Reference : 579640

Patternshop Assistant

  • Technical Production
  • United Kingdom
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 07/15/2020

Who are we ?

This position is only open to internal applicants of Saint Gobain. Please note that any applications made by people outside of Saint Gobain will not be considered at this stage.

Are you an inquisitive learner who has an appetite for developing yourself further? Do you have an interest in manufacturing or how things work? Then why not come join the Saint-Gobain PAM Patternshop team here at our Holwell Works site in Melton Mowbray.

Saint-Gobain PAM are the premier supplier of iron technology, providing ductile and cast iron products such as piping and covers, for use at the heart of infrastructure projects across the UK. Whether it’s connecting telecoms or helping to keep the water running beneath your feet, you’ll find PAM is all around you, offering ethical and sustainable construction solutions.

What impact will I have in this role?

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Patternshop Assistant to join the team in planning, changing and maintaining the patterns which go in to the manufacturing of our wide catalogue of products. This position involves an apprenticeship at an external provider (1 week per month) offering a broad range of practical experience, transferable skills and background theory to eventually develop the successful applicant in to a skilled position.

As a Patternshop Assistant with PAM, your core responsibilities will include:

  • Maintenance of existing core and casting patterns, including repairs and modifications.
  • Liaising with Technical and external departments to ensure accuracy and viability of pattern design.
  • Ensure best use of raw materials through planning efficient pattern layouts.
  • Involvement in new product development projects by providing specialist knowledge regarding patterns and design.
  • Adhere to all safety policies and regulations, while working within a safe system of work.

What kind of person are you looking for?

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working; we innovate, we’re Agile, we’re Open & Engaging, we care about and know our customers, and we all try to act as entrepreneurs. As part of the Saint-Gobain group, we’re also committed to empowering and developing our own people wherever possible.

Alongside these core attitudes, the right candidates will also meet the following criteria:

  • A keen interest in manufacturing and how things work.
  • A practical interest in woodwork and/or metalworking.
  • An inquisitive nature and desire to learn and develop.
  • GCSEs in English and Maths at a reasonable level.

The world of work is changing, and at Saint-Gobain we are open to new ways of working in order to attract talented people to our business. We understand that everyone has different needs and commitments. Therefore, we are very open to discuss any flexible requirement or need that you may have for this role. We can’t guarantee to meet all requests for flexibility when we are recruiting. But, we promise to listen.

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