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Vacancy Title Site Hours of Work Summary of Role Closing Date
Level 1 Technician (Machining Operator) Darley Dale Average 40 hours per week

Job Summary
The responsibilities of this role are to machine test pieces to very tight tolerances in line with customer and specification requirements / drawings. The test pieces are produced to various different types of test using multiple machining processes. These test pieces are then destructively tested or examined Metallurgically to ascertain if the batch is acceptable to release to the customer.
Key Objectives of the Role
• H&S – Work in a safe and responsible manner. (For own and other people’s safety).
• Conduct any pre-shift H&S checks as specified; for example: Coolant levels, emergency stops.
• Housekeeping (5s duties).
• Follow engineering drawings to produce samples to very high tolerances and having the ability to use measuring equipment to confirm sample dimensions are within tolerances.
• Operate CNC lathe to produce finished mechanical test pieces.
• Operate manual centre lathes to perform rough turning of rounds.
• Operate the Pryor marking system to accurately identify samples.
• Operate the correct use of the pedestal grinder.
• Operate millers to perform rough machining on Charpy, Grainflow and macro samples.
• Operate the surface grinder for finishing of micro and Grainflow samples.
• Operate the horizontal linisher to perform finish machining of Macro’s & Grainflows.
There is an expectation that the role will be flexible and willingness to train in other areas of the department is essential, this may include the operation of band saws, waterjet cutting, Mechanical testing and Metallurgical preparation / testing.

The Applicant
Essential:
• Experienced of working in a machining role ideally with at least 5 years’ experience.
• Manual Milling/Turning Experience.

Desirable:
• Experience with CNC machining.
• Overhead Crane Training (Max. 5 Years).
• Abrasive Wheel Training (Max. 5 Years).
• First Aid Training (Max 3 Years).
• Fire Warden Training (Max. 5 Years).
• FLT Training (Max. 5 Years).
• IOSH Working Safely / IOSH Managing Safely an advantage.

Personal Qualities:
• Team player, but able to work on own initiative, as required.
• Able to work under pressure and deliver results to a defined deadline.
• Logical and analytical.
• Can-do attitude, self-motivated.
• Flexible.
• Attention to detail.
• Innovative, Resilient and Confident.
• Promote and embrace change.
• Continuous Improvement.
• Good communication skills at all levels.
• Displays the FSG values of Integrity, Quality, Collaboration and Commitment.

If you are interested in applying for the role, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@forged-solutions.com

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Inspector Provincial Park Average 40 hrs per week

Main Purpose of Job:
Responsible for ensuring that the quality of the product meets the required specification before moving to the next part of the process or being released to the customer. Has the ability to respond to the needs of the business and embrace change. Heavily involved in Teamwork, Housekeeping, and Continuous Improvement.
Key Tasks and Accountabilities:
• Dimensional Inspection of all products (Rings and Forgings at a forged and as a COS state).
• Has experience and the ability to use different metrology instruments (Gauges) this may include
• Romer, Faro arms and CMM equipment if trained.
• Visual inspection of product for damage or any other visual defects.
• Support APQP activity including PFMEA, FAIR, PPAP
• Record any issues via the non-conformance process and perform the required Tropos booking.
• Split route cards as necessary.
• Move completed product onto the next process as necessary, and ensure product is stored in a safe manner.
• Control of route cards to follow the product.
• Work to the agreed Standard Operating Procedures – Methods of Manufacture.
• Practice and enforce a high standard of Health and Safety at all times.
• Complete shift report at the end of each shift.
• Daily inspection and maintenance of inspectors FLT.
• During times when there is no management presence, responsible for making sound business decisions and escalating to management.
• Redeployment to alternative work if required.
• Maintain housekeeping of the area to a high standard and embrace the 5s programme on a daily basis
• Any other adhoc duties as required

Key Performance Indicators:
• RFT/Product Escapes
• Daily dock and shipping plan adherence

