Cogent Technology careers

Careers at Cogent Technology

Become a member of a highly motivated team at Cogent Technology Limited, providing electronics manufacturing services to a wide range of companies for applications such as Medical Diagnostics, Communications and Industrial Instrumentation.

We seek to recruit people that share our values of delivering excellence, on time, to our customers for PCB Assembly, Electromechanical Assembly and Box Build services. We have excellent long term customer relationships and believe that the way our customers see us is a reflection of the way we respect and reward our staff.

Apprentice Surface Mount Technician

Duties to include:

– Running of Automated Assembly PCB line
– Operation/Management of machines
– Setting machines
– Stock control using MRP system

Skills Required:

– Flexibility
– Self-starter
– Practically oriented
– Motivated
– Basic IT skills
– Some understanding of Assembly documentation


– 3-4 GCSE passes

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Procurement Associate (Buyer)

Responsibilities and Duties:

-Ownership of customer segment for all activities within the Procurement function, including creation of material estimates: i.e price, lead time and MOQ information.
-Attend internal Contract Review meetings.
-Consolidation of business within preferred supplier base, if possible.
-Maintain up to date price, lead time and MOQ information within MRP system for parts re-quoted.
-Ensure open PO’s are acknowledged for price and requested delivery date in a timely manner.
-Support with the expediting and de-expediting of materials when required.
-Establish and agree estimating priorities & context with the relevant Sales team members.
-Identify & list all minimum and multiple order quantities in each estimate, highlighting commercial risks.
-Record manufacturers and live lead time profile for each component.
-Offer alternative components for cost reduction/increased margin or to overcome obsolescence.
-Review high value, long lead time and high MOQ components before submission.
-Proactive use of reports and spreadsheets, presenting findings in a professional context and recording/filing of results.
-Work in accordance with the requirements of ISO 13485 and ISO 9001.
-Actively promote the company Vision and Ethos

Qualifications and Skills:

-Good communication skills with proven ability to create effective long term supplier relationships by email, phone and face to face meetings and to communicate effectively with all departments
-PC knowledge including MRP systems and Excel spreadsheets to an Intermediate level.
-Ability to identify electronic components and read mechanical and technical drawings.
-Structured analytical approach to problem solving.
-Attention to detail.
-Good organisational skills with the ability to change priorities, work under pressure and to deadlines
-Negotiation skills.

Job Type: Full-time

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Applying for vacancies

Enquires about our positions can be made by emailing with the Job Reference as the email subject line.

To apply for the position please download the application form and return it to the address detailed within the form.

Please include a brief summary detailing why you would be suitable for the position and include it with your application form. Your application will be judged on the content of your covering letter and application form so please ensure it is relevant to the vacancy.

Cogent Technology Ltd is committed to an Equal Opportunities Policy in employment and will assess applicants for jobs fairly and without regard to sex, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins.

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