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Almost 60 years of experience in fibreglass manufacturing has made us one of the leading manufacturers of fibreglass-based products. The VALMIERA GLASS brand was created in Latvia, and now VALMIERA GLASS GROUP companies are located in Latvia and the United Kingdom. 

VALMIERA GLASS UK Ltd., part of VALMIERA GLASS GROUP, is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of products made using glass fibre for an array of industries worldwide, including further processing, technical and thermal insulation, fire safety, aviation, machine building, construction and other industries. The company was founded before 1740 (the earliest written surviving evidence) and has continued to be a great manufacturing site since then. 

Work at VALMIERA GLASS UK Ltd. opens the door to many opportunities. We develop our staff’s skills and interests through internal and external training programmes. We’re always on the lookout for brilliant people to join our team so if you are considering a career at VALMIERA GLASS UK Ltd. now or in the future, please give us a call to discuss your options, which are many and varied, depending upon your future dreams, current skills and experience.

If any of the following available positions seem interesting to you, you are welcome to apply to join our team: call us at +44 7786 1952 18 or email your CV to england@valmiera-glass.com

Our fibreglass is made by machines but the machines are operated by people – and we put people first in everything we do. We aim to make the world a more extraordinary place with unlimited possibilities. 

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Let’s craft the impossible together!

Product technologist

To provide comprehensive technical support, ensuring seamless operations and driving innovation to achieve business objectives. You will create and/or assist in technical projects, foster a collaborative team culture, and assist in the optimising of company resources. The role also involves developing new and existing products and processes, ensuring all associated documentation is correct and updated on time.

Main duties: 

  • Provide direction and support to ensure compliance with relevant legislative specifications and standards our product range and its production requires;
  • Coordinate the regular testing of products to address faults and provide evaluations to improve them;
  • Develop and update technological processes for production;
  • Prepare and maintain up-to-date technical documentation;
  • Provide technical support to the production, sales, and technical teams;
  • Monitor the organization of production processes to ensure adherence to production parameters and specifications;
  • Develop improvement plans for products and processes, and analyse data on products, equipment, and materials in production;
  • Conduct research and development work in laboratories and production facilities;
  • Analyse samples received from customers and address technological issues;
  • Solve technical problems, study reasons for complaints, and develop corrective measures;
  • Propose measures for reducing production costs and increasing productivity;
  • Collaborate with other members of the company to support developments;
  • Stay updated on technical developments in relevant fields;
  • Encourage a culture of innovation and continuous learning;
  • Utilize company manufacturing systems to set up and maintain written and electronic records.

Position requirements: 

  • Educated to degree level or appropriate/relevant experience;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the company’s Quality Assurance systems, guidelines, and procedures;
  • Ability to direct and manage others where required;
  • A strong sense of creativity aids in the process of thinking of new product ideas and solving problems creatively;
  • Great problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to pay attention to details;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Experience in proposing & implementing new ideas regarding simplifying and improving business processes;
  • A good understanding of IT systems and excellent Excel skills.

We offer:

  • A competitive salary and additional benefits;
  • Hours of work 37.5 per week (flexitime hours are from 6 am to 8 pm, core hours are Monday to Friday 10 am – 3 pm and Friday 10 am to 12.30 pm);
  • Birthday as paid leave;
  • Factory closure for Christmas;
  • Contribution toward eye tests and spectacles;
  • Yearly flu vaccination;
  • Additional long-service holiday;
  • Long service rewards.

If the following available position seems interesting to you, you are welcome to apply to join our team: email your CV to england@valmiera-glass.com or apply here. 

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