Technical Administrator

This is an exciting opportunity to join Lyon Equipment Limited, an employee-owned company serving the outdoor, work at height and rescue markets with ‘equipment and expertise to venture further’. We manufacture our own Lyon brand products and distribute a portfolio of high-end brands and technical training. 

Lyon provides a friendly, contemporary and dynamic working environment. We value a good work/ life balance. 

We are seeking to appoint a Technical Administrator. This is a full time, permanent position. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated individual with a keen eye for detail.

Job Duties:

  • Stock control & rotation – Using Microsoft Excel to ensure balanced stock levels. Regular stock checks are a key part of this role.
  • Purchase Ordering - Placing purchase orders with our raw materials/ component suppliers.
  • Sourcing - New/ alternative components where necessary to meet production demands.
  • Receiving - Incoming goods ensuring specifications are met.
  • Testing - As required prior to booking goods into stock. Reporting any inconsistencies with the supplier and rectifying.
  • Bills of materials – Maintaining and creating bills of materials on Excel, updating prices and communicating changes to the purchasing department and other stakeholders within the business.
  • Work Instructions – Working with the production, conformity and quality teams to ensure work instructions are kept up to date.
  • Machine servicing & calibration – Liaising with our external maintenance providers to ensure any faults are swiftly corrected and recorded.
  • Inspection of finished goods & batch testing – Visual inspection of products and preparation for despatch. Batch testing may also be required ensuring pre-designated standards are adhered to.
  • Works orders – Receipt of works orders from the sales department.
  • Printing and creation of logos and labels as required to complete orders.  
  • Manufacturing – You may occasionally be required to assist in the actual manufacture of goods.
  • Any other duties as required by the needs of the business.

Prerequisite skills:

  • Experience within an administration/ production environment.
  • Conversant in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience of using Adobe products such as Illustrator would be an advantage, however training will be provided.
  • Capable of communicating with stakeholders at all levels within the business.
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Have a logical approach to work with the ability to prioritise own workload.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • A hands-on approach and ‘can-do’ attitude.

Hours of work:

This is a full-time office-based position which equates to 37.5 hours per week. We work slightly longer hours Monday – Thursday in order to enjoy an early finish every Friday. These hours are Monday to Thursday 08:00– 17:00 and Friday 08:30 – 14:00.

The benefits include:

  • Commencing salary in the region of £19,000 - £23,000.
  • 30 days holiday entitlement per annum (pro rata) including public holidays, with loyalty increments.
  • Generous staff discount (for personal use only) on the products we
  • Continued personal development opportunities.
  • Being part of an Employee-Owned Company with the potential to earn a tax-free annual bonus.
  • Cycle to work
  • Free use of Company loan kit when
  • After 3 months of continuous service, inclusion into our qualifying pension scheme, into which we contribute.

Upon successful completion of a six-month probationary period:  

  • The successful candidate will be invited to join our healthcare scheme

To apply for this position:

Please download an application form - HERE

Please submit your completed Lyon application form by email or post (including your CV) to:

Julia Aspinall
HR Coordinator
Lyon Equipment Limited
Units 3 – 7 Tebay Business Park
Old Tebay
CA10 3SS

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All applicants are required to complete one of our Lyon application forms; unfortunately, a cv alone will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: Friday 8th July 2022, 12noon 

Initial online interviews for this post are likely to take place: Week commencing Monday 18th July 2022 

Second round interviews are likely to take place: Week commencing Monday 25th July 2022