Tech Test Production Planning Administrator


If you are looking for a new challenge with a global market leader which designs and manufactures aerospace search and rescue equipment, HR Smith Group of Companies is the one for you.  We have over 5 decades of experience and are dedicated to finding the perfect solutions for our customers.  Working for us you will have the opportunity to be part of a fully integrated multi-disciplinary business. Due to the continuing growth of the manufacturing department an opportunity has arisen for a Techtest Production Planning Administrator to work in close association with the Techtest Production Manager and Production Process Department and to initiate and maintain the Techtest Production M.R.P. scheduling and inventory control system used to manage the manufacturing process.

Requisite Capabilities:
The successful candidate will have a sound knowledge of material Requirement Plan Systems and be expected to initiate and maintain the existing software based Techtest MRP scheduling and inventory control system used to manage manufacturing processes and subsequently improve departmental activity.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the daily operation of the Techtest manufacturing MRP system used to manufacture products utilised on airborne Search and Rescue equipment and ideally process:

  • Good working knowledge and experience using Material Requirement Planning (MRP) or Inventory Management experience.
  • Proven analytical planning and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong IT systems knowledge and skills, including advanced Excel skills.
  • An electronics background is preferred.
  • Ability to read technical drawings.
Other duties include but are not limited to:
  • Production plan maintenance support.
  • Report writing.
  • Specialist Production Process Administration, as and when required.
We offer good job security and stability with career development opportunities for the right candidate. 
If you want to find out more about one of Herefordshire’s largest hi-tech companies then please visit our website;
Free onsite car parking.
Free refreshments (tea and coffee) Casual dress.
Full time position.
Hours are based on a 40-hour week, Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.30pm with half an hour each day for lunch.
If you are interested in the role, please email your CV to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The HR Department
H R Smith Group of Companies
Unit 416, Tarsmill Court Rotherwas Industrial Estate


Ben Reynolds, 20


An engineering apprenticeship was the obvious choice for me, after studying engineering for two years at college I felt an apprenticeship would offer me the best opportunity to make a career. As apprenticeships are so widely accepted and appreciated in industry I decided that university would not have been so beneficial long-term, as the opportunity to gain real experience is limited as well as the opportunity to earn whilst building large debts. HR Smith offer a great apprenticeship programme through HGTA and encourage you to build your own future. At HR Smith there is always something different everyday and you gain a full understanding of the processes involved in the company product design and manufacturing. You get satisfaction in understanding what the final outcome your job is for, I know I made the right choice.

Scott Bradley, 22

Electronic Test Development Engineer

I finished my electronic apprenticeship at HR Smith two years ago and now work in Research and Design. Part of my job also involves helping to look after apprentices when they are in my department.

I was fortunate enough to do my work experience at HR Smith during high school. This definitely made the idea of an apprenticeship more appealing to me, especially after finding an apprenticeship with HR Smith was an option through HWGTA.I did my apprenticeship straight from school, and I can remember how unsure I was about whether college or an apprenticeship was the right decision. Now both options are valid but I would recommend an apprenticeship, the practical experience alongside learning is a fantastic way to move from education into the working world, plus an important factor for me was avoiding the huge cost of higher education.And for anyone thinking that an apprenticeship won’t allow you to study at higher education, I am currently studying part time to obtain my HND, whilst other colleagues and ex-apprentices have completed Bachelors and Master Degrees through the company. So the higher education qualifications are still obtainable through an apprenticeship scheme, provided that you prove you’re worth it.

We use cookies on our website. Some of them are essential for the operation of the site, while others help us to improve this site and the user experience (tracking cookies). You can decide for yourself whether you want to allow cookies or not. Please note that if you reject them, you may not be able to use all the functionalities of the site.