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Press Brake Operative

Role Type: Permanent

Location: County Durham, Newton Aycliffe,

Salary From: £13.00

Salary To: £13.04

Contact Name: Tom Wiper

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What’s on offer for the Press Brake Operative?

  • Pay up to £13.04 per hour after initial training
  • Overtime available
  • Free staff parking
  • A 12 week temporary to permanent contract
  • Staff canteen
  • Retail discounts
  • Gym Membership discounts
  • 24/7 Medical advice

My Client is well established, industry leading Engineering company. Based in Country Durham, they have seen year on year success, with further growth plans for 2023. They offer a range of services from Design through to Manufacturing. This has given the company opportunities to service a multitude of sectors, with a diverse client base stretching across the globe. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Press Brake Operative to join their team on a Temporary to Permanent basis.

This opportunity gives a Press Brake Operative the chance to work with one of the most respected companies in the North-East. They offer not only an excellent package, but more importantly in todays world, job security.

The role will be to cover a 2-shift pattern 6am-2:30pm / 2:30pm-10:30pm Monday to Friday

*Please note that all candidates will join a day shift, Monday to Friday 8am-5pm for initial training**

Press Brake Operative Main Duties:

  • Operating press brakes or any press machines.
  • Ability to set and operator press brakes, this includes angle correction.
  • Good understanding of engineering drawings, first angle and third angle.
  • Ability to do first off & final checks using standard measuring equipment.
  • Planning of workload based on common tooling setups/materials.
  • Ensure received parts are bent / formed correctly to the Job Card.
  • Ensure that machine parameters and tooling settings are correct
  • Job Pack – Ensures that the parts relates with the Job Card.
  • Check the thickness of the material against the job pack.
  • Ensure that the correct material is selected as indicated on the Job Card and that its scratch and damage free.

Press Brake Operative Role Requirements:

  • Experience of setting and operating Brake Press machines
  • Solid Brake Press experience
  • Knowledge and experience of working with fabricated products
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to follow a process
  • Physically able to lift up to 20kg
  • Flexibility with regards overtime when require
  • Ability to work to fine tolerances
  • Flexibility with regards to shifts and over-time


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