Forge Operative

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Salary Description
Contract Type
Temp to Perm
Halesowen ,

JOB TITLE: Forge Operative

PAY: £10.50-£12.50

HOURS: Monday to Wednesday 06.00am -16.00pm, Thursday 06.00am -13.30pm

Fridays overtime

AREA: Halesowen


 JOB PURPOSE: The Press Crew will work under the direction of the Press Manager and be responsible for producing all types of forgings to the specifications and drawings issued by management, by operating associated equipment.




Basic Function

  • operations utilizing press furnaces and forging equipment.
  • May be asked to supervise crews consisting of employees.
  • Perform regular, in process inspection of forging at interim levels of manufacturing.
  • Maintain production records.
  • Any other tasks as directed by Management.

Must have Requirements.


Minimum of 2 years’ forging experience.


Overhead crane license

       Basic Requirements

  • Ability to read and interpret, in English, process sheets, shop orders and instructions. 
  • Ability to accurately visually align and measure forgings.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Required to sweep and clean the work area and maintain an acceptable level of general housekeeping ensuring that equipment and working area is maintained in a safe, clean, and tidy condition at all times. 
  • Ability to access, operate and ensure safe working practice for overhead cranes to the appropriate standards.
  • Charging operations to and from the furnaces of all forging operations eg- tooling marking, veeing, cutting, etc and other associated operations carried out at the Press.
  • Duties will also include preventative maintenance work, including lubricating manipulators, bogies, cranes etc on a regular basis, and a general responsibility for material movement.
  • Ensure that the accurate completion of all records, work returns and any other documentation as required by management for all work carried out during each shift.
  • To ensure that all furnaces are reviewed and signed for and where relevant any faults are reported to the appropriate person and acted upon within a reasonable timescale.
  • All operatives will be required to operate a flexible and mobility of labour system as required.  All employees may be required from time to time to work outside their normal range of activities or hours and/or in another department.
  • Help to cover short staff on heat treatment when required.
  • All operatives are required to work to the highest standard and be willing to work towards their own personal development with support from other staff and management as well as encouraging the development of other team members.



  • Be accountable for your own development and work ethic at all times.
  • Accountable to produce forgings to the highest of standards in line with quality procedures



  • To always maintain production at full capacity in a professional manner that ensures minimal impact to the company.




  • Responsibility to make and maintain good professional working relationships with all staff and key stakeholders at all times.


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