Welding Instructor

Company Background:

Northern Hydraulics Ltd is proud to be one of the UK’s top manufacturers of industry leading precision hydraulic cylinders. Throughout our 32 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 a Welding Instructor to join our dayshift team.

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

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Training manual welders
  • Ensure all team members comply with training plans defined and are competent to carry out tasks assigned.
  • Monitor employee performance
  • Preparing products for the next stage of the production process ensuring they are clean & free from any excess weld / splatter / grease
  • Become familiar with and champion company operating procedures to the production team to ensure quality product.
  • Continuous upskilling and development
  • Weld checks, first off checks
  • Internal audits
  • Weld destruction tests
  • Weld defect reductions & quality improvements
  • Manual weld, semi-automated welding machines improvements and efficiencies
  • Welding batches as and when needed
  • Any other duties, within reason & capability, as determined by team leader

Contribute to a safe accident free workplace by:

  • Ensure safe systems of work are employed for all activities.
  • Participate in the risk assessment process for any new or modified process of equipment.
  • Ensure all equipment and the workshop is maintained to a high standard and all faults are promptly reported and remedied via the authorised repair route.
  • Ensure all team members comply with PPE requirements and conduct themselves in a safe manner.

Essential Criteria:

  • Minimum of 2 years of welding instruction experience or equivalent 5 years recent welding experience (preferably MIG)
  • Ability to accurately read & interpret AutoCAD drawings
  • Must have a strong background in manufacturing, ideally within a similar environment and be familiar with related quality processes and standards.
  • Strong employee relations skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Strong analytical and process skills.
  • Experience within lean manufacturing environment.
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills
  • Strong IT proficiency including MRP/ERP systems
  • Understanding of H & S legislation

Desirable Criteria:

  • Welding qualification (NVQ or equivalent)
  • Experience in a precision engineering environment
  • Experience working in a hydraulics setting
  • Recognised as fully coded by a relevant awarding body
  • Knowledge of welding automation processes


Monday – Thursday: 07:30 – 16:30
Friday: 07:30 – 13:30


  • Competitive salary
  • Early finish on Friday
  • Partially flexible holidays
  • Long service reward
  • Learning & development opportunities
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Westfield Health membership

To Apply, either:

  • Upload you CV and cover letter using the form below,
  • Or send a copy of your CV to info@northernhydraulics.com quoting ‘Welding Instructor

    Northern Hydraulics Ltd is an equal opportunities employer.

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