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Do you have the drive to join a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative home and long-term care medical products?

Invacare Corporation, is an NYC listed organisation that specialises in the manufacture and distribution of a range of medical devices that that promote recovery and active lifestyles.  

Through its emphasis on providing clinically and technically relevant products such as powered and manual wheelchairs, pressure area care and respiratory therapy.  Invacare aims to keep its promise to customers by ‘Making life’s experiences possible’ 

Invacare employs approximately 5,000 associates worldwide and markets its products in over 80 countries around the world. 

In Europe, Invacare is present in 14 countries with the European Headquarters located in Switzerland. 


Invacare is one of the world’s leading providers of mobility and homecare equipment due to growth, we currently have a vacancy for:

Textile Engineer
Pencoed, South Wales


Invacare is a world leading provider of healthcare equipment and at our manufacturing site situated in Pencoed, we are the Centre of Excellence for Mattresses, Seating and Upholstery products.
Our vision is to deliver high quality products on time with a guarantee of competitive cost. Due to continued expansion and the increasing demand for our products we are now looking to recruit a Textile Engineer.
As a Textile Engineer you will perform a crucial role within our project team where you will be expected to be hands-on and take the lead in the manufacture of new products from design through to production. To assist this process, you will be selecting and testing the ideal fabric and materials for the product, and we envisage this role will continue to evolve and develop into the future.
To be successful, candidates will need experience in a manufacturing environment, ideally with R&D knowledge in your background, you will be providing technical expertise and advice to be able to intepret data and present clinical information to multiple stakeholders, which will ultimately support the development of new and existing products.

Specifically, you will:

  • Liaise with designers to adapt or amend designs to suit our production methods
  • Make and size pre-production products and samples, in close collaboration with our manufacturing teams
  • Be expected to finish products based on line drawings and written instructions with a high degree of accuracy, which ensure our products are fit for purpose and made to the highest quality standards
  • You will work closely with our Sourcing and R&D teams to procure suitable fabrics, chemicals and associated materials, which ensure the best durability (including properties of waterproofing, flame and shrink resistance), together with the ability to enhance the look and feel of our products.
  • Carry out the testing of materials and products to validate performance
  • Assist in the development of new and improved products and processes.
  • Interpret data for product and process improvement - Collate and present results to multiple stakeholders at all levels of the business
  • Co-ordinate with external partners to investigate and undertake testing and inspection in order to provide appropriate solutions
 
At Invacare, we firmly believe extraordinary people can come from a wide range of backgrounds, but we would not be surprised if the best person for this job has a wealth of manufacturing experience to offer coupled with a university degree in one of the following areas: Textile Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Materials Engineering; Chemical Engineering, Polymer or Textile Chemistry.
 
For a full job description, please do not hesitate to contact us and if you feel you have the necessary skills, drive and determination to be successful in this role, then we would certainly want you to join our team! So please forward your CV with a covering letter to explain why we need you to: RecruitmentUKIRE@Invacare,com


Business Development Manager - UK Eastern Region
Safe Patient Handling Team


Invacare's approach to Safe Patient Handling is about understanding and working with Occupational Therapists and Healthcare Professionals to support their experiences within Community, Residential and the Acute care sector. 

Our Business Development Managers are dedicated to providing support and assistance of the highest quality to Healthcare professionals and the successful candidate will manage a sales area where they will be responsible for building our brand, increasing our market presence, establishing long term account relationships, and developing a great customer experience. 

To be successful in the role candidates must possess a thorough understanding of the NHS and dealer markets. Previous experience of the manual handling, home care and bed market would also be a distinct advantage.

Key responsibilities will include finding and bringing new business leads to fruition as well as managing and developing existing accounts whilst providing great customer support at all times.

Hence candidates must be able to demonstrate how to deliver first class customer sales service, be comfortable presenting to small or large groups of medical professionals, have a proven sales record, be dynamic, energetic and ultimately, hungry for success.

In addition, other prerequisites for the role include possessing a good technical awareness, strong IT and organisational skills together with first class attention and the ability to analyse information in order to achieve budgets and targets.

Within Invacare our vision is to design and deliver the best value in medical products that promote recovery and active lifestyles for people requiring home and other non-acute healthcare.

"Yes, you can®" conveys our promise to support consumers, providers and healthcare professionals in accomplishing what is important to them.

If you feel you can match up to this specification, please send a covering letter and an up-to-date CV to the HR department at: Invacare Limited, Pencoed Technology Park, Pencoed, Bridgend, CF35 5AQ or e-mail recruitmentuk@invacare.com.

 

Sewing Machinists - Pencoed

You will need to have previous experience in a busy manufacturing site, and experience on flat bed, twin, strapper and overlocker sewing machines.  The role will include producing high quality cushions, mattresses and upholstery for our customers’ orders. Additionally, you will be preparing the Velcro and straps ready for the products, burning and cutting the products to the highest standard whilst ensuring quality and housekeeping targets are met.

To be successful in the role the candidate must be a good team player but also able to work alone if required; be hard working, conscientious and flexible. More important is an eagerness to learn, participate in training and to develop self.
In addition, other prerequisite for the role include, good communication and I.T skills and preferably educated to GCSE standard or equivalent

If you feel you can match up to this specification, please send a covering letter and an up-to-date CV to the HR department at: Invacare Limited, Pencoed Technology Park, Pencoed, Bridgend, CF35 5AQ or e-mail recruitmentuk@invacare.com.

NB: This recruitment will be handled directly hence no agency contact is required