Manufacturing Associates

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We’re on a mission to invest in people, ideas and industries that will change the world. Octopus Energy is the global tech pioneer using our in house technology platform, Kraken Tech, to unlock a Customer focused and affordable green energy revolution. 

We’re changing the energy system globally, spearheading the transition to greener, cheaper energy through the installation of in-home technologies.  

We have phenomenal growth plans, and we need enablers to help deliver our aspirations at speed and scale.  It’s a unique culture where people learn, decide and build quicker, where people work with autonomy alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground.  

At Octopus Energy Heating we’re developing a home heating revolution through innovative heat pumps which will significantly reduce reliance on fossil fuels and bring a cleaner more sustainable world.  We are setting up the first (of multiple) manufacturing premises in Portadown and if you want to help us bring this technology to the market at scale and speed, then read on…

Your role will be to be part of the team building the exciting new generation of heat pumps for home heating.  With an almost unlimited order book, and already a very large customer backlog before we even launch the products, you will use your knowledge, experience and drive, to be part of maximising the manufacture of these products at the highest quality.  You are ultimately responsible  for living the core values of the business to help ensure the right culture in which everyone works towards achieving our mission.What you'll do Ensure the safety of Yourself and your colleagues using your training, knowledge, common sense and following any procedures in placeBe an active contributing member of the team to achieve the highest levels of output and quality using the most efficient use of resourcesCarry out technical tasks including electrical work, brazing, testing, assembly, fault finding, HVAC etc. on a multi shift basisLearn, develop and continually improve, striving to be the best you can beUse all the resources the world provides, safely, wisely and as efficiently as possibleWhat you'll need You’ll need to have a technical aptitude for mechanical and/or electrical work with good manual dexterity.  Experience in HVAC, brazing, wiring and/or fault finding/diagnostics in mechanical/electrical work would be advantageousYou focus on output, not input, what’s important versus what’s not important and obsessively strive to make things better.  You do need to know your stuff, this role is for someone who makes people’s hearts sing when they make something simple, easy and efficientYou’re pretty good at managing you’re sh*t, were only human, but generally you can juggle a lot of balls and focus on what’s importantYou constantly want to make things better, simpler, more efficient and do the right thing for the Customer – are you someone who not only finds answers but solves them, puts in place the resolution before they happen and creates value by coming back and asking better questions?You’re definitely a bit obsessive about whatever you do being the very best there is, checking you’ve got things right.  It's your job, not someone else’s.  You crave ownership and responsibility and being part of the teamYou love people, working with other awesome humans with a willingness and desire to learnWhat we offer Salary £10.75 - £13.80 per hourEquity Option Scheme everyone owns a part of what we're building, when you become an Octopus Energy Group employee, you will be included in our Equity Options Scheme. Pension Scheme we'll pay 5%. You can decide what you contribute, starting from 3%30 days holiday (incl bank holidays) we're all grown ups here and we want you to ensure holidays are taken when it suits both yourself and the business. We work hard and so we know you need to play hard as wellFlexible working
we're passionate about a genuine work-life balance here. Need to catch that school nativity or work from home? That's cool and if we can do it we will Social events
your hard work deserves some down time. We sponsor YeoValley’s summer festival, Valleyfest, every year for our big offsite Summer party (we take our kids too) and we also aim to have 3 parties a year!Clothing we dont believe in dressing up or formal clothes to do your best work. Wear whatever you feel comfortable in (subject to reason!) and we will provide safety and other clothing for manufacturingFor Parents We can arrange access to tax free childcare, as well as maternity and paternity pay. During the lockdown we even created OctoKidsTV!Go Your Own Way EV salary sacrifice and cycle to work scheme availableTech We want to get the best out of our people and get that everyone is slightly different. Have a certain tech requirement? We’ll do our best to get itMoney Coach You may want to think about financial planning. The company has an arrangement with Octopus Money Coach . They offer the opportunity to talk with a professional coachWellbeing Need some calm in your life? We have 'Octopus Headspace Licences' available. We also do Yoga twice a week and offer free eye test vouchersWhy else you'll love it hereOctopus Energy is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we we're voted 50 best places to work in 2022 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people  We're very excited at this opportunity. We're looking for the passion, skills and experience to help shape and define the future of energy and business at a global scale. If you're reading this and grinning and want to bring this technology to the market at scale and speed, then we would love to hear from you. 

Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.

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