Knowledge and Aptitude required
• Understanding of the Forging and Machining Processes
• Team working skills
• Able to work under pressure and deliver results to a defined deadline
• Logical and analytical
• Can-do attitude, self-motivated
• Flexible
• Attention to detail
• Innovative
• Confident
• Promote and embrace change
• Continuous Improvement

Experience and Qualifications
• FLT licence essential
• Crane license essential
• Computer literate
• Previous inspection experience an advantage

If you are interested in applying for the role, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@forged-solutions.com

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CNC Machinist x 4 Provincial Park Average 42hrs per week Sun to Fri (24hrs D/N)

Job Summary
Machine forgings and tooling to specified drawings across both manual and CNC machining centres. The parts machined feed both the commercial and aerospace markets.
Key Objectives of the Role
• H&S – Work in a safe and responsible manner. (For own and other people’s safety).
• Conduct any pre-shift H&S checks as specified; for example: Hoist Crane.
• Maintain a high standard of workplace housekeeping (5s Duties)
• Ensure ALL Quality procedures and processes are followed.
• Machine parts to drawing.
• Use measuring equipment (Micrometers, Vernier, Wall Thickness Meter, Surface Roughness gauge).
• Material Movements.

The Applicant
Essential
• Machining working under +/-.025
• Manual Milling/Turning Experience
• CNC Milling/Turning Experience
• Understanding of Siemens and Fanuc CNC Controls
• Good communication skills
• Part programming an advantage
• Flexibility
• Windows based computer skills – Advantage
• Experience with machining Forgings – Advantage
• Attention to detail

Knowledge
 Apprentice trained – Mechanical Manufacturing or equivalent
 Forklift License to RTITB/ITSSAR or any other national accredited qualification– Advantage
 Overhead Crane/Lifting Certification – Advantage

Personal Qualities
• Team player, but able to work on own initiative, as required.
• Able to work under pressure and deliver results to a defined deadline.
• Logical and analytical.
• Can-do attitude, self-motivated.
• Flexible.
• Good communication skills written and oral.
• Innovative, Resilient and Confident.
• Promote and embrace change.
• Continuous Improvement.

If you are interested in applying for the role, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@forged-solutions.com

Open until filled
Mechanical Maintenance Fitter x 2 Blaenavon South Wales 2 Shifts Morns / Afts

Job Summary
We are currently seeking two experienced Mechanical Fitters at our Blaenavon facility. Reporting into the Mechanical Engineer the successful applicant will help support Operations in achieving maximum uptime, reliability, efficiency and safety of all plant equipment by providing timely and cost-effective maintenance and repair.

Key Tasks and Accountabilities:
• Respond as necessary to operational priorities seeking clarity from Operations or Maintenance Management where necessary.
• To support production activities at all times by ensuring minimum response times to equipment breakdown.
• Execute tasks in line with Planned Preventative Maintenance schedule, ensuring work is carried out in compliance within all statutory Health, Safety and Environmental guidelines and in accordance with internal risk assessments.
• Assist in installation and commissioning of new plant and equipment.
• To work alongside sub-contractors as required and take the lead in such circumstances.
• Identification of key spares requirements.
• Fully utilise the Pirana CMMS.
• Completion of all repair and maintenance documentation to achieve full compliance with any regulatory guidelines and company Standard Operating Procedures

Experience and Qualifications
• Formally trained through an engineering apprenticeship, preferably to NVQ LEVEL 3 or equivalent.
• Computer literate.
• Broad range of experience in all aspects of maintenance in heavy engineering environments.
• Familiarity of operating CMMS packages.
• Used to working in a pressurised environment, with particular regard to tight downtime constraints.
• Experience of maintaining both CNC and manual machine tools.
• Experience of maintaining and fault finding on large, complex hydraulic systems.
• Experience of maintaining heavy pressing or stamping equipment.

