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Griffon Hoverwork Ltd is the world leader in diesel amphibious hovercraft. We have a South Coast, UK based manufacturing facility that is currently experiencing an increase in demand for new build and refurbishment of boats and hovercraft. To help us meet this growth we are expanding our role with several opportunities across many disciplines including: aluminium fabricators, electricians, marine engineers, designers, procurement specialists and outfitters.

 

We are proud to offer positions at every level within the maritime industry to those who wish to be a part of a team providing sustainable excellence in hovercraft and marine engineering.

 

Our current vacancies are listed below:

 

Graduate Technical Buyer

Graduate Technical Buyer

 

Description:

 

As we expand the business, we are looking for a motivated individual to join our Engineering Department as a Graduate Technical Buyer. The role is working from Home with occasional requirement/opportunity to work from one of the offices in Portchester or Southampton and you will report Supply Chain Team Leader.

 

The successful candidate will be required to engage in supply chain activities, monitoring and progressing the procurement of and delivery of all materials, parts and services needed by the business from external suppliers to the correct standards and specifications, to budget and on time.

 

Your role will include (but not be limited to):

 

Help the team deliver the following Departmental objectives:

  • Purchase goods in line with BOM’s, SOP’s and other repeatable requirements in accordance with designated budgets
  • Expedite on time delivery of purchased goods
  • Assist with supplier selection, assessment and conduct 6 monthly reviews
  • Assist with the reporting of the progress and performance of the supply chain
  • Assist with the use and upkeep of records in Sage throughout the supply chain process

 

We would also expect the successful candidate to be able to:

  • Work with other team members to achieve the objectives of the department working
  • to the company values.
  • Operate to the Procurement Procedures and good supply chain management

practises.

  • Continually improve individual output quality.
  • Complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Work constructively and participate as part of the team.
  • Achieve good attendance, productivity and attitude.
  • Maintain personal standards for Health and safety

 

 

We are looking for someone who has:

 

  • Good level of competence in business management processes
  • Good influencing and team working skills
  • Good communications skills and the ability to liaise at all levels.
  • Ability to research, structure and solve complex analytical problems.
  • Willingness to work to the GHL Company Values
  • Experience of MS Office Software essential and SAGE 200 beneficial.

 

If you would like to apply please send your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@griffonhoverwork.com

Detailed Designer

Description:

Griffon Hoverwork Ltd is the world leader in diesel amphibious hovercraft. We have a South Coast, UK based manufacturing facility that is currently experiencing an increase in demand for new build and refurbishment of boats and hovercraft. As we expand the business, we are looking for a highly motivated professional to join our Technical Services team as a Detailed Designer. You will report to the Detailed Design Team Leader and be based at our design office In Southampton.

 

Your role will include (but not be limited to):

  • Delivering complex 3D models, drawings, Bills of Materials, Job Cards and other design output and support on time to the plans agreed to support each project or SOP whilst maintaining the released design intent
  • Assisting with the creation and maintenance of standard Build Schedules and Work Breakdown Structures for all products
  • Assisting with the creation of project specific Work Breakdown Systems agreed with the Production and Procurement Teams
  • Assisting with the administration of the business PDM system

 

We would also expect the successful candidate to be able to:

  • Operate to the Design Office Procedures and good design practises such as Design For Manufacture and Design For Maintenance
  • Continually improve individual output quality
  • Complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Work constructively and participate as part of the team
  • Achieve good attendance, productivity and attitude
  • Work in a problem solving way with other members of the team
  • Maintain personal standards for Health and safety

 

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Competent Solidworks skills
  • Good attention to detail with to ensure that outputs are accurate
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Good understanding of detailed design processes
  • Experience in large assembly modelling of vehicles or similar

 

If you would like to apply please send your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@griffonhoverwork.com

Working at Griffon

We aspire to make Griffon Hoverwork an enjoyable and fulfilling place to work.

We in the Griffon Team are proud of our position as leaders in our field. As a growing business we are continually seeking to find like-minded people who have the ability and desire to add value, develop and grow with the business.

At Griffon Hoverwork we are committed to developing our capabilities to meet the demands of the competitive world in which we trade.  We have both apprenticeship and graduate training opportunities on offer to the right candidates.  Unlike larger engineering employers, our graduates and apprentices will take responsibility for their work far earlier in their careers.

We employ a wide range of technical tradesmen, for whom we offer the opportunity to work in a fulfilling and growing environment. Our welders are certified to Lloyds and become expert in bonding thin walled aluminium structures.  Our fitters, mechanics, electricians, painters and stores technicians are continually developing the manner in which we build our craft, refining and improving the techniques on an ongoing basis.

Our engineers come from chartered engineering and naval architect backgrounds and have the opportunity to work with and learn from world leaders in the field. Our designers use the latest CAD technology to develop 3D computer models and take responsibility for the development of major systems.   

Those who work in our sales and commercial functions need to learn fast about the challenges involved in a business where the bulk of our customers are from overseas.  Boredom is not an option.

As the company grows we also need to strengthen our business across all functions and levels.

If you are interested in pursuing a career as part of the Griffon Hoverwork team, we would be delighted to hear from you.

For further information on our current vacancies, please contact our HR department on +44 (0) 2380 686666, or email your CV to recruitment@griffonhoverwork.com and we will contact you when a suitable vacancy is available.

Apprenticeships at Griffon

At Griffon Hoverwork we recognise the importance of developing new talent and therefore offer an aprenticeship scheme to those who are keen to start a long term career in engineering. Prior experience is less important than having the right aptitude and attitude, as we know we can take good people and turn them into the professional artisans that we need .

Intermediate (NVQ Level 2) and Advanced (NVQ Level 3) Apprenticeships are offered in the following areas:

  • Marine Electrical
  • Marine Engineering
  • Marine Outfitters
  • Aluminium Fabricators/Welders
  • Marine Composites Technicians
  • Stores
  • CAD Draughtsman
  • Sales and marketing/Customer Service


Working in partnership with Southampton City College and Griffon Hoverwork, successful applicants will become part of an entrepreneurial team, whilst gaining practical experience from both college based and on the job development.

Entry requirements will include a minimum of 3 grade C's at GCE level including Maths and English for most roles but a minimum of 5 grade C's at GCE level including Maths and English  for the CAD and sales roles.

Most apprentices will work under the supervision of others,as well as attending City College one or two days a week.

City College Marine centre is located 100 yards away from the Griffon Hoverwork site, which allows close contact and support between the college and the company.

If you have any further queries about the scheme please email:  Recruitment@griffonhoverwork.com 

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