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Date: Mar 17, 2023

Location: Bradford, GB

Company: Bekaert NV

Bekaert ( is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with more than 27 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 5.9 billion in combined revenue in 2021.



Bekaert Bradford - Tool Room Operator 

Job Tile:  Tool Room Operator

Location:  Bekaert Bradford

Hours of work: Continental Shift Pattern

Starting salary:  £32,435.75 inc. shift allowance increasing to £35361.80 per annum (inc. shift allowance) once training sign off   



Tool Room Operators are responsible for maintaining a continuous flow of new and re-furbished tools needed for the efficient running of the production lines and maintaining the Kanban levels.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Care of, and accurate and consistent use of shadowgraph projector and other inspection equipment
  • Work within tolerances described on individual drawings
  • Competent operation of Mazak CNC lathes
  • Assist setting cell machines striving to continuously improve this process
  • Work as part of cell team
  • Work in accordance with and help to improve and update current SOP’s
  • Maintain the highest standard of housekeeping
  • Complete accurate documentation required in line with the business needs
  • Ensure that all tooling is correctly labelled after inspection and moved to the appropriate area


Key Skills and Qualities:

  • Apprentice trained mechanical engineer or extensive experience of working in a toolroom environment
  • Experience of Mazatrol operating/programming system
  • Knowledge of machine operation would be advantageous
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Flexible
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Positive attitude
  • Good communication skills
  • A desire to continuously improve the operation of the cell in line with business targets
  • Good communication will exist between tooling operator and cell leader at all times to ensure that any issues affecting the performance of the cell are addressed without delay



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