lunch break) and Friday 09:00-13.00.
  • Reporting to the Administration Manager.
  • Salary dependent on experience.
  • Start date as soon as possible.

Note: The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job. They are not construed to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in the job. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

**STRICTLY NO AGENCIES**

Date Added: March 2021

Experienced Tool Maker 

**STRICTLY NO AGENCIES**

SUMMARY

We are looking for an experienced Tool Maker to work in a busy Tool Room that makes and repairs tools for our in-house presses, manufacturing back plates for a variety of vehicles. Press Shop and Tool Room established in 2011 and undertakes work for three companies within our group.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Service and repair tooling (strip down, clean, lubricate and rebuild);
  • Support new project tooling from commissioning stages through to start of production;
  • Attend press breakdown, identify causes and problem solve at the press;
  • Improve and develop current and new project tooling;
  • Manufacture new tooling and ancillary spares;
  • Document and update tool repair history and other work records.

 KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Work to engineering drawings
  • Be innovative in terms of problem solving and adaption to changes
  • Excellent knowledge of machining to exact tolerances using various methods
  • Competent in: wire eroders (desirable but not essential – full training can be provided), jigs and fixtures, bench fittings, turning, milling, drilling and welding and be able to perform all of these tasks to a competent standard.
  • Attend to press breakdowns and identify causes and problem solve at the press to ensure minimal downtime and repair in the workshop promptly and efficiently when not possible to fix at the press;
  • Work as part of a small team.

HOURS OF WORK: Monday-Thursday 7:15-16:30 (30 min unpaid lunch break) and Friday 07:30-13:00. Total 40.5 hours per week

Working environment is normal for a Press Works and hearing protection is mandatory.

BENEFITS

  • Free on-site secure parking;
  • Staff discount on products;
  • Uniform and PPE supplied;
  • Long Service Holiday Award Scheme;
  • Life Assurance Scheme;
  • Cycle Scheme.

NOTE: The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job. They are not construed to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in the job. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

**STRICTLY NO AGENCIES**

 

Date Added: March 2021

Warehouse Operative Apprentice

Position filled: March 2021

Careers Bristol
No vacancies at present
Careers USA
No vacancies at present

EBC Recruitment – Vacancies in Northampton UK Area

We are pleased to announce that we have completed the intake for apprentices for 2017 and are no longer accepting applications. We will review the apprenticeship scheme for 2019 in Spring of next year.

EBC Brakes are offering a unique opportunity to young people in the Northamptonshire area to enter the engineering industry or the finance sector via a new apprenticeship programme.

Our apprentices will have the opportunity to contribute to the future growth of a successful British company and learn a range of new skills.

We are looking to secure our future in the braking industry by ensuring our apprentices of today have the skills required to support the company in its long term growth plans.

EBC Brakes has continued to expand over the last 12 months and will require the resources to continue this growth and success into the future.

If you are interested in a career in engineering, all the information about our Intermediate and Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship programmes are here:

EBC Brakes Engineering Apprenticeship

For anyone who wishes to join our Accounting Apprenticeship programme, all of the information you need is here:

EBC Brakes Accounting Apprenticeships

As part of any recruitment process, EBC Brakes collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. EBC Brakes is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations.

What information does EBC Brakes collect?

EBC Brakes collects a range of information about you. This includes:

  • your name, address and contact details, including email address and telephone number;
  • details of your qualifications, skills, experience and employment history;
  • information about your current level of remuneration, including benefit entitlements;
  • whether or not you have a disability for which the organisation needs to make reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process;
  • information about your entitlement to work in the UK

EBC Brakes collects this information in a variety of ways. For example, data might be contained in our online recruitment form, CVs sent via post or email, obtained from your passport or other identity documents, or collected through interviews.

EBC Brakes will also collect personal data about you from third parties, such as references supplied by former employers. The organisation will seek information from third parties only once a job offer to you has been made and will inform you that it is doing so.

Data will be stored in a range of different places, including on your application record and on other IT systems (including email).

