Processing Operative

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Kloeckner Metals UK Limited (‘Kloeckner’) is the UK subsidiary of the German listed, market-leading, €6.3bn turnover, 8,600 employee, global steel trading and distribution group based in Duisburg, Germany.

The UK business, headquartered in Leeds, operates out of 11 principal locations, employs circa 700 staff

The Role:

Based at our site in Leeds we are looking for a Processing Operative. The role will involve operating heavy machinery such as Punch & Shear Line, fork-lift trucks and overhead cranes. The site processes thousands of tonnes of steel each week and so health and safety is a primary concern for us. As such, you’ll be given full training on how to operate all the machinery in our site as well as manual handling and general health and safety training.

Hours of work are 2:00pm – 10:00pm Monday to Friday

The main purpose of this role:

  • Operate the Punch & Shear Line or an appropriate scheduled activity e.g. picking, machine operation, loading, basic maintenance, TPM, 5S, or any other duties as directed. This may involve moving to another areas, machine centre, or location. All activities must be carried out in accordance with EHS, Quality & safe working practices

What you’ll need:

To be successful in the role you will have experience operating a punch &shear, FLTs & overhead cranes, preferably in a manufacturing, Steel environment, warehousing or distribution. We will also expect all applicants to show a real passion for health and safety and want to be a part of continually improving our site.

In return we’ll provide you with an excellent career, the opportunity to learn about a fascinating industry with long-term stability plus the opportunity to earn over-time.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Set up tools on the Punch & Shear
  • Select, inspect and load component material
  • Carry out processing of material
  • Carry out and record finished goods inspections as specified
  • Identify programming and set up errors
  • Work with managers and supervisors to implement the companies policies and business objective
  • Make a positive contribution to maintaining a workplace that is healthy, safe, neat & tidy
  • Carry out continuous improvement, 5S and total production maintenance activities

The Company and Benefits:

Kloeckner Metals are the largest stockholder & distributor in its field in the UK and Ireland, and a key member of the larger parent group. We are also one of the leading service centre companies in the European and American markets combined.

We have invested over £15 million in processing equipment over the last few years putting us at the forefront of the metal processing industry.

As well as a competitive salary we also offer an attractive benefits package which include:

• Contributory Pension
• Long Service Awards
• Discount cards for shops and restaurants
• Childcare Vouchers
• Gym & Health Club discounts
• Holiday Trading
• Cycle to Work Scheme
• Lease Cars by Salary Sacrifice
• Life Assurance


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