If you are interested in applying for the role, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@forgedsolutions-bfl.com

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Customer Delivery Planner River Don 37 hours per week Mon – Fri

Job Summary;
Customer Services Delivery Planner works within the Supply Chain Team, reporting into the Customer Service Delivery Manager and is responsible for the management of the orderbook aligned to capacity and customer demand. Working closely with the Master Schedulers and Operations teams and ensuring effective customer communication
Key Objectives of the Role:
• Orderbook Management (Reviewing impacts to schedule changes before acceptance, ensuring proactive and effective customer communication of issues/risks)
• Delivery risk identification and mitigation, i.e. RM delivery slippages, Frozen Routes, Customer Approvals, Outages, Quality issues.
• Key Customer Contact for a range of specific customers/Customer relationship management
• Key interface between Customer, Supply Chain and Operations
• Management of On-Time Delivery and Arrears
• Understanding of the manufacturing processes
• Customer LOBs/Updates
• Quality/Technical/Concessions Approvals
• RM/WIP/FG stock control/safety stock reviews
• Adhoc Planning duties to support the MS’s and CSDM
• Basic knowledge of customer contracts

The Applicant;
• Degree Qualified preferred or equivalent relevant experience
• Previous experience in a customer facing role
• Planning/Scheduling/ S&OP experience desirable
• Use of MRP/ERP systems (Tropos)
• Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
• Strong Customer and Operational focus
• Proven ability to build and maintain productive cross-functional relationships excellent communications and interpersonal skills
• Experience working within a Manufacturing or similar fast paced environment
Personal Qualities:
• Self-motivated/Driven
• Professional
• Positive and determined, can-do attitude
• Flexible and adaptable team player
• Organized, methodical and logical/pragmatic

If you are interested in applying for the role, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@forged-solutions.com

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Product Metallurgist Blaenavon 37 Hours / Week

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Product Metallurgist at our Blaenavon Site. The successful candidate will be responsible for metallurgical compliance of forged products produced within Blaenavon Forgings Ltd.
Additional duties will include:
• Metallurgical design, development and analysis of the product to ensure material properties achieve specification for the Customer and implemented in the applicable control systems.
• Responsibility for identifying potential opportunities for product/process development and implementing through structured project, assessing product performance through data collection that may be used for improvement, development, etc.

Essential experience/qualifications:
• Degree/ Masters / PhD qualified in Metallurgy or Materials Science and Engineering.
• Experienced with forging, thermomechanical processing, heat treatment, and release testing requirements
• Experience of working within a highly regulated manufacturing industry (e.g. Alloy Processing, Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Automotive, etc.)
• Exposure of working with Nickel, Steels, Stainless Steels, Titanium and Cobalt alloy systems. #
Desirable experience/qualifications:
• Experience of New Product Introduction and Product Management
• Experience of Non Destructive Testing
If you would like further information or the job description or you are interested in applying for the role, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@forgedsolutions-bfl.com

Open until filled
Manufacturing Engineer Darley Dale 37 hours per week

Main Purpose of the Role:
• To work alongside the machining teams, applications engineering-programming teams located in the production environment with a key focus on maximising machining capabilities, consistent right first-time products whilst striving to improve lead-times and maximise performance without compromise to quality.
• Support the standardisation and simplification of the machining processes and documentation that enables the operators to execute their roles effectively, while enabling new employees and apprentices to have a clear standardised plan to maximise their development.
• Support an effective machining operator training matrix alongside the leadership team to maximise business requirements including personal development and aspirations.
• Support the development of the team with current and future machining & programming strategies/opportunities, techniques, quality, standardisation, and improvements while working alongside the manufacturing functions and external partners across the matrix.

Key Tasks and Accountabilities:
• Maximise machining efficiencies through quality, consistency, lead-time improvements while ensuring a consistent and standardised approach with clear and simple documents in the form of SOPs and Work Instructions to support the operators’ daily tasks and future development.
• Machining strategy support including all aspects of the machining processes from concept through the life cycle.
• Process-related Supplier relationships, contact, products, services and quotes.
• H&S – Work in a safe and responsible manner. (For own and other people’s safety).
Key Performance Indicators:
• Task and project-specific, via Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound (SMART) targets.
Additional Tasks:
• Control plans, process capability and industrial engineering studies.

