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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:

Plater/Welder

Responsibilities:

  • To review engineering drawings for parts to be fabricated/welded.
  • Perform welding/plating activities.
  • Ensure tolerances and parameters are met to satisfy quality and output.
  • Ensure production timings are met/exceeded.
  • Follow company rules and adhere to procedures & Health and Safety standards.
  • Work as part of a team to produce orders on time and within customer expectation/quality requirements.
  • Carry out and record daily/weekly/monthly maintenance and safety checks.
  • Ensure correct marking up of component parts.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience:  

  • Welding & Fabrication experience and qualifications
  • Must be coded to BS EN ISO9606-1 fillet and butt weld standard
  • Experienced in MIG and TIG welding with the ability to read engineering drawings
  • Ability to work effectively and use own initiative
  • Good communicator at all levels
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety Legislation

Shift Rotation 6am-2pm and10pm-6am. Please send your CV to recruitment@wecl.co.uk

Scheduling Assistant      

Responsibilities:

  • Liaising with Production Team Leaders and shop floor staff
  • Generation and administration of all production schedules
  • Evaluation of resource availability against planned Rota’s and skill matrices
  • Collating and communication of production progress sheets
  • Generation and allotting of “work to lists” to production leads
  • Engagement with internal stakeholders requests on queries i.e. capacity and current lead-times

 Knowledge, Skills, Experience:  

  • Computer Literate
  • Previous experience within a scheduling role desirable
  • Experience with in a manufacturing environment
  • Fully competent in Microsoft Office, in particular Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Ability to work well on own initiative or as part of a team
  • Ability to multi-task and with a high level of attention to detail

Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm, Friday 8am-4pm. Please send your CV to recruitment@wecl.co.uk

Estimator        

Responsibilities:

  • Working from Customer drawings to produce detailed quotations
  • Producing accurate and detailed manufacturing cost estimates generated from detailed client manufacturing drawings
  • Responsible for monitoring and managing delivery lead times and the arrangement of sub contract support
  • Create full routing information including labour and material costing
  • Liaise with sub-contract suppliers as required
  • Input all information in to the computer system in order to produce full quotations to the sales department
  • Monitoring enquiries within the company and speaking direct with customers and end users
  • Liaising with internal departments and customers to resolve queries and expedite progress.

 Knowledge, Skills, Experience:  

  • Ability to read and interpret customer engineering drawings
  • Previous experience within a similar role, ideally within laser cutting, press braking and fabrication would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Good working knowledge of AutoCAD.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to liaise with both suppliers and customers.
  • Fully computer literate and proficient with Microsoft Office.

Please send your CV to recruitment@wecl.co.uk

Finance Administrator (Purchase Ledger)      

Responsibilities:

To take day to day responsibility for the running of the purchase ledger function within the business from processing of invoices, supplier payments, account reconciliation etc.

  • Entering purchase invoices onto a log and importing into sage approx. 1000 invoices per month.
  • Entering Credit notes onto a log and importing into sage.
  • Supplier Payments via BACS System Monthly.  Additionally, any ad hoc pro forma payments as required.
  • Forecast of Supplier payment for Month End Payment Run.
  • Liaising with Suppliers, dealing with invoice and payment queries.
  • Reconciliation of Supplier Statements to Sage Accounts.
  • Scanning and filing various documents into relevant folders.
  • Ensure filing is accurate and up to date.
  • Other finance duties as required within a busy small team.

 Knowledge, Skills, Experience:  

  • Computer Literate
  • Working knowledge of Sage Accounts software
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Packages, i.e. Excel, Word etc.

Please send your CV to recruitment@wecl.co.uk

Maintenance Engineer       

Responsibilities:

  • Organising routine servicing schedules  / ppm schedules for multiple machines
  • Ability to research principles of machine operation to facilitate repairs
  • Fitting new parts
  • Carrying out quality inspections
  • Fixing faults or arranging for replacements to be installed
  • Keeping maintenance manager informed of progress
  • Making scheduled checks on machinery and parts
  • Finding and fixing faults
  • Oiling and cleaning machinery and parts
  • Overhauling and replacing parts according to schedule
  • Responding immediately to machinery breakdowns

Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Approachable
  • Reliable
  • Conscientious
  • Professional
  • The ability to work and react under pressure
  • Good practical and technical skills
  • The ability to manage a varied workload
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • The initiative to work on your own or as part of a team
  • An awareness of health and safety legislation
  • Good eyesight and normal colour vision

