Being an Employee Owned business, every employee is an owner of the business, all working towards one goal......a great place to be!

Sutcliffe Play is committed to improving the quality of children’s play through the design and manufacture of playground equipment. Its ambitions for growth are matched only by its total commitment to quality at every level and its determination to provide a rewarding environment for its employees.

Saw / Drill Operator

A Manufacturing Operative is sought who will work flexibly within the fabrication area of the factory. The post holder will be integral in helping Sutcliffe Play develop the business and achieve its commercial targets by manufacturing within timescales and budgets.

If you agree with the following company values, then we would like to hear from you:

  • Deliver a quality service to our customers
  • Embrace and drive change
  • Build a positive team spirit
  • Treat everyone with respect and fairness
  • Are honest and have strong moral values
  • Provide an environment where people are able to fulfil their potential

Whilst maintaining a clean and safe work area, the role includes operating:

Primary Role:

  • Manual and semi-automatic saws
  • Pillar drill

Progression to

  • Akyapak pipe and tube bending machine
  • Messer plasma cutting machine

The successful candidate will ideally:

  • Have previous experience of machinery operation
  • Have ability to read technical drawings
  • Be willing to learn
  • Be enthusiastic
  • Have the aptitude to learn a variety of tasks
  • Have a good work ethic and be a team player
  • Co-operate to complete tasks to deadlines

Position is full time 38.5 hour week. 7am – 3.15pm with a 1.30pm finish on Friday

Salary: £7.85 – £8.00 hour + non-contractual incentive scheme + non-contractual profit share.

Average Earnings from £17,400 to £23,300

Overtime will be required, which is paid at time and a half

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

For a full job description or to apply for this position, please contact Julie Smith at

Sutcliffe Play is an Employee Owned business and an equal opportunities employer.