Operations Team Member Workshop - #49104

Ad Warrior

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Huntingdon
Contract type: Full time


Ad Warrior





Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Operations Team Member - Workshop

Location: Huntingdon

Salary: Competitive

A supplier of high-quality metals and materials, Goodfellow specialises in the research and development sectors with a strong focus on science and industry. Their technical teams have worked on materials that have contributed to scientific breakthroughs in nuclear fusion, the fight against COVID-19, and have been used in probes that have travelled through space as far as Saturn.

The Role

This role is to work in the workshop preparing the specialist materials for dispatch to the customers. The work is constant, with peaks of work required to fulfil orders on time. You will be using general workshop equipment to produce finished items to customer requirements. There are opportunities to learn additional skills e.g. preparation and packing, to both enhance your abilities and to be able to add more skills to the team.

These are the key responsibilities of this specific role:

  • Ensure Safety within work area by completing safety checks, following SWPs
  • Select correct material from stock for finished item
  • Safely use workshop equipment to produce items for customer orders
  • Produce finished item to production sheet specifications, minimising wastage to meet customer expectations, using workshop equipment safely
  • Ability to understand engineering drawings
  • Inspection of finished items
  • Accurate completion of documentation and systems for each completed job
  • Ensure timely turnaround of orders
  • Additional tasks as required

In addition to the above, Operation Team Members are expected to:

  • Keep the work environment safe and tidy
  • Ensure that all tasks are performed to the required standard and quality to meet both internal and external customer requirements.
  • Update stock quantities via internal stock management systems
  • Confirm and check order details
  • Maintain and store stock to a safe and accurate standard
  • Flexibility within the team is a key requirement. Must be prepared to work where requested to meet the needs of the customer.
  • Document processes and procedures for new or newly revised product designs.
  • Identify and communicate opportunities to improve processes in support of efforts to increase standardisation, reduce costs, reduce cycle times and improve safety
  • Set up and operate equipment to produce products that meet customer specifications.
  • Test and inspect parts against requirements.
  • Provide training to new and existing staff as needed

Skills & Qualifications

  • Ability to use general workshop equipment such as bandsaws and guillotines.
  • Engineering / machine shop experience or qualification.
  • Ability to follow verbal and/or written technical instructions.
  • Ability to read, understand and follow safety procedures and general instructions
  • Attention to detail and quality.
  • Methodical approach to tasks.
  • Care and patience towards dealing with fragile and delicate materials.
  • Experience of using computer systems.
  • Proactive and positive attitude.
  • Willingness to take on new ways of working and prepared to be open to flexibility and training into all areas within the production environment.
  • Strong communication and team working skills.
  • Ability to retrieve field information, such as dimensions and angles, without supervision.
  • Ability to interpret and follow sketches and patterns for cutting and fabricating.
  • Basic knowledge of metals, materials, polymers or ceramics is an advantage.

Additional Information

  • This is a full-time post of 37.5 hours per week worked at agreed times between 8:00am and 4:00pm Monday to Friday.
  • Production operates a Skills Award Framework where Operations Team Members can be trained in additional functions to their core role, which will attract an enhancement to their basic salary.

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