Current Vacancies

For the vacancies listed below, you can apply online or download an application form and send to: Recruitment, WEC Group Ltd, Springvale House, Springvale Road, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 2ES or email: WEC Recruitment.

We value our applicants' privacy. To view our full Privacy Policy, please click here.



WEC Group Training Academy - Engineering Apprenticeships

We are now accepting applications for our Welding/Fabrication, Mechanical Engineering Apprentices and Technical Production Engineering Apprenticeships to start in January 2021 in Lancashire (Blackburn & Darwen), Yorkshire (Rotherham & Sherburn-in-Elmet) and Merseyside (Knowsley).

This is an amazing opportunity to learn life skills whilst gaining a qualification through our award winning apprenticeship scheme! An apprenticeship allows you to earn money whilst learning on the job.

We are currently recruiting for:

  • Welding & Fabrication Apprentices
  • CNC Machining Apprentices
  • Laser Operator Apprentices
  • Press Brake Apprentices

To apply follow the 'download an application form' below and fill in the form.

Please download an application form and send it back to us as soon as possible for the chance to kickstart your career at an award winning company!

WEC Machining Ltd - Blackburn

Location: Blackburn - Lancashire

Hours of Work: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

WEC Group Ltd, established for over 40 years and now one of the UK’s leading & multi award winning engineering, fabrication and machining companies, require an experienced Business Development Manager for our Special Projects Division, based in Darwen.



We have a vacancy for a motivated and capable Business Development Manager, who wishes to progress within a dynamic and rapidly expanding engineering firm.

Responsibilities
  • Develop key relationships with existing clients and develop new business opportunities increasing customer awareness, sales and technical support.
  • Capture new business in strategically agreed market sectors.
  • Preparation of high-value proposals and estimates for customers
  • Develop relationships with decision-makers in customer and target organisations ensuring strong partnerships are achieved

Knowledge, Skills, Experience
  • Must be able to read detailed engineering drawings
  • Must have previous experience in an external sales role ideally with a machining background
  • Must have proven achieved target sales
  • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills
  • Must have a mechanical engineering qualification, apprenticeship or equivalent

Working Location/Environment

This is a field based role with regular visits to our Blackburn site.



Company Benefits
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holiday
  • Free car parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • UK healthcare scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Employee Benefit Loan Scheme

Apply Now


Sherburn Metalwork - Sherburn-in-Elmet, Yorkshire

Location: Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds

Hours of Work: Monday – Thursday 3pm – 11:30pm & Friday 12noon – 5:30pm

Established for 40 years and now one of the North West’s leading and multi award winning Engineering companies, WEC is looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Coachbuilder to join our busy and expanding team based at our site in Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds.

As a Coachbuilder you will work within a continuous assembly process with the ability to work with all tools and machinery required for the job. As a key member of the production team you will have the ability to be able to communicate well across all key internal functions. You will also be able to carry out your role and complete the job to the required quality standard and ensure that the production process continues to flow efficiently.


Duties & Responsibilities
  • Participate in a process improvement activities
  • Ensure health and safety requirements are met at all times
  • Highlight any quality issues and be prepared to help with problem solving
  • Assist with training where required
  • Have the ability to learn and carry out a range of jobs within manufacturing
  • Have the ability to assemble a wide variety of components within a vehicle

Knowledge, Skills, Experience
  • Competent and worked in at least [3 areas (LOs)] on the Production assembly line
  • Vehicle body building experience
  • Have previous assembly experience on commercial vehicles
  • Maintain care of any equipment required to carry out the job
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Good time keeping and work ethos
  • Good knowledge of Health and Safety practices

Company Benefits
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holiday
  • Free car parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • UK healthcare scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Employee Benefit Loan Scheme

Apply Now

Location: Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds

Hours of Work: Monday – Thursday 3pm – 11:30pm & Friday 12noon – 5:30pm

Established for over 40 years and now one of the North West’s leading & multi award winning Engineering companies, WEC Group Ltd is looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Auto Electrician to join our team at Sherburn Metalwork, part of the WEC Group based near Leeds. This is the perfect opportunity for a motivated and dynamic person to thrive, working within a successful and vibrant team.


