An exciting opportunity to join a high-growth technology start-up focused on eliminating fuel poverty and improving living standards in social Housing as a Manufacturing Quality Engineer.
Base Pay: £35-45k
Company Bonus: Annual 0-10%+ (Based on company performance)
Share Options: £10,000
At Switchee, we believe that everyone deserves to live in a decent home and that the environments we inhabit have a massive influence on our ability to enjoy life and prosper.
One in five households in the UK live in social housing, a sector with the right values at its core but that has historically struggled to deploy innovations in the home. Many residents still can’t afford to heat their homes and live in cold, mouldy properties they can’t be proud of.
We believe that radical innovation in internet-connected technology can ensure that every resident, every day, is living in a home that allows them to succeed. That’s why our products are built not just on great technology, but on an understanding of what people want from the space they live in.
This approach led us to reimagine the most mundane household object, a thermostat, into a product that automatically reduces energy bills, looks great and offers control to those who want it. We are also revolutionising the way social landlords manage their housing stock with an obsessively tailored SaaS property dashboard and handy alerts on things like when the boiler is going to break.
Our goal is to perfect the ultimate connected hub for the social home. It’s going to revolutionise the way residents interact with their homes and landlords manage their properties.
We may be only 7 years old, but it’s already been quite a ride. Our first product, the connected Switchee thermostat is already in over 100 of the UK’s biggest housing providers.
We’re growing 100% year on year and are backed by some of the best-known investors in technology and social impact. We are a small team of passionate and ambitious people driven by a collective desire to make a positive impact in the housing sector, both for residents and landlords.
We are looking for a motivated individual to be an essential part of our team, supporting the beating “heart” of the business and our new customers.
As Manufacturing Quality Engineer you will be responsible for delivering a wide range of improvements to our quality management practices through field support, technical data analysis and building excellent working relationships with our manufacturing partners . The role combines core operational skills with data analytics, stakeholder management and an ability to solve new and complex operational problems.
A detail oriented, continuous improver mindset is a must with good problem-solving skills. You will play an integral part in the delivery of high quality products to our large social housing customers and the communities they house.
The work will entail close collaboration with other operations functions as well as our Product Engineering Team. It is a time of high growth for Switchee and you will play an important role in supporting the company in improving our future Operations capability.
Review, and improve Switchee's product quality procedures, standards and specifications.
Review customer requirements and make sure they are met.
Work with purchasing staff to establish quality requirements from external suppliers.
Ensure that manufacturing processes meet international and national standards.
Find ways to reduce waste and increase efficiency and factory throughput.
Set-up and maintain controls and documentation procedures internally and with our external partners.
Monitor performance by gathering relevant data and produce statistical reports.
Review existing policies and make suggestions for changes and improvements and how to implement them.
Measure performance and identify any areas of weakness, recommending and implementing improvements.
Liaise with managers and staff and provide training, tools and techniques to enable others to achieve quality standards.
Assess the effectiveness of changes made.
Make sure the company is working as effectively as possible to keep up with competitors.
We are a company built on a strong technical foundation. You’ll need to grasp and effectively manage a range of data sets, technology platforms and organisational complexity. Most importantly you will need initiative and drive.
2+ years Manufacturing Quality control experience, understanding Quality Control processes and methodologies
Passionate about reviewing and improving test coverage and the creation of automated and manual tests.
Knowledge of electronics manufacturing processes and procedures is preferred
Experience of working with a variety of QE tools.
Experience with web applications including API testing, database testing, AWS infrastructure.
Ability to think out of the box with a can-do attitude to get things done efficiently.
Excellent communication skills with ability to articulate technical concepts in plain English
Who You Are
These are ideal but not required as we know some people are less likely to apply for the role unless they are 100% qualified. We promote a diverse, inclusive and empowering culture at Switchee:
Knowledge and understanding of Quality Control Procedures and best practices.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a strong ability to build relationships with others.
Ability to develop and implement effective solutions to operational problems.
Proven track record in working as part of an effective team.
Experience working in quality or a similar field.
High attention to detail and a love of continuous learning and development.
Ability to handle multiple priorities to meet demanding deadlines.
Working with and managing a large variety of stakeholders.
Fluency with complex problems, large data sets and an ability to analyse them to drive operational improvements.
We look for people who share our values and can add to our culture. Values are shared beliefs that guide our decision-making, and culture is how we function as a group and how we live our values as individuals.
- Unlimited holiday policy + Bank Holidays so you can take as much as you want! No need to count those Winter break days anymore!
- Everyone at Switchee enjoys flexible working hours and is the master of their own routine.
- We have a remote-first Hybrid Working Model, with offices near London Bridge.
We will provide you with all the necessary equipment to work from home in a safe and enjoyable manner.
- We socialise together with regular outings in London, Quarterly Company Off-sites and an annual “working remotely” trip where you have the option (but no obligation) to join us in working from a fun location.
- We are hosting regular Virtual Socials and keep finding creative ways of staying connected with each other.
- We provide an L&D budget and access to our Switchee Library, where you can request new books monthly.
- We provide access to ThanksBen - a platform with plentiful discounts and free virtual well-being sessions.
- We offer Spill, a Mental Health app at your fingertips, where you can get in touch with a therapist in record time.
P.S Switchee is a Disability Confident Employer and we aim to provide reasonable adjustments for our new hires to ensure they are successful and supported in their roles.