Sheet Metal Fabricator

Due to company growth, we are currently looking to recruit a Sheet Metal Fabricator in our Mildenhall factory on a full time basis

Contract: Full time

Location: Mildenhall

Salary: Negotiable, DOE

Purpose of the position

Fabrication of sheet metal parts, predominantly in aluminium using various processes and machinery

Day-to-day operations
  • Mainly fabricating items using cutting machines and press brakes with some welding 
  • Reading assembly instructions and technical drawings 
  • Carrying out quality checks 
  • Carry out machine / equipment preventative maintenance 
  • Review samples, drawings or instructions to understand specifications of output
  • Verifying dimensions and product specifications; marking cutting lines on materials
  • Ensuring that all the required parts for assembly are present
  • Ensuring that all parts are properly fitted, aligned and fixed securely
  • Determine and program size of batches, speed of machine etc
  • Monitor machine while working to; adjust feed, maintain temperature & identify issue
  • Check output to ensure consistency with specifications and discard defects
  • Select appropriate machines and position or load material for a job
  • Plan the sequence of necessary actions for the completion of a job
  • Ensuring that quality control standards are met
  • Maintaining a production schedule
  • Troubleshooting and stress testing products to minimize problems or recalls
  • Reporting and detailing product malfunctions
  • Taking part in any necessary product development meetings
  • Keep records of approved and defective units or final products
  • Maintain a safe & clean workstation and perform routine machine maintenance and repair minor damages
  • Adhering to all relevant health and safety standards and training protocols
  • Attending any relevant training sessions as directed by line manager
  • Other ad hoc duties as and when required and providing essential cover when other members of team are on leave


  • 3 GCSEs (Grade C & above) or equivalent including Mathematics
  • Apprenticeship or vocational training preferred


  • 2-3 years proven experience as a Sheet Metal Fabricator, in factory environment using cutting machines and break presses
  • Competent use of precision tools (e.g. callipers) to take accurate measurements and experience of using hand, pneumatic and battery tools
  • Ability to read and understand drawings
  • Welding experience preferable but not essential 
  • Experience in the use of CNC machinery would be advantageous
  • Prior knowledge of using hand, power tools and production machinery, as will be commonplace, training will be provided as necessary
  • Experience in using and / or programming manual, semi-automated or automated tools and machines 
  • Working knowledge of safety protocols

Specialist Skills/Attributes
  • Good understanding of quality control principles 
  • Proficiency in operating heavy machinery
  • Excellent coordination, eyesight, colour vision plus good dexterity & mechanical skills
  • Physical stamina, strength to lift heavier items and ability to perform repetitive tasks
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and safety
  • Good organisational skills & ability to read drawings, schematics and manuals
  • Can work on their own, as well as part of a team
  • Helpful and approachable with a positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills

•    Have a current full driving licence
•    Must have full access to transport to, from and during work


Location:          Mildenhall factory (Suffolk)
Job Type:          Full time (40 hours per week)
Benefits:           25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) | Pension Scheme & Healthcare (after 3-mth probation) 

If the above sounds of interest, please send through your application to include; covering letter, CV and salary expectations to