🌙  Evening Shift (4 nights per week)
Mon-Thu 16:45 – 03:15
Friday: OFF (3 day weekend)

Assembly Operative Evening ShiftAssembly Operative (Evening)

Company Background

Northern Hydraulics Ltd is proud to be one of the UK’s top manufacturers of industry leading precision hydraulic cylinders. Throughout our 33 years in the industry, our global clients in the excavator, mining and quarrying and materials handling industry, have come to expect the highest quality products.

Accredited with Investors in People Silver Status, and recently recognised as a Best Managed Company by Deloitte, the business has undergone considerable expansion in recent years. Northern Hydraulics continues to invest in both its people and technology.

We are currently recruiting for an Assembly Operative to join our Evening Shift team.

The successful applicants will report directly to the department team leader.

Main duties & responsibilities:

  • Reading & understanding engineering drawings & works orders, following production drawings
  • Assemble parts to form finished products using hand & power tools in line with quality standards
  • Perform in process quality checks & inspection of final assembled part against company quality standards prior to moving on to the next production process
  • Ensuring the safe & controlled movement of product
  • Keep work area clean & organised
  • Work in a careful & safe manner in line with company H & S policy
  • Actively participate in orientation & training programs
  • Use of company MRP system

Essential Criteria:

  • Previous assembly / fitting experience with the engineering industry (min. 1 year)
  • Ability to read & understand engineering drawings and AutoCAD drawings
  • Experience using various hand tools
  • Mechanical aptitude with a meticulous eye for detail
  • Problem solving nature
  • Previous experience of undertaking manual labour
  • Awareness of H & S relative to the workshop environment
  • Good communication skills both verbal & written
  • Strong numeracy & literacy skills
  • Basic computer literacy

Desirable Criteria:

  • 2 years + assembly / fitting experience within the engineering sector
  • Previous experience in the hydraulics sector is preferred
  • MRP experience is advantageous

Hours of Work:

Mon – Thu 16:45 – 03:15
Friday: Off (3 day weekend)

In return the successful candidate will receive:

  • Top rates of pay (DOE)
  • Shift premium payable
  • Overtime regularly available (paid at enhanced rates)
  • Excellent work life balance – 4 nights working week
  • Westfield Health Cover
  • Access to bike to work scheme
  • Above minimum statutory holiday allowance
  • High specification PPE & machinery
    Plus many more…


Northern Hydraulics Ltd reserve the right to enhance essential criteria for shortlisting purposes in the event of a high volume of applicants. In such an event, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To Apply:

  • Please upload you CV and Cover Letter using the form below
  • Alternatively, send a copy of your CV to info@northernhydraulics.com quoting ‘Assembly Operative
  • Or contact our reception for an application pack

    Northern Hydraulics is an equal opportunities employer.

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