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Stretcher Operative

Role Type: Permanent

Location: Somerset, Yatton,

Salary From: £26156

Salary To: £32000

Contact Name: Laura Sherlock

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Major Recruitment are currently recruiting for Stretcher Operatives on a permanent basis for our client – the UK’s leading supplier of aluminium glazing systems and bespoke aluminium extrusions based in Bristol.

The purpose of the role is to co-ordinate the cooling and batching areas during the production process, conduct regular quality checks on each profile extruded and correctly stretch all material ensuring molecular re-alignment (work hardening) has occurred.

Daily Duties and responsibilities:-

  • Ensure all health and safety legislation is achieved and maintained, including company safe working practices, personal protective equipment, housekeeping and relevant COSH regulations.
  • Complete regular quality checks and provide samples throughout the extrusion run. Conduct dimensional, convexity/concavity and angularity checks before, during and after stretching the profile.
  • Monitor and inspect the surface finish throughout each run.
  • Provide a consistent service to the profile saw, continually maximising batches whenever possible to eliminate production downtime due to full tables.
  • Regularly communicate with team members. This is critical for customer requirements to be achieved correctly. I.e. alloys, lengths, temper and scrap identification.
  • On completion of training, you will be responsible for control of machine movements and operations. You may occasionally be asked to provide training to other employees after a satisfactory time served.


  • You must have good knowledge/understanding of B.S.I tolerances and be able to identify any potential non-conformity early on in the extrusion process so corrective action can be taken
  • A good level of communication skills are essential for this position

Working Hours and Salary:-

  • Working a rotating shift pattern Monday to Friday which includes a mix of days and nights: 6.30am-6.30pm and 6.30pm-6.30am, you will typically work 4 shifts one week, then 3 shifts the next two weeks.
  • £26,156 annual basic starting salary rising to £26,730 following training including shift allowance and attendance bonus
  • Overtime may be available which can uplift annual earnings to around £32,000

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