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Assembly Operative (Ulverston)

At Playdale Playgrounds we are a dynamic, global business who designs, manufactures and installs fun, exciting, outdoor playground equipment currently operating in 46 countries. We are family-owned having been established for 40 years and employ c105 people.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Assembly Operative with experience of working in a fast-paced fabrication workshop environment to assemble products for despatch.

We recruit on the individual having the right attitude and believe the skills can be trained for the right individual.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have assembly experience and be able to understand and follow drawings, instructions and works orders, whilst this is desirable it’s not essential as full training can be offered to the correct candidate showing the right aptitude.
  • Be mechanically minded and good with hand tools.
  • Be able to visually inspect finished products and compare them with requirements to determine if the process has been completed properly.
  • Have a keen eye for detail and have a results-driven approach.
  • Must have ability to undertake manual handling duties.
  • Be able to demonstrate control of goods in and out of assembly area.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right individual to be trained and developed who can demonstrate high levels of concentration and precision, ensuring a ‘right first time’ approach.  You must have good communication and interpersonal skills, be self-motivated, and have a structured approach to planning and managing your own workload. Flexibility and ‘can do’ attitude is also essential.

This is a permanent, full-time position based at our Ulverston factory (38 hrs per week).

Playdale Playgrounds is an equal opportunities employer.

If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to hr@playdale.co.uk

Production Operative

At Playdale Playgrounds we are a dynamic, global business who designs, manufactures and installs fun, exciting, outdoor playground equipment currently operating in 46 countries. We are family-owned having been established for 40 years and employ c105 people.

We are looking for a Production Operative to work within our CNC function, to perform precision machining and hand finishing of all our panels, working in a modern, safe environment using the latest CNC routing machine. This an important role as many of Playdale’s products include machined materials/components.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing, programming and operating CNC machine to produce large numbers of panels.
  • Understanding specifications by reading drawings and works orders.
  • Translating instructions into computer commands so the machines can perform the correct function.
  • Understanding of tooling.
  • Routing personalised panels.
  • Prepare and load raw material onto the machine.
  • Supervise the machine whilst it executes the tasks and make any necessary adjustments to produce a better result.
  • Inspect and measure finished products and compare them with requirements to determine if the process has been completed properly.
  • Check and maintain machinery daily to ensure functionality

Skills/Experience required:

This is an excellent opportunity for the right individual to be trained and developed to work in an advanced manufacturing environment using the latest high technology equipment.  High levels of concentration and precision are key.   You must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, ensuring a ‘right first time’ approach.  You must have good communication and interpersonal skills, be self-motivated, and have a structured approach to planning and managing your workload. Flexibility and ‘can do’ attitude is also essential.

We recruit on the individual having the right attitude and believe the skills can be trained for the right individual.

The ideal candidate will also have:

  1. Must have skill, attitude and desire to be fully trained in operating CNC machinery and tooling.
  2. Computer savvy.
  3. Able to work on own initiative or with others on tasks with minimum supervision.
  4. Great mechanical aptitude and good numeracy skills.
  5. A keen eye for detail and results-driven approach.
  6. Previous experience in using power hand tools would be beneficial.
  7. Previous experience in reading and interpret documents and drawings would be beneficial.
  8. Must have ability to undertake manual handling duties
  9. Previous experience in a similar role, although beneficial, is not essential and training will be provided to meet the successful candidate’s needs.

Playdale Playgrounds is an equal opportunities employer.

If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to hr@playdale.co.uk

Industrial Coatings Sprayer/Production Worker

At Playdale Playgrounds we are a dynamic, global business who designs, manufactures and installs fun, exciting, outdoor playground equipment currently operating in 49 countries. We are family-owned having been established for 40 years and employ c105 people.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and competent industrial painter/sprayer to work as part of a busy mild steel workshop team.
We are looking for the ideal person who has the following, however we employ on attitude so training would be given to the right candidate.
• Experience of industrial painting would be an advantage
• Knowledge of preparation of steel prior to painting, including shot blasting
• Understanding of paint application i.e. coating thickness, under coating etc.
• Has an eye for detail
• Can operate pillar drill and other fabrication machinery
• Understanding of COSHH regulations
• Understanding specifications by reading drawings and works orders
• Use of hand tools
• Inspect and measure finished products and compare them with agreed specifications to determine if the process has been completed properly
• Check and maintain machinery daily to ensure functionality

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who has great concentration and precision, ensuring a ‘right first time’ approach. You must have good communication and interpersonal skills, be self-motivated, and have a structured approach to planning and managing your workload. Flexibility and ‘can do’ attitude is essential.

