Current Opportunities

Location: Huntingdon

 

Purpose of role:

Responsible for the ongoing development of our Salesforce.com deployment.  The position manages the Salesforce.com database and reporting, and provides training and support to users.  The Salesforce Administrator will be responsible for the day-to-day configuration, support, maintenance and improvement of our CRM platform alongside providing administrative support to the Sales team and coordinate related projects as assigned.

This is a fixed term contract providing maternity cover until June 2022 but may be extended for a further period until the incumbent returns to work.

 

Report Relationships:

The role reports to the Sales Support Manager.

 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Serve as primary system administrator for the Salesforce.com environment with 50+ users.
  • Perform administrative tasks such as the creation of reports and dashboards, workflows and processes, and manage data using Data Loader. Maintain user accounts and other routine tasks.
  • Create new and keep existing Salesforce technical documents and training materials up to date.
  • Complete regular internal system audits and prepare for upgrades and new releases.
  • Help coordinate the evaluation, scope and completion of new development requests.
  • Work with the management team to establish suitable processes to support administrative, development, and change management activities.
  • Train new users, and grow the Salesforce.com skill set across the business.
  • Troubleshoot issues raised by users and provide prompt resolutions.
  • Be the main point of contact for third party partners to deliver product improvements and new development requirements.

 

Key Internal Relationships:

Management Team, Business Development, Field Applications Engineers, Sales Support and Marcomms.

 

Person Specification:

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and prioritize simultaneous requests
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated
  • Creative and analytical thinker with strong problem-solving skills
  • Must demonstrate exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to assess the impact of new requirements on Salesforce.com systems and processes.

 

Qualifications and experience:

  • Salesforce Admin (ADM201) certified.
  • Previous experience of Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, CPQ and Marketing Cloud required.
  • Proven ability to design and implement new processes and facilitate user adoption.
  • Strong understanding of the platform, with the ability to build custom apps and objects, formula fields, workflows, process builder, flow, custom views, and other content of intermediate complexity.
  • Strong understanding of Salesforce best practices and functionality
  • A history of successfully driving projects to completion
  • Experience of the following applications is desirable:
    • Docusign e-Signature
    • Experience Cloud (Communities)
  • A demonstrated ability to understand and articulate complex requirements

Location: Huntingdon/ Cambridge

 

Xaar Values:

Xaar has defined 5 values which are vital to our business; each represents an area of essential importance to us. Their existence is intended to guide difficult decisions and shape behaviour.

Creative – we push the boundaries of what’s possible

Collaborative – everyone is a partner; we help each other freely and willingly

Innovative – we always strive to constantly improve

Integrity – we deliver on our promises

Passion – we care about our technology, our products, our partners and each other

 

Purpose of Role:

Project Engineering is responsible for the management of Capital procurement projects for Operations and R&D within Xaar. Projects can take the form of technically advanced bespoke automated production & test equipment. Critical to the success of Xaar’s manufacturing facility, Project Engineering will undertake the specification, supplier selection and project co-ordination for Production tools throughout design, build and validation phases of projects. Project engineering will also take the lead in the supply of R&D and test equipment using the same methodology and accountability. New equipment projects are run alongside upgrades of existing tools, the retrofit of current technology to legacy equipment or software and hardware upgrades in support of the product development roadmap of the business.

 

Key Accountabilities:

 

Accountability:

 

Measure of Success:

Product Requirement Specification

•      'PRS' accurately defining all aspects of

the equipment or upgrade requirement

Project planning

•      Comprehensive timing plan covering all aspects of equipment development,

testing and commissioning

Design sign-off

•      Approval of vendor design proposal (mechanical and software) for equipment

prior to manufacture

Factory Acceptance Testing

•      Sign-off of the equipment at vendors

facility against PRS & validation plan.

Site Acceptance Testing

•      Safe delivery & installation of equipment. Production Sign-off of the equipment at Xaar

facility against PRS & validation plan.

Training

•      Hand over of equipment or upgrade to process  engineering, operations or R&D including

training of process owner and operators

 

Key challenges:

  • Adapting to change within a fast paced Project environment
  • Successful communication with senior management and other stakeholders to secure support for the project
  • Working to demanding timescales
  • Working with products and processes where component scale is smaller and tolerances are much tighter than within a typical manufacturing environment.

