Build a career at Forgeway

Since the foundation of the company in 1994, we knew that it was people that made the difference between good and great. We hire our team based not only on talent and experience but a cultural fit to our core values too.

We are always on the lookout for highly talented and unique people that will make a difference to the business and have the drive to continuously grow and develop. Please don’t wait to see a vacancy appear on the website, give us a call on 01626 367070 or send us your CV and covering letter to careers@forgeway.com.

Working for us

We are committed to building lasting careers for our team and everyone is rewarded for the value they bring to the organisation. We have access to world-class educational tools and learning development platforms, where you can benefit from the experience of highly talented people to help you progress in your career. Our aim is to be considered as an employer of choice in South West England and strive to make people’s working experiences better than ever before.

Employee testimonials

Daniel has been with Forgeway since June 2005, where he secured a permanent role straight from full-time education. He says: “Working at Forgeway has been a hugely inspirational journey where I have learnt so much and made some lifelong friends along the way. The company has gone above and beyond in looking after me and has enabled me to build a successful career which I love.   The one statement that sums up my time at Forgeway is – I have earned whilst I learned!”

Steph has worked for Forgeway since 2014, moving from her role as Development Chemist into the position of Health and Safety Officer and Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA).  She says: “It’s been exciting to see the growth in Forgeway from when I started, with the key values and vision is even stronger than before. It’s great to be a part of the team and for every person to have a voice to make change happen. Personal development and training are heavily encouraged and for me personally, I’ve been able to qualify as a DGSA as well as receive the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, which is an example of Forgeway’s investment in their people.”

Production Compounder

We are looking for a self-motivated person to join our manufacturing team as a Production Compounder, to ensure efficient, safe and accurate use of production machinery and equipment.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Weigh and measure raw materials in the proper amounts following the formula given.
  • Verify pre-weighted raw materials before use
  • Mix chemicals according to formula
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Set up machines at the beginning of shift to ensure proper working order
  • Perform testing procedures to ensure that machines work optimally during the production procedures
  • Maintain and clean machines before and after each shift
  • Undertake forklift truck duties as required, ensuring daily safety checks are conducted thoroughly and company guidelines observed
  • Ensure all stock is stored, handled and transported securely and in line with company procedures
  • Provide a professional, courteous and efficient service to all customers

For a full job description, list of responsibilities and ideal skill set, please email careers@forgeway.com.

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Production Operative

We’re looking for a Production Operative who can ensure accurate and timely production of materials, including filling of machines and packaging/labelling manufactured materials.

This role is based in the production/warehouse areas of the premises.  There will be a requirement to work shift patterns.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Filling of machines, ensuring company Standard Operating Procedures are followed at all times.
  • Packaging/labelling manufactured materials to customers agreed specifications.
  • Contributing to the delivery the manufacturing schedule, escalating any issues in a timely manner.
  • Ensure waste is minimised.
  • Ensuring that the working area is clean and free of any hazards.
  • Maintaining standards of health, safety and hygiene in the workplace, ensuring compliance with health and safety guidelines/policy.
  • Ensure that all machinery and equipment is in full working order, and to carry out any basic maintenance procedures.
  • Reporting machine faults to shift supervisor/manager.
  • Attendance and contribution at daily team meetings.
  • Potential to develop into a supervisor role for the packing hall.

For a full job description, list of responsibilities and ideal skill set, please email careers@forgeway.com.

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Health and Safety Manager

We are looking for a new addition to our forward thinking team in a key role in supporting the Directors and Managers on safety, health, welfare and environmental matters to ensure the company maintains and complies with its statutory obligations.  The role would suit an experienced HSE Manager (at least five years industry experience at a senior level) – so they can immediately start to contribute in shaping the H&S function.

Our innovative products are used all over the world within construction, transport and aerospace sectors.  We have decades of experience and technical expertise within bonding, sealants and adhesives industries.