Duties & Responsibilities
  • To install new electrical components to bus chassis
  • To install new wiring looms to bus chassis
  • To set a high standard of workmanship and behavior
  • To observe company health and safety regulations and all times

Knowledge, Skills, Experience
  • Relevant qualification in engineering
  • At least 4 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Practical problem-solving skills
  • To follow technical manuals and engineering diagrams
  • Must be pro-active and determined to resolve all fitting issues
  • Structured and organised with daily tasks
  • Team player

Company Benefits
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holiday
  • Free car parking
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Employee Benefit Loan Scheme

Apply Now

Location: Sherburn in Elmet, Yorkshire

Hours of Work: Week 1: Monday - Thursday 5:45am-2:30pm Friday 6am-10:30am
Week 2: Monday 2:45pm - 11pm Friday 10:45am-3:15pm

Established for over 40 years and now one of the North West’s leading & multi award winning Engineering companies, WEC Group Ltd is looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Paint Sprayer to join our team at Sherburn Metalwork, part of the WEC Group based near Leeds. This is the perfect opportunity for a motivated and dynamic person to thrive, working within a successful and vibrant team.


Duties & Responsibilities

Working inside a paint facility, this role will be working as part of newly formed team; pre-treating and painting large components to meet detailed customer’s specifications. Duties include:

  • Preparing work to extremely high standards
  • Working to specific production schedules
  • Completing all administrative procedures relation to paint area
  • Maintaining a clean, tidy and safe working environment
  • Adhering to COSHH and DSEAR regulations
  • Attending meetings as and when needed
  • Any other ad hoc duties as may be required within the production environment

Knowledge, Skills, Experience
  • Previous experience using conventional and pressure pot application equipment
  • Application, masking, prepping and polishing to a high standard
  • Experience of using 2 pack solvent and waterborne paint is essential
  • Be fully conversant in both written and verbal English
  • Able to read and understand engineering drawings and masking instructions
  • Ideally has a background in rail / aerospace / car finishing industry

Company Benefits
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holiday
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Free Secure car parking
  • Employee Benefit Loan Scheme
  • Death in Service Award
  • Refer a Friend Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Uk Healthcare Scheme

Apply Now


HTA - Coventry

Location: Coventry
Reporting to: Sales Manager
Hours of Work: Mon – Thu 8am – 4pm, Fri 8am – 3pm. 39 hours per week

WEC Group is looking to recruit a number of Sales Estimator to join our busy and expanding team at HTA Group, part of the WEC Group based in Coventry. Can you smash out competitive, accurate quotes faster than your sales team can bring in the enquiries? Maybe you are feeling held back in your present role as a result…or maybe the enquiries just aren’t coming in as fast you would like.

We have got a great sales team in place, so lack of enquiries is not a problem. We need to recruit a team of estimators to quote for the enquiries they are bringing in. You will have no shortage of work to do here. The work itself is interesting and diverse, with a good mix of spot business and OEM contracts, so you won’t be doing the same quotes over and over. You will have the backup of our world class modern manufacturing facility, so you can be confident that your customer’s orders will be delivered on time, and in full. Have a look at the video to see what you could be a part of… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS1RiA7aZ7E

You realistically need to have come from a laser cutting / folding / sheet metal fabrication background as that is our core business. And it will help massively if you can confidently communicate with customers as you’ll need to follow up on your quotes. If you can jump straight in and make a dent in the enquiries coming in, you will be the ideal person for this job.


Duties & Responsibilities

The Sales Estimator will have an excellent engineering and fabrication background with the ability to read and work to complex engineering drawings and must have previous experience in sales and estimating in a subcontract manufacturing environment.