 

Key Internal Relationships:

Engineers within the Project, Product, Process, R&D & Facilities functions. Production staff at all levels and senior management.

 

Person Specification:

  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills that enable successful coordination of project activities across different functional groups
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to report project status succinctly, highlighting to management all information that is of particular importance
  • Good commercial awareness
  • Proactive in nature; takes initiative; foresees problems before they have impact and takes evasive action
  • Rapidly responsive to emerging threats, putting action plans in place to minimise negative impact to project cost or schedule
  • Attentive to detail, quality-conscious and results-oriented
  • Able to work on own initiative with minimum supervision with good prioritisation skills
  • A sound understanding of Project control tools and methodologies.

 

Experience:

  • Engineering Degree preferable but not essential
  • Demonstrable experience of Manufacturing/ Engineering - preferably within semi-conductor, medical or other highly automated industries
  • Working knowledge of problem solving techniques e.g. 6 Sigma, 8D, A3 process including Data analysis
  • The Management of complex capital equipment projects including budgets
  • Desirable but not essential is knowledge of optical systems, chemical handling systems, robotic assembly cells, Electrical interconnect equipment & bespoke PC controlled automation and test equipment.

Location:

Huntingdon

 

Xaar Values:

Xaar has defined 5 values which are vital to our business; each represents an area of essential importance to us. Their existence is intended to guide difficult decisions and shape behaviour.

Creative – we push the boundaries of what’s possible

Collaborative – everyone is a partner; we help each other freely and willingly

Innovative – we always strive to constantly improve

Integrity – we deliver on our promises

Passion – we care about our technology, our products, our partners and each other

Purpose of Role:

The Junior Buyer will be working in our busy Purchasing team ensuring the timely processing of system driven direct and indirect purchasing requirements, aligning delivery dates with business needs, and highlighting any issues. The Junior Buyer will ensure communication with suppliers and internal requestors keeping them informed at all times. This role will be fixed term for 2 years while the successful candidate completes their apprenticeship. 

 

Key Accountabilities:

  • To process inventory purchasing suggestions on buyer workbench driven by MRP output.
  • To process indirect purchasing requisitions excluding where these items have a requirement to be resourced or any Capital purchases.
  • To ensure all order confirmations are chased if not received for both direct and indirect purchases to ensure we have accurate data in Xaar ERP system
  • To monitor and expedite any late orders for both direct and indirect items.
  • To keep up to date the shorts spreadsheet and attend daily meetings.
  • To resolve queries relating to invoices due to purchasing related issues.
  • To provide input to Materials and logistics monthly reporting process.
  • Ensure supplier database is fully maintained with correct information.

 

Report Relationships:

Reports to: Head of Materials & Logistics

 

Key Internal Relationships:

Logistics Team, Finance Team, Materials Planning, Production Team

 

Person Specification:

  • Strong analytical skills (statistical analysis skills highly desirable) accurate and methodical with an eye for detail
  • Flexible and responsive to business needs
  • Inquisitive and proactive approach
  • A confident communicator with peers and across the business
  • Able to work on own initiative with minimum supervision
  • Able to prioritise work and tenacious in completing tasks and projects.
  • Motivated, decisive and driven.

 

Qualifications and experience:

Apprenticeship role: Expectation of GCSE Maths and English level 5 and above.

Location: Sweden

 

Xaar Values:

Xaar has defined 5 values which are vital to our business; each represents an area of essential importance to us. Their existence is intended to guide difficult decisions and shape behaviour.

Creative – we push the boundaries of what’s possible

Collaborative – everyone is a partner; we help each other freely and willingly

Innovative – we always strive to constantly improve

Integrity – we deliver on our promises

Passion – we care about our technology, our products, our partners and each other

 

Purpose of role:

This individual will be part of a talented and flexible team, working on key customer applications, as well as new and existing technologies, products and systems.

Execution of projects would typically involve printhead waveform development, printing trials, simulations and automation. Such projects could be customer applications or Xaar technology focussed and should be met with original thinking in order to uphold the fundamentals of the AAT group.

The Graduate Engineer will be driven by developing solutions for project stakeholders by working closely with those stakeholders to:

  • Develop solution for customers’ demands, e.g. a suitable waveform for optimized jetting, or a printing process
  • Develop own understanding of the science behind inkjet technology
  • Be involved in developing new technological solutions for the next generation of Xaar products
  • Exchange knowledge and know-how with team members (working within a team of engineers)

The goal is to grow in this role and developing subject matter expertise in novel applications and core technologies whilst growing in Engineering status.

