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Intake Operative
Stowmarket £10.54 p/h

Intake Operative required for a temporary ongoing role at a prestigious, well regarded company in Stowmarket. The successful candidate will be operating computerised processing equipment, helping to bag the product and general cleaning duties such has sweeping the area and cleaning down machinery. Candidates should have worked in a production environment before, be computer literate and have good communication skills. Two alternating shifts Monday to Friday - 5.00am to 1.00pm and 10.00am to 6.00pm, paying £10.54 per hour. It is essential that candidates must have their own transport due to location and early starts.

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Production Supervisor
Ipswich c£30K +O/T

Production Supervisor for Engineering Manufacturing Company specialising in hydraulic plant and associated equipment.  The successful candidate will be managing a team of 20 employees within fabrication, Machining and fitting production process, developing and maintaining production teams, to safely achieve production targets within cost, quality and time constraints.   Planning will involve interpret production drawings, communicate the manufacturing plan to production, promote and exhibit Health & Safety and be a major part in the developing of production staff.  Ideal candidate will have previous Production Management and Planning in manufacturing/assembly, along with working knowledge of MRP/ERP systems, experience of lean management principles 5s and excellent people manager with change management experience.   Excellent opportunity to join an expanding company that can offer a stable and rewarding engineering career, with competitive salary, 37.5 hour working week.  Excellent additional benefits.

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Bendi / Flexi Forklift Driver
Ipswich £8.75 p/h

Bendi / Flexi Forklift driver required for temp to perm role with Ipswich based company. Duties will involve movement of stock, picking and packing, loading and unloading, and any other general warehouse duties as required. Candidates MUST have a valid Bendi / Flexi Forklift Truck licence and experience in a similar role. Hours are Monday to Friday, 2.00pm – 10.00pm, or 3.00pm – 11.00pm. This position is due to go permanent after initial trial period.

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Manual Machinist
Ipswich £11.50 p/h

Manual Machinist required for engineering company based on the outskirts of Ipswich. Duties will involve operating manual turning, milling, vertical and horizontal boring machinery in a busy, workshop environment. Ideal candidate will be time served or have a recognised apprenticeship or qualification and have experience of operating either manual lathe, mills or boring machinery, ensuring the work is up to a high standard and have the ability to carry out inspection checks before despatching. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a well-established reputable company. Paying £11.50 p/h based on a 37.5 hours p/w with the opportunity of O/T paid at an enhanced rate.

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Mechanical Fitter
Ipswich £11.50 p/h

Mechanical Fitter required for permanent fitting position based at engineering company on the outskirts of Ipswich. Applicants must have previous medium of heavy engineering fitting experience and will ideally be time served or have relevant engineering qualifications. The ability to read and interpret engineering drawings is essential as is a good understanding of mechanical processes including operating overhead cranes. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a well-established reputable company. Paying £11.50 p/h based on a 37.5 hours p/w with the opportunity of O/T paid at an enhanced rate.

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Process Operative
Eye £8.36 p/h

Process Operative required for permanent position at a company based in Eye. Duties will include tipping and sampling of bulk produce into the plant, carrying out basic quality checks, operating counter balance forklift truck and carrying out daily maintenance checks on all equipment and assisting with associated duties such as dispatch, stock, labelling and completion of necessary paperwork. Full training will be provided, current counterbalance licence an advantage but not essential. Ideal candidate must have previous experience within a similar environment, good communication skills and have the ability to pick up things quickly. Hours are Monday to Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm paying £8.36 per hour (overtime at time and a half), 25 days holiday and pension scheme. This is an excellent opportunity to join a small, friendly company and learn about a new industry.

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Design Engineer
Ipswich £30K - £35K

Design Engineer required for Ipswich based Engineering Company. Working as part of a development project team to design new or improved products for manufacture. You will be designing and modifying specialist equipment to customers’ specifications and within the component limitations, to ensure good attention to quality, efficiency and cost is maintained. The role will involve design and draw, using Autodesk Inventor, generating and maintaining Bills of Materials, performing engineering calculations, investigating modification requests, assisting with production problems and being responsible for projects, from concept to completion. Applicants must have previous experience of 3D CAD Design, using Autodesk Inventor and will ideally be educated to Degree level (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering. Solid knowledge of fundamental engineering principles also required along with a creative approach to problem solving, the ability to work under pressure and excellent communication and analytical skills. This is an excellent opportunity with a salary of £30-35K according to experience.

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Needham Market £8.50 - £10 p/h

Fitter required for engineering company based near Needham Market. Working as part of a small, friendly team this excellent opportunity involves building and assembly equipment and parts, this will involve reading engineering drawings, brazing and working with copper pipework. The successful fitter will ideally have a relevant qualification or experience of mechanics or assembly, have worked in an engineering manufacturing environment and have a keenness to progress. Hours 8am – 4pm, Monday to Friday. Starting salary £8.50 - £10.00 p/h.

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Forklift Engineer
Needham Market £29,000 p/a

Forklift Engineer required for the service and maintenance of forklifts in the Suffolk area. Previous experience of forklift repairs/servicing would be preferred but a strong background in motor or plant mechanics experience would be considered. Vehicle provided for site work. Hours 8am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. £14.00p/h (around £29K for a 40 hour week).

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MIG Welder
East Ipswich £10 p/h

Working for a large organisation on an on-going temporary contract this role involves MIG welding of parts from drawings. Previous MIG welding experience essential.

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Machine Setter/Operator (shifts)
Ipswich £21,800

Expanding manufacturing facility based on the outskirts of Ipswich is seeking a Machine Setter/Operator. This is an exciting opportunity to further a career within a fast paced, innovative and dynamic technology. Based in a class 7 cleanroom facility, you will be running a range of complex machinery to deliver precision engineered components for customers. Candidates will, ideally have previous engineering or manufacturing experience, be flexible and able use their own initiative and interested in being part of a skilled manufacturing team. This is a temp to perm position, you will be initially training on day shift for 6-8 weeks (£7.96 p/h whilst training on days) then moving onto rotating 3 week shift pattern, 6am-2.15pm, 2pm-10.15pm and 10pm-6.15am, Monday to Friday plus one Saturday (6.00am-2.15pm) in every 3 weeks (Salary £21,800). Opportunities are available for further advancement within the company. Own transport essential due to location.

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Mechanical Assembly Fitter
Ipswich £10-14p/h

Mechanical Assembly Fitter required for Ipswich based Engineering company. Duties will involve following engineering drawings to assemble large bespoke machinery in a workshop environment. Previous experience of mechanical assembly, motor mechanics or similar required, engineering qualifications an advantage. Salary dependent on experience. Hours 8am - 5pm with earlier finish on a Friday. Paying up to £14 p/h depending on experience. Possibility of overtime.

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