 Knowledge, Skills, Experience:  

  • An aptitude for math’s, science and technology
  • 16th/ 17th edition electrical desirable
  • Understanding of electronic systems and ability to repair
  • Good Computing, literacy and numeracy skills
  • Ability to work efficiently and build effective working relationships
  • An understanding of engineering drawings and principles
  • Able to research and learn on own initiative
  • Basic understanding of mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical beneficial

07:00 – 16:00 Mon – Thu 07:00 – 15:00 Fri. Please send your CV to recruitment@wecl.co.uk

FLT Driver/Kitter/Labourer

Responsibilities:

  • Efficient unloading, handling and storage of internal material, e.g., steel, stainless steel, aluminium etc. to appropriate holding area
  • Ensuring correct storage inside with location of materials updated on computer
  • Sorting and feeding production with materials to production plans including assisting with maneuvering of materials on to and off the machines, either by crane or manually.
  • Housekeeping – ensuring the cleanliness and tidiness of the Departments and Profile Compound are maintained to a high standard at all times to comply with Health and Safety standards.
  • Maximise the uptime of the machines by delivering materials in a timely manner
  • Maintain accurate stock representation of the press racks

Knowledge, Skills, Experience:  

  • B2
  • Ability to work efficiently and build effective working relationships
  • Overhead crane / slinging & lifting skills
  • Experience in a similar role/environment

6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm, 10am-6pm. Please send your CV to recruitment@wecl.co.uk

Financial Controller

Responsibilities:

This is the perfect opportunity for a motivated and dynamic person to thrive, working within a successful and vibrant team.

As part of the Group Finance Team, to ensure the integrity of local accounting, reporting and finance processes, including Statutory and Group requirements and policies, and to provide a strong finance partnering service to the business. As part of the MTL Management Team, to contribute to the wider business, seeking out improvement opportunities and challenging status quo as appropriate.

  • Manage MTL Finance function to provide a professional and efficient service underpinning validity of ledgers, records, cash & banks and general internal control environment.
  • Review monthly stock and WIP accounting and outcome. Proactively investigate stock movements and material usage performance.
  • Continually review costing assumptions related to material and waste standards and hourly cost recovery rates, to ensure appropriateness. Ensure system parameters are maintained accordingly.
  • Lead monthly and annual closing processes to consistently achieve departmental deadlines. Ensure reliable, accurate and timely closings.
  • Production of monthly management accounts with appropriate commentary in line with Group deadlines (currently 15th of each Calendar month).
  • Be the owner/gatekeeper for the company’s profit share policy and calculations. Support the annual process for presentation of financial forecasts to Group management.
  • Manage Accounts Payable to ensure efficient processes and prompt settlement of vendor accounts.
  • Manage Accounts Receivable to ensure efficient processes and good link with Credit Control. Oversee approval of customer credit limits in line with Group policy. Oversee Credit Control function to ensure timely collection of customer balances.
  • Manage the company’s local cash flow and bank positions, ensuring appropriate liquidity at all times. Group Treasury function available through Darwen Head Office.
  • Review, contract for and manage foreign currency requirements to ensure appropriate hedging in line with Group policy.
  • Manage Cash Books, daily bank reconciliation process and petty cash.
  • Ensure internal control environment is strong and well documented.
  • Ensure full balance sheet reconciliation on a monthly basis as part of closing routines.
  • Monthly standard and other journal entries, including accruals & prepayments.
  • Control Fixed Assets, plant registers, depreciation and capital expenditures, including monthly reporting.
  • Manage system to ensure intercompany balances are reconciled each month and settled promptly.
  • Ensure business meets its obligations relating to VAT, Intrastat and EC Sales reporting.
  • Ensure business meets its obligations relating to Corporate and payroll taxes. Point of contact with HMRC.
  • Involvement in Payroll function vis-a-vis timely and accurate payment of wages & salaries.
  • Ensure processing of payroll journals, reconciliation of all relevant control accounts and settlement of external payroll liabilities.
  • Ensure completion and submission of P11D, PSA, Class 1ANIC and other benefit information.
  • Lead local annual Audit process. Point of contact to auditors. Preparation of annual audit files. Prepare draft annual Statutory Accounts.
  • Various ad-hoc reports & returns to Office for National Statistics.
  • Manage annual review of company insurance through broker.
  • Master the local IT system from an accounting standpoint.
  • Staff mentoring, training & development.
  • Ad hoc analysis and reporting, as required.
  • Manage local Human Resources function, including related areas, eg Reception.

