Team Divers

Maintenance Engineer

The job holder will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring all facilities and equipment are fit for purpose and well maintained.
  • Providing a day to day maintenance support service (preventive and reactive) to all areas of the site.
  • Making or arranging and overseeing repairs, adjustments or improvements to machines, facilities and equipment.
  • Varied duties including machine maintenance work, cleaning, plumbing and electrical works, general DIY tasks.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a time served Mechanical Maintenance Engineer with certification
  • Display a strong can do attitude that can go one step beyond and the ability to be self-motivated and work on own initiative.
  • Have a good understanding / knowledge of all different types of CNC machines
  • Knowledge of Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Good electrical and electronic knowledge
  • Excellent knowledge of Health and Safety requirements
  • Basic Microsoft, PC knowledge and e-mail procedures

To apply for this role, please email us a copy of your CV with a covering note.

Aqua Sphere Field Sales Rep – South Midlands and South East

Job description:  Field Sales Executive 

We are currently looking for a dynamic Field Sales Executive -  to manage our sporting goods account base for the South Midlands and South East regions.

You will develop primarily the “sporting Goods sector” customer relationships, maximizing coverage of the iconic Michael Phelps (MP) performance swim brand as well as the Aqua Sphere premium swim fitness brand and other associated Aqua Lung Sport collections.  The ability to work with budgets and drive relevant product distribution to align with company expectations.

Mission:

  • To achieve key sales targets on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Connect with buyers via set product presentations, marketing meetings, order book management and developing strong long term customer relationships
  • Monthly store visits with key objectives, findings and result, to be reported back at our monthly Team meeting
  • Possess an up to date knowledge on market industry and all accounts responsible for, along with knowing and understanding our competitors
  • To achieve distribution in line with our current sporting goods segmentation
  • Effective management of the customer order book to ensure product is delivered within the ordered timescale
  • To scrutinize sales and margin performance versus target and take appropriate action to remedy any short falls
  • To help promote and positively develop Aqua Lung, Aqua Sphere and MP swim brands at all times

Skills:

  • Experience of working remotely across a territory
  • Professional & confident in dealing with buyers & business owners
  • Quick to learn technical product knowledge
  • Clear understanding of the selling cycle
  • How to put together and complete an account Sales Plan/Road Map
  • Confident and effective presentation skills, strong on features and benefits
  • PC / I-Pad skills including a good standard of PowerPoint and Excel software
  • Good knowledge of retail pricing, mark up’s and GPM’s to confidently discuss with retail owners / Buyers
  • Strong presentation, negotiation & verbal communication skills
  • Pro-active approach with high energy, drive and determination
  • Forecasting & business development ability.

If you are a flexible, open-minded and dedicated individual, Aqua Lung offers interesting opportunities not only in an exciting and challenging industry, but also an enjoyable and open working atmosphere.

Salary £26K - 28K per annum + Bonus + company car, i-phone, i-pad, laptop, BUPA and inter company benefits

If you have the drive and commitment to work in the dynamic and demanding Aqua Lung Group environment, please submit your online application (including your CV with available starting date and salary expectations) to Rachel Dulson Head of HR:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Development & Production Support Engineer

Permanent, full time.
Reporting to the CI & Engineering Support team Leader the job holder will be fully responsible for provision of Engineering support to all areas of the business to continually improve methods and processes, while increasing quality, repeatability and reducing costs and health and safety risks.

Main Duties to include :

  • Study, design, build and improve capable process engineering within the business, which includes Automated and Manual methods.
  • To validate the engineering success of improvement for both new and existing products and processes.
  • New Product Development, the introduction of new products and cost reduction projects.
  • To be innovative and creative and realise the objectives of the designer or brief by producing parts and prototypes by whatever means necessary
  • To develop new capable production techniques and methods to accurately produce new products and designs in line with the prototypes and design intent.
  • To design and set up meaningful and purposeful tests and test rigs within ethical and health and safety legislation and requirements. To interpret, evaluate and act upon the results and data.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an excellent and Pro-active Problem Solver.
  • Be an excellent all round CNC Machinist
  • Hold a Mechatronics or Production Engineering Qualification, preferable Diploma or above.
  • Have experience working with Lean Manufacturing Tools and Techniques.
  • Have a good understanding of instrumentation and controls which includes pneumatics.
  • Be methodical and analytical.
  • Have an excellent eye for detail.

To apply for this role, please email us a copy of your CV with a covering note.

 

 

 

 

 

Apeks regulators are some of the safest around and regularly top independent tests for build quality, ease of breathing and their performance in extreme conditions, whether that be depth or temperature.

Alternate Air Source Safety

The Apeks XTX range of regulators are the world’s first regulators designed to exceed the European standard in Auxiliary Emergency Breathing Systems.

More officially known as EN250:2014 including annex A. It’s a bit of a mouthful, but it’s important.
 
