Production Operative

We are a market leader specialising in advanced materials technology for sea and land systems. The facility's technologies enhance the performance of vital defence systems, communications networks, and transport equipment worldwide.

We are seeking Production Operatives to support the production of steady state and new composite product in the most economic manner to meet team targets of 100% delivery and quality at our Portland site in Dorset and at customer sites around the UK. This is a very hands-on role working in dockyard and similar environments.

This role generally follows a shift pattern of Monday-Friday 7:30am to 4pm, and Friday 7:30am to 1:30pm; other shift patterns may be required, including overtime and weekend working. The role will also be required to work at customer sites across the UK, so the flexibility to stay and work away from home from time to time is essential.

We are seeking experience ideally in the following areas:

 - polyurethane work

 - composites pre-preg / semi-preg

 - vacuum infusion

 - hand lay

 - woodworking / metal working experience

 - QinetiQ approved tiling experience would be particularly advantageous


 - Work within the assigned team to complete pattern making, hand lay lamination, pre-preg and semi-preg lamination, vacuum resin infusion lamination, fitting or polyurethane work.

 - Maintain tooling and report any defects.

 - Follow, process and complete all Manufacturing Instruction Sheet or equivalent documentation as required. Keep accurate and up to date records of work undertaken and keep the relevant documentation with the part to maintain product integrity and traceability of the part.

 - Maintain the work environment to the agreed standard in line with Health and Safety regulations.

 - Complete and keep up to date relevant documentation including skills matrices, training records, and Key Performance Indicator paperwork.

 - Train and mentor colleagues and apprentices.


 - Composite experience preferred; ideally with QinetiQ certified tiling experience

 - Good practical and organisational skills with a high level of manual dexterity

 - Good concentration levels and attention to detail

 - Ability to carry out repetitive tasks methodically

 - The ability to follow written and verbal instructions and accurately keep records

 - A safety-conscious approach to work

 - Must be reliable, have the ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team

 - Continuous Improvement, zero defect and customer focused mindset

 - A good team player with a flexible attitude to work activity and work load

 - Able to stay away and work at customer locations on a flexible basis

This role offers a competitive benefits package based on skills and experience. Please state your current salary and/or salary expectation in your application.

Speculative applications via recruitment agencies we have not placed the role with will not be considered.

Job Type: Full-time

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