Graduate Software Engineer - ANT Industries

Salary: £21,000 to £25,000 + benefits
Location: West Midlands, Atherstone, Mancetter
Start date: ASAP
Sectors: Engineering, Computing & IT, Science & Technology

This position is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund

In partnership with Coventry University - Role of Software Engineer for Business Improvement

ANT Industries, based in Atherstone, Warwickshire, is a highly motivated company specialising in high quality precision machining for the Aerospace, Automotive, Power, Marine and Petrochemical Industries. We provide a complete service from design through to finished product. Our philosophy is for the continuous improvement of customer satisfaction through improved quality and efficiency. We offer a range of precision machining, turning, milling and grinding operations; all housed in a modern factory, covering approximately 26,000 sqft of manufacturing area.

Technical knowledge and qualifications

This role requires the individual to have the following essential skills:
•Professional in Object Oriented Programming Languages such as JAVA, C# and/or C++. JAVA is essential.
•Professional in the Excel-Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming language.
•Experience in Structured Query Language (SQL).
•Good knowledge of analysis and interpretation of results
•Good technical written and verbal communication skills

Desirable skills include:

•Good knowledge of manufacturing operations management
•Experience of developing flowcharts and other visual process mapping diagrams
•Experience with any other special purpose simulation software
•Knowledge of discrete event simulation approach


•Communicate with colleagues to understand how the business works.
•Collect data and identify other related processing information.
•Develop process mapping and logic diagrams for the current business workflow.
•Develop and code an autonomous production planning and scheduling software including heuristic optimisation algorithms.
•Collect and interpret data, write reports, and make actionable recommendations.
•Work with the Company works manager and the general director to develop efficient simulation solutions.
•Other duties, projects or activity as requested by the Company which may arise from time to time.

This role requires the individual to have the following qualifications:

•A minimum 2:2 in software engineering/ development or other related computer science subject, experience in JAVA is essential.

This is an exciting opportunity for a software engineer to support the development of a brand new autonomous production planning and scheduling system. The new system will be developed and implemented directly into ANT Industries’ production operations therefore offering a unique hands on opportunity to work directly with the business leadership team and support the optimisation of their current business processes.

To apply for this exciting position, please send your CV and cover letter via the Apply Now button no later than midday on 17th October 2017.

Please note that if you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, you can assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.