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Sheet Metal Operative

Radius Aerospace - Bramah


Job description

Radius Bramah is currently seeking a skilled sheet metal worker proficient in the fabrication and assembly of sheet metal components for the aerospace industry using various techniques. The ideal candidate will have experience in a similar role and must be able to fabricate quality parts to precise engineering drawings. They must be highly skilled in all sheet metal duties, including bending, cutting, drilling, fabrication, forming, and general sheet metal manipulation with the emphasis on quality & safety within the workshop.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Follow and enforce safety protocols and guidelines to maintain a safe working environment, prevent accidents, and ensure compliance with aerospace safety standards.

• Identify and resolve issues during the fabrication and assembly process, employing problem-solving skills to maintain high-quality standards in the finished products.

• Inspect and test finished components rigorously to ensure they meet the strict quality and safety standards required by the aerospace industry (NADCAP and AS9100).

• Read and comprehend complex aerospace blueprints and technical drawings to understand precise design specifications for the fabrication of aircraft components.

• Utilise specialised tools and machinery to bend, cut, form, mark out and shape metal sheets and components required for aerospace applications, ensuring precision by working to close tolerances and adherence to strict industry standards.

• Work closely with designers, engineers, and other aerospace professionals to ensure effective communication and collaboration in achieving project goals and meeting design specifications.

• Work meticulously according to work instructions and standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Education and Experience:

• A demonstrated successful track record and experience in sheet metal working - Essential

• Ability to read, understand and follow written instructions in the form of drawings, SOPs, and technique sheets - Essential

• Experience meeting and working towards production targets - Essential

• Quality conscious with the ability to work accurately in a busy manufacturing environment - Essential

• Basic understanding of lean principles (5S) - Desirable

• Experience in aerospace - Desirable

• NVQ, or qualification in an engineering discipline - Desirable

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Adaptability and flexibility in various work scenarios - Essential

• High precision and accuracy - Essential

• Proficiency in understanding and interpreting technical drawings - Essential

• Exceptional teamwork ethic - Essential

• Self-motivated and proactive approach to tasks - Essential

• Strong attention to detail - Essential

• Superior time management and organisational skills - Essential


• £28,335.29 basic salary excluding shift premiums

• Available to work 3 shifts (mornings, afternoons and nights) once training completed

• 12.5% shift allowance (for 2 shifts)

• 17% shift allowance (3 shifts) -Shift pay not included in above salary

• Over time paid at time and a half


We have market leading benefits as well as competitive salaries.

We offer - 185 hours holidays per annum with an option to buy/sell up to 37 hours holiday every year.

Paid Christmas close down days. 37 hour working week, short day Fridays & 4 day week for night shift workers and all Bank Holidays

Excellent Employee Assistance Programme available.

YuLife app -access to a GP 24/7 and earn for steps/cycling or meditation which can be turned into vouchers for Amazon/All major supermarkets/Halfords/Argos/ASOS/IKEA/B&Q.

Bravo benefits to include discounts on gym memberships & shopping.

Salary Sacrifice scheme for Electric /Hybrid Cars / Critical Illness Cover.

Free hot drink Fridays.

Westfield Health Scheme.

Free Parking.

Job type


  • Sheetmetal
  • Fabrications
  • Sheet-metal-operative