Essential:
• Machine setting and programming experience.
• Minimum foundation Level 2 in mathematics.
• Able to read complex manual and machine drawings.
• CNC software & programming experience – Minimum 2 years (i.e., Mastercam, NX software, & Fanuc, Siemens controllers).
• Robust engagement, communication and people skills.

Desirable:
• Degree qualified, ideally in engineering.
• Knowledge of the manufacturing environments, especially within the steel forging industry.
• Knowledge and competency of MS work packages, i.e., Excel, Visio, and Project.

Personal Qualities:
• Team player, but able to work on own initiative, as required.
• Good communication skills at all levels.
• Able to work under pressure and deliver results to a defined deadline.
• Positive outlook and determined, can-do attitude.
• Flexible and adaptable.
• Organised, methodical, and has a logical approach. Attention to detail.
• Results-driven and focused.
• Innovative, resilient, and self-motivated.
• Curious, ask questions to challenge the norm.
• Promote and embrace change.
• Continuous Improvement.
• Displays the FSG values of Integrity, Quality, Collaboration, and Commitment.
If you are interested in applying for the role, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@forged-solutions.com

Open until filled
Testing Operator (Test House) Darley Dale 40 hours per week

Job Summary
The responsibilities of this role are to prepare and test Metallographic test pieces, to test various mechanical tests
Key Objectives of the Role
• H&S – Work in a safe and responsible manner. (For own and other people’s safety).
• Conduct any pre-shift H&S checks as specified; for example: Coolant levels, emergency stops.
• Housekeeping (5s duties).
• Operate moulding presses, cut off machines and polishing machines for preparation of Metallographic samples.
• Testing and reporting of grain flow slices and micro samples including grain size, cleanness, decarb and alpha content.
• Performing Room temperature and Elevated temperature Tensile tests.
• Performing both Charpy and Izod Impact test at room temperature and sub-zero temperatures.
• Performing Stress rupture and Creep tests.
• Performing Brinell, Rockwell and Vickers hardness tests.
• Performing heat treatment of test pieces including quench

There is an expectation that the role will be flexible and willingness to train in other areas of the department is essential, this may include the operation of band saws, waterjet cutting, Mechanical testing and Metallurgical preparation / testing.

The Applicant
Essential:
• Experienced in preparation of various Metallurgical testing.
• Experienced in performing Metallurgical and Mechanical tests

Desirable:
• Experience of Metallurgical testing
• Experience of Mechanical testing
• Abrasive Wheel Training (Max. 5 Years).
• First Aid Training (Max 3 Years).
• Fire Warden Training (Max. 5 Years).
• IOSH Working Safely / IOSH Managing Safely an advantage.

Personal Qualities:
• Team player, but able to work on own initiative, as required.
• Able to work under pressure and deliver results to a defined deadline.
• Logical and analytical.
• Can-do attitude, self-motivated.
• Flexible.
• Attention to detail.
• Innovative, Resilient and Confident.
• Promote and embrace change.
• Continuous Improvement.
• Good communication skills at all levels.

If you are interested in applying for the role, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@forged-solutions.com

Open until filled
CNC Machinist x2 Darley Dale Mon-Fri Average 44 hours a week

Job Summary
Machine forgings and tooling to specified drawings across both manual and CNC machining centers. The parts machined feed both the commercial and aerospace markets.
Key Objectives of the Role
• H&S – Work in a safe and responsible manner. (For own and other people’s safety).
• Conduct any pre-shift H&S checks as specified; for example: Hoist Crane.
• Maintain a high standard of workplace housekeeping (5s Duties)
• Ensure ALL Quality procedures and processes are followed.
• Machine parts to drawing.
• Use measuring equipment (Micrometers, Vernier, Wall Thickness Meter, Surface Roughness gauge).
• Material Movements.
• Prepare cell for next job – materials, tools drawings, route packs.
• Check/change tips as required.
• Check and monitor dimensions in process.
• Load parts and unload parts.
• Basic machine and coolant checks.
• Complete cell production documentation and bookings.
• Set the job and the machine parts.
• Adjust offsets and tooling as required.
• First off measurements.

