Job Vacancy: Technical Administrator – Lyon Equipment Limited

This is an exciting opportunity to join Lyon Equipment Limited, an employee-owned company serving the outdoor, work at height and rescue markets with ‘equipment and expertise to venture further’. We manufacture our own Lyon brand products and distribute a portfolio of high-end brands and technical training.


Lyon provides a friendly, contemporary and dynamic working environment. We value a good work/ life balance.


We are seeking to appoint a Technical Administrator. This is a full time, permanent position. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated individual with a keen eye for detail.


Job duties

  • Stock control & rotation – Using Microsoft Excel to ensure balanced stock levels. Regular stock checks are a key part of this role.
  • Purchase Ordering – Placing purchase orders with our raw materials/ component suppliers.
  • Sourcing – New/ alternative components where necessary to meet production demands.
  • Receiving – Incoming goods ensuring specifications are met.
  • Testing – As required prior to booking goods into stock. Reporting any inconsistencies with the supplier and rectifying.
  • Bills of materials – Maintaining and creating bills of materials on Excel, updating prices and communicating changes to the purchasing department and other stakeholders within the business.
  • Work Instructions – Working with the production, conformity and quality teams to ensure work instructions are kept up to date.
  • Machine servicing & calibration – Liaising with our external maintenance providers to ensure any faults are swiftly corrected and recorded.
  • Inspection of finished goods & batch testing – Visual inspection of products and preparation for despatch. Batch testing may also be required ensuring pre-designated standards are adhered to.
  • Works orders – Receipt of works orders from the sales department.
  • Printing and creation of logos and labels as required to complete orders.
  • Manufacturing – You may occasionally be required to assist in the actual manufacture of goods.
  • Any other duties as required by the needs of the business.


Prerequisite skills

  • Experience within an administration/ production environment.
  • Conversant in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience of using Adobe products such as Illustrator would be an advantage, however training will be provided.
  • Capable of communicating with stakeholders at all levels within the business.
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Have a logical approach to work with the ability to prioritise own workload.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • A hands-on approach and ‘can-do’ attitude.


Hours of work:

This is a full-time office-based position which equates to 37.5 hours per week. We work slightly longer hours Monday – Thursday in order to enjoy an early finish every Friday. These hours are Monday to Thursday 08:00– 17:00 and Friday 08:30 – 14:00.


The benefits include:

  • Commencing salary in the region of £19,000 – £23,000.
  • 30 days holiday entitlement per annum (pro rata) including public holidays, with loyalty increments.
  • Generous staff discount (for personal use only) on the products we distribute.
  • Continued personal development opportunities.
  • Being part of an Employee-Owned Company with the potential to earn a tax-free annual bonus.
  • Cycle to work
  • Free use of Company loan kit when
  • After 3 months of continuous service, inclusion into our qualifying pension scheme, into which we contribute.


Upon successful completion of a three-month probationary period:

  • The successful candidate will be invited to join our healthcare scheme


To apply:


Please download an application pack from our website All applicants are required to complete a Lyon application form; a CV alone will not be accepted.


Completed application forms (and accompanying C.V. if you wish) are to be emailed or posted to our HR Manager, Julia Aspinall:

Lyon Equipment Limited

Unit 3-7 Tebay Business Park

Old Tebay


CA10 3SS


Closing date for applications: Friday 8th July 2022, 12noon

Initial online interviews for this post are likely to take place: Week commencing Monday 18th July 2022

Second round interviews are likely to take place: Week commencing Monday 25th July 2022

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