Production Operative | Salisbury | £10.02ph | Permanent

Role Purpose:

Are you living close to Salisbury and looking for a permanent job opportunity with a company which offers long term career progression? As Production Operative, you’ll work within a close-knit team for a manufacturing company in the centre of Salisbury.

As Production Operative, you’ll benefit from:

  • Monday – Friday hours, no weekend working
  • Day Shift – 37 hours a week – 09:00-17:00 with an earlier finish on Friday
  • No experience needed – Full training given
  • Immediate start available
  • Employer’s pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Free Parking

As Production Operative, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Assembling parts using hand and power tools
  • Reading from specifications
  • Quality inspection
  • Testing components and finished products
  • Stock checking
  • Working with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail

For more information or to apply to this Production Operative role apply to this advert directly or call our Industrial team on 01202 688553 and we’ll talk you through the details.

Our team reviews every application. Please ensure your CV is submitted in Microsoft Word so that we can upload your details more easily to our system. If sent as a PDF it will cause delays.


Engineering & Technical Manager, Blandford Forum, £67,000

The Purpose of this role:

As Engineering & Technical Manager you’ll lead all engineering activity across manufacturing, capital investment and process development, within this award-winning manufacturer in Dorset. You’ll be responsible for the delivery of the New Product Introduction (NPI) programme providing leadership and guidance to your teams across production engineering, QHSE, Facilities and Design.

As Engineering & Technical Manager your responsibilities will include:

  • Process, system and people management.
  • Applying strategies to continuously improve your teams and processes through evaluating challenges faced to mitigate future risks.
  • Co-ordinating Quality Assurance and Health & Safety management systems to ensure compliance in all aspects.
  • Assisting with effective new product development and project implementation as required by working with other departments (including Supply Chain, Operations, Marketing & Sales)
  • Achieving business objectives & within agreed budgets.
  • Managing direct reports, providing continuous improvement of the staff through mentoring and training & development programmes.

Experience & Skills:

  • Degree level qualification in an engineering related discipline (or equivalent experience)
  • Experience working as a leader in a mechanical engineering/complex manufacturing environment
  • Technical experience working across quality, environmental, health & safety, facilities, production engineering and design engineering
  • Passionate about developing people
  • Proven track record applying continuous improvement methodologies
  • Excellent communication & organisational skills


Rubicon’s client is a well-established manufacturer of quality and bespoke products, specifically engineered to meet the varied demands of the ever-growing health sector. Using innovative, eco-friendly technologies they have developed customer specific solutions for national government, public and private services for 70 years


As well as the competitive salary of £67,000 as Engineering & Technical Manager you will also benefit from an annual bonus of 4% bonus, 33 days holiday including Bank Holidays, 6.5% pension contribution and Life assurance

If this Role is for You

To avoid missing out on this Engineering & Technical Manager opportunity, call Jess or Amber on 01202 688542 for more information about this permanent vacancy or apply to this advert directly.

Our team reviews every application. Please ensure your CV is submitted in Microsoft Word so that we can upload your details more easily to our system. If sent as a PDF it will cause delays.


Engineering Apprentice, Salisbury, £23’000


As an engineering apprentice, you will have the opportunity to study towards a funded BEng (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering Design as well as working alongside a tight knit engineering team. You will have the opportunity to earn whilst you learn and gain experience by working on real world products and solutions.


As a engineering apprentice your responsibilities will include:

  • Studying towards a Mechanical Engineering Design degree one
  • Creating and amending 3D models and drawings from a brief
  • Design and production of sample parts and line jigs
  • Assisting in development, prototyping, and 3D printing / scanning
  • Working closely with other departments – predominantly the machine shop
  • Hands on work such as welding and fabrication

As a engineering apprentice, you’ll have:

  • A keen interest and passion for all things engineering
  • Confidence using computers and applications including Windows, Microsoft Office and Teams
  • Minimum of 5 GCSE’s at grade 4 (C) or above, including Maths, English and a Science, Technology or Engineering related subject
  • A-Levels at grade 4 (C) or above in both a mathematical based subject and a Science, Technology or Engineering related subject OR 90+ credits in an Engineering BTEC and Level 3

Employer / Benefits

Rubicon People Partnership’s client are a highly accomplished, successful engineering business who specialise in automotive restoration. They have a rapidly expanding engineering department with state of the art manufacturing processes. Continued profitable growth have led to this engineering apprentice vacancy and benefits include:

  • A funded / debt free BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Career support and coaching throughout
  • Day shifts 37.5 hours a week (4 days working, 1 day studying)
  • 20 days holiday increasing to 25 days, plus the 8 bank holidays
  • Group Life Assurance
  • Free parking
  • Employer’s pension


Call Harriet, on 01202 688 555 for more information about this engineering apprentice vacancy or apply to this advert with an up-to-date CV showing your relevant experience.


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