The Applicant
Essential
• Machining working under +/-.05mm.
• CNC Milling/Turning Experience.
• Understanding Fanuc CNC Controls.
• Attention to detail.
Desirable
• Apprentice Trained – Mechanical Manufacturing or equivalent.
• Read and understand drawings.
• Experience with machining Forgings.
• Manual Milling/Turning Experience.
• Overhead Crane Training.
• Abrasive Wheel Training.
• Experience with machining forgings.
• Forklift license to RTITB/ITSSAR or any other national accredited qualification.
• Overhead crane/lifting certification

Personal Qualities
• Team player, but able to work on own initiative, as required.
• Able to work under pressure and deliver results to a defined deadline.
• Logical and analytical.
• Can-do attitude, self-motivated.
• Flexible.
• Good communication skills written and oral.
• Innovative, Resilient and Confident.
• Promote and embrace change.
• Continuous Improvement.

If you are interested in applying for the role, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@forged-solutions.com

Open until filled
Electrical Maintenance Engineer Blaenavon South Wales 37 hours per week Mon - Thurs, (8:00am to 4.30pm) Fri (8:00am to 1:00pm)

We are currently seeking an experienced Electrician to join our Maintenance Team in Blaenavon. Reporting into the Electrical Engineer, the successful candidate will support Operations in achieving maximum uptime, reliability, efficiency and safety of all plant equipment and services through the provision of timely and cost effective maintenance and repair of all relevant company assets in accordance with Company policies and procedures.
Hours of work for this role are Monday – Thursday 08:00 – 16:30, Friday 08:00 – 13:00, with a possibility of shift coverage as and when required. Shift allowance rates will be paid during shift cover (10% 2 shift, 16% 3 shift).

Principle Accountabilities:
• Respond as necessary to operational priorities seeking clarity from Operations or Maintenance Management where necessary.
• To support production activities at all times by ensuring minimum response times to equipment breakdown.
• Execute tasks in line with Planned Preventative Maintenance schedule, ensuring work is carried out in compliance within all statutory Health, Safety and Environmental guidelines and in accordance with internal risk assessments.
• Fully utilise the Pirana CMMS.
• Undertake effective fault finding and rectification of plant and equipment failures to include the effective Root Cause analysis and the implementation of both short term and long term corrective actions.
• Identification and introduction of improvements in conjunction with other departments to support equipment reliability and operation.
• To work alongside sub-contractors as required and take the lead in such circumstances
• Assist in Installation and commissioning of new plant and equipment.
• Conduct minor projects as necessary.

Essential Experience/ Qualifications:
• Formally trained through an engineering apprenticeship, preferably to NVQ Level 3 or equivalent.
• Broad range of experience in all aspects of maintenance in heavy engineering environments.
• Familiarity of operating CMMS packages.
• Used to working in a pressurised environment, with particular regard to tight downtime constraints.
• Computer literate.
• Familiar with AC/DC drives.
• Programming & interrogating various PLC systems.

Desirable Experience/ Qualifications:
• Qualified to 17th edition wiring regs.
• Knowledge of HV networks and switching (SAP).
• Experience of furnace and combustion systems.
• Experience of maintaining both CNC and manual machine tools.
• Knowledge & experience of ATEX equipment.