The ability to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the following key processes is essential; Laser Cutting, Press Braking, Welding and Fabrication. Excellent numeracy and literacy skills are required, it is essential to be able to prepare accurate estimates and have good communication skills to discuss requirements with customers and internal departments. Daily Duties will include:

  • Production of technical quotations for customers in a clear, detailed and accurate;
  • Providing and assisting colleagues on technical and engineering issues;
  • Negotiating and achieving deadlines for the submission of quotations;
  • Building relationships with customers and potential customers to understand their requirements;
  • Negotiating best possible prices with sub suppliers;
  • Communicating with customers to gain feedback on quotations;
  • Recording all relevant sales information on our system;
  • Achieving relevant targets and KPI’s


Knowledge, Skills, Experience
  • HNC/D or equivalent qualification
  • A good level of computer literacy and numeracy skills
  • Microsoft Excel conversant
  • To be organised, accurate and have an eye for detail
  • Team working and communication skills

Working Location/Environment
Coventry

Company Benefits
  • 20 days holiday per year
  • Free car parking
  • Employee Benefit Loan scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme

Apply Now


MTL Advanced - Rotherham

Department: Fabrication
Location: Rotherham, Yorkshire
Reporting to: Fabrication Shift Manager
Hours of Work: 6am-2pm Mon – Fri, 8pm – 6am Mon-Wed and 8:30pm-6am Thurs

Established for over 40 years and now one of the North West’s leading & multi award winning Engineering companies, WEC Group Ltd is looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Skilled Welder to join our team at MTL Advanced, part of the WEC Group based in Rotherham.

This is the perfect opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic person to thrive, working within a successful and vibrant team.


Duties & Responsibilities
  • To review engineering drawings for parts to be fabricated/welded
  • Perform welding/plating activities
  • Ensure tolerances and parameters are met to satisfy quality and output
  • Ensure production timings are met/exceeded
  • Follow company rules and adhere to procedures & Health and Safety standards
  • Work as part of a team to produce orders on time and within customer expectation/quality requirements
  • Carry out and record daily/weekly/monthly maintenance and safety checks
  • Ensure correct marking up of component parts


Knowledge, Skills, Experience
  • Welding / Fabrication Experience Must be coded to BS EN ISO9606-1 fillet and butt weld standard
  • Experienced in MIG and TIG welding with the ability to read engineering drawings
  • Ability to work effectively and use own initiative
  • Good communicator at all levels
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety Legislation

Working Location/Environment
Rotherham, Yorkshire

Company Benefits
  • 25 days holiday per year
  • Free secure car parking
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Refer a friend Scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Employee Benefit Loan Scheme

Apply Now

Department: Machining
Location: Rotherham, Yorkshire
Reporting to:Machining Team Leader
Hours of Work: Shift rotation of 6am-2pm, 2pm – 10pm, 10pm-6am. 37.5 hours per week

Established for over 40 years and now one of the North West’s leading & multi award winning Engineering companies, WEC Group Ltd is looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic CNC Miller to join our team at MTL Advanced, part of the WEC Group based in Rotherham.

This is the perfect opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic person to thrive, working within a successful and vibrant team.


Duties & Responsibilities
  • Writing and proving programs for all machines as required
  • Set up jobs on machines centrer's
  • Work with jigs and fixtures
  • Machine parts to customer specification, record contract documentation, complete time sheets correctly and maintain high standard of workmanship
  • Ensure correct marking up of component parts and use of labelling system
  • Ensure parts are flowing to the next process with correct labelling procedures
  • Ensure that "Route Cards" are being followed and signed off following each operation
  • Work with Senior Manufacturing Engineer to determine feasibility of machining new products
  • Maintaining and controlling a current program register
  • Maintaining and controlling a current tool inventory, (all machines and cupboards)
  • Clean machines as appropriate
  • Continual check of coolant levels on machines


Knowledge, Skills, Experience
  • Knowledge of vertical machining centers
  • Knowledge of Fanuc
  • Ability to work efficiently and build effective working relationships
  • Able to program CNC machines
  • Overhead crane / slinging and lifting skills
  • Fork Lift Truck - Counterbalance License
  • Experience in a similar role/environment

Working Location/Environment
Rotherham, Yorkshire

Company Benefits
  • 25 days holiday per year
  • Free secure car parking
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Death in Service Scheme
  • Company Profit Share

Apply Now

Department: Press
Location: Rotherham, Yorkshire
Reporting to:Press Team Leader
Hours of Work: Shift Rotation of 6am - 2pm, 2pm-10pm, 10pm-6am - 37.5 hours per week

Established for over 40 years and now one of the North West’s leading & multi award winning Engineering companies, WEC Group Ltd is looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Press Brake Operator to join our team at MTL Advanced, part of the WEC Group based in Rotherham.

