Welding/Fabrication Apprenticeships

We provide traditional five year Welding/Fabrication apprenticeships at our Training Academy, and we are now accepting applications for our September 2019 intake. Please visit WEC Group’s website to learn more about our apprenticeship schemes and to download an application form.

We have a number of exciting job vacancies here at MTLA, and we are currently seeking to recruit dynamic and enthusiastic individuals for the following positions:

Logistics Team Leader


  • To adhere to all health and safety Receiving goods into MTL Advanced in line with company procedure
  • Dispatching goods from MTL Advanced in line with company procedure
  • Ensuring accurate documentation and paperwork issued, dispatched and received, e.g., packing lists, delivery notes, POD’s etc.
  • To promote best practice in work methods and material handling to reduce risk of accidents and ensure a safe working environment
  • To maintain the cleanliness and tidiness of the Logistics Department to a high standard at all times to comply with Health and Safety standards.
  • Any other ad hoc duties

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Computer Literate
  • Ability to work efficiently and build effective working relationships
  • Overhead crane / slinging & lifting skills
  • Goods In / Warehousing experience
  • Fork Lift Truck – Counterbalance License
  • Knowledge of Transport legislation / qualification beneficial
  • Experience in a similar role/environment
  • Supervisory/People Management skills/experience

Mon – Thurs 7am – 4pm and Fri 7am – 3pm. Please send your CV to

Laser Operator


  • Ensuring material is checked for size, thickness and grade, prior to cutting and to inform the Team Leader of any quality concerns regarding the material.
  • Ensure ‘One offs’ are completed at all times.
  • Responsible for quality of components that have been cut on the machine and standard of fettling if required.
  • Ensure customer orders on produced ‘On Time and In Full time to required quality standard.
  • Marking up of cut parts, cleaning and fettling parts.
  • Assisting colleagues on shift, e.g. trainees, apprentices etc.
  • Ensure all Safety / Rules / Standards are adhered to, ensuring correct Personal Protective Equipment is worn at all times.
  • All control cards and nestings are filled in correctly, taking note of any special instructions.
  • All machine and personal safety procedures to be followed at all times
  • Pass on all relevant information to the next shift, who are about to start work
  • Ensure the parts are routed correctly to the next part of the process in a timely manner
  • To adhere to all health and safety
  • Any other ad hoc duties

Knowledge, Skills, Experience:  

  • Relevant machine experience
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety Legislation and additional MTL requirements
  • Understanding of Company quality procedures and specific customer requirements
  • Ability to work effectively and use own initiative
  • Slinging and lifting crane experience

Shift rotation of 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm, 10pm-6am. Please send your CV to

Machine Operator


  • Prepare parts to be loaded into the machine
  • Ensure all orders are completed on time in full
  • Performing in process inspection of parts
  • Clean and complete the products as they come off the machine
  • Machine maintenance
  • Any other ad hoc duties

Knowledge, Skills, Experience:  

  • Ability to read engineering drawings
  • Experience working on a CNC milling machine and use of fanuc controls (preferable)
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Ability to multi-task and with a high level of attention to detail
  • At least 2 years engineering experience
  • Ability to work well on own initiative

Shift rotation of 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm, 10pm-6am Monday – Friday. Please send your CV to

Press Brake Operator


  • Operating press brake machine, ensuring it runs continuously to ensure maximum productivity
  • Producing orders on time and to the correct quality standard
  • Manoeuvring of materials on to and off the press machines, either by crane or manually
  • Setting up the machine by reading engineering drawings, programming, tooling changes
  • Marking up of pressed parts and packing

Knowledge, Skills, Experience:  

  • Must have previous experience operating a press brake machine
  • Must be able to read and understand engineering drawings
  • Knowledge of different metals an advantage.
  • Competent in the use of all forms of measuring equipment including verniers, rulers, angle measuring devices
  • Able to set and maintain a high standard of workmanship
  • Able to work pro-actively and as part of a team to improve productivity and efficiency

Shift rotation of 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm, 10pm-6am. 37.5 hours per week. Please send your CV to

Benefits for all

Healthcare scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Employee Benefit Loan scheme

Death in Service Award scheme

Company Pension scheme

Free on site parking

25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays

MTL Application Form

For further details please either email or contact our Recruitment Team at our Head Office on 01254 773718.

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