An Auxiliary Emergency Breathing System (commonly known as an Octopus or alternate air source when connected to the primary regulator) is a fundamental part of any diver’s kit, providing an emergency backup demand valve in case of primary demand valve failure and acting as an alternative source of air for a dive buddy.

The proposed minimum safety standards only require an alternate air source to be tested to 30 metres (98ft).
 
Apeks recognises that emergencies can happen beyond these limits and we are the first regulator manufacturer in the world to design, have independently tested and be awarded CE approval for alternate air source products which far exceed the proposed minimum requirements.
 
This means that an Apeks alternate air source matches the performance of the primary demand regulator that it is intended to work with, tested to depths of 50 metres (164ft) and in water temperatures below 10°C (50°F) where stated.

You can be confident that in an emergency or an out of air situation, your Apeks regulator can cope with the extra demand of your buddy breathing from your alternate air source and safely supply air to you both.

NORSOK Safety

You are at 200 metres on a wreck. Then again you might not be, but it’s nice to know that Apeks regulators are extensively tested to perform at those depths and beyond.

The Norsok Standard U-101 accreditation is a demanding standard that was devised for equipment used by commercial divers in the petroleum industry. The regulators are tested to 200m using a Heliox gas blend.

Apeks makes three of only four accredited regulators, the TEK 3, XTX200 AND XTX50. So whether you are at 20m or 200m, there’s only one brand that you should trust – Apeks.

Diver Safety

Apeks products are designed and tested to thrive in the harshest of conditions. However, nothing replaces training, experience and common sense when it comes to any form of scuba diving. So while Apeks products can be found in some of the most demanding dive environments on Earth, never dive outside of your limits, whether that be in terms of your training, experience or physical ability.

Imitation might be the sincerest form of flattery, but when it comes to life preserving equipment, it’s just dangerous.

Unscrupulous manufacturers around the world do fake Apeks products, sometimes copying our technology but with inferior parts and sometimes even putting our logo on the products.

It goes without saying that you should never be tempted by the offer of a cheap Apeks product if it seems too good to be true. Genuine Apeks regulators are manufactured in the United Kingdom by engineers with many years’ experience of designing and manufacturing life preserving equipment.

For complete peace of mind, only buy your Apeks equipment from an authorised Apeks dealer. You should also have your products serviced by an authorised Apeks dealer to ensure that the parts being used are genuine Apeks spares.

Managing the Environmental Way - ISO 14001:2004

Apeks Marine Equipment recognises the impact that our manufacturing processes could have on the environment. As champions of the underwater world we have always had an environmental ethos and a keen understanding and appreciation of environmental issues. Further to this, in 2006 we decided to look at every aspect of our business from an environmental point of view. We measured the impact each individual process has on the environment, with aims to remove or reduce the effect of these processes.   

An Environmental Management System was established in 2006 in accordance with ISO 14001. This has helped us to:

  • reduce energy use
  • reduce use of other resources
  • minimise waste
  • reduce operating costs
  • improve compliance with environmental legislation and regulations
  • reduce environmental risks

After several audits by an external verifier, Apeks Marine Equipment Ltd was awarded ISO 14001 accreditation by The British Standards Institute. Apeks is the first diving equipment manufacturer in the world to receive this standard and it’s an achievement of which we are extremely proud.

In the mid-1970s, two friends decided to combine their knowledge of diving and precision engineering. Working from a small garage in the north of England, they set about creating what have become some of the most respected regulators on the market.

Decades later that spirit of precision-engineering and craftsmanship continues. Still based in the north of England, Apeks now operates from a purpose-built factory where every element of the regulators are designed and manufactured in-house. Many members of staff have worked for Apeks since the early years of the business.

Our world-class production facility and the fact that we have total control over every manufacturing process make Apeks regulators the industry benchmark for design, quality and performance.

Our rigorous procedures comply with the highest standards under the European Quality Assurance System BS EN ISO 9001, ensuring Apeks' quality is the envy of others. Our regulators have been tested by the world's leading authorities on performance and were the first to pass EN 250 and be awarded the coveted CE mark. Apeks consistently top independent performance tests throughout the world, reflecting our commitment to investment in research and development. We are on the approved defence contractors list for the supply of diving equipment to armed forces around the world (for example all the British Navy's first stages are made by Apeks) and we also supply emergency services such as coast guards, police forces and fire services.

The full range of Apeks dive equipment, which now includes regulators, bladders, instruments and accessories, has been adopted by technical divers around the world. Apeks equipment is being used to explore some of the deepest, coldest and most advanced dive environments on earth. Because when the environment demands, only one thing matters; that your dive kit is designed, developed and tested to keep you safe and comfortable.

The name Apeks comes from a combination of letters from the founders’ names. Ken Smith Ainscough and Eric Partington