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Warehouse & Production Associate (Contractor)

Apply Now Submit a Referral Job ID REF9377Z Date posted 02/01/2023 Address Coronation Road, High Wycombe, England Job Type Contract

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.

This position is based within Instron’s European High Force Operations Department and will be located at our European headquarters in High Wycombe, UK.

Responsible for inventory checks, stocking, relocating inventory, preparing test bays & kitting order lines in advance of system testing and tidying down operations (post-test and prior to handover to Packing). In addition, supporting with sub-assembly work as directed by the Operations Manager for High Force & Engineered Systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • All employees are expected to use ITW toolbox techniques such as 80/20, PLS, in-lining, USa and where applicable MRD.
  • To provide timely and effective material supply distribution and service to the High Force Dept in terms of:
    • Receipt and delivery to ‘Point of Use’ or ‘Central Stores Location’ of purchased parts
    • Receipt and delivery to ‘Point of Use’ or Central Stores Location’ of made-in-house parts
  • To ensure stock accuracy – through unpacking, sample checks, labelling, cycle counting and comparing new receipts to existing stocks
  • Providing care, protection and security of stock (where necessary)
  • Processing products and materials by efficiently locating, kitting, issuing and relocating parts where necessary
  • Preparation of test bays:
    • Ensure test bay is clean and clear of any residual parts/equipment/documentation from any previous order(s)
    • Print shop traveller and pick all order lines
    • Ensure all order lines are marked/labelled and on the rack for ease of identification/location
    • Markup white board with order number, project engineer, project number, customer name and date of shipment
    • Consolidate all manuals and drawings and prepare for shipment
  • Preparation of system ready for testing:
    • Move the machine into suitable position in the test bay and locate on tico pads
    • Connect necessary fittings and hoses to manifold and substation
    • Locate controller in test bay and connect cables to controller and machine
  • Preparation for Packing:
    • Tidy down and packaging of all accessories and frame as per documented procedure and prepare the order for final QA audit
    • Ensure all test records are complete and saved on the network
    • Where necessary, inspect the Hydraulic Powerpack Unit (HPU) and complete and save the checklist
  • Kitting and building sub-assemblies to latest revision drawings and BOM’s as directed by the manager
  • Aware of the whereabouts and contents of Risk Assessments, Safety Notice Boards and COSHH regulations and abide by them. Also, to be able to recognise hazards and have the ability to take appropriate action in a controlled and safe way.
  • Ensure that only when trained or authorised, using safe and regularly maintained hand tools, fixtures, power tools, torque wrenches etc. and material handling equipment i.e. overhead cranes, ‘cherry pickers’, slings, eye bolts and pallet trucks.
  • Applying all administrative procedures associated with the management of product flow i.e. use of assembly drawings, investigating and correcting stock inaccuracies and cycle counting.
  • Be expected to make a full contribution to the Company's efforts to reduce costs and improve quality. Recommend process, product or BOM changes, ensuring continuous improvement and to undertake improvement projects as directed by the manager.
  • Understanding Customer Orders.
  • Understanding Shop Orders.
  • Accept responsibility for quality of own work.

Key Experiences

  • Experience of the computerised processes associated with the Goods Receiving area and Packing environment, and familiarisation with Stock Control and Material Handling methods.
  • Basic understanding of mechanical assembly
  • Computer literate with the ability to enter data into MS Excel and MS word as well as use of email.
  • Experience with mechanical assemblies (Cars, motorcycles)



Full relevant training will be provided. As a minimum the following qualifications would be advantageous but not prescriptive.

  • GCSE or equivalent Science base subject, preferably Physics.
  • GCSE or equivalent Craft based subject, Woodwork, Metalwork, Design, Technology.

This is an opportunity to join a successful team where you can make a significant impact.  Enjoy a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays, holiday purchase, generous pension scheme.

Instron is an equal opportunities employer.

All candidates must have Right To Work in the UK.

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