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Production Technician (Cleats)

Region: Cramlington

CMP Products, part of the British Engines Group, is a market leader in the design and manufacture of cable glands, cable accessories and cable cleats for installation in industrial, marine and explosive atmospheres. Continuous improvement and innovation ensure that CMP’s products lead the way in quality, safety and performance.

The company is based close to Newcastle upon Tyne in Cramlington, Northumberland and has offices across the world including the USA, Asia, Russia, Middle East, Australia and South Africa.

The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen at our site in Cramlington for a Production Technician to join our Cleats department. This position will be on a full time, permanent basis.

Reporting to the Production Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing production engineering support for all commissioned plant and equipment. They will also be required to operate a continual improvement methodology.

The Production Technician will provide assistance in various aspects of production engineering throughout the cleat manufacturing process.

Duties will include

  • To use offline programming of Trumpf Flatbed Laser and Press Brakes using Tru-tops Boost software
  • To use Flat pattern/bent part development for ease of manufacturing using Solidworks
  • To review/update (where necessary) all production supporting documentation i.e. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), risk assessments, Weld Procedure Specifications (WPSs), operator training documentation and production work instructions etc
  • To design, develop and manufacture tooling for bending operations using Boost software
  • To design, develop and manufacture jigs for all processes to aid efficient production
  • To complete pre high volume production development work of the new products to confirm design and ensure correct tooling is available and recorded
  • To have an orientated approach around health, safety and productivity  to improve existing and new processes
  • To work (when required) in a setting capacity in any production cell to troubleshoot/support operators working on the machines
  • To manage stock of spare/replacement tools for all production machines and purchase tools/consumables for all production machines when needed
  • To work in a safe manner; driving positive behaviour and leading by example with regard to the company’s health, safety and environmental policies
  • To carry out any other duties not listed above as may reasonably be expected


The person

The successful candidate must hold a minimum HNC/HND level in Mechanical Engineering or have extensive experience of working with sheet metal in a previous engineering role.  They must also possess experience in metalwork / fabrication principles i.e. flat patterns, bending and bend allowances, different types of welding steel and aluminium and tooling design.

The ability to read technical drawings is a must as is the use of CAD (preferably Solidworks). Experience of using Laser Press Brake offline programming is advantageous, ideally using Trumpf software (Tru-tops or Boost). The successful candidate must also be proficient with Microsoft office.

As this role will be split between shop floor and office work, the successful candidate must have a flexible and hands on approach in production as well as in an office environment.

Working hours are 37 per week.

What we offer

  • Employee assistance programme including WeCare wellbeing app
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Holiday buy and sell
  • BE Rewards discounts and cashback
  • Pension scheme
  • Free on-site parking

Closing date

5 November 2021