Engineering & Manufacturing

Foundry Operatives

  • Location: Sheffield
  • Salary: TBC
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job Ref: MPNJ - 30525
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Job Description

Elevation Engineering & Manufacturing’s Machining and Fabrication Division has been exclusively retained to manage a recruitment campaign for our prestigious client Orchid Orthopedic based in the heart of Sheffield’s manufacturing community.

Orchid Orthopedic Solutions is a worldwide leader in design and manufacturing for the orthopedic and medical device markets, including joint reconstruction, spine, trauma, sports medicine, extremities and dental. With 14 world-class facilities located around the globe, Orchid continues to provide others an opportunity to live a better life through the products, services and the way the company conducts business.
Their Sheffield facility based off the Sheffield Parkway comprises a Forge, Foundry and CNC Machining and Finishing processes. It employs approximately 230 people and focuses on joint reconstruction, in particular knee and hip joints and also the instruments required to fit the medical device parts.

They currently have a number of roles available within the Foundry and although experience in these areas would be an advantage, they are also looking for enthusiastic individuals who are eager to learn and develop a career within this industry.

They are looking for individuals with experience or a desire to work in the following roles;

Cast Finish Pencil Grinder / Finishing Operative;

• Using small pencil grinders and other handheld finishing equipment to remove surface defects from the face of the castings
• Keen eye for detail is required for this role to ensure a high precision finish
• Experience is not necessary but would best suit an individual from an Engineering/Manufacturing background

Working Hours: 2 Shift Pattern;
Week 1: Monday to Friday 06:00am-02:00pm
Week 2: Monday to Friday 02:00pm-10:00pm

Shelling Operative;

• Dipping and degreasing of moulds
• Setting up and operating of robotic arms to shell moulds in ceramic
• Removal of shells from machinery and grinding excess ceramic
• Loading shells into the furnace

Working Hours: 3 Shift Pattern;
Week 1: Monday to Friday 06:00am-02:00pm
Week 2: Monday to Friday 02:00pm-10:00pm
Week 3: Monday to Friday 10:00pm-06:00am

Foundry Operative;

• General foundry operative duties
• Furnace operation
• Grinding
• Shotblasting
• Mould pouring

Working hours:
Monday to Thursday 07:00am-04:00pm & Friday 07:00am-12:00pm

There is overtime available across all the roles and it is paid at a premium rate

If you want to discuss the positions in more detail, please call Nicola Jackson at Elevation Recruitment Group.

Elevation Recruitment Group’s Engineering division work with a vast range of businesses across Yorkshire and Humberside, Lincolnshire and East Midlands regions. For this role and other similar Maintenance and Reliability positions, visit
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