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Norton Motorcycles (UK) Ltd is looking to recruit pivotal roles to compliment their team at Donington Hall.

All roles will give an excellent opportunity for the right candidates to join a small close knit team of industry professionals in a fast moving and dynamic environment, working with one of the most passionate and exciting names in the motorcycling industry here at Donington Hall.

Current Vacancies

Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer

Norton Motorcycles (UK) Limited are looking for an Executive Assistant for our owner and CEO. Extremely varied role across Norton and other businesses he owns.

You will need to be smart, sharp, hardworking, very driven and have a good sense of humour to thrive in this office environment.

You could be experienced and seen it all before or young dynamic and up for a bigger challenge.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Please apply in writing sending your current CV to hrmanager@nortonmotorcycles.com  

Parts and Warranty Administrator

Norton Motorcycles is a rapidly expanding dynamic business that is looking for a Parts and Warranty Administrator to join our International Sales Team based at Donington Hall.

The successful applicant should be highly organised, conscientious, be able to plan and prioritise their work and possess excellent communication skills.

Your main duties and responsibilities will include:

 

  • Process all warranty claims and parts orders for the Global Dealer network
  • Manage parts inventory
  • Checking and processing all parts orders
  • Arranging carriage for all part dispatches
  • Reporting to the Head of Global Sales and Marketing

 

Essential qualities and requirements:

  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)
  • Be highly organised and demonstrate the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude
  • Presents themselves as a confident and competent member of the team
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate with people at all levels
  • Previous experience in a similar role is essential with knowledge of motorcycles preferred.  

Please apply in writing sending your current CV to hrmanager@nortonmotorcycles.com 

Procurement Manager

The role of Procurement Manager at Norton is an excellent and challenging opportunity for the right candidate to join a rapidly expanding team of industry professionals in a fast moving and dynamic environment, working with one of the most passionate and exciting names in the motorcycling industry here at Donington Hall.

The Procurement Manager will be overseeing all current production and delivery of new projects including the well publicised range of bikes under development thanks to significant funding from central Government. This range of high end motorcycles will ensure Norton’s longevity as the UK’s most exciting motorcycle manufacturer.

We are looking for an experienced Procurement Manager with a track record of delivery within manufacturing / engineering / automotive industries. You will be an enthusiastic and capable individual whose internal relationships will be as important as those with your suppliers.

 

Challenges:

  • Norton is a niche, premium vehicle manufacturer with a strong brand value and where quality is paramount.
  • Understanding the process of buying raw material and components, through in house manufacture, assembly and point of sale through a global dealer network. All controlled under one roof.
  • A complex product range with multiple manufacturing techniques and a global supply chain.
  • Aggressive growth rate with a full order book for well over 12 months.

 

Skills:

  • Degree/CIPS qualified would be advantageous but not essential
  • Experience of managing a team is essential
  • Demonstrate understanding of technical engineering along with a strong manufacturing and quality knowledge
  • Strong commercial background within a high-tech manufacturing and/or engineering industry
  • Proficient negotiator with proven abilities in influencing people at all levels within the organisation
  • Experience in product costing and/or costed Bill of Materials and identification of product cost drivers
  • Good understanding of legal regulations and contract setting
  • Prepared to work hard to get the right result for Norton, be tough yet be fair with our supplier base
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills: to be able to assess problems thoroughly and drive logical conclusions
  • Willing to challenge the status quo – internally and externally
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build productive working relationships and influence both staff and Directors
  • Integrity and confident under pressure – always presenting the facts no matter what the circumstances

 

Please apply in writing sending your current CV to hrmanager@nortonmotorcycles.com  

Senior Calibration and Development Engineer

The role of Senior Calibration and Development Engineer at Norton is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join a small close knit team of industry professionals in a fast moving and dynamic environment, working with one of the most passionate and exciting names in the motorcycling industry here at Donington Hall.

The role would include overseeing the continued improvement of a range of exciting Norton projects, including road and race motorcycles for driveability and durability. This would also include development of chassis electronic functions such as traction control, launch control and anti-wheelie strategies. Production vehicle calibration and emission control experience would be advantageous but not essential.

 

Experience (essential):

 

  • Relevant experience of a high end engine management control system such as GEMS, Cosworth, Magnetti Marelli or Motec.
  • A good understanding of powertrain systems
  • A good understand of motorcycles
  • Minimum of a basic knowledge of chassis control strategies
  • Good communication skills at all levels

 

Responsibilities and deliverables:

 

  • Calibrate vehicle emission behaviour to meet program target emission standard whist satisfying other vehicle attribute targets such as combustion noise, driveability and performance
  • Delivery of aftermarket and performance tuned products across the range
  • Assist in powertrain development, problem solving and resolution
  • Delivery of chassis control systems such as traction control, anti-wheelie and launch control
  • Assist in electrical specification of the motorcycle
  • Provide testing support where necessary, overseas or trackside
  • Integrate drivability and performance targets alongside emissions
  • Provide support throughout the homologation and certification process

Norton invites applicants from all engineering backgrounds however a practical experience of automotive fundamentals would be of great benefit as would a working knowledge of the latest engine management systems and software, the candidate must be a team player and posses and excellent work ethic.

Salary package dependent on previous skills and experience.