Behavioral

  • Have a service attitude to the business.
  • Build strong relationships as a team player.
  • Have a good feel for the business – be able to judge whether numbers are right or wrong from first view.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience:  

  • A technically and analytically strong accountant with a confident approach and attention to detail
  • Commercially aware
  • Sound financial ethics
  • Self-motivated, energetic, determined, positive & flexible
  • Strong on initiative, pro-activeness, uncompromising ethics and integrity.
  • Down to earth personality
  • Deadline oriented, able to work under pressure
  • Strong communicator and team player
  • A mind-set of continuous improvement of processes & efficiencies
  • Constantly seeks out improved ways of working
  • Good problem solver

Other:

  • Qualified
  • Experience in manufacturing, engineering or similar
  • Experience of change management
  • Microsoft Office
  • Sage Accounting an advantage

Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm, Friday 8am-4pm. Please send your CV to recruitment@wecl.co.uk

Project Engineer

Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for the planning, nesting and expedition of contracts; focussing on Laser Cutting, Press Braking and Fabrication of mid steel and stainless steel materials. Your duties will include:-

  • Reviewing customers’ order requirements against quotation and producing bill of materials from detailed engineering drawings
  • Creating 2D DXF cutting files and programming/nesting for Laser and Plasma Cutting machines
  • Generating and issuing route cards and manufacturing drawings to both production and scheduling
  • Liaising with internal departments and customers to resolve queries and expedite progress

Knowledge, Skills, Experience:  

  • Previous experience within a similar role, ideally within Laser cutting, Thermal/Waterjet cutting, Press Braking or Fabrication and welding processes
  • Strong working knowledge of AutoCAD is essential
  • Strong working knowledge of SigmaNest or similar nesting package is essential
  • Knowledge of SigmaMRP or similar is advantageous although full training will be provided.
  • Fully computer literate and fully proficient in Microsoft Office

Monday – Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm, Friday – 8:00am – 4:00pm. 41.5hrs per week. Please send your CV to recruitment@wecl.co.uk

Material Handler

Responsibilities:

  • 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:  

  • B2
  • Ability to work efficiently and build effective working relationships
  • Overhead crane / slinging & lifting skills
  • Experience in a similar role/environment

Mon to Fri 6am – 2pm, 2.00pm – 10.00pm, 10.00pm – 6.00am. Please send your CV to recruitment@wecl.co.uk

Laser Operator

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Mon to Fri 6am – 2pm, 2.00pm – 10.00pm, 10.00pm – 6.00am. Please send your CV to recruitment@wecl.co.uk

CNC Machinist

Responsibilities:

  • Operating machines to produce orders on time and to the correct quality standard
  • Ensure correct marking up of component parts and use of the labelling system
  • Work with Senior Manufacturing Engineer to determine feasibility of machining new products
  • Writing and providing programmes for all machines as required
  • Maintaining and control a current programmer register and tool inventory
  • Working with jigs and fixtures
  • Cleaning and maintaining machines as required

Knowledge, Skills, Experience:  

  • Must have previous experience setting and operating vertical machining centres using Fanuc controls
  • Slinging and lifting crane experience is essential
  • 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

10pm and 10pm-6am. 37.5 hours per week. Please send your CV to recruitment@wecl.co.uk

Laser Programmer

Responsibilities:

  • Create customer parts within the relevant Programming software in an accurate and timely manner
  • Maximise sheet utilization
  • Communicate with and support all internal customers
  • Maintain material stock levels and raise purchase orders
  • Expedite material deliveries
  • Provide cover as required within scheduling area
  • To adhere to all health and safety
  • Any other ad hoc duties

Knowledge, Skills, Experience:  

Previous experience of programming Laser and Plasma cutting machines using Sigmanest and Trutops would be an advantage but not essential. Candidates must be proficient with using Microsoft Office. Good communication and organisational skills are key for this role, as is the ability to work part of a team.

Monday – Friday from 7am – 4pm. Please send your CV to recruitment@wecl.co.uk

Press Brake Operator

Responsibilities:

  • 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 required: 

  • 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

Mon to Fri  6am -2pm, 2.00pm -10.00pm, 10.00pm – 6.00am. Please send your CV to recruitment@wecl.co.uk

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 recruitment@wecl.co.uk or contact our Recruitment Team at our Head Office on 01254 773718.

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