Production Operative | Orion Electrotech

Production Operative

£29000 per year

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Salary '' up to £29,000

Working hours ''Summer = 8:15am '' 5pm with 1/2hr lunch break and a day Friday

Winter = 8:30am '' 5pm with 1 hour lunch break, overtime expected at 1.5x hourly rate.

Bonus Scheme '' Christmas bonus around £500, Main bonus up to £1000. These are dependent on company and individual performance.

Orion are proud to be working with a well-established Motorsport client working with top Formula 1 teams providing crucial components. To aid their growth, they are looking for a motivated Production Operative to join their team in the Reading area.

Duties of the Pipe Bending technician

  • Bending Titanium, Aluminium & Stainless-Steel pipe stock using semi-CNC bending machine:
  • Bending Stainless Steel hose-fittings using hand-bending machine:
  • Working collaboratively with the Account Managers & the Engineers.
  • Managing Tube-Bending Area & Role '' Take full ownership, gain skill/experience of all the tasks involved, recommend & implement any improvements, keep area tidy.
  • Managing Tube-Bending Tooling '' Monitor condition & request replacements, monitor effectiveness & (if needed) recommend improvements, efficient & tidy storage.
  • Managing Tube -Stock '' Put away new stock deliveries, sort & store stock appropriately (slow & fast moving, current & new batches, etc..), allocate batch nos. to production jobs to aid traceability.
  • Gain understanding & appreciation of all other workshop processes also.
  • Working within the other workshop areas as and when deemed necessary. Having a positive attitude to undertaking other workshop activities when needed is important.
  • Ensuring all activities are carried out in line with Company QA Procedures
Skills & Experience Full training on the pipe bending will be provided however the below is required.
  • Must have engineering workshop experience involving accurate processes & assembly.
  • Must be able to interrogate engineering drawings & workshop instructions.
  • Must be familiar with using computers & software (however full training will be given on the specific software).
  • Crucially also have the ability to solve problems, overcome irregularities where they arise in order to meet deliveries, i.e. ability & mindset to "think on your feet".
  • Motorsport experience / interest is an advantage, but not essential.
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