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Press Brake Operator

Trainee or Experienced Press Brake Operator required for Immediate start in Horwich


The position is for a company that manufactures trailers and has sites based throughout the UK.  The position is initially temporary but, for the right candidate, a permamnent contract will be offered.  Experience would be preferred but applicant are invited with a mechanical/engineering background.

The role may require the successful candidate to work both day and night shifts.  Days are Monday to Thursday 6.30am to 3.30pm and Friday 6.30am to 11.30am.  Nights are Monday to Wednesday 8.30pm to 6am and Thursday 8.30pm to 6.00am. 

Key Tasks:                            

  •  Setting/programming and operating of the press brakes to run jobs in line with production requirements.
  • To Coordinate raw materials through the press brake to ensure production schedules are met
  • Programming/setting and operating of press brake machines to run samples and pre-production in line with R&D requirements
  • Inputting of data for new tooling or amendments to programs.
  • Ensure inspection is carried out in line with QA requirements.
  • To carry out routine maintenance and cleaning of press brake machine.
  • Ensure that machines are operated safely at all times.
  • Liaison with R&D personnel re: necessary amendments to programs.
  • Assisting on laser machine/other sections or Departments as and when the need arises.
  • Liaison with laser and other personnel to ensure satisfactory ‘workflow’ and minimum ‘downtime’.
  • To advise re tooling requirements.
  • To train other operatives as and when required.
  • To perform regular stock checks of sheet material.To work within H&S policy/safe system of work.
  • To perform any other duties as reasonably requested.

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  • Start: Immediate Starts
  • Rate: £7.75 - 9.50 per hour + Shift Allowance
  • Location: Horwich, Greater Manchester, England
  • Type: Contract
  • Industry: Engineering
  • Recruiter: Heads Recruitment Ltd
  • Contact: HEADS B Industrial Division
  • Tel: 01617473605
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: MB/IND/PBO
  • Posted: 2016-10-12 08:04:03 -

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