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Current Opportunities - May, 2024

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Stores and Logistics Assistant, UK

The Company

PowerPhotonic has an exciting new opportunity for a Stores and Logistics Assistant based in Dalgety Bay, Fife. This position has been created during an exciting period of growth for the company.

Powerphotonic is a global leader in the design and manufacture of precision micro-optics for laser systems used in the high energy scientific, defense, materials processing, medical, and optical communications sectors. PowerPhotonic was founded with the objective of achieving excellence in all aspects of the realization of micro-optic products for the most challenging laser applications.

The Role

The purpose of this role is to provide tactical resource for the receipt of goods, administration of inbound and outbound logistics. You will provide accurate, timely stock control and monitor usage for replenishment and support on time delivery of part to customers.

Key responsibilities

  • Goods received & documentation check, book into stock all goods received, highlight missed deliveries, short deliveries, or errors.
  • Arrange outbound logistics of both WIP and Finished Goods ensuring accurate administration of paperwork.
  • Final packaging and preparation of goods for shipment.
  • Responsible for the organization of the warehouse areas ensuring safe and correct storage of inventory.
  • Ensure stock levels are maintained and accurate, perform regular cycle counts to schedule and investigate discrepancies.
  • Ensure accurate data entry into the ERP system.
  • When required, raise Purchase Orders/Requisitions for inventory and non-inventory procurement
  • Kit production orders according to the daily production plan
  • Rigorously enforce FIFO for inventory management
  • Work with the team to develop and continuously improve warehouse and inventory management

Experience Requirements

Essential requirements:

  • Intermediate to advanced level of computer skills, comfortable with MS Excel, Word, etc.
  • Confident entering data and actioning completing transactions through an ERP system
  • Able to use initiative with a proactive approach to solve problems
  • Attention to detail with a high level of accuracy
  • Excellent numeracy

Desirable requirements:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft NAV (ERP system)
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment.
  • Working knowledge of office administration or stores, inventory management and stock control systems.
  • Understanding of export and customs controls.

Personal skills, attributes and requirements

  • Confident operating in a small and fast paced company environment
  • Diligence and disciplined in administration of timetabled events
  • Flexible and responsive approach to managing workload
  • Ability to plan and prioritize workload – flag and escalate issues as required
  • Self-starter – solutions focused, with a hands-on approach to problem solving
  • Team player, communicates effectively and builds good working relationships
  • Maintains social, ethical, and organizational norms in conducting internal and external business activities
  • Tenacious and resilient – follows issues through to resolution
  • Ensures that company values are always upheld when performing this role

Working conditions and physical demands

Office/Warehouse environment – some light manual lifting will be required each day. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to carry out each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. This role is located both in the office and in the warehouse.

This is part time role, approximately 20 – 25 hours per week, 10am – 3pm TBC. Exact hours are negotiable. The role would suit someone with either an office/admin or stores/logistics background.

Job progression opportunities

PowerPhotonic is committed to the career and personal development of its employees. Future career development, which will depend on business requirements and promotional opportunities which may arise. The company looks to employ individuals who have the interest, ambition, skills and potential to progress within the company.

Travel required

There may be occasional travel to customer sites.

Next Steps

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK. No Agencies.






​Company Information

As a young, dynamic and growing company, PowerPhotonic offers staff a challenging and rewarding career opportunity. Its engineering ethos is embedded in the culture of the organisation and the ability to work at the cutting edge of technology will be enough for many to consider PowerPhotonic a natural choice to further their career.

Headquartered in Dalgety Bay near Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, PowerPhotonic is situated in modern spacious offices with excellent facilities.  The company offers a breadth of opportunity that few others can offer in Europe.  Working in the heart of the company really does make a difference.  If you have a significant contribution to make, we’ll make sure it is significant for your success and the success of the company.  But for many, the opportunity to move to Scotland will be a key attraction.  Scotland is a great place to live and work. The countryside and beaches, rivers and glens are world renowned and all within easy reach of the city centres.  There is a wide choice of places to live, with lively towns and cities for those who are young or young at heart and rural communities for those who want a quieter life away from work.

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Our sister site is PowerPhotonic Inc. based in Tucson, Arizona. This manufacturing facility is a greenfield site. As a new and growing business to the area, it is already established to serve the US defense market for high precision optics. Tucson, Arizona has a unique blend of natural beauty, warm climate and affordable cost of living. As well as the living appeal, there is a hub of technology sectors including sustainable mining, aerospace, defense and security and health and biosciences. These factors put together make Tucson a highly desirable place to live and work.

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Both sites have a wealth of opportunities to offer for those looking to further their career in the micro-optics industry.

 We are a world-class company with the ambition to reach a global audience. No matter whether you are a graduate or an experienced engineer, an expert in optics or operations, if you want to be part of a growing company, give us a call.  We are always on the lookout for dynamic talent that wants to make a difference.

If you are interested in joining a dynamic and growing company, send your c.v. and a covering letter to



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