Production Operative

Henstridge, Somerset

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Job Overview

Working as part of a team of operators to process customer orders to specifications using a selection of manual machinery.

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Day shift:    £23,100 – £31,500 per annum

Mid shift:    £26,500 – £36,225 per annum

Night shift: £30,030 – £40,950 per annum

Dependent on experience/moving onto shift, plus benefits, plus discretionary bonus. These salary ranges include the shift premium where applicable.

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Pre authorised overtime available at time and a half, after 40 hours.


Shifts Available

Day shift    (40 hours per week): Monday to Friday (06:00 – 14:00)

Mid shift    (40 hours per week): Monday to Friday (14:00 – 22:00)

Night shift (40 hours per week): Sunday to Thursday (22:00 – 06:00)

This includes a 30 minute paid break. All training carried out on day shift.



Competitive salaries and annual salary reviews


Performance appraisals and annual bonus scheme

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Opportunity for overtime (subject to job role)

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Additional opportunities for training and development


Contributory pension scheme (5%)

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Life insurance

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Length of service rewards

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Private medical healthcare

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Two weeks sick pay allowance (after 5 years’ service)

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Five additional days holiday after 12 months’ service

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Specsavers vouchers to those that specifically require it for their role

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Employee Assistance Programme

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operate a selection of manual and CNC based machinery for metal processing
  • Process steel to customers’ requirements and tolerances. Work within the company’s quality system to ensure the full traceability of customer orders
  • Be competent at reading drawings, orders and following verbal instructions, be available to train others in this area
  • Able to work to high standards under your own initiative and pressure
  • Operate forklifts, Combilifts and the crane, safely and in a controlled manner
  • Working as part of our team of operators, processing steel to order, as and when orders are generated
  • Collating aforementioned orders, including banding, palletising, bagging and preparing them for loading
  • Loading, off loading of plate and parts from the plasma machines
  • Identify and locate different steel products using appropriate measuring equipment.


Experience in using measuring equipment, reading drawings, forklift, Combilift or side loader experience.

Apply Now

Please download the application form below in Word or PDF format and send it back to us at HR, we look forward to hearing from you!

For more information contact or call 01638 555 500

AJN Steelstock is one of the UK’s leading steel stockholders operating from two sites in Kentford, Suffolk and Henstridge, Somerset. We have an outstanding reputation for service and reliability and are proud of our continued inclusion in the Sunday Times PwC Top Track 250 League Table and the London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’.