Cookson Precious Metals Ltd

Setter / Production Operative

Birmingham | £19,000 per Annum

Job Function: Manufacturing & Production
Industry Sector: Manufacturing & Production

Setter / Production Operative
Birmingham, West Midlands 

Cooksongold is a leading global supplier of precious metals in gold, silver, platinum and palladium alloys. We are the UK's largest one-stop shop for the jewellery maker.

Based in the Production department reporting to your Team Leader, you will ensure stamped products are manufactured to the agreed quality standards, time scale and budget costs to meet company and customer requirements. 

You will work full time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Thursday 07:30 – 16:00 and Friday 07:30 – 13:00.

As a Setter / Production Operative, your duties will include:

- Making sure procedures and process routes are strictly adhered to, and all records are maintained
- Ensuring materials are within agreed specification
- Ensuring stampings are manufactured to correct weights of customer expectations using the minimum number of operations
- Identifying and reporting problems likely to delay production
- Identifying machinery or tooling faults and reporting to the appropriate personnel
- Ensuring scrapped materials are deposited appropriately
- Adhering to housekeeping standards at all times
- Operating equipment to agreed Health and Safety standards
- Stock control
- Assisting with stock takes as and when required
- Providing production operational support in all areas when required

The successful candidate will have:

- Excellent numeracy, literacy and IT skills
- Great team-working skills
- Experience of setting hand and hydraulic presses
- Good manual dexterity skills and eye to hand co-ordination, as you will be handling small items
- Ability to work quickly and accurately
- Good communication skills
- Flexible and reliable
- Experience in production / engineering environment would be advantageous


- Starting salary of £19,000 per annum (increase after 6 month probation pass)
- Up to 26 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays
- Company pension scheme with employer contributions matched up to 8%
- Life assurance
- Gym discounts and eye care vouchers
- Cycle to work scheme
- Discounts on company products

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