Careers at SHD


Work Times: 8am to 4pm (Monday to Friday). A degree of flexibility will be needed at peak periods.               

The purpose of this role is ensuring the design and build of manufactured machinery for SHD is kept to a high standard of workmanship.

Person Specification

In this role you will be responsible for the fabrication process and the design and build of manufactured machinery for SHD. This role will involve working in the workshop and on site in the UK but a willingness to travel is necessary for you to work at our sites in the US and Europe.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working with designers and other engineers to develop plans for manufacturing machinery.

  • Choosing the right materials for a project by considering factors such as strength, durability, cost and availability.

  • Designing the manufacturing process by determining the order of operations.

  • Ensure all products and machinery meet quality and safety standards.

  • Troubleshooting issues that occur during fabrication process.

  • Stay up to date with the latest advancements in fabrication technology.

  • Always adhere to company Health & Safety procedures including external compliance such as COSHH.

  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as requested.

Skills and Ability

  • Good understanding of English and Maths.

  • Basic Computer Skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Decision making.

  • Welding experience (MIG)

  • Full driving licence (essential)

  • CE/UK CA marking accreditation (preferable)

  • Working from engineering drawings and diagrams (essential)

  • Fabricating experience – 5 years (essential)

  • Proven track record of fitting bespoke equipment

  • Experience in machine manufacturing – 5 years (essential)

  • Experience with motors, gearboxes, rollers and bearings - 5 years (essential)

  • The ability to work within a team and encourage continual improvement for all team members.

  • Clear and effective communicator and able to work in a small team.

  • Forklift truck licence (preferable)

  • Able to carry out manufacture to engineering tolerances of a high standard and specification.

  • Ability to perform physical work for extended periods of time.

  • Possible weekend work and overtime required.

  • Ability to frequently bend, lift and reach.

  • Ability to lift items up to 55 lbs.

  • Ability to frequently push and pull items up to 105 lbs using lifting equipment.


  • Passion for SHD Materials Composite Materials Ltd

  • Friendly, flexible team player with a can-do-attitude

Our employees are important to us and job satisfaction is of paramount importance.
Therefore, in return you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to join a thriving company that offers excellent long-term prospects for progression.

We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have any disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application, please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

This is a full-time position.

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