Neil - Procurement Manager
Neil is our Procurement Manager. Reporting into Bob Lockwood our Finance Director he looks after a team of 4 people. Neil’s role within the Company involves being responsible for all business expenditure, including materials for Production & Research and Development, Consumables, Equipment, Spares and Services. Neil started with the Company in June 2014.
I head up the Procurement Team which is responsible for all expenditure in the business. It includes materials for Production, Research and Development, Consumables, Equipment, Spares and Services. I look after a team of 4 people and report into Bob Lockwood. I was attracted to Dynex as it was a step up in my career and a return to the electronics industry where I first started out. I have been given the opportunity to develop my own team and as a member of the implementation team for the new ERP system have been able to shape some of the new Procurement processes. The management style here is very different from what I have been used to previously. I’ve been given the freedom to get on with the job whilst at the same time I have found the Senior Management Team to be very approachable, helpful and supportive. Having not previously worked for a small to medium size company that is very different to what I have been used to. It’s too early for me to say what my highlight has been here so far; but being given the freedom to get on with the job has been a real positive. I also like the way that the company holds regular communications meetings for everybody to keep them updated on what is happening within the business. There have been no real surprises while I have been here; during the recruitment process Dynex were very open and honest in terms of what the role was and so far none of the issues that I have come across have been unexpected or unique to Dynex. I’ve had a warm welcome into the business and generally people are very helpful. A lot of people have worked here for many years and the knowledge they have and have shared with me has been invaluable. I would encourage people to apply for roles at Dynex. The company is going in the right direction with a lot of emphasis on Research & Development which can only be good for the company’s long term future.
Mark - Senior Development Engineer
Senior Development Engineer
Mark joined Dynex in 2007 and is a Senior Development Engineer in the Research and Development Team. Recently he has a new title which is IGBT A&T Production Manager and this entails running the IGBT Production area; managing a team of operators; liaising with Planning and Sales/Marketing to discuss the delivery plan; ensuring On Time Delivery is a major focus for the department; and working with Process Engineering to resolve any issues as quickly as possible. He also project managed the end to end production of an important component in Motorsport, and he has a very close working relationship with a particular customer whose cars rely on this component.
On a daily basis I project manage the production of the modules, an end to end process which takes about two weeks. My role is to work closely with the customer and provide regular progress updates, and to oversee the IGBT Production Team, ensuring that all necessary resources are available as required, and that production is running on schedule. We supply significant quantities of these components each year, all of which have to be built and tested to very exacting standards and precise specification. I was attracted to Dynex by its excellent reputation for being a good place to work – it is clearly a company who cares about its people, and provides excellent career and development opportunities. This has proved to be true for me personally as whilst I have been at Dynex I have been able to achieve my HNC in Electrical Engineering at Lincoln College. This has brought me added responsibility and recognition, and my longer term career goals are to progress to a more senior level, and achieve formal Project Management Qualifications. The highlights of my career with Dynex so far have been achieving my HNC qualification – thanks to the company’s full backing and support – and my award of Employee of The Year in 2011. The fabulous trip to China I received for winning the award was an unforgettable and wonderful experience. The things that have surprised me most about Dynex are its friendly atmosphere – you are greeted by friendly smiling faces every day – and the experience, knowledge and longevity of its workforce. My advice to anyone thinking of joining Dynex would be to work hard, always be on the lookout for learning and development opportunities, and above all maintain a positive, can-do attitude.
Rebecca - Customer Services Representative
Customer Services Representative
Rebecca works for Dynex as a Customer Services Representative and she has been in this role since December 2012. Prior to this, Rebecca worked as a Manufacturing Operator within our clean room production areas. She has been with the business since March 2007.
I am the main point of contact for all our customers, responsible for dealing with requests for quotations for our products and then dealing with all subsequent orders. I am also responsible for returns and complaints and basically take care of the needs of our customers. I applied for a job within Dynex as I decided not to attend university; I wanted to obtain some work experience and planned to return into further education at a later stage. The reason I chose Dynex was I had family connections here my mother has worked for the company for over 25 years and also my grandmother before her. I started off in the company as a Manufacturing Operator within the wafer fab area and progressed through the department to become a principal operator within a few years. I then was able to apply for a new position within the business but a totally different role within a new department, this is the job I have now and to have a new challenge has been brilliant. My ambition for the future is to progress to management level, but firstly to obtain the relevant qualifications to help me achieve this. The main highlight of my employment was in 2011 when I was nominated to be Employee of the year due to my work within the wafer fab area. In January 2012 I went to China to visit our parent company CSR Times Electric; I was presented with an award during a ceremony. This was a fantastic life changing experience; I was taken to see the Great Wall of China and got to experience the wonderful rich culture that China has to offer. I was surprised to see the diverse mix of people who work at Dynex. Lots of different age groups and backgrounds and also there are many members of staff who have worked here for decades. I found this encouraging as it shows me Dynex must be a good company to work for. I would encourage anyone wanting to apply to research the company’s history and also to understand what we do as business, some background about the products we make and the industry as a whole is beneficial regardless of the position you are applying for.
Nathan - IS Support Technician
IS Support Technician
Nathan works in our IS Department as IS Support Technician. He secured permanent employment with Dynex in March 2014 following the completion of a 4 ½ year apprenticeship with the Company.
I started at Dynex in October 2009 when I was successful in being accepted on to an Electrical & Electronic Apprenticeship with Lincoln College. I was very happy to gain employment at Dynex as prior to this I was working in a contact centre which didn’t satisfy my career aims. When I saw the job I applied straight away – Dynex has a good reputation for their apprenticeship schemes and I have always had an interest in engineering. The apprenticeship included a day release at college, with 4 days per week in the workplace. I was seconded to various areas of the business in order to maximise my learning. Whilst working towards my HNC, I was also able to do extra evening courses funded by the Company. One particular course I enjoyed was on PLCs (Programmable Logic Controller). One of the secondments I undertook was in the IS Department, which I enjoyed and requested to stay in. This is the department that offered me a permanent job. I am responsible on a daily basis for dealing with IS Helpdesk queries (standard IS issues raised by employees) and supporting all business units with IS requirements. I have also been able to support a number of high profile projects including the development of the Company intranet and also implementing a project tracking system. I have recently become a core member of the team involved in a multi-function project to develop and implement an Enterprise Resource Planning system, which the whole business will use. My longer term career plans are to boost my overall knowledge of IS and gain the Comp Tia A+ qualification. The training that I have received so far at Dynex will help me to achieve this.
James - Research and Development Apprentice
Research and Development Apprentice
James is one of the seven apprentices we currently employ at Dynex. He works in our Research & Development Centre and studies Electrical & Electronic Engineering one day per week at Lincoln College. James started in July 2013 and since then has been involved in a number of projects, which is something he thoroughly enjoys.
I work within the process team of IGBT R&D, developing next generation assembly and interconnect processes for Dynex’s power modules. I carry out experiments using various pieces of processing equipment and use analysis equipment to determine faults in the process. Since being here I have had many opportunities to travel and learn about the industry that our products are a part of. The biggest highlights of my time here so far would be: commissioning a new solder reflow oven, developing the fluxless process for Dynex IGBT’s and applying that knowledge to the new electronic assemblies automotive group. My long-term career plans are to progress with further/higher education whilst hopefully maintaining employment with Dynex. I really wanted to gain employment within this industry and being local to Lincoln, I was aware of the good reputation the company holds. I would advise any new applicants to the Company to research our business, and also to be enthusiastic about the job you are applying for. Dynex has an excellent working environment: everyone is really friendly.