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Steel Production Operative

Posted 11 days ago by Pertemps
Location Kentford Job Type Permanent
Salary £18000 per annum Sector Manufacturing & Industrial
Permanent vancancies on various shifts available to start immediately for the right candidate!

Are you the type of person who is hard working, reliable and looking for the chance to learn and progress within a successful family run business?

Would you like to begin your career with one of the largest steel stockholding companies in the UK?

Apply now for an immediate interview!

Operating from their substantial sites in Suffolk and Somerset, with a combined size of around 27 acres and holding close to 35,000 tonnes of steel between each site they are now looking for additional production operatives for their busy site near Newmarket.

You will be joining an experienced and friendly team who will train and support you from day 1.


Job Description

You will be required to process customer orders to specifications using a selection of manual machinery
  • Operate a selection of manual and CNC based machinery for metal processing.
  • Process steel to customer's requirements and tolerances. Work within the company's quality system to ensure the full trace-ability of customer orders.
  • Be competent at reading drawings, orders and following verbal instructions, be available to train others in this area.
  • Able to work to high standards under your own initiative and pressure.
  • Operate forklifts, combi-lifts and the crane safely and in a controlled manner.
  • Ensure daily checks are performed on your equipment, crane and forklift/combi-lift, these are to be carried out before you start your shift
  • Working as part of our team of operators, processing steel to order, as and when orders are generated.
  • Collating aforementioned orders, including banding, palletising, bagging and preparing them for loading.
  • Loading, off Loading of plate and parts from the plasma machines
  • Identify and locate different steel products using appropriate measuring equipment
  • Keeping machines and work areas clean and tidy
  • Ensure you and your colleagues adhere to all current Health & Safety Legislation and Company Policy.
  • Report any accidents and incidents to the Health, Safety and Environmental Manager.
  • Report any machine faults / breakdowns to the production Supervisor or Maintenance Manager
  • Attend training courses when required/requested.
  • Comply with all Company Quality policies and procedures
Excellent staff benefits are as follows
  • Annual Summer discretionary bonus scheme
  • Life Insurance
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Private Medical Healthcare after 3 years' service
  • 10 days sick pay allowance after 5 years' service
  • Long service bonus after 10 years
  • PPE provided


Starting salary £18k per annum

Shifts available

Day shift - Hours of work are : 07.00am - 15.30pm, 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday (8.65ph)

Mid shift - Hours of work are : 15.00pm - 23.30pm, 32 hours per week, Monday - Thursday (10.81ph)

Night shift - Hours of work : 23.30pm - 07.00am, 28 hours per week, Monday - Thursday (12.36ph)

Overtime available during the week and on Saturdays paid at 1.5 x your hourly rate

Apply now for an immediate interview!


Call our friendly Recruitment Consultant Louis Brabin on 01223 628080 if you have any questions regarding the vacancy.