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Date Added: Wed 19/06/2024

Forging Operative

Sheffield, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £11.50 - £13.00 per hour

My client is a supplier of forging products over multiple sectors including nuclear, defence and oil and gas. Due to expansion and business needs; they are seeking Forge Operatives to work within their growing team.

As a Forge Operative you will be responsible for operating different forge machines such as presses, hammers, ring rollers, GFM, drop stamps and precision small screw presses.

  • Handling hot metal safely in an open-die hot working environment.
  • Using forging tools, equipment and machines to shape and cut metal as required.
  • Setting up and operating relevant forge machines.
  • Operating or directing operation of press, hammer and stamps as well as repositioning workpiece between strokes.
  • Positioning and directing the positioning of hot metal on anvil or other work surface.
  • During forging process, you will be responsible for punching out the centre hole in rings and inserting mandrels, and using other tooling required for the forging process to produce quality products.
  • Measuring and visual inspecting parts using various gauges and equipment.
  • Heating furnaces.
  • Monitor all machines and furnaces on a regular basis (minimum daily check).
  • Supervising the heating in furnace of metal to be forged.
  • Loading and unloading rotary furnaces.
  • Reading and interpreting engineering documents to determine operational requirements.
  • Completing all paperwork and forging identification.
  • You will be trained in Fork Lift Truck driving, Overhead Crane operation and Manual Handling as required.


  • Competitive pay.
  • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Pension scheme
  • Bonus scheme.
  • Westfield cash plan
  • Death in service payment, full company sick pay and long service rewards.
  • Tax efficiency schemes: Childcare vouchers and Cycle to Work.
  • Free work wear and PPE.
  • On-site parking is available.
  • Focus on wellbeing and mental health awareness.
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