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Date: Sep 17, 2023

Location: Bradford, GB

Company: Bekaert NV


Be part of something bigger!


As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future. Our ambition is to be the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move. And to always do this the Bekaert Way – safe, smart, and sustainable.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Today, we also apply our expertise beyond steel to create new solutions with innovative materials and services for markets including new mobility, low-carbon construction, and green energy.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and almost € 7 billion in combined revenue in 2022, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!


Why join us?

  • Personal Growth – Let us help you unlock your full potential
  • Pioneering – Join us to challenge the impossible
  • Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel
  • Purpose – Drive progress for our planet and people
  • Diversity – Together, we create change




About the role

Your Impact as Tool Room Operator

  • Ensure that all Health and Safety requirements are strictly adhered to at all times
  • Working with the cell leader, strive to achieve departmental targets in relation to Health and Safety and meet continuously higher targets for accident reduction
  • Identify and report any SHE issues affecting the cell
  • Ensure all tooling is inspected to verify conformance to specification
  • Work as a team to continuously improve standards of quality and customer satisfaction
  • Efficient release of new and re-furbished tooling required by the cell
  • Control agreed tooling Kanban levels
  • 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 in accordance to 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


About You

Essential skills & competencies

  • 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


Will you dare to take the next step?


Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!

At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


To learn more about us and our exciting career opportunities, visit Bekaert Careers

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