Job description:

To produce high quality machine knives, in accordance with work order and drawings’ requirements, adhering to health & safety safe working procedures. 


  • Following work instructions for processes involved in the production of machine knives
  • Following instruction from works orders and drawings
  • Perform quality checks during the stages of production and highlighting any discrepancies
  • Meeting customer deadlines by achieving daily targets according to the production schedule
  • Recording tasks completed on the appropriate clocking system including any non-productive hours
  • Perform production tasks required within the allocated time allowed to complete the job
  • Operate machinery safely and in accordance with work instructions
  • Assist with the maintenance of machinery and report any issues or hazards
  • Identify and report unsafe operations to management immediately
  • Recommend process improvements to enhance operational efficiency and safety
  • Maintain a clean working area
  • Contribute to waste management programs
  • Receive occasional deliveries from suppliers; unloading, booking in and putting away of the delivery
  • Reconcile the delivery note to the purchase order for received items
  • Cover packing and dispatch operations as needed during busy periods and periods of employee absence
  • Reporting on stock levels as required
  • Any other duties, as may be appropriate, to achieve the objectives of the job and to assist in the fulfilment of the Company’s objectives, commensurate with your salary grade, abilities and aptitudes. These duties include bending/forming, punching, laser welding, polishing, packaging, inspection, material preparation, goods inwards and goods outwards activities

Skills required:

  • Ability to multitask
  • Attention to detail
  • Self resilient and capable of making task related decisions
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be open to and work with change, both culturally and technically
  • Works in an inclusive way
  • Willingness to undertake additional tasks, within capabilities, to get the job done
  • Willingness to take ownership
  • Take a critical approach to work practice and identify and suggest improvements
  • Believes and promotes Health and Safety within the workplace
  • Self motivated
  • Task orientated
  • Ability to remain calm and effective during stressful times
  • Proactively taking actions to improve
  • Adapts quickly to change

Personal qualities the candidate must have:

  • Demonstrate a passion for engineering
  • Safety conscious person
  • Prior interest and experience in Engineering (desirable not essential)
  • Technically minded individual
  • A track record of exception timekeeping and attendance
  • Can do attitude
  • Willingness to learn and receive feedback in a positive manner
  • Problem solving
  • Effective communication skills, listening and questioning skills
  • Working within a team
  • Computer literate

Employer description:

We set up MRMK to change the machine knife industry for the better. 

When the company was founded, we had a vision to fill the space that other manufacturers left in the market, delivering a consistent balance of quality and value for money.  Over a decade later and MRMK still does everything we set out to do all  those years ago, providing ultra-sharp precision blades at a price you deserve.  When you need them. 

Our mission is to produce great quality blades without the up-charging.  At MRMK, we always seek to build friendly, long-lasting  relationships with our customers and suppliers at the highest level.

We believe investment in apprenticeships are important for the business, bringing new skills and perspective to our company.

Things to consider:

During the first year you will be required to attend the University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre in Sheffield, full time for an initial block of study. One Friday per month you will return to your workplace.  After the initial block training you will attend the AMRC Training Centre for one day a week to undertake the knowledge study.  The remaining four days will be spent in company learning on the job.

Please note the AMRC Training Centre reserves the right to close applications ahead of the published closing date.

Qualification Requirements:

Advanced Apprenticeships entry requirements

A minimum of three GCSEs at grade 5 (or C) or above, including mathematics, English and science, technology, or engineering-related subject.

Applicants are required to successfully complete the AMRC and employer recruitment and selection process to secure a place on an apprenticeship programme. 

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