Operator - Strip Mill

The TSM - Strip Mill Operator reports directly to the Section Leader on a ‘day-to-day’ shift basis. The role sits within the Operations team of the TSM Area/Department and will function as part of an efficient and productive team to operate the machinery and plant in the TSM 1 department.

Bridgnorth Aluminium Ltd are advertising this role as a Direct Employer (not a Recruitment Agency)



Bridgnorth Aluminium Ltd has firmly established itself as a trusted supplier of rolled Aluminium products since 1933. Our knowledge and experience spans many decades, evident in the work we do today to which we supply the Lithographic, Automotive, Can Body Stock and Foil Sectors of Industry.  We are a 74 acre site which is located; as the name implies, in the historic town of Bridgnorth and within a 25min commute from towns such as Telford, Shrewsbury, Kidderminster and Wolverhampton, 40mins from Birmingham, Worcester, Stafford and Redditch.


TSM ‘Strip Mill’ Operator - Duties and Responsibilities

·         Ensure adherence to safe working practices contributing to positive safe working statistics

·         To achieve maximum output and utilisation targets

·         Ensure that material is made according to the working schedule

·         Ensure that material is produced within suitable product quality standards

·         Communicate effectively with Section leaders to ensure they are aware of any quality standard issues

·         Complete training and development

·         Work as an effective team with a strong work ethic and good communication

·         Maintaining good housekeeping within your working area

·         Work closely with and support both Production management and the Planning department will give initial instructions and schedules. Support the Section Leader will then co-ordinate the actions to the operational team to ensure initiatives, instructions, schedules and targets are achieved


TSM ‘Strip Mill’ Operator - Skills and Qualities

·         Has an understanding of the safe working practices of operations within the section

·         Knows the customer quality standards expected from the process and how to maintain them

·         Knows tests required to maintain acceptable quality

·         Has practical knowledge of the procedures, manufacturing processes, and methods within the area

·         Good working knowledge of plant and machinery with the area to include forklift trucks and overhead cranes

·         Understands Key Performance Indicators within the area. The main Key Performance Indicators vary by operation but are included in the following:

o   Utilisation

o   Rolling/line speeds

o   Yield and reasons for whole coil losses

o   Right First Time

o   Coil change times/set up times

o   Tonnes processed/packed/dispatched by shift as well as month to date and year to date

·         Has the dexterity to operate efficiently plant and equipment within the area. This requires a good level of control regarding safe operation

·         Has the dexterity necessary to drive a fork lift truck and operate the overhead cranes

·         The Operator must be able to communicate clearly with fellow operators and Section leaders any issues arising within the shift

·         The Operator should be able to work with minimal supervision while on shift after initial instruction


TSM ‘Strip Mill’ Operator - Educational Requirements

·         Minimum of GCSE C grade in Maths and English


TSM ‘Strip Mill’ Operator - Package

·         Shift position 4 on (2 days, 2 nights) and 4 off

·         Pension up to 7% matched contribution – salary sacrifice with part NI saving returned

·         4 x Annual Salary ‘Death in Service’

·         Private Health Cash Plan Package – can be increased to incorporate dependants

·         Monthly and Annual Company Performance Bonus


Due to the nature of the business, the TSM ‘Strip Mill’ Operator should be aware that under special circumstances (e.g., breakdowns, outage periods, etc.) longer working hours or working approved overtime might be required to fulfil the duties of the role.


If you feel you have the right experience and skill set for the role of TSM ‘Strip Mill’ Operator; then please don’t hesitate to apply for the role.  Unfortunately on this occasion we are NOT able to accept applications from candidates who require VISA sponsorship support to work in the UK.



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