If you apply for a job vacancy via an external third-party website (for example Indeed), please note the following:

EBC BRAKES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INFORMATION COLLECTION, USE, DISCLOSURE OR OTHER PRIVACY PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD PARTY, THIRD PARTY SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM, ANY THIRD PARTY MAKING AVAILABLE THE DEVICES OR OPERATING SYSTEMS FOR WHICH THE SITE IS AVAILABLE, AND ANY THIRD PARTY OPERATING ANY WEBSITE TO WHICH THE SITE CONTAINS A LINK. YOU MAY HAVE RIGHTS DIRECTLY ENFORCEABLE AGAINST THESE THIRD PARTIES, SO YOU SHOULD CONSIDER THEIR PRIVACY POLICIES TO LEARN MORE.

Why does EBC Brakes process personal data?

EBC Brakes needs to process data to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with you. It also needs to process your data to enter into a contract with you.

In some cases, EBC Brakes needs to process data to ensure that it is complying with its legal obligations. For example, it is required to check a successful applicant’s eligibility to work in the UK before employment starts.

EBC Brakes has a legitimate interest in processing personal data during the recruitment process, and for keeping records of the process. Processing data from job applicants allows EBC Brakes to manage the recruitment process, assess and confirm a candidate’s suitability for employment and decide to whom to offer a job. EBC Brakes may also need to process data from job applicants to respond to and defend against legal claims.

EBC Brakes processes health information if it needs to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process for candidates who have a disability. This is to carry out its obligations and exercise specific rights in relation to employment.

Where EBC Brakes processes other special categories of data, such as information about ethnic origin, sexual orientation, health or religion or belief, this is for equal opportunities monitoring purposes as permitted by the Data Protection Act 2018.

If your application is unsuccessful, EBC Brakes will keep your personal data on file in case there are future employment opportunities for which you may be suited. EBC Brakes will ask for your consent before it keeps your data for this purpose and you are free to withdraw your consent at any time.

Who has access to your data?

Your information will be shared internally for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. This includes members of the Personnel Department, interviewers involved in the recruitment process, managers in the business area with a vacancy and IT staff if access to the data is necessary for the performance of their roles.

EBC Brakes will not share your data with third parties, unless your application for employment is successful and it makes you an offer of employment. The organisation will then share your data with former employers to obtain references for you.

The organisation will not transfer your data outside the European Economic Area.

How does EBC Brakes protect data?

EBC Brakes takes the security of your data seriously. It has internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.

For how long does the organisation keep data?

If your application for employment is unsuccessful, EBC Brakes will hold your data on file for up to three months after the end of the relevant recruitment process. If you agree to allow the organisation to keep your personal data on file, EBC Brakes will hold your data on file for a further three months for consideration for future employment opportunities. At the end of that period or once you withdraw your consent; your data is deleted or destroyed.

If your application for employment is successful, personal data gathered during the recruitment process will be transferred to your personnel file and retained during your employment.

Your rights

As a data subject, you have a number of rights. You can:

  • access and obtain a copy of your data on request;
  • require EBC Brakes to change incorrect or incomplete data;
  • require EBC Brakes to delete or stop processing your data, for example where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing;
  • object to the processing of your data where EBC Brakes is relying on its legitimate interests as the legal ground for processing; and
  • ask EBC Brakes to stop processing data for a period if data is inaccurate or there is a dispute about whether or not your interests override EBC Brakes’ legitimate grounds for processing data.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact the data protection officer via email to: dataprotection@ebcbrakesuk.com, or in writing to EBC Brakes, Upton Valley Way East, Pineham, Northampton, NN4 9EF. You can make a subject access request by completing a subject access request form.

If you believe that EBC Brakes has not complied with your data protection rights, you can complain to the Information Commissioner.

What if you do not provide personal data?

You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide data to EBC Brakes during the recruitment process. However, if you do not provide the information, EBC Brakes may not be able to process your application properly or at all. If your application is successful, it will be a condition of any job offer that you provide evidence of your right to work in the UK and satisfactory references.

You are under no obligation to provide information for equal opportunities monitoring purposes and there are no consequences for your application if you choose not to provide such information.

Automated decision-making

Our recruitment processes are not based solely on automated decision-making.