Analox Group to grow design team with new recruits

World-renowned developer and manufacturer of gas analysis equipment Analox Group is planning to double the size of its engineering design team next year, creating up to nine new jobs

Analox group apprentice Jack Price (right) with training advisor Chris Barnes
Analox group apprentice Jack Price (right) with training advisor Chris Barnes

World-renowned developer and manufacturer of gas analysis equipment Analox Group is planning to double the size of its engineering design team next year, creating up to nine new jobs.

The company, based in Stokesley, North Yorkshire, is working on a number of new projects for which it needs to expand its engineering manpower.

It is advertising seven new posts, including three graduate roles and a new apprenticeship.

More jobs are expected to be announced in 2014.

In the second half of this year, Analox recruited 10 new members of staff, bringing its total number of employees to 52.

Its recent recruits, working in departments including sales, marketing, production and R&D, include two apprentices.

Holly King has joined the company as apprentice operations administrator, while Jack Price has come on board as apprentice R&D technician.

Price, 19, from Acklam in Middlesbrough, completed his A-levels in the summer and is now learning new skills on the job while attending college one day a week to study mechanical engineering.

He said: “Working for Analox is a challenge and I’m enjoying every minute.

“Not only do my colleagues teach me new skills - they’re also keen to listen to my ideas.

“I’m the newest team member, but my contribution and input is always valued.

“It’s also amazing to be working on the range of projects coming into the company.”

Analox specialises in the design and manufacture of gas analysis equipment for commercial, military, agricultural and sport diving markets, as well as the hospitality industry.

It has more than 30 years’ experience in breathing air analysis and has won a variety of awards for the likes of health and safety, and its export successes.

In recent months, it has completed a string of export deals, one of which opened up the sale of its products to a new market in New Zealand.

Total Lab Systems will be supplying clients with its gas monitoring equipment there to ensure sound health and safety practices in their workplaces.

Deals have also being drawn up within India and Ireland recently, meaning Analox products can now be found almost everywhere in the world.

The firm’s military division, Analox Military Systems (AMS), is also continuing to thrive, after securing a six-figure contract to supply the Norwegian Navy with two carbon monoxide monitoring systems for ULA-class submarines.

Analox Group is currently recruiting for six positions: graduate software engineer, graduate electronic engineer, graduate research engineer, senior software engineer, technical customer support technician and engineering project manager.

There is also a vacancy for a technical documentation/ mechanical CAD apprentice.

Julie Cole, HR manager for Analox Group, said: “This is a really exciting time for Analox Group, and we’re hoping to attract graduates and experienced engineers to work for us, and to further their careers with us.

“Working here is for many the ideal combination of a challenging work environment and wonderful quality of life.

“No longer are the best graduate engineering jobs limited to the big cities.

“Staff who relocate to North Yorkshire or Teesside have access to everything they want, whether that is big cities and nightlife, or outdoor activities and stunning scenery.

“They also enjoy a stress-free commute to work.

“Anyone who wants to find out more, should simply visit our website, analoxpeople.net.”

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