Rittal-CSM Job Roles

Find out about job roles and career opportunities at Rittal-CSM, including the skills we’re looking for.

Engineering Careers

Quality Engineering

For our Quality Engineering roles, we look for dynamic and professional candidates who understand the principles of product and service quality evaluation and control. You will take responsibility for the quality of the company's products, and be a keen problem solver.

You will be able to work as part of a team and work cross-functionally. Our Quality Engineers work with various stakeholders, at every part of the manufacturing process including the design team, suppliers, manufacturing teams and customers.

Even at the point of troubleshooting, quality engineering is about more than just identifying problems. We need our engineers to understand the underlying issues and develop successful fixes, changing practices where necessary to
ensure that standards are maintained.

Industrial Engineering

For our Industrial Engineering roles, we look for candidates who will be responsible for optimising the production and manufacturing processes within our business. No two days will be the same and they could include anything from solving where machines should be located and integrating cobots onto the shop floor, to purchasing capital equipment or reducing the time it takes for each produced commodity to pass through the manufacturing process.

You will find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. You will be able to devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make our products.

You should be a creative individual who has the vision to design new production processes in many kinds of settings in order to reduce the use of material resources, time, or labour while accomplishing the same goal.

You will be a critical thinker with the ability to solve problems.

We need our Industrial Engineers to use logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to the problems.

Manufacturing/Design Engineer

Our Manufacturing/Design engineers are involved in the initial concept, design, development and management of projects. To succeed you will need strong technical knowledge, as well as communication, leadership and project management skills.

You will be able to use a range of 3D CAD and CAD Data Software, with particular focus on Creo, Inneo and Autodesk. You will have the ability to research and develop ideas for new products and the systems used to make them. You will also work to improve the performance and efficiency of existing products.

You will need to be good at problem-solving and generating new ideas.

We need our Manufacturing/Design Engineers to have the ability to work to tight deadlines and to work as part of a fast-paced team. Candidates will ideally have experience in the sheet metal fabrication industry.


Engineering plays a vital role in our global business. Finding key solutions to the challenges we face while changes in technology, politics and economics have an impact remains at the forefront of Rittal-CSM.

Do you have an engineering qualification, preferably at degree level in mechanical/manufacturing engineering?

Do you have experience of working in a similar fast-moving, sheet metal manufacturing environment?

We would like to hear from graduate candidates who are qualified and experienced in Industrial Engineering, Quality Engineering and Manufacturing/Design Engineering in the Technical Support Function (CAD based).

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Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeships

Get your career off to the best possible start with a full, four-year Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship programme backed by Rittal’s global expertise.

Our apprentices receive thorough and in-depth training across a full range of shop-floor based engineering and manufacturing activities.

Required qualifications: GCSE or equivalent in Maths, English and Science or IC T at grade C or above.
Other relevant qualifications: Resistant Materials, Engineering and Manufacturing

Machine Setter/Operator Apprenticeships

Become highly proficient in the application and use of machine tools with our highly-regarded two-year, day release, Machine Setter/Operator Apprenticeship programme.

Our apprentices receive industry-leading training in the setting and operation of one or more of our sheet metal production activities, such as:

•  Power Press
•  CNC Piercing or Folding
•  Press Brake

Relevant qualifications: ideally, candidates will have a minimum of Grade D, GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English.

Production Welding Apprenticeships

Working under expert guidance you will receive a two-year, day release, Production Welding Apprenticeship programme, giving you comprehensive training in all production welding activities including:

•  Manual MIG welding
•  Manual TIG welding

Relevant qualifications: ideally, candidates will have a minimum of Grade D, GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English.


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Other Jobs & Careers

As well as opportunities in engineering and apprenticeships, Rittal-CSM offers a range of other jobs and careers including:

  • Sheet Metal Machine Operators / Setters – operating a range of machines producing parts ready to be loaded on the Paint Line conveyor
  • Welders – manually MIG / MAG welding, manually ITG welding or operating robotic welding cells in a fast-paced production environment
  • Assembly – assembling and packing enclosures before despatch to customers
  • Paint Plant Operators – either loading parts prior to treatment and powder coating or unloading and inspecting parts ready for assembly
  • Logistics Stores – maintaining the continuous material flow to machine centres or assembly lines
  • Warehousing Operatives – looking after customers’ finished product and ensuring on time delivery of our
    products to our customers

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