Motor control design engineering, quality management support jobs and apprenticeships - why not work with us?

At Zikodrive we use creativity, vision and hard work to turn design concepts and ideas into working projects.

As part of this we are constantly on the look out for the right people to join our growing company. As a company with 2 main sites, we are always interested in hearing from people local to these areas – both Calder Valley, West Yorkshire and Bridgwater, Somerset. 

If you don’t have considerable experience in the motion control industry but would like to learn, maybe you’re an apprentice or school leaver looking for an opportunity, then please get in touch. Equally, we will always give a fair hearing to those with genuine experience (perhaps through a hobby or alternative course) so if this is you and you would like to take your hobby further then please do get in touch.

Interested in working with us?

If you are interested in working with us please check below for current vacancies. We are very happy to accept applications from people who are interested in working for us, including apprentices. We currently have an office team who deal with enquiries, marketing and our website, an orders team who carry out quality testing, packing and shipping and an engineering team who deal with the design projects. When submitting your CV please state on your cover letter why you would like to work for Zikodrive and which department you would like to work for.

Please send any CVs or requests for more information to Shelley [at] zikodrive.com. Alternatively please give us a call to discuss any potential openings.

Current vacancies

We would be very interested to hear from people who meet the following descriptions…

Electronic Design Engineer

  • Knowledge and/or experience of PCB design with focus on motor controller/mechatronics.
  • Engineering Degree.
  • Experience of developing a PCB design from concept through to completion.
  • Good knowledge of motor types and relevant applications for different types.
  • Knowledge of range of communication protocols relevant to this market – CANbus, Modbus etc.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of microcontroller programming.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Evidence of reliability / attendance
  • Ability to work under pressure and take responsibility for own decisions and quality of work.
  • Good problem solving
  • Ability to work independently as required but also to be capable of working well in a team.
  • Good communication.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office.

In return we can offer you

  • A challenging and exciting work environment.
  • A dynamic, growing company taking on a range of projects with a range of clients from startups through to Fortune 500 companies.
  • Opportunities to travel.
  • As a small, growing company we can offer the prospective candidate a chance to take on a key role as the company continues to grow.

Apprentice Order Processor / Quality Management

  • Experience or interest in electronics (qualifications such as GCSE / A level or equivalent would be a bonus).
  • Good practical skills – for example use of tools, wire stripping etc. These can be taught but previous experience of this would be a bonus.
  • Meticulous and precise with good attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Evidence of reliability / attendance
  • Ability to work under pressure and take responsibility for own decisions and quality of work.
  • Good problem solving
  • Ability to work independently as required but also to be capable of working well in a team.
  • Good communication.

In return we can offer you

  • A challenging and exciting work environment.
  • A dynamic, growing company taking on a range of projects with a range of clients from startups through to Fortune 500 companies.
  • Opportunities to travel.
  • As a small, growing company we can offer the prospective candidate a chance to take on a key role as the company continues to grow.

HMI / Controller Programmer

We are looking for people with experience in mechatronic programming to join our expanding design team. The role will involve day to day programming requirements for custom orders, liaising with sales and marketing teams to develop content where appropriate and working with hardware design team to meet demanding and exacting customer specifications. A degree is not necessary for the right candidate provided that you can prove competency in the area and a strong motivation and willingness to learn. 

  • Knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems (basic formula and general concepts).
  • An understanding of various motor types and their applications.
  • Experience with control loops.
  • Previous experience with any programming languages.
  • Preferably some experience in PCB design.
  • Preferably some knowledge of systems and integration.
  • Good understanding on various protocols (analogues, digital, serial etc…).
  • Preferably experience in higher end protocols such as UART, RS485, RS232, Modbus, canbus, ethercat, wifi, bluetooth.
Key Responsibilities
  • Making modifications to exisiting programs for specific customer requirements
  • Writing simple programs for customer requirements
  • Schematic and PCB layout
  • using GUI’s to program external display modules
  • Advanced tecnical and applications support
  • Soldering and testing prototype PCB’s
  • Visit customers and obtain a detailed technical specification
It is anticipated that the right candidate would be given extensive responsibility in this area with a view to then running this as an internal department as the company continues to grow and develop.

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