Melt Shop Operator

Employer Information



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The Company:
Ryobi Aluminium Casting (UK) Ltd is an innovative, world class supplier of high quality, technically complex automotive components.
Based in Carrickfergus, Ryobi Aluminium Casting (UK) Ltd is a proud member of the Ryobi Group.  With the help of our Japanese parent company we can bring the latest technological advances to our European Customers.

Ryobi’s vision is to maintain a sustainable business by achieving the best results for our customers, maximising the potential of every employee through mutual respect, trust and teamwork. 
Our mission is to be the Number 1 Die Casting Company in Europe, to build upon our current customer base and increase market share, and to satisfy customer and shareholder requirements.

The role:
Principal Duties:
1. Maintain good housekeeping within the department
2. Comply with health and safety standards and follow procedures within the department
3. Be able to identify the different metal types in the department
4. Carryout furnace start up checks and complete the paperwork neatly and accurately
5. Be able to start up, run and shutdown a furnace
6. Perform burner and preheat operations
7. Perform furnace, ladle cleaning and dross recovery duties
8. Have the ability to identify furnace problems
9. Perform material handling and forklift checks
10. Perform daily clean up activities
11. Perform weekly TPM and to-do duties
12. Participate in information sharing and Loss Improvement activities
13. Work well within a team environment
14. Inform senior melt personnel immediately when problems are identified
15. Follow instructions as issued by senior melt personnel
16. Support overtime requirements as required
17. Other duties as required

Essential Criteria:

  • Previous manufacturing experience
  • Team player with good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Customer focus
  • Able to meet deadlines and achieve targets
  • Able to work effectively on own initiative and effectively contribute within a team environment
  • Able to see activities through to completion
  • Available to work shifts

Desirable Criteria:

  • Forklift Licence (Counter Balance) – if you do not have a licence, offer is subject to passing a forklift test onsite

Shortlisting and Interviews:

  • Shortlisting – 30th November 2022
  • Interviews – 5th December 2022

Company Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous employer pension contributions
  • A health cash plan
  • Discount scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Service-related holidays
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free car parking
  • Learning and Development opportunities and support
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Service awards
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