+44 (0) 1580 891521

Location: Staplehurst, Kent

Salary: £9.50 – £11.50 p/hr, DOE

Hours: 8.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Due to continued growth and expansion, Magnetic Shields Limited (MSL) are recruiting for an enthusiastic Deputy Furnace Operator to join our Production team 

MSL are leading specialists in the manufacture of bespoke magnetic shielding. Established for over 50 years, our experience and expertise allow us to adapt to the changing market and provide high quality, complex shielding solutions for emerging and existing applications. Based in Kent, England, our manufacturing facility is fully equipped with the latest technology to provide our customers with the highest level of service and quality. All of our manufacturing processes, including heat treatment, are integrated in our production plant 


About the role: Deputy Furnace Operator: 

  • Main duties involve loading, operating and unloading our heat treatment furnaces, in particular our vacuum furnaces
  • Assisting the Furnace Supervisor in the preparation of parts for the furnaces as required [deburring, degreasing], scheduling furnace runs and meeting deadlines
  • Ensuring the correct procedures and specifications are followed during operation of the furnaces - materials being heat treated are Mu-metal, stainless steel & sometimes aluminium
  • Quality check all furnace cycles
  • Assisting the Furnace Supervisor in organising workloads for 2 furnace loading operators
  • Record any malfunctions with the Maintenance Department


Essential Skills/Requirements: 

  • Experience in reading and working from engineering drawings would be useful
  • You must be a team player, keen to learn and be able to work to tight deadlines
  • Good organisational skills, multi-tasking
  • This is a hands-on role involving loading, unloading and distributing completed parts to the follow-on department
  • Good communication skills


Desirable experience: 

  • Experience with vacuum/ gas fired furnaces in a production environment would be advantageous
  • Previous experience of handling sheet metal
  • Previous experience of managing people
  • Metallurgy background or experience

Headcorn Road  |  Staplehurst  |  Tonbridge  |  Kent  |  TN12 0DS  |  UK

Tel : +44 (0) 1580 891521  Fax : +44 (0) 1580 893345

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