Metsä Group: www.metsagroup.com Metsä Group is a forerunner in sustainable bioeconomy utilising renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. Metsä Group focuses on wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards and tissue and greaseproof papers. In 2019, Metsä Group's sales totalled EUR 5.5 billion, and it employs approximately 9,300 people. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 103,000 Finnish forest owners.
Metsä Wood is one of the leading European producers of engineered wood products. Metsä Wood is committed to serving construction, industrial and distribution customer with competitive and environmentally friendly wood products. Metsä Wood's products include Kerto® LVL, plywood and other wood products.
Metsä Wood's sales in 2019 were EUR 0.4 billion, and currently employing approximately 1,500 people. Metsä Wood is part of Metsä Group.
Metsä Wood UK
As a machinist you will be responsible for working with Mill Management and operating Weinig moulders, toolroom profile grinders and various other wood machinery (thicknesser, face/edger, re-saw, multi-rips etc). This role is responsible for producing high quality softwood mouldings to meet customer requirements.
The role involves a high awareness of site safety, and requires proactive compliance with site standards
This role requires working shift patterns and will report in to the Site Production Manager / Supervisor.
About Metsä Wood UK
Metsä Wood UK annual turnover is c.£150m with production volumes of up to 500,000m³ and the UK entity employs c.400 people across four automated manufacturing and distribution sites:
> Boston, Lincolnshire (UK Head Office, 13 hectare site, c.280 staff) softwood planing and MDF processing.
> Widnes, Lancashire (8 hectare site, c.80 staff) softwood planing.
> King's Lynn, Norfolk (9 hectare site, c.30 staff) manufacture of Finnjoist i-beams and timber treatment.
> Grangemouth, Scotland (9 hectare site, 10 staff) distribution hub.
The largest share of revenue is generated though the Merchant and DIY channel. Its Industrial segment includes door and bed manufacturers, whilst the Housebuilder sector serves some of the key players in the construction market.
Metsä Wood UK core products consist of machined softwood, panel products and a range of specialist products such as MDF mouldings. These ranges complement the Group product sales which puts us in a unique position to serve the UK building materials distribution market.
About Metsä Group
Metsä Group is a Finnish forest industry group, with more than 80 years of history, that operates in international markets. Owned by over 100,000 Finnish forest owners, we use the best renewable raw material in the world - northern wood - responsibly and efficiently. All of the wood raw material we use is fully traceable. Products made from renewable raw materials are in high demand, as competition for natural resources is tight.
Our business operations cover the entire value chain for wood. We focus on wood products, paperboard, pulp, tissue and cooking papers, wood supply and forest services. Our strong wood and fibre expertise is concentrated in fields where we have a clear competitive advantage and a bright future.
In addition to an excellent raw material, forests provide lots of renewable energy. We are one of the leading producers and users of renewable energy in Finland. Energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy are key ways to fight climate change, and they also improve our cost-efficiency and competitiveness.?
The company is well known for its reputation of high-quality products using renewable raw materials, customer-orientation, sustainable development and innovation.
In 2018, Metsä Group's sales totalled c.€5.7bn. The Group employs over 9,000 people, operating in over 30 countries across five core business areas: Metsä Tissue, Metsä Board, Metsä Fibre, Metsä Wood and Metsä Forest, of which 3 have a presence in the UK. With offices throughout the country, Metsä Group employs over 500 people in the UK.
- Get to know the process, the technology and the people
- Understand the immediate setting and tooling priorities
- Gather a baseline understanding of the Widnes Operation.
- Carry out set-up and calibration procedures for all equipment and accessories to be used on projects
- Monitor machines for malfunctions and out-of-tolerance machining, adjusting the program as required
- Study drawings, specifications, and sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished products
- Calculate, measure and mark the dimensions and reference points on material as guides for the machining
- Inspect work area and machines daily, and perform daily and weekly preventative, regular maintenance on machines, equipment, and tools used in all processes.
- Check stock inventory to ensure appropriate stock is available to start a machining project. Anticipate needed stock and order low supplies.
- Follow the machining process from the very beginning to the end to ensure the quality of parts and isolate any piece that may not conform to the standards of the work order
- Troubleshoot machining problems during processes to ensure the efficacy of the procedure
- Under supervision operate and maintain the Weinig moulders/classical machinery
- Produce accurate/high quality customer/stock profiles to drawings provided by toolroom/ production office
- Work to given timesheets producing accurate specs of orders
- Ensure products are handled appropriately to minimise damage
- Work to Company Health and Safety standards and contribute to the continual development and implementation of policy
- Maintain good level of housekeeping of site arranging for the removal of waste in an economic manner
- Development of procedures to support continued improvement of the process
- Analyse machine data for the identification and elimination of losses
- Carry out other tasks and duties as required
- Responsibility for the Changeover between jobs
- Preparation of standard procedures concerning Changeovers for each SKU
- Evaluation of Changeover performance
- Coaching of team to continually improve Changeover procedures
- Share knowledge and best practice across the plant/site
- Confident and self-assured
- Challenges in a constructive way using helpful feedback.
- Engages and inspires others
- Passionate Listener
- Curious and perceptive
- Experienced machinist having in the timber industry
- Experienced CNC setter
- Time served apprenticeship (preferred)
- Good Communication skills.
- Proactive Leadership - Energy and drive
- Computer literate (Windows) and is able to pick up new applications quickly
25 days holiday per annum with various service related increments.
Lots of great benefits
Submit your application using the link "Apply". Do it as soon as possible, as we will start processing the applications already during the application period. Include your CV and also tell us your salary request. Good luck!