Production Support Operative

Production Support Operative

Centrax are seeking a Production Support Operative to act as a member of the Turbine Repair team to assist and support day to day operations of the Turbine Repair Department as directed by supervision.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Disassembly, Cleaning and inspection of equipment and associated engine components using a variety of methods (grit blasting, ultrasonic, vapour blast etc steam cleaning) and machinery.
  • Assist engine technicians and fitters with day-to-day operations as directed.
  • Act as departmental stores point of contact for the department:
  • Issue and receive equipment and associated components (including documentation – both hard copy and electronic as required.)
  • Maintain stock levels of consumable materials as directed by supervision including management of expiry dates and reordering as required.
  • Update and control inventory levels.
  • Package items for transportation and storage
  • Assist with stock taking as and where required.
  • Assist with installation and removal of engines into the test cells.
  • Unload and load engines from transportation pods, vehicles, and trolleys.
  • Liaise with Centrax Warranty Administrator for engine components and assist with documentation as required
  • Carry out scheduled maintenance on equipment and plant, including all documentation requirements as directed by supervision.
  • Assist other departments with general duties and activities as required and directed by supervision and management
  • Carry out duties compatible with this job and the employees’ individual skills as required by management.

Knowledge & Skills

  • NVQ Level 2 Engineering (or equivalent) or 3 years related experience in a similar role such as maintenance assistant etc.
  • Experience / knowledge of working in a mechanically biased production or maintenance environment.
  • Any LOLER qualification (or equivalent).
  • IOSH Working Safely (or equivalent).
  • Forklift Operative (or ability to hold licence after training)
  • Overhead Crane Operator (or ability to hold licence after training)
  • Experience / knowledge of general mechanical or maintenance operations in an industrial environment.
  • Competent in use of basic hand, power tools and cleaning machinery.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (or equivalent) / IT skills.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision (after training).


  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Pension scheme
  • BUPA health cover
  • Death in Service benefit
  • Secure on-site parking
  • 25 days holiday plus statutory days

Please provide a full CV when applying and also provide an explanation for any gaps in your employment history where applicable, along with your salary expectations.

Closing Date for applications: 2 June 2023

Whilst applications from persons meeting all of the essential requirements are invited, applicants must also be working in the UK or already have the right to do so and, where required, must be able to relocate to within daily commutable distance of Newton Abbot at short notice and at their own expense.

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For Recruiters:
At Centrax we know the precise type of person who would flourish in our business. As such we won’t consider speculative or unsolicited CVs from agencies whether emailed to Centrax employees or the HR team.

We only use agencies who have signed up to our preferred supplier list and have an understanding of our business. Only our selected recruitment partners will earn a fee where we have instructed them directly within a specific remit.

Date of Advertisement: 15 May 2023
Vacancy Ref. 2315