We’re Hiring

That’s right, Boru Stoves is hiring! As Boru Stoves grows we have a need for hard working and motivated individuals to join our team.

Design Engineer

We are currently looking for a Design Engineer to work in Manufacturing Facility. We would like to hear from enthusiastic, well qualified and ambitious professionals who are seeking challenging career opportunities. The ideal candidate will possess excellent verbal & written communication, be meticulous in their work and show attention to detail, have engineering concepts, an ability to work as part of a team. The Successful candidate will receive full training in the role including programming training for laser and plasma. Responsibilities Include: Product Design, Development and improvement. Verification of final output and checking of drawings. Preparation of 2D Drawings for CNC.Steel Profiling drawings for both laser/plasma programming and complete folding drawings.Understanding the Companys Quality Management System and applying it to all project work. Ensuring that drawings are prepared in line with Company standards. Preparation of drawings for fabrication.

Skills Requirements: Ideally 3 years + experience.A third level qualification in a relevant discipline. Experience in manufacturing is desirable but not essential.A high level of attention to detail. Ability to adapt quickly to new engineering environment and its regulatory requirements. Understanding for customer needs.

Key Account Manager

The job of K.A.M. is being created to resource the planned Boru Stoves sales expansion drive in multiple outlets for the U.K. and Irish markets. This is a new role in the Company and will be a senior appointment, reporting directly to the managing director. Core to the success of the appointee will be the adoption of a structured methodology for dealing with accounts that are considered to be of strategic growth importance. These will be designated as Key Accounts and a reporting and activity schedule will be created to ensure growth for customer and Boru alike. The appointee will be responsible for handling all aspects of the buy sell sales cycle in large retailers and distributors and will generate strategies for expansion of all of the product range as well as spares and accessories. The appointee will work closely with the buyers and retailers in the Key Accounts on issues of business sustainability and new product and profitability opportunities.

Skills Requirements: At least 5 years experience in key account management. A commercial qualification such as an advanced diploma in sales management, supply chain management or a marketing degree would be highly desirable. Experience background in the hardware, plumbing or heavy retailing arena would be a distinct advantage. Knowledge of the stove wholesaling / retailing industry would be advantageous. Organising and manning trade shows, product training seminars etc. Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point.

If you feel that you are ready for a challenge and think you have what it takes to work with a dynamic team in a rapidly growing company then we would love to hear from you.

You can submit your résumé to:

HR Department
Boru Stoves
Templemore Road
Thurles
Co. Tipperary

Or

Email: careers@borustoves.ie

Beware The Dangers of Cheap Imported Stoves

Grandfather & Grandson enjoying the warmth of a Boru Stove.Do you really care where a product comes from when you make the decision to spend the money that you have worked so hard for? In the boom times I know I for one was guilty of not caring once the price was right. Thankfully I never got caught up in the property bubble and was not worth 400 million Euros by owning five two bedroom apartments on an expensive part of the monopoly board. This being said I was guilty of lots of other things such as when my TV broke I never called a repair man. I went to my local electrical shop and bought another one. Subconsciously I thought getting a repairman was hassle and he would probably charge more for a part than the TV was worth.

What’s changed?

As a consumer I now want a product that will last. I work too hard every week to just throw money away replacing products around my house at the drop of a hat. I now want extended warranties, the availability of spare parts and most of all if something does goes wrong I want to be able to speak to somebody at the end of a phone that can discuss my problem and send out a serviceman if needs be.

Do I buy products from the Far East?

Of course we all buy products from the Far East. Take out your phone and have a look at the back of it. I have just done that and it says “Designed in California and assembled in China” This is one of the world’s largest brands. Now would you buy a fake version of that phone and if not why? Firstly if you break the screen can you replace it? Probably not. If my family die from Co poisoning because of a badly made stove can I replace them? Definitely not!

Fake vs Real

There are lots of high end branded stoves manufactured in the Far East that have implemented European standards in their factories which ensure workers have safe working conditions. I have no problem with these kinds of factories as they are probably the backbone of small villages and do genuinely supply good product.
On the other hand when you see the fake or copied products they are more than likely being made in a sweat shop with no standards or safety practises. These factories generally jump on the band wagon when a product becomes “popular” so unscrupulous distributor’s ship in the best-selling products/brands in their country and get them copied.
I have had the benefit of looking and dissecting these “fake stoves” that claim to be the same as the real thing. I have yet to come across a saleable copy “fake” imported stove and this is why:

  • The raw material used (steel, cast-iron) used is lighter and less robust
  • Stoves are not independently certified so the outputs on the brochures cannot be verified
  • There are usually no safety tests carried out on the stoves
  • When dealers import a container they generally will not include spares in it because spares cost money and that comes off the bottom line
  • Ash-pans, frames and other auxiliary items are not welded but just folded tightly which leads to warping and over-firing

Any reputable brand manufacturing in the Far East will verify our findings as they would have spent years developing product. Reputable companies don’t copy! Remember you get what you pay for.

Why Ireland? Why Boru Stoves?

Irish Flag - Made In Ireland

  • Spare parts can be generally delivered next day (no waiting on slow boats from China)
  • The product is certified to EN13240 and EN13229
  • The stoves are safety tested using an independent test house with ratings verified
  • Dedicated customer service department
  • Dedicated mobile service engineer

Conclusion

When everything is taken into account fitting a stove is probably one of the biggest decisions you will make in your house but not the most expensive. Here are some questions you should ask yourself when choosing the correct stove for you:

  • If I change the décor of my room will the stove still match? (A black stove will generally suit)
  • In five years’ time where will I purchase replacement parts for my stove? Will they be still available?
  • Do I want a stove that I will have to replace in two years’ time?
  • How will the warranty procedure work (Boru Stoves offer a five or six year optional extended warranty)
  • Do I want the output of the stove to be what it says on the box? Do I want the results verified?

By all means purchase product from the Far East but ensure that you are buying from a reputable dealer and manufacturer that you know will provide a backup service. Personally I buy Irish whenever I can.
If you are in a showroom and the sales person says to you “I don’t have that brand but I have this one which is exactly the same” Run!!

Careers

Job / Career Opportunities

Current Vacancies
General Operatives
Paint Sprayers
Welders
Blast Operator
CNC Press Break Operator
Storeman
Please submit your résumé and
cover letter to
careers@borustoves.ie
factory floor

Boru Stoves are always interested in hearing from people with experience, innovation and talent. We keep all of our résumés on file so that if a position does become available, your details will be reviewed by our HR team here.

You can submit your résumé to:

HR Department
Boru Stoves
Templemore Road
Thurles
Co. Tipperary

Tel: 0504 59033
Fax: 0504 26760
Email: careers@borustoves.ie