Our Meldreth site

Meldreth, Nr Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 5RL


We produce profiled sheeting

We are the UK market leader of fibre cement profiled sheeting, with a thriving site based in a rural area in North Hertfordshire. There are over 100 people working here, in a wide range of roles encompassing Production, Engineering, Administration, Safety and Quality.

With its many benefits, fibre cement is a very versatile and hugely successful building material. Its flexibility and pliability before setting mean it can be moulded into three-dimensional shapes either by hand moulding or by fully automated machinery. We provide both these services. We also use water based paints to offer our products to customers in a wide range of colours.

We recognise that our people are an important part of our continued success.

  • We pride ourselves on developing our people, and regularly work with our colleagues at other sites in the UK and Europe. This collaboration helps us to remain market leaders.
  • We use industry standard best practice techniques to make sure we safely optimise our processes and minimise waste. To achieve this, we focus on our employees and offer a wide range of opportunities for personal growth and development.

Read further information about our manufacturing sites and current vacancies.

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Latest Vacancies

Production Operative

Closing Date: 21.12.2016

Job Profile

We are currently recruiting for a Production Operative at our site in Burton. Working as part of the production team, the operative will operate the production machinery and will also be responsible for producing hand made and machine made accessories to complement the full range of main roof products.

Key Responsibilities

Ensuring optimum efficiency of equipment and productivity to meet and sustain required production volumes within agreed budget levels.

Ensuring the companies health & safety standards are compiled with and developed, including briefings, safety audits, MOB’s toolbox talks etc.

Ensuring the companies quality standards are driven forward.

Achieve safe working in a high volume, high speed manufacturing environment.

Machine operation and fault diagnosis.

Contribute to the successful implementation of Kaizan (continuous improvements) projects maximising improvement opportunities.

Support a successful 6s programme within all areas of responsibility.

Liaise with the maintenance department to optimise plant performance.

Posses the ability of working in other departments as and when required.

To carry out other tasks as deemed necessary, that are within the job holders capability.

Main Activities

Operating machinery.Checking the operation of equipment.

Checking safety equipment and procedures.

Developing a system that will deliver continuous improvement in all areas.Initially special attention will be

paid to cleanliness and safety.Safe working in a high volume, high speed manufacturing environment.

Ensuring products comply with specified quality standards.Machine operation and fault diagnosis.

Liaison with maintenance staff to optimize plant performance.

The ideal candidate should be able to work on their own initiative and with minimum supervision.They must also be able to manufacture products to specific quality and quantity standards.Flexible working is a key attribute, to meet challenging production targets.The ability to work within a ream is essential, along with an enthusiastic attitude.

The role requires a high level of understanding and commitment to the fact that the health, safety and welfare of all employees is critical in all circumstances. Marley Eternit places the highest priority on employee safety and employees will be expected to work safely at all times, proactively contributing to the continued improvement in health and safety performance.

To apply for this position please send a covering letter, CV and salary expectations to: simondowding@marleyeternit.co.ukor post to HR Careers, Marley Eternit, Lichfield Road, Burton-On-Trent, DE13 4HD.

Engineering Manager

Closing Date: 23.12.2016

With 100 years of roofing expertise and heritage, Marley Eternit is the UK’s leading roof systems manufacturer. We are the only UK manufacturer offering all elements of a roofing system from clay and concrete tiles, fibre cement slates, shingles and profiled sheeting to roofing accessories and battens including the BS 5534 compliant JB Red batten.

Our innovative and market-leading products are all supported by a wide range of easily accessible technical services and expert support to meet the needs of our customers from across the construction industry.

We are now looking to recruit for an Engineering Manager to join our Keele site to lead and influence all direct reports and departments, ensuring all Health and Safety regulations are adhered to.

Liaising with various Insurance Inspectors and initiating remedial action when necessary including the inspection of lifting equipment, pressure vessels, LEV Systems and presses and the safe keeping of those records, you will manage all Capital Expenditure Projects, working closely with the Central Engineering department including planning strategic developments, looking up to 3 years ahead.

You will also be responsible for waste reduction, customer experience improvement and financial improvement through cost reduction or value creation and for ensuring that all engineering based budgets are delivered on target.

Educated to degree level in a relevant engineering discipline (or equivalent NVQ Level 6 qualification), you must have demonstrable experience of leading an engineering function with a proven track record in strategic engineering, leadership, delivering effective engineering strategies, policies, processes and systems. Able to add value, reduce costs and make business improvements, you should hold proven project management and supplier experience and have a background of operating and influencing at a strategic level, and managing Capital Expenditure to budget or better.

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