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Press Brake Setter & Operator

  • Position:Press Brake Setter & Operator

  • Reporting To:General Manager

  • Salary Range: c. £10-£15 per hour, dependant on relevant experience, 39hrs per week

  • Start Date: Immediate

  • Holiday: 25 days per full calendar year, increasing with length of service, plus public holidays


Summary Of Duties:

  • Fully responsible for the accurate set-up of all press brakes, ensuring timely and cost-effective production runs

  • Loading and unloading the press, whilst quality-checking all parts

  • Inspecting drawings and designs to enable the machines to be correctly set, measuring with Vernier Calliper, Protractors etc…

  • Preparing, setting, adjusting and operating the press brake machines to shape various types of metal, as required by product plans and production schedules

  • Finding the relevant program for each set up, and ensuring material is correctly adjusted for folding in line with drawings supplied

  • Adjusting the tooling and back stops, guards etc… for each part being formed

  • Inspecting metal during the shaping process, making adjustments as needed

  • Inspecting finished work for compliance with quality standards, Customer specifications and expectations, using precision measuring instruments where required

  • Meeting or exceeding production metrics as set by UEL

  • Maintaining accurate records of all work

  • Assisting with raw material ordering to ensure business continuity

  • Responsible for routine and preventative maintenance of all relevant operating tools, equipment and machinery, in line with current industry guidelines

  • Isolating and reporting faulty or unsafe equipment, defective materials or otherwise

  • Maintaining good housekeeping practices in accordance with UEL requirements, ensuring immediate and surrounding work areas are kept clean and orderly, including all relevant equipment and tools

  • Fully cleaning down all work areas, tools and equipment post-work, and ensuring the proper storage of equipment in line with H&S requirements

  • Ensuring all health and safety responsibilities are followed in line with Company expectations

  • Stay up-to-date with latest and relevant techniques, including equipment and processes

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to odour, noise, dust and other airborne particles, varying temperatures, moving mechanical parts and vibration.  Relevant PPE will be provided by UEL.


Key Skills & Person Specification (including but not limited to):

  • Experience and knowledge of relevant methods and techniques related to press brake operations

  • Willing to work flexibly, as dictated by the work flow, with a positive and motivational outlook to each task

  • Self-disciplined, able to work unsupervised and in a team environment, and take responsibility for accuracy & quality of own work

  • Ability to organise and prioritise works orders to meet a continuously changing delivery schedule

  • Ability to make effective decisions whilst under pressure, and work to tight deadlines

  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, and perform repetitive tasks with consistent focus

  • Excellent attention to detail and high personal standards

  • Personable, effective communicator, able to liaise with staff at all levels

  • Competent Computer, English and Maths skills

  • Able to follow processes and quality-controlled standards of work, in line with Company procedures and guidelines

  • Good understanding of health and safety responsibilities

  • Willing to undertake other adhoc duties, tasks and general Company activities deemed necessary from time to time as we may reasonably expect or require (such as providing holiday and sickness cover in other Departments)


NB:   This Job Description is provided to assist the Employee in understanding the principal duties of the role.  It is not designed to cover a full and comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the employee for this role.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time, and may therefore be amended from time to time by the HR Department as the job evolves, in consultation with the Employee, without any change to the level of responsibility or remuneration appropriate to the grading of the position.


To apply for this position, please write a covering letter detailing your salary expectations, enclosing your current CV and any other relevant supporting material to:


Keith Prowse

General Manager

Uniform Engineering Ltd

Unit 5 Commerce Way



or by e-mail to:


Deadline for applications: strictly midday, Tuesday 14th June 2022


Applicants who demonstrate competency in the key selection criteria and most closely match our requirements will be short-listed for a brief telephone Interview soon after the closing date.  If you are successful at this first stage, you will be invited to a more formal Interview at our manufacturing site.


All applications received by post, e-mail or delivered in person by this time will be acknowledged.

Uniform Engineering cannot accept responsibility for late applications or those lost in the post or e-mail system.


Uniform Engineering Ltd is an Equal Opportunities employer, and positively encourages applications from those who meet our selection criteria from all areas of society.  We select candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience, and recruit individuals who we believe have the right mix of personality, talent and potential to succeed within our Company.  We are committed to the fair treatment of our staff, existing and potential, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependants, age, physical / mental disability, reprimands, cautions, convictions, outstanding criminal proceedings, historical criminal records or other offending background.  We absolutely undertake, therefore, not to discriminate unfairly against applicants on any grounds.  Please ensure, however, that you have ‘entitlement and eligibility’ to work in the UK before applying, as it is unlawful to employ anyone who does not.


Information held by Uniform Engineering Ltd complies with and is stored in accordance with the ‘General Data Protection Regulation 2018’.  By submitting your Application for this role, you agree to us sharing your data with relevant personnel for the purpose of this recruitment campaign, and thereby consent to any such details being used in line with this Regulation.


Candidates must understand that any offer of employment by Uniform Engineering Ltd is subject to proof of the right to work in the UK, the receipt of references acceptable to the Company, the successful passing of a ‘DBS’ or ‘Security Clearance’ check if relevant to the position offered, and a satisfactory medical examination if required.


By submitting your Application, you understand that any intentional mis-statement or misleading information written as part of your Application or CV, or discussed during any subsequent interview, may render this Application and any subsequent Contract invalid, and you are therefore declaring that the information and facts contained in your Application and any accompanying support material submitted by you for this position are, to the best of your knowledge, true and complete.


No Agencies please

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