Careers

Welding/Fabrication Apprenticeships

We provide traditional five year Welding/Fabrication apprenticeships at our Training Academy, and we are now accepting applications for our September 2021 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:

 

Purchasing Officer

Responsibilities

You will be responsible for the effective purchasing off all required goods into the company ensuring the best service and price is achieved at all times. You also will ensure that all outstanding purchase orders with all suppliers and subcontractors are progressed effectively and all anomalies are agreed and rectified.

  • To action all purchase order requests for day to day items
  • To purchase all contract specific steel ensuring that the purchase price is within the quoted value to maximise profit
  • To feedback to the relevant Sales Estimator any discrepancies between the price quoted and the price that the item was purchased at for all contract specific orders
  • The raising of all subcontracts route card orders
  • Organise export/import clearance paperwork
  • Passing any expedite information received as a reply to purchase orders raised to the expeditor
  • Obtaining sufficient quotations and negotiating with suppliers to achieve the best possible price and service on every order
  • Other duties as and when required

Knowledge, Skill & Experience Required

  • You must possess excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Be able to work to and achieve tight deadlines
  • A basic understanding of engineering and manufacturing
  • SIPS qualification would be an advantage but not essential

Hours of Work: Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm & Friday 8am – 4pm

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

 

Press Brake Operator x 4

DUTIES & 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, 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

Hours of Work: Shift Rotation of 6am – 2pm, 2pm-10pm, 10pm-6am – 37.5 hours per week

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

 

CNC Miller x 5

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Writing and proving programs for all machines as required
  • Set up jobs on machines centrer’s
  • Work with jigs and fixtures
  • Machine parts to customer specification, record contract documentation, complete time sheets correctly and maintain high standard of workmanship
  • Ensure correct marking up of component parts and use of labelling system
  • Ensure parts are flowing to the next process with correct labelling procedures
  • Ensure that “Route Cards” are being followed and signed off following each operation
  • Work with Senior Manufacturing Engineer to determine feasibility of machining new products
  • Maintaining and controlling a current program register
  • Maintaining and controlling a current tool inventory, (all machines and cupboards)
  • Clean machines as appropriate
  • Continual check of coolant levels on machines
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE
  • Knowledge of vertical machining centers
  • Knowledge of Fanuc
  • Ability to work efficiently and build effective working relationships
  • Able to program CNC machines
  • Overhead crane / slinging and lifting skills
  • Fork Lift Truck – Counterbalance License
  • Experience in a similar role/environment

Hours of work: 6am – 2pm, 2pm – 10pm, 10pm – 6am. 37.5 hours per week

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

 

Laser Operator x 2

DUTIES & 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 are 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

Hours of Work: Mon to Fri: 6am – 2pm, 2pm – 10pm, 10pm – 6am

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

 

Commercial Apprentice

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Your apprentice role will involve:

  • Learning to understand technical drawings
  • Learning to use Auto CAD
  • Learning how to produce accurate cost estimates
  • Following up quotations
  • Dealing with obtaining prices from suppliers and subcontractors
  • Sales administration support
  • Learning how our machinery works and what you will be selling longer term
  • Gaining a good understanding of how we get jobs from the office to the shop floor
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE
  • You will need to have GCSE passes in Maths & English at Level 4 / Grade C or above
  • You will need to have a clear interest in following a career path in Engineering

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

 

Technical Estimator

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Working from Customer drawings to produce detailed quotations.
  • Producing accurate and detailed manufacturing cost estimates generated from detailed client manufacturing drawings.
  • Create full routing information including labour and material costing.
  • Liaise with sub-contract suppliers as required.
  • Input all information into the computer system in order to produce full quotations to the sales department.
  • Monitoring enquiries within the company and speaking direct with customers.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE
  • Previous experience within a Estimator role with experience in a sheet metal fabrication shop or metal profiling environment.
  • Experience working on a variety of contracts and quoting from detailed engineering drawings.
  • Strong background in fabrication or metal profiling processes.
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels.
  • Strong attention to detail.

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

Material Handler x 2

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Efficient unloading, handling and storage of internal material, e.g., steel, stainless steel, aluminium etc. to appropriate holding area
  • Ensuring correct storage inside the correct locations.
  • 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 operations by delivering materials in a timely manner
  • Maintain accurate stock levels line side.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE
  • Fork Lift Truck – Counterbalance Licence – Side loader
  • Ability to work efficiently and build effective working relationships
  • Overhead crane / slinging & lifting skills
  • Experience in a similar role/environment

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

 

Finance Administrator

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Production of Sales Invoices from delivery notes
  • Scanning and filing various documents into relevant folders
  • Maintaining proof of delivery log and chasing up missing information
  • 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

 

Technical Production Apprentice – Machining

  • Learn how to understand technical drawings & engineering processes.
  • Learn how to program, set and operate a CNC Machinery
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE
  • Excellent attendance and timekeeping.
  • Minimum of 5 GCSE’s grade C and above or equivalent in English and Maths
  • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills.
  • Computer literate.

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

 

Technical Production Apprentice – Press

  • Learn how to understand technical drawings & engineering processes.
  • Learn how to program, set and operate a Press Machinery
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE
  • Excellent attendance and timekeeping.
  • Minimum of 5 GCSE’s grade C and above or equivalent in English and Maths
  • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills.
  • Computer literate.

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

Logistics Operator x 2

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Packing parts from the shelf on to pallets for customer orders
  • Counting, identifying, kitting, checking and shrink wrapping of goods
  • Booking in of stock into the logistics racking using the computer system
  • Loading and unloading of multiple lorries
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE
  • Fork Lift Truck – Counterbalance Licence – Side loader
  • Ability to work efficiently and build effective working relationships
  • Overhead crane / slinging & lifting skills
  • Experience in a similar role/environment

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.