This is the perfect opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic person to thrive, working within a successful and vibrant team.


Duties & Responsibilities
  • Operating press brake machine, ensuring it runs continuously to ensure maximum productivity
  • Producing orders on time and to the correct quality standard
  • Manoeuvring of materials on to and off the press machines, either by crane or manually
  • Setting up the machine by reading engineering drawings, programming, tooling changes
  • Marking up of pressed parts and packing


Knowledge, Skills, Experience
  • Must have previous experience operating a press brake machine
  • Must be able to read and understand engineering drawings
  • Knowledge of different metals an advantage
  • Competent in the use of all forms of measuring equipment including verniers, rulers, angle measuring devices
  • Able to set and maintain a high standard of workmanship
  • Able to work pro-actively and as part of a team to improve productivity and efficiency

Working Location/Environment
Rotherham, Yorkshire

Company Benefits
  • 25 days holiday per year
  • Free secure car parking
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Refer A Friend Scheme
  • Company Profit Share
  • Employee Benefit Scheme

Apply Now

Department: Laser
Location: Rotherham, Yorkshire
Reporting to:Laser Manager
Hours of Work: Mon to Fri: 6am - 2pm, 2pm - 10pm, 10pm - 6am

Established for over 40 years and now one of the North West’s leading & multi award winning Engineering companies, WEC Group Ltd is looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Laser Operator to join our team at MTL Advanced, part of the WEC Group based in Rotherham.

This is the perfect opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic person to thrive, working within a successful and vibrant team.


Duties & Responsibilities
  • Ensuring material is checked for size, thickness and grade, prior to cutting and to inform the Team Leader of any quality concerns regarding the material
  • Ensure 'One Offs' are completed at all times
  • Responsible for quality of components that have been cut on the machine and standard of fettling if required
  • Ensure customer orders are produced 'On time and In Full time' to required quality standard
  • Marking up of cut parts, cleaning and fettling parts
  • Assisting colleagues on shift, e.g. trainees, apprentices etc.
  • Ensure all Safety / Rules / Standards are adhered to, ensuring correct Personal Protective Equipment is worn at all times
  • All control cards and nestings are filled in correctly, taking note of any special instructions
  • All machine and personal safety procedures to be followed at all times
  • Pass on all relevant information to the next shift, who are about to start work
  • Ensure the parts are routed correctly to the next part of the process in a timely manner
  • To adhere to all health and safety
  • Any other ad hoc duties


Knowledge, Skills, Experience
  • Relevant machine experience
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety Legislation and additional MTL requirements
  • Understanding of Company quality procedures and specific customer requirements
  • Ability to work effectively and use own initiative
  • Slinging and lifting crane experience

Working Location/Environment
Rotherham, Yorkshire

Company Benefits
  • 25 days holiday per year
  • Free secure car parking
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Refer A Friend Scheme
  • Company Profit Share
  • Employee Benefit Scheme
  • Death in service Award

Apply Now


5750 Components - Liverpool

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside
Reporting to: Manager
Department: 5750 Components
Hours of Work: Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm

5750 Components Ltd is a subsidiary of the WEC Group Ltd, established for over 40 years and now one of the North West’s leading and multi award winning Engineering companies. 5750 Components Ltd is looking to recruit enthusiastic and dynamic Skilled MIG Welders to join our busy and expanding Laser engineering team based in Merseyside.


Knowledge, Skills, Experience
  • Must be time served and able to MIG weld to a high standard
  • Must be able to fabricate and work to engineering drawings
  • Must be able to weld from 1mm up to 12mm Stainless.
  • Work on Own Initiative
  • Reliable and Punctual

Working Location/Environment

Liverpool, Merseyside



Company Benefits
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free car parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Company Pension
  • Employee Benefit Loan Scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing Cashback Scheme

Apply Now

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside
Reporting to: Manager
Department: 5750 Components
Hours of Work: 37hrs per week- 3 shift rotations 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm, 10pm-6am

5750 Components Ltd is a subsidiary of the WEC Group Ltd, established for over 40 years and now one of the North West’s leading and multi award winning Engineering companies. 5750 Components Ltd is looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Press Brake Operator to join our busy and expanding Laser engineering team based in Merseyside.