 

Reporting Relationships:

The role reports directly to the AAT Team Leader with direct contact to the Head of Advanced Applications, Technologies and Fluids.

 

Key Accountabilities:

The Graduate Engineer will be working within a team on specific Xaar Technology and Customer Application projects. The project execution, while executed within a team, may also include leveraging resources within AAT, within Xaar and externally in order to reach a satisfactory conclusion.

After an initial period, the individual is expected to be able to plan and lead single work packages of smaller or larger projects. This includes involvement in direct relationship to customers, reporting results and agreeing on technical project stages.

Additionally, it will be part of the role to represent Xaar at conferences, fairs and during customer visits which may include presenting.

 

Key Internal Relationships:

Guidance and mentoring will be given by the AAT Principal Engineers and it is also expected that the individual will occasionally be part of, or interacting with, a wider range of Agile teams across the business hence reporting to the team lead for each project.

The nature and importance of the work being conducted by AAT will also mean on occasion direct contact with the Executive Team.    

 

Person Specification:

  • Credible and confident. Knowledgeable in relevant engineering fields (physics, material science, fluidics, mechanical engineering).
  • Eager to work with cutting-edge technology in the field of digital printing, and develop novel applications of functional printing, 3D, material composition etc.
  • Enjoys working in the lab, but also involvement project planning, mechanical design, programming and simulation.
  • Intelligent, personable, team player, pragmatic but most importantly hands on. This role expects functional deliverables, but after an introduction period also project management will be likely.
  • Drive to deliver solution to sometimes complex problems. Looks ahead of the specification (task description) and tries to understand what the stakeholders are trying to do.
  • Comfortable working within a small agile team where their contribution, flexibility, energy, enthusiasm and drive to deliver high quality technical solutions to demanding applications and technology requirements will be critical.
  • Communication will be key, reporting to customers, team members and other stakeholders.
  • The individual will need to be able to, on occasion, travel off site either to customer sites or Xaar regional offices (both short and long haul).

 

Qualifications and experience:

Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, e.g. Physics, Electronic or Mechanical Engineering, with a basic understanding of the complexities involved with products, technologies and applications across different disciplines. 
  • Experience as a researcher with a master’s degree or recent PhD, or recent experience in industry.
  • Knowledge in Fluidics, Mechanics, Micro Systems, Engineering.
  • Understanding of Physical models and able to apply this to real-world problems.
  • Software skills to create scripts for measurement automatization or equipment programming (Python, C).  
  • Data analysis and presentation (Excel, R, Matlab).
  • Ability to work with metrology and measurement tools (use of Oscilloscopes and similar equipment).
  • Knowledge of digital printing techniques and associated software tools i.e. RIP, Photoshop etc. 
  • Basic knowledge in chemistry and rheology.
  • Preparation of reports and presentation of results (ideally to customers).

 

Further Desirable Experiences / Skills: 

It would be preferable if the candidate has experience with developing solutions for high-tech products and applications.

These are not essential, but would be viewed as a plus point for a given candidate: 

  • Addressing customer issues, including customer liaison when needed. 
  • Experience with joint technology or application development with an outside company or customer. 
  • Understands the broader field of printing technologies and has knowledge about inkjet technology.  
  • (Experience with using inkjet printheads within demanding industrial applications).
  • Usage of ink systems for inkjet printheads, including modifications and improvements. 
  • Hands-on experience with mechanical tooling and electrical circuits 
  • Use of 3D printers (e.g. FDM – Ultimaker). 
  • Able to read and extend existing mechanical design drawings.
  • Understanding and modifying another person’s software code. 
  • Configuration management and revision control tools (e.g. BitBucket). 
  • Use of defect and work tracking tools (e.g. JIRA). 
  • Knowledge of a second language: Fluent/native in Swedish or English, and fluent knowledge of the 2nd language; beneficial if further languages.

How to apply

If you think you're a good fit for one of our vacancies, we would love to hear from you. Please email your CV and covering letter to recruitment@xaar.com

Please note, we are only able to accept applications from people who are already eligible to work in the UK.

By submitting your CV, you are consenting to Xaar Plc processing your personal details in relation to potential job vacancies and, if your application is successful, to administer your personnel record.