Hours of work: – 7.30am – 4.30pm, Mon to Thurs, 7.30am – 12.45pm Fri (38 hours per week).
Rate of Pay: – dependent upon experience

This is a permanent, full-time position based at our Ulverston fabrication facility.
Apply with a full CV to the hr@playdale.co.uk by closing date 29th August 2019

Sales Coordinator

Playdale Playgrounds Ltd is a family-run, international business that manufactures playground equipment. We pride ourselves on creating exciting, innovative and educational outdoor play equipment that makes children smile all over the world.

Our head office, manufacturing facilities and global distribution centre are situated in South Cumbria. We have a fantastic team of around 105 people and have created over 22,400 play areas across the world.

If you are an ambitious and passionate individual with a drive to create a positive customer experience then we may be just what you’re are looking for.

The Role

We are looking for enthusiastic new talent to join our Playground Sales Team here in Haverthwaite, which is nestled in the South of the Lake District.

  • You will provide effective, timely and accurate support to appointed Area Sales Managers.
  • Maintaining ‘CRM system’ (SAGE).
  • Providing quotations, schemes, advice and information on behalf of Area Sales Managers, to all our customers within project schedules and budget constraints, ensuring we surpass the quality and customer expectations.

What do we expect from you?

You should be able to demonstrate to us that you have a strong feel for our products we sell and a passionate desire to communicate their benefits to our customers.

You should be self-motivated and organised, having the ability to work in a demanding environment to enable you to work within tight deadlines to allow us to be flexible to meet the needs of our clients in a fast paced, continually changing environment.

You should be able to demonstrate your excellent customer service, organisational, planning and inter-personal skills.

Our ideal candidate should be competent in Microsoft packages and have good numeric skills.

The ideal candidate will be able to work as part of a team and have a cheerful outgoing personality.

What happens next? 

If you would like to apply to work at our challenging, supportive, fun company then email your CV to: hr@playdale.co.uk

Once we have received your application we will be in touch to discuss next steps in due course.

Warehouse Operative

We now have an opportunity for a Warehouse Operative, to join our Despatch team based in Lindal.

Previous experience in a similar role, although beneficial, is not essential and training will be provided to meet the successful candidate’s needs.

Your main responsibilities would include:

  • The accurate OTIF (on time in full) kitting of orders, packing, and despatch of all deliveries leaving site
  • Receiving all inward deliveries from manufacturing facilities in a timely manner, ensuring accurate system transaction
  • Maintaining inventory controls by collecting stock location orders and printing requests
  • Stocktaking duties as required

Skills/Experience Required:

To excel in this role, the successful candidate will demonstrate a keen eye for detail and be able to work in a fast-paced environment, ensuring a ‘right first time’ approach. You must have good numeracy and literacy skills.  In addition, you must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be self-motivated, and have a structured approach.  Being able to be demonstrate flexibility and possess a ‘can do’ attitude is also essential.

You should be able to demonstrate forklift driving competence. A knowledge of warehouse management and barcode systems and a NVQ2/3 in warehousing would be advantageous.

The nature of the role is results driven so the successful candidate will maintain high standards when working under pressure and to varying deadlines. This is a permanent position and the core working hours are 38 hours per week. In return, we offer excellent benefits and the opportunity to really make a difference to children’s play!

If you think this is the right opportunity for you and you are excited to take on a new challenge please send your CV along with a covering letter to hr@playdale.co.uk or post to HR Department, Playdale Playgrounds Ltd, Haverthwaite, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AE.

Fabricator / Welder

The Role:

  • Perform general fabrication and Tig welding of various forms of circular and square hollow section stainless steel.
  • Use of a wide range of fabrication machinery.
  • Using jigs to fabricate parts.
  • Read, understand and follow job order specifications, engineering drawings and works order instruction.
  • Maintaining good housekeeping standards.

The Person:

Relevant experience working with stainless steel and mild steel preferred.  Possess a good understanding of fabrication and welding concepts, practices and procedures.

Ability to read and work from engineering drawings.

Flexible attitude to overtime when required.

The ability to work as part of a team, with a flexible “can do” attitude to work and good work ethic is essential.

Must have the ability to undertake manual handling duties.

Good communication and interpersonal skills.

This is a permanent, full-time position based at our Ulverston factory (38 hrs per week). Apply with a full CV to HR Department, Playdale Playgrounds Ltd, Haverthwaite, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 8AE or by email to: hr@playdale.co.uk

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