Knowledge, Skills, Experience
  • Previous experience in Press Brake operator role essential
  • Good understanding of engineering drawings
  • Excellent attendance and timekeeping essential
  • Able to set and maintain a high standard of workmanship
  • Able to work pro-actively and as part of a team to improve productivity and efficiency
  • Work overtime when necessary

Working Location/Environment

Liverpool, Merseyside



Company Benefits
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free car parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Company Pension
  • Employee Benefit Loan Scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing Cashback Scheme

Apply Now

Location:Liverpool, Merseyside
Reporting to: Manager
Hours of Work: 37hrs per week- 3 shift rotations 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm, 10pm-6am

5750 Components Ltd is a subsidiary of the WEC Group Ltd, established for over 35 years and now one of the North West’s leading & multi award winning Engineering companies. 5750 Components Ltd is looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Laser Operator to join our busy and expanding Laser engineering team based in Merseyside.


Knowledge, Skills, Experience
  • Must have previous experience as a Flat Bed Laser Operator, Trumpf or Bystronic an advantage
  • Must be able to read and understand engineering drawings
  • Knowledge of different metals an advantage
  • Able to set and maintain a high standard of workmanship
  • Able to work pro-actively and as part of a team to improve productivity and efficiency


Working Location/Environment

Liverpool, Merseyside



Company Benefits
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free car parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Company Pension
  • Employee Benefit Loan Scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing Cashback Scheme

Apply Now

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside
Reporting to: Manager
Department: 5750 Components
Hours of Work: 37hrs per week- 2 shift rotations 6am-2pm / 2pm-10pm

5750 Components Ltd is a subsidiary of the WEC Group Ltd, established for over 40 years and now one of the North West’s leading and multi award winning Engineering companies. 5750 Components Ltd is looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Tube Laser Operator to join our busy and expanding Laser engineering team based in Merseyside.


Knowledge, Skills, Experience
  • Must have previous experience as a Tube / Box Section Laser Operator, Adige experience would be an advantage
  • Must be able to read and understand engineering drawings
  • Knowledge of different metals an advantage.
  • Able to set and maintain a high standard of workmanship
  • Able to work pro-actively and as part of a team to improve productivity and efficiency

Working Location/Environment

Liverpool, Merseyside



Company Benefits
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free car parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Company Pension
  • Employee Benefit Loan Scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing Cashback Scheme

Apply Now

Location: Knowsley, Liverpool
Reporting to: Manager
Department: Sales
Hours of Work: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm

Established for over 40 years and now one of the North West’s leading Engineering companies, WEC is looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Laser Sales Engineer to join our busy and expanding team based in Knowsley, Liverpool.

This is the perfect opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic person to thrive, working within a successful and vibrant team.


Responsibilities
  • To quote and sell the services of laser cutting, waterjet cutting, press brake, welding and sub-con operations
  • Promote the products and services of this sub contract division
  • Quote existing customers, maintaining a high standard of service
  • Maintain and grow current customer working relationships


Knowledge, Skills, Experience

Ideally candidates should have experience in a similar estimating capacity within the metals industry, preferably from a laser cutting, profiling, or aqua jet cutting background.

Ideal candidates must have excellent organisational, numeracy and computer literacy skills and the ability to read and interpret technical and fabrication drawings to discuss solutions and be able to prepare and submit quotations in a professional manner.


Working Location/Environment

Liverpool, Merseyside



Company Benefits
  • Excellent and highly competitive remuneration package and salary
  • Excellent unlimited bonuses based on over achieving sales targets and profitability
  • Excellent potential for career progression within a rapidly expanding company
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free car parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Company Pension
  • Employee Benefit Loan Scheme

Apply Now