Metals & Alloys Operative

  • fulltime
  • Barnsley, S75
  • GBP 0.0 to 0.0 Annum

This company is a metal trading, processing and distribution business, operating in the Revert and Refined metals sector with a turnover of £50m.

This growing aerospace, energy, IGT, foundry and petro-chemicals markets are key end user sectors.

They are looking to expand via new product development and exports with a particular emphasis on speciality alloy scraps.

The business is growing and has invested over £10m recently in new state of the art equipment and premises:


Exciting opportunities exist for both full-time Special Metals & Alloys sorters and operatives. The successful candidates must have a strong background in processing and/or sorting Special/Exotic Scrap/Revert Metals with a minimum of 3 years experience.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • The candidate will ultimately be responsible for the processing, sorting/grading & out-turning of all the incoming materials.
  • Knowledge & understanding of the varying “end use” markets for the materials is essential and experience of segregating materials on a quality & contamination basis for these markets is highly desirable.
  • The candidate must have experience in the recognition, identification and reporting of special metal contamination within the materials that may include, foreign attachments/coatings/inserts/tips & repair welds.
  • Knowledge & use of XRF hand-held analysers is essential.
  • Position may require shift working.
  • The candidate will ultimately report to the production manager.
  • Strong written, organisational and IT skills are a must for this role.
  • Operatives will have extensive experience of using a multitude of processing equipment such as shears, guillotines, bandsaws, shot blasters, shredders and where applicable chemical cleanings of turnings.
  • Some travel may be required in short intervals and a Full Passport may be required for the role (this can be applied for upon initial employment)


  • The successful candidate desirably will have 3 GCSEs at grade C and above.
  • A Metallurgical/Materials Qualification would be ideal but is not essential.

Experience in the sector is essential due to the necessity to operate safely in the environment.


  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Life insurance
  • Company pension
  • PPE provided




  • Company pension
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay
  • Shift Pay


  • 8 hour shifts, shift working
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Shift pay