Facility Supervisor – Out of Hours

Location: Denchi House, Thurso Business Park

Contract: Full-time

Hours: 40 hours per week

Denchi are at the forefront of the UK Lithium-Ion battery industry and have been established in Thurso since a management buy-out in 2014.

Now privately owned by UK shareholders, Denchi designs and manufactures custom rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries for international defence agencies, prime contractors, and UK manufacturers and is a distributor of non-rechargeable batteries and cells for customers including the UK MoD, the NHS and other UK public sector organisations.

As the UK Battery industry continues to mature, the need has arisen to establish a 24/7 presence in the facility to oversee the security and safety of test processes that run overnight and at weekends.

Denchi is a Living Wage company, paying above the minimum wage. As a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, Denchi is committed to supporting employment of ex-service personnel, and provides additional benefits to reservists and those involved with the cadets.


• Regular safety and security walkarounds of facility.

• Supporting and monitoring battery testing activities.

• Maintain hygiene of communal areas and facilities.

• Support of company Foreign Object & Debris (FOD) policy through housekeeping duties in and around manufacturing, stores, laboratory, and quality inspection areas.

• Production testing, packaging and preparation work.

• Selection and organisation of materials from stores for the production team to use.


• Previous experience of working in a position of trust.

• Comfortable with lone working.

• Vigilant and observant.

• Candidates will require to demonstrate Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance, and a right to work in the UK.


• Equivalent to 33 days annual leave (including Bank Holiday uplift).

• Christmas and new year closure, summer shutdown.

• Defined contribution pension.


• Regular walkarounds. Check all areas of the facility, check for fire hazards, security of doors and windows, lights off, plugs and sockets switched off if possible, etc.

• Cleaning. General cleaning and tidying duties, mopping floors, scrubbing floors (machine), cleaning kitchen surfaces, hoovering, dusting, emptying bins, cleaning toilets, etc.

• Testing: Final testing batteries using an automated test program

• Packaging: Filling cardboard boxes, sealing and labelling

• Test: Monitoring and moving batteries under test

• Facility maintenance: tidying and organising areas, painting floors, painting walls, etc. Backshift:5pm to 11pm – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.7am to 7pm – Saturday and Sunday.

Nightshift:11pm to 6am – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.11pm to 7am – Friday.7pm to 7am – Saturday and Sunday.


• Training will be required to ensure you can safely complete the above duties.

• The majority of staff workday shift, therefore, we will ask you to work 7am to 3pm for the first two months of employment or until you are competent and confident in the processes and procedures you may be asked to complete. Applicants should email their CV with a covering letter to the HR Administrator – alex.angus@denchigroup.com

The closing date for applications is the 1st of August 2024.

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