Please apply in writing sending your current CV to hrmanager@nortonmotorcycles.com  

Quality Inspector

Norton Motorcycles, one of the worlds must iconic Motorcycle brands is expanding its production capabilities, at its Manufacturing Facility based at Donington Hall.  Our Business is expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years as demand for our existing range and new and exciting V4 Bike increases daily.

We are looking for talented people to join our team, embrace the passion and commitment of our workforce, and help us improve our processes to provide Quality Products, Hand Built and recognised throughout the world.

As a result, we are looking for a Quality Inspector, to oversee all inspection processes, surrounding Parts and Products and to ensure both External and Internal Processes are rigorously adhered to.

Key responsibilities:

  • Review, improve and undertake all essential inspection activity, including Goods In, Production and End of Line Final Inspection.
  • Define Inspection Frequency for all Parts Based on High, Low and Medium risk classification
  • Use of relevant measurement tools and instruments to ensure every part can be measured correctly
  • Maintain and Improve work instructions, including product / customer specific documents
  • Ensure any Work in Progress rejects are handled in a timely and effective manner and all wastage processes are adhered to
  • Carry out internal audits and surveillance and spot checks as required
  • Review & Validate in-process inspection, including some manual inspection
  • Maintain inspection facilities and equipment to a high standard, including calibration control

Key requirements:

  • Good understanding of Mechanical Engineering
  • Good knowledge of Welding, Assembly and Paint processes and Final Inspection of Electro Mechanical Products
  • Experience of working closely with suppliers and ensuring Problems are identified, rectified and followed through to completion
  • Experience in a similar role, preferably within an Automotive or Manufacturing background
  • Inspection Knowledge
  • Familiar with modern Quality processes (Corrective Action, Root Cause analysis , etc)
  • Good Communication skills and able to contribute to transforming the Business Quality performance

Please apply in writing sending your current CV to hrmanager@nortonmotorcycles.com

Paint Sprayer

Norton Motorcycles, one of the worlds must iconic Motorcycle brands is expanding its production capabilities, at its Manufacturing Facility based at Donington Hall.  Our Business is expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years as demand for our existing range and new and exciting V4 Bike increases daily.

The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of our painting, lacquering and coating processes.

Individual Processes include:

  • Preparation and Masking of High Quality post welded and manufactured components
  • Hand Spray Painting
  • Gloss and Matt Lacquering
  • Air Brushing
  • Chroming
  • Quality Checking

We are seeking an experienced Paint sprayer who is happy to join us at a challenging time with a view to helping us improve all our processes and assist with increasing demand for our products.

Experience with chrome would also be an advantage

Excellent Prospects for development within the company for the right person.
Salary package dependent on previous skills and experience.

Please apply in writing sending your current CV to hrmanager@nortonmotorcycles.com 

Senior Design Engineer

The role of Senior Design Engineer at Norton is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join a small close knit team of industry professionals in a fast moving and dynamic environment, working with one of the most passionate and exciting names in the motorcycling industry here at Donington Hall, Castle Donington.

The role will consist of product design and validation from concept through to production and production support, including scheming and detailed component engineering using the latest 3D CAD software (Pro E), homologation and vehicle testing.

As a senior member of the design team the candidate will have engineering responsibility for derivative models and following these into production, as well as significant areas on new projects.  A senior design engineer will also assist with the day to day running of the design office.

Norton invites applicants from all engineering backgrounds however a practical experience of motorcycle fundamentals will be of great benefit as would a working knowledge of high end 3D CAD systems, the candidate must be a team player and posses and excellent work ethic.

Please apply in writing sending your current CV to hrmanager@nortonmotorcycles.com  

CAD Engineer

The role of CAD Engineer at Norton is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join a small close knit team of industry professionals in a fast moving and dynamic environment, working with one of the most passionate and exciting names in the motorcycling industry here at Donington Hall.

The role would consist of product design from concept through to production and production support, including scheming and detailed component engineering using the latest 3D CAD software (Creo).

A minimum of 3 years of Pro Engineer CAD experience is a requirement, along with the ability to use Creo surfacing functionality to create complex parts.

Norton invites applicants from all engineering backgrounds however a practical experience of automotive fundamentals would be of great benefit as would a working knowledge of 3D CAD systems, the candidate must be a team player and posses and excellent work ethic.

Salary package dependent on previous skills and experience.

Please apply in writing sending your current CV to hrmanager@nortonmotorcycles.com 

Engine Builder and Engine Sub Assembly

Norton Motorcycles, one of the worlds must iconic Motorcycle brands is expanding its production capabilities, at its Manufacturing Facility based at Donington Hall.  Our Business is expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years as demand for our existing range and new and exciting V4 Bike increases daily.

Must have good knowledge of 4 stroke engines and be practically minded along with being able to understand instructions, working from drawings and assembly manuals. Have an understanding of measuring equipment such as verniers and bore micrometers.

Duties to include

  • Experience in building engines         
  • Preparation of raw engine parts
  • Good use of hand tools
  • Good understanding of 4 stroke engines
  • Able to read drawings and manuals
  • Be methodical in assembly
  • Good eye for detail
  • Building sub assemblies and engines by hand

Please apply in writing sending your current CV to hrmanager@nortonmotorcycles.com 

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