Operator / Labourer

  • Permanent
  • West Midlands, Birmingham
  • £19,000 + Company Benefits

Summary Information

Job ID: 269

Salary: £19,000 + Company Benefits 

Contract type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands, Birmingham

Job Description

A leading UK company specialising in heat treatment for the Aerospace, Medical and Motorsport industries has a requirement for Operator (s) / Labourer(s).

The Operator (s) / Labourer(s) role involves the use of heating or chilling, normally to extreme temperatures, to achieve hardening or softening of a material, such as glass.  Proper heat treating requires precise control over temperature, time held at a certain temperature and cooling rate.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn a highly sought-after skill required by numerous industries worldwide.  A £19,000 starting salary is available to a candidate requiring training and full training in this specialised area is available.   For applicants possessing previous experience and/or qualifications in this area, a higher salary can be negotiated.

Please note: This role requires shift work, 40 hours per week over a 3-shift rotation pattern that will include weekends every fortnight and an 0700hrs start time.  Applicants must therefore have own transport and not be reliant on public transport.

Operator job role

  • Stopping off to customers instructions or directions via work instructions from contract review staff or Production supervisor
  • Making up of loads under direction or following basic principles
  • Cleaning of work treated (post treatment aqueous wash; shot blast)
  • Finishing operations and the control of delivery condition
  • Inspection status including labelling for identification and traceability at both customer level; batch level; and heat level
  • Simple plant maintenance including but not limited to; replacement and monitoring of C02 cylinders; periodic cleaning of ancillary plant such as shunts and duct work
  • Housekeeping maintaining suitable levels of tidiness and cleanliness of the work environment including the maintenance of gangways and the appropriate use of lifting and transport aids (trolleys and forklifts)
  • Carry out any instruction deemed reasonable as instructed by a senior member of the process management team in line with the role of an Operator
  • Use mandatory PPE (baseline overalls and boots; and PPE directed by any member of the Senior Management team
  • Do not use plant or equipment that you are unfamiliar with
  • Observe all policies in line with the function or operation of the plant and product realisation (processing) including but not limited to
    • Leaving the site without permission during paid break
    • Use of attendance swipe cards and t cards roll call
    • Smoking Policy
    • Breaks policy
    • Reporting absenteeism or none attendance to your shift
    • Observing all arrangements for the safe access and egress to the site including the use of the car park / walkways / entrances and speed limits
    • (Reference Employment Manual displayed in the Staff Canteen)


  • Engineering
  • £19,000 + Company Benefits
  • West Midlands, Birmingham

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