Job Opportunity – Operations Manager (Manufacturing) – Norfolk, UK

GT Bunning & Sons Ltd. is a well-established, growing and profitable manufacturer of Manure Spreaders and Pallet Inverters, employing 80 people and exporting to more than 35 countries around the world.  Since its origins as a blacksmith’s forge, the Company has built an enviable reputation for the quality and robustness of its products, its aftersales support and the integration of new technology.

The business is in a period of strong growth and is looking to appoint a change-oriented Operations Manager to join the team and help take the company to the next level.

Reporting directly to the Managing Director you will be responsible for organising and improving the production of the full product range, meeting ever-increasing customer demands and introducing new, more effective ways of working.

The successful candidate will have proven experience as an Operations / Production Manager working in a similar environment of engineering batch or discrete production, and fully conversant with modern manufacturing techniques.  Able to understand and interpret fabrication and assembly drawings, you will have a track record of implementing and leading major change in a comparable environment.

Of graduate calibre and experienced in working in a business with turnover in excess of £5m per annum, you will also have strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, sound financial understanding and the commercial acumen to contribute to our senior team. Strong leadership skills are essential, and success in this highly visible new role can lead to further progression within the business.

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VACANCY FILLED Head of Operations (Director Designate) – West Yorkshire – competitive package


A UK leader in volume tube-bending, our client Olicana Products is seeking an experienced Head of Operations to help achieve its ambitious growth strategy.

The successful applicant will report directly to the company’s Managing Director and will be responsible for all Production and related Operations at the Ilkley factory.

This new role requires excellent Leadership and communication skills, a commitment to Operational Excellence and the intellectual and strategic ability to progress to the role of Director within three years.

Successful applicants will be of graduate calibre, with at least ten years of career progression in world class, fast-moving manufacturing business(es), and the package offered will not be a barrier for the right candidate.

The role would suit both locally based applicants and those seeking to relocate to this beautiful area of West Yorkshire.

Please email CV and covering letter to with your name in the Subject field. All applications are treated in the strictest confidence.


VACANCIES NOW FILLED Vacancies in Sheffield for CNC programmer/setter/operators – turning and milling of special steels and alloys

One of our Sheffield clients currently has a number of vacancies for CNC Programmer / setter / operators and CNC setter / operators, for both turning and milling.

They’re looking for self-motivated “can do”  people to join a long-established but growing engineering business with a dynamic new management team. The company has ambitious growth plans, including investment in new plant and macinery,  and operates in the aerospace, nuclear, sub-sea, steelmaking, earthmoving, petrochemical and general enginering markets.

Successful candidates will earn £12 per hour plus shift premium, and must meet the following requirements:

  • knowledge and experience of machining nickel-based superalloys, inconels, duplex, super duplex and general engineering steels
  • knowledge and experience of Solidworks and Solidcam
  • experience of programming with FANUC controls
  • willing to work shift patterns to cover 24-hr operation

No agencies please.


VACANCY NOW FILLED – Production Planner – Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Our client is one of the UK’s leading instrument manufacturers, specialising in temperature, pressure and flow measurement. They’re looking for an effective and dynamic Production Planner to continually improve customer on-time delivery performance, whilst reducing lead-times and inventory levels. This challenging role involves managing customer expectations by translating their requirements into an achievable daily production schedule through actively managing materials and capacity availability. The successful candidate will be a key member of the Operations Team and will interface with all areas of the business.


Essential requirements include the following:

  • HND / Degree in a relevant subject

  • Production Planning & Scheduling

  • MRP II

  • Computer literate

  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels

  • Effective team player

Knowledge or experience of the following would be desirable:

  • Sage “Line 500” ERP software package

  • Lean Manufacturing Tools & Techniques

  • Manufacturing to short lead times in a fast moving, small batch, manual assembly and test environment

  • Instrumentation products & processes

“This is a newly created role and offers great opportunity to develop your skills with a company keen to invest in developing your career. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package…”


VACANCY FILLED – Production Engineer, North Yorkshire

RMS is looking to appoint a dynamic and talented individual as Production Engineer. RMS designs and manufactures specialist electrical connectors for use with Electrical Submersible Pumps used throughout the global oil industry.  The company is a subsidiary of James Fisher Group Plc.

The role is a largely hands-on position, reporting to the Production Manager.  The candidate must have skills/experience in mechanical design as well as knowledge of (or the ability to learn to use) CAD packages and it’s desirable to have good communication skills and good practical experience/knowledge.  It’s preferable for the candidate to hold an Honours degree in mechanical, production or similar engineering discipline.


VACANCY NOW FILLED (Sales Executive – Timber products – Sheffield, England)

Please note that this vacancy has now been successfully filled – many thanks to all who responded and congratulations to the successful candidate! Highly autonomous UK-wide role for an experienced sales professional with Timberworx, an autonomous business unit of REL Acoustics Ltd – the UK’s most acclaimed manufacturer and supplier of premium sound sub-bass systems –