Job Vacancies

Maintenance Engineer

The job holder will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring all facilities and equipment are fit for purpose and well maintained.
  • Providing a day to day maintenance support service (preventive and reactive) to all areas of the site.
  • Making or arranging and overseeing repairs, adjustments or improvements to machines, facilities and equipment.
  • Varied duties including machine maintenance work, cleaning, plumbing and electrical works, general DIY tasks.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a time served Mechanical Maintenance Engineer with certification
  • Display a strong can do attitude that can go one step beyond and the ability to be self-motivated and work on own initiative.
  • Have a good understanding / knowledge of all different types of CNC machines
  • Knowledge of Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Good electrical and electronic knowledge
  • Excellent knowledge of Health and Safety requirements
  • Basic Microsoft, PC knowledge and e-mail procedures

To apply for this role, please email us a copy of your CV with a covering note.

Apeks Field Sales Rep - North

Reporting to the UK Sales Manager, the job holder will be responsible for:

  • Stimulating the sale of company products and services and assist in the general distribution of products in the north of the UK
  • Regular visits, sales service and technical advice for UK retail outlets
  • Complete comprehensive reports on UK dealer visits
  • Assist Marketing & Design by providing information on current and future market requirements
  • Positive representation of the Company at Trade Shows and Exhibitions both in the UK and overseas.
  • Distribution & monitoring of information and point of sale material to Apeks/Aqua Lung dealerships
  • Achievement of monthly / quarterly and annual sales goals set by Sales Manager
  • Maintain the Sales & Marketing stock of products and parts.
  • Efficient journey planning to identify, manage and develop the North independent retail accounts.
  • Delivery of on-site / in-store product and point of sale training
  • To ensure the right mix of brand presence instore / online to facilitate maximum sell through

Essential skills and qualifications:

  • 3 years minimum experience in managing and developing a sales territory
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of sales processes, mechanisms and tools to sell.
  • Diving experience or experience and knowledge of scuba diving technicalities and product requirements would be preferable
  • High business acumen across all areas
  • Thorough in planning and preparation as well as outstanding presentation / sales skills
  • Relationship-building and interpersonal skills
  • Customer value orientation
  • Fluent in the English language

Reporting into: UK Dive Sales Manager
Job type: Full time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5
Salary: TBC

To apply for this role, please email us a copy of your CV with a covering note. 

Aqua Sphere Field Sales Rep – South

Distributed from the Apeks HQ in Blackburn, Aqua Sphere products are focused on developing products that active swimmers, triathletes and water enthusiasts desire. Working with elite athletes such as Michael Phelps, Aqua Sphere continues to innovate and offers a complete range of swimwear, wetsuits, eyewear and accessories.

Reporting to the UK Sales Manager the aim of this role is to:

  • To maximise regional sales in the Southern region
  • Field sales management of the independent retail & leisure trade
  • Ensure the right mix of brand presence instore / online to facilitate maximum sell through
  • Provide the existing account base with appropriate call coverage, balancing forward order business with the on -going replenishment order, in line with seasonal peaks.
  • Generate new business opportunities relative to the company brand’s ethos.

Essential skills and qualifications:

  • 3 years minimum experience in managing and developing a sales territory
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of sales processes, mechanisms and tools to sell.
  • Professional background in sports or outdoor industry
  • High business acumen across all areas
  • Thorough in planning and preparation as well as outstanding presentation / sales skills
  • Relationship-building and interpersonal skills
  • Customer value orientation
  • Fluent in the English language
  • Bachelor or masters degree in business relevant field and/or relevant corporate Sales Development Programs or equivalent

Reporting into: UK Sporting Goods Sales Manager
Job type: Full time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5
Salary: TBC

To apply for this role, please email us a copy of your CV with a covering note. 

Development & Production Support Engineer

Permanent, full time.
Reporting to the CI & Engineering Support team Leader the job holder will be fully responsible for provision of Engineering support to all areas of the business to continually improve methods and processes, while increasing quality, repeatability and reducing costs and health and safety risks.

Main Duties to include :

  • Study, design, build and improve capable process engineering within the business, which includes Automated and Manual methods.
  • To validate the engineering success of improvement for both new and existing products and processes.
  • New Product Development, the introduction of new products and cost reduction projects.
  • To be innovative and creative and realise the objectives of the designer or brief by producing parts and prototypes by whatever means necessary
  • To develop new capable production techniques and methods to accurately produce new products and designs in line with the prototypes and design intent.
  • To design and set up meaningful and purposeful tests and test rigs within ethical and health and safety legislation and requirements. To interpret, evaluate and act upon the results and data.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an excellent and Pro-active Problem Solver.
  • Be an excellent all round CNC Machinist
  • Hold a Mechatronics or Production Engineering Qualification, preferable Diploma or above.
  • Have experience working with Lean Manufacturing Tools and Techniques.
  • Have a good understanding of instrumentation and controls which includes pneumatics.
  • Be methodical and analytical.
  • Have an excellent eye for detail.

To apply for this role, please email us a copy of your CV with a covering note.