Forgeway culture is built on our values:

Passionate, conscientious and disciplined
Smart with innovation
Respect for our community and it’s ethos
Humility with gratitude
Play by the rules
Positive ‘can-do’ attitude
Continuous learning and development
If these values are also important to you…read on!

The role…

An autonomous varied role where you can impart your knowledge and be involved in all aspects of strategy and implementation and you would be creating your own department.

The skills you will bring…

Knowledge of creating and updating policies and procedures, legislation compliance, risk reduction and management
Training and engagement relating to all work practices
Updating and communicating emergency response plans
Working to environmental regulations
Internal inspections and preparation for audits.
Understanding of LEAN principles and techniques and to shape the H&S function.
Ideal but not essential; PRINCE project management qualification or proven skills in project delivery.

What we offer…

We are committed to development opportunities for all of our team members
A fast paced environment in a growing company.
Pension
Company sick pay
Free eye test
Free ‘deli’ style lunch

For a full job description, list of responsibilities and ideal skill set, please email careers@forgeway.com.

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Lab Technician

We are looking for the next addition to our Technical Department to coordinate and execute developmental, application and operational testing.

Our innovative products are used all over the world within construction, transport and aerospace sectors. We have decades of experience and technical expertise within bonding, sealants and adhesives industries.

The role…

Product development – execute key design projects on new products or existing products.

Provide technical support – conduct application testing and report results to support the sales process.

Provide operational support – manufacture and test small batch ingredients for mainstream production.

Quality Control testing – where required conduct certain quality control tests to confirm operational processes.

Maintain an operational lab – maintain, repair and assist with the calibration of all lab equipment and ensure lab consumables are adequately stocked.

 

The skills you will bring…

Previous laboratory experience.

Mechanical testing and analytical testing experience is desirable.

Ability to manage own time well and work independently in a methodical and accurate manner.

Ensure quality is maintained and work is completed to meet daily deadlines.

Good level of IT literacy as you will be working with manufacturing software systems.

Minimum of three A-levels or equivalent (Science is preferred).

A degree in Chemistry or related science field is desirable.

 

What we offer…

We are committed to the on-going development of each individual to achieve their career goals by providing support, mentoring and structured training.

A friendly working environment, smart dress code and professional standards.

Pension, company sick pay, and free eye tests.

Free ‘deli’ style lunch.

Competitive salary – dependent on current skills and experience: £20,000.00 to £25,000.00 / year

 

If you would like to apply for this position please send a cover letter telling us why you are interested in the role along with your up-to-date CV to: careers@forgeway.com by the 23rd January 2019.

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Junior Customer Service Administrator

We are looking for a new addition to our forward-thinking team to represent the company and it’s values and support to customers. The role would someone who is keen to learn all aspects of customer service within an office-based role as full training will be provided.

Our innovative products are used all over the world within construction, transport and aerospace sectors. We have decades of experience and technical expertise within bonding, sealants and adhesives industries.

The role…

A varied role, dealing with customers on the telephone, answering queries and resolving issues in a professional and timely manner

Responding to daily email traffic

Processing customer orders and coordinating delivery schedules

Establishing long-lasting relationships with customers

Ensuring that all CRM systems are updated accurately

Coordinating daily workload, reporting and communicating effectively and concisely

Full on the job training and support will be provided for the successful candidate.

The skills you will bring…

A confident, friendly and an adaptable individual with a can-do attitude

Excellent telephone manner and business acumen

Proficient in Microsoft Excel

Strong organisational and office skills

Ability to learn new computer systems quickly, with excellent attention to detail

Enjoys being part of a hard-working team environment and working to daily deadlines

Native level fluency in German or Spanish highly advantageous.

What we offer…

We are committed to development opportunities for all of our team members

A fast-paced environment in a growing company.

Pension

Company sick pay

Free eye test

Free ‘deli’ style lunch
If you would like to apply for this position please send a cover letter telling us why you are interested in the role along with your up-to-date CV to: careers@forgeway.com by the 23rd January 2019.

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