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Materials Finisher

Apply Job ID REF8761D Date posted 12/01/2022 Address Coronation Road, High Wycombe, England Job Type Full-time

Instron is a global organization that designs, manufactures, sells and services materials testing applications and its leadership in the marketplace is continually expanding. You will find that our established strength, commitment to our core values and team focus provides an engaging work environment and offers exceptional opportunities for personal and career development.

Responsible for the safe finishing of parts to drawing specifications, Bead blasting and warehouse tasks.

The purpose of the role is to meet the key tasks and responsibilities listed below to the best standard possible in line with the KPI’s shown.

  • Adherence to all health of safety laws including the health and safety at work act (HSWA) 1974 and company policies.
  • Deburring and sanding of components using power tools and polishing by hand.
  • Warehouse tasks including Materials cutting and supply, loading and unloading of lorries and storage/ organisation of materials.
  • Bead blasting
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Machine shop support activities as required


  • To be fully aware and comply with the requirements of our company Health & Safety Policy and to abide by all health and safety laws. Ensure that work areas are a safe working environment with the emphasis on:
    • Safe working practices including tidiness and housekeeping
    • Safe use of material handling equipment and tools
    • Recognition and ability to deal with hazards and hazardous materials.
    • Aware of COSHH and RIDDOR regulations and abide by them.


  • Maintain exacting standards in the areas you work including:
    • Maintaining a tidy, clean, and safe environment.
    • Adopting safe working practices.
    • Ensuring stock accuracy – through regular sample checks and auditing
    • Providing care, protection, and security of stock (where necessary)  
    • Using efficient and effective materials handling and finishing methods
    • Communicate with internal customers face to face and by telephone.


  • Operational activities for the Materials finishers role include:
    • Safe Polishing and sanding of aluminium and steel components
    • Loading and unloading of materials and machine parts
    • Taking delivery of raw materials, Receiving, signing, and booking in of goods
    • Correctly identifying and marking goods
    • Loading & Unloading lorries using forklift trucks
    • Setting and operating Band sawing machines.
    • Setting and operating the Shot blasting Cabinet.


  • Ensure the maintenance logs are up to date and maintenance requirements are thoroughly conducted according to the requirements of the machines you operate.
  • All machine breakdowns are notified and recorded however minor as laid out in procedures.
  • To participative in all activities initiated by the Supervision.    
  • Highlight training needs as deemed necessary to fulfil job role.
  • Accidents and incidents are reported to the Supervisor in a timely manner and observing RIDDOR regulations.
  • Ensure all product and administration disciplines are met, in line with our ISO Quality Standard.
  • Recommend appropriate process changes to ensure continuous improvement.


  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required:
  • Sound knowledge of the safe practice of lifting and material handling.
  • Experience of the computerised administration processes
  • A Forklift Truck counterbalance operating certificate is advantageous



To promote continuous improvement with a view to:   

  • Health and Safety and risk assessment
  • Polishing and finishing of parts
  • Material handling
  • Folk lift driving

The person should have the following behaviours and traits- Great teamwork skills, Flexibility, Effective communication skills verbal and written, Trustworthy, self-motivated and with an excellent work ethic.


The job holder should have experience of the key aspects of the role, as described in key competencies. They should have experience of working in this type of working environment the safety requirements that go with this type of role. An understanding of diverse types of metals and finishing processes is beneficial.

Instron is an equal opportunities employer


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