If you are interested in applying for the role, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@forgedsolutions-bfl.com

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NDT Inspector Meadowhall (with flexibility to be multi-site) x1 Mon to Fri 40 hours per week Alternating mornings and afternoons

Main Purpose of Job:

Have the necessary skills to set up and calibrate equipment, process parts, interpret and evaluate results for acceptance or rejection in accordance with approved work instructions, quality standards and to document results. Heavily involved in Teamwork, EHS, and Continuous Improvement.
Key Tasks and Accountabilities:
 Always enforce and practice a high standard of health and safety and ensure plant is operated safely
 Have familiarity with the scope and limitations of the NDT method for which they are certified
 Have extensive knowledge of relevant product manufacturing and inspection technologies
 Process parts including preparation, before or after inspection
 Select appropriate technique for the NDT method to be performed
 Prepare written instructions and techniques for NDT inspection
 Understand NDT standards and specifications and translate into working instructions
 Interpret and evaluate results in relation to acceptance standards and specifications
 Organise and report test results
 Clearly identify defective products and produce reports
 Ensure good communication within the team
 To undertake additional training as part of a multi-disciplined inspection team
 Undertake other tasks within the scope of your expertise as required
 Involvement with internal and customer audits
 Update and maintain company booking systems
 Involvement in continuous improvement programs
 Maintain high levels of competency even when working to strict deadlines
 Adherence to company and customer standards and specifications
 Operation of company FLT’s and other mobile equipment as required
 Operation of company overhead and jib cranes as required

Knowledge and Aptitude required
 A General awareness of the importance of Health & Safety & Product Quality
 Team working skills
 Able to work under pressure and deliver results to a defined deadline
 Logical and analytical
 Can-do attitude, self-motivated
 Flexible
 Attention to detail
 Innovative
 Confident
 Promote and embrace change
 Continuous Improvement

Experience and Qualifications
You will able to demonstrate experience and knowledge of forged and wrought product in the Aerospace, Power Generation and Off Highway sectors ideally with the qualifications below
 NAS 410 / EN 4179 Level II in Magnetic Particle Inspection
 NAS 410 / EN 4179 Level II in Penetrant Inspection
 NAS 410 / EN 4179 Level II in Contact Ultrasonic
 NDT Visual Inspection

If you are interested in applying for the role, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@forged-solutions.com

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Electrical Engineer (Furnace) Blaenavon South Wales 37 hours per week Possible shifts

We are currently seeking an Electrical Engineer to join our Maintenance Team in Blaenavon. The successful candidate will support Operations in achieving maximum uptime, reliability, efficiency and safety of all furnace equipment and carry out furnace surveys, calibrations, PPM’s of furnaces & general checks to ensure equipment is fit for purpose.

Key Tasks and Accountabilities:
• To support production activities at all times by ensuring minimum response times to equipment breakdown.
• Respond as necessary to operational priorities seeking clarity from Operations or Maintenance Management where necessary.
• Execute tasks in line with Planned Preventative Maintenance schedule, ensuring work is carried out in compliance within all statutory Health, Safety and Environmental guidelines and in accordance with internal risk assessments.
• Undertake effective fault finding and rectification of plant and equipment failures to include the effective Root Cause analysis and the implementation of both short term and long term corrective actions.
• Identification and introduction of improvements in conjunction with other departments to support equipment reliability and operation.
• To work alongside sub-contractors as required and take the lead in such circumstances.
• Assist in Installation and commissioning of new plant and equipment.
• Fully utilise the Pirana CMMS.
Essential Experience / Qualifications
• Formally trained through an engineering apprenticeship, preferably to NVQ Level 3 or equivalent.
• Broad range of experience in all aspects of maintenance in heavy engineering environments.
• Familiarity of operating CMMS packages.
• Used to working in a pressurised environment, with particular regard to tight downtime constraints.
• Computer literate.
• Knowledge of fault finding & understanding electrical drawings.
• Knowledge & experience of working with a variety of voltages 24v DC, 110v AC, 240V AC , 415v AC

Desirable Experience / Qualifications (Not essential – training provided)
• Experience of furnaces and combustion systems.
• Experience of calibrations, thermocouples, furnace control.
• Experience of electrical furnaces & control – thyristors, elements.
• Experience of carrying out uniformity furnace surveys, SATs.

If you are interested in applying for the role, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@forgedsolutions-bfl.com

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