Factory Operator

A world recognised scissor manufacturer, established in 1760 is currently experiencing rapid growth and requiring a Factory Operator (plus other duties).

If you would like to join the team manufacturing scissors supplied to the motor industry, aerospace, body armour manufacturers and multiple other companies around the world, please apply.

They are looking for highly motivated people looking to join a respected team of craftsmen involving scissor assembly, grinding, linishing and other metalwork.

Development of skills is vital.

The key part of being successful in this job is having a willingness to learn and show initiative.

The role has the potential to be varied and options to develop into a key member of the team.

The company places an emphasis personality above experience as they would like to continue the growth of the business and need like-minded employees to support this.

The role would suit somebody who has a ‘hands on’ approach and loves to spot and fix problems.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join and be part of something special; a renowned Sheffield business with a long history and great stability in the current difficult times.

Experience in any of the following would be an advantage but DEFINITELY not essential as full training would be provided.

  • Be apprentice trained in a mechanical/manufacturing discipline
  • Have experience in manual grinding, including setting and machine maintenance.

The company is in modern, purpose built facilities at Holbrook.

Full training would be given.

*Our client would also consider a Trainee for this position


Hours of work:

  • 39 Hours per week
  • 07:00 to 16:00 Monday to Thursday
  • 07:00 to 12:00 Friday
  • 15 minute morning break daily
  • 30 minute lunch break Monday – Thursday


  • Commensurate with experience
  • Plus ongoing incentives

About the Company

William Whiteley have developed an extensive range of product over many years which is distributed through all the major engineering and tool distributors and well as many specialist engineering sectors, high end retail along with a multitude of traditional markets.

The company is also expanding into new areas with new and innovative product.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this role they would love to hear from you! Please attach a CV to the link provided.

Key words: Manual Grinder, Setter, Setting, Manufacturing, Machine Maintenance, metalwork, blade grinder, linisher, scissor assembly.

  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Rate: Commensurate with experience
  • Location: Sheffield
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Engineering
  • Recruiter: Hiring People
  • Contact: Hiring People
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  • Reference: WHI16
  • Posted: 2021-02-17 09:12:03 -

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