Welder / Fabricator

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To carry out required tasks and duties in your production area and to ensure that materials are welded and fabricated to conform to standards and specifications.

About the job

Job Title: Welder / Fabricator
Department: Production
Reports to: Fabrication Coordinator
Responsible for: Business Unit Leader
Salary: £14.50 per hour dependant on experience

Main tasks and duties:
• To operate the welding equipment according to correct methods of work.
• Ability to weld Mild Steel using the Mig Welding process.
• To include fitting, forming and joining of raw materials.
• To produce quality products which meet or exceed customer expectations.
• To meet agreed production targets according to customer demands.
• To carry out the agreed preventative maintenance schedule.
• To suggest continuous improvement/best practice solutions.
• To participate in training and improvement activities and to train others as required.
• To be willing and capable to learn new and established processes and procedures within given time-scales as required by manager.
• Ensure all waste material or product is dealt with correctly and in a prompt manner.
• Any other duties may be reasonably required in line with your training and experience.

Health and Safety:
• To ensure that adequate standards of safety, housekeeping and cleanliness are applied and maintained in the workplace.
• Carry out duties at all times in a safe and responsible manner whilst conforming to current Health and Safety Regulations.

Communications:
• Ensure communications are maintained at the highest possible level with colleagues and keep you Manager advised of impending situations which could develop into more serious problems.
• Develop mutual respect with all employees and colleagues, by ensuring that all dealings are objective and impartial

General:
• Ensure compliance with the Company's Equal Opportunity Policy and maintain a neutral working environment
• Assist in any other activities at the request of Management that may be required to support business needs.

2. General Competencies:

• Competencies support and complement the vision, mission and values of the company. They are the behaviours all employees should demonstrate on a daily basis to ensure we meet our business objectives.

Communication
• Anticipates & resolves conflict in a win-win manner;
• Is able to influence others through logical communication;
• Provides timely feedback in a constructive way;
• Able to communicate to & on behalf of team.

Teamwork
• Recognises efforts of others & actively listens, encourages those around them;
• Creates a positive team spirit to support the achievement of objectives;
• Ensures the team as a whole is working towards one common goal/purpose.

Initiative
• Helps develop others’ ideas within the team & drives the team to achieve their goals;
• Defines new processes & implements them;
• Takes risks & makes positive steps even in the toughest of situations;
• Makes positive changes happen, even if they seem impossible at the beginning.

Adaptability
• Adjusts plans & activities to respond to business needs;
• Communicates the need for change & takes account of the bigger picture;
• Provides structures, systems & support mechanisms during change;
• Prepares, coaches and supports others to adapt to large scale change.

Customer Focus
• Ensures customer needs are incorporated into department plan;
• Identifies & analyses customer needs & anticipates future needs;
• Sets performance standards for customer service;
• Monitors quality of customer service.

Innovation
• Encourages creativity in others & supports where necessary;
• Encourages the implementation of innovative solutions in the team & the business;
• Encourages sharing between teams to promote new approaches.


3. Personnel Specification:

Essential Criteria:

• Experience in Mig welding Mild Steel
• Experience of interpreting engineering drawings
• Must be flexible to work shift patterns


Desireable Criteria:
• Experience of working in a high volume manufacturing environment
• Minimum Maths & English GCSE or equivalent
• Experience in Mig/Tig welding in Stainless Steel or Aluminium
• Basic machinery maintenance
• 3 years Fabrication experience

To find out more or to apply for the position, please contact Charlotte or Lisa via email on HR@hutchinson-engineering.co.uk