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Jobs & Recruitment

Recruitment and Jobs

Benefits

  • Permanent contracts
  • Competitive rates of pay (overtime available)
  • Regular overtime available
  • 30 days holiday per year inclusive of Bank Holidays
  • Auto enrol Pension Scheme
  • Company Life Assurance (after completion of 2 years continuous service)

Based in Stoke-on-Trent in the Midlands, Don-Bur is an expanding company looking for skilled colleagues that will contribute to ongoing success. Don-Bur designs and constructs commercial vehicle bodies and chassis, employing over 500 staff at our sites within the Potteries.

Applicants are invited to submit their CV with salary expectations via e-mail or post to:-

Lisa Blake, HR Officer
DON-BUR (Bodies & Trailers) Ltd
Mossfield Road
Adderley Green
Longton
Stoke-on-Trent
ST3 5BW

lisa.blake@donbur.co.uk

Online Application Form

Printable Application Form (pdf)

Agencies

Don-Bur has a transparent approach when it comes to working with recruitment agencies. We have an experienced in-house recruitment team and endeavour to fill our roles direct. On the rare occasions we can’t do this we’ll only consider our carefully selected partners.

Please note that we don’t accept speculative CVs from any agencies and reserve the right to treat any received as a gift. Don-Bur will not be liable for any fees should we engage with any candidates who have been speculatively submitted by an agency.

All permanent/contract agency usage is managed by our in-house recruitment team.

Night Shift Supervisor

A vacancy has arisen for a Night Shift Supervisor at our well established commercial body and trailer manufacturing company based within Stoke on Trent.

The Role

The successful applicants will report directly to our Production Manager. The requirement of the position is to lead site night shift operations to achieve target levels of output, customer service, and quality. To champion the Continuous Improvement Process (CIP) and encourage teamwork from all team members. To actively promote Company Health & Safety policies and procedures.

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Co-ordinate manufacturing activities to achieve output to plan targets
  • Organise shift manning levels to ensure correct resources are available to achieve target output levels.
  • Ensure production documentation is completed in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Ensure quality documentation is completed in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Update computer records and databases as required.
  • Monitor and manage absence levels and take appropriate corrective action as appropriate.
  • Ensure issues are raised correctly via the Daily Meeting format.
  • Ensure correct usage of materials and minimise scrap levels.
  • Work together with Engineering to ensure best practice at lowest cost
  • Participate in and champion involvement of team members in housekeeping audits.
  • Ensure effective training and review of new recruits.
  • Monitor and review personal development of team members.
  • Conduct Team briefings as required.
  • Maintain disciplines in wearing of PPE compliance of all team members.
  • Embrace and champion principles of CIP and lean manufacturing.
  • Carry out effective Return to Work Interviews.
  • Disciplinary authority up to final warning.

KEY SKILLS:

  • IOSH Certificate, or similar H&S qualification.
  • Passionate and committed to Productivity, Quality and Health & Safety.
  • Background in coachbuilding, welding, fabrication and/or heavy engineering desirable
  • Computer literate
  • Experience in delivering robust solutions to production, quality and safety.
  • Practical approach to problem solving
  • Hands-on – willingness to lead front the front
  • Clear communicator – verbal and written
  • Team player
  • Relationship builder
  • Strong customer focus
  • Resourceful
  • Proactive

Coach Builder

A vacancy has arisen in our Coach Build area at our well established commercial body and trailer manufacturing company based within Stoke on Trent.

The Role

Successful applicants will report directly to our Coach Build Workshop Manager assisting in the production of our in-house designed high quality commercial trailer chassis, decks and associated assemblies.  This is a varied and interesting role working on low volume, high specification vehicles for prestige blue chip customers.

Skills and Experience

Suitable candidates should demonstrate the following:

  • Fully competent in using hand and air tools
  • Capable of working to demanding deadlines
  • Ability to read from drawings
  • Competent to work in GRP, wood and metal
  • Full awareness of Health and Safety responsibilities
  • Adaptable and flexible attitude
  • Capable of working alone or as part of a team
  • Highest standards of quality and workmanship

Electrical Fitter

A vacancy has arisen in our Electrical Department at our well established commercial body and trailer manufacturing company based within Stoke on Trent.

The Role

Successful applicants will report directly to our Electrical Workshop Manager assisting in the production of our in-house designed high quality commercial trailer chassis, decks and associated assemblies.  This is a varied and interesting role working on low volume, high specification vehicles for prestige blue chip customers.

Skills and Experience

Suitable candidates should demonstrate the following:

  • Full understanding of auto electrics
  • Good fault finding skills
  • Adaptable and flexible attitude
  • Capable of working alone or as part of a team
  • Ability to interpret drawings and schematics
  • Fully competent in using hand and air tools
  • Capable of working to demanding deadlines
  • Highest standards of quality and workmanship
  • Good mechanical understanding
  • Full awareness of Health and Safety responsibilities

Welder Repairer

A vacancy has arisen in our Repair Shop at our well established commercial body and trailer manufacturing company based at our Service Division within Stoke on Trent.

The Role

Successful applicants will report to our Repair Workshop Manager assisting in repairs/re-fits to commercial trailers/vehicles.  This is a varied interesting role working on low volume, high specification vehicles for prestige blue chip customers.

Skills and Experience

Suitable candidates should demonstrate the following:

  • Fully experienced in MIG welding steels up to 12mm thickness
  • The ability to weld other materials such as stainless steels, alloys etc.
  • Fully competent in the use of hand and air tools
  • Ability to read and work from detailed fabrication drawings
  • Capable of working to demanding deadlines
  • Plasma cutting experience would be an advantage but full training will be given to the right candidate
  • Good mechanical understanding

Tail Lift Fitter

A vacancy has arisen in our Repair Shop at our well established commercial body and trailer manufacturing company based at our Service Division within Stoke on Trent.

The Role

Successful applicants will report to our Repair Workshop Manager assisting in repairs/re-fits to commercial trailers/vehicles.  This is a varied interesting role working on low volume, high specification vehicles for prestige blue chip customers.

 Skills and Experience

Suitable candidates should demonstrate the following:

  • Full understanding of auto electrics
  • Hydraulic/Pneumatic knowledge
  • Good mechanical understanding
  • Diagnostics
  • Fully competent in using hand and air tools
  • Capable of working to demanding deadlines
  • Highest standards of quality and workmanship
  • Full awareness of Health and Safety responsibilities

Fabricator Welders - Days And Nights

Several vacancies have arisen in our Welding area at our well established commercial body and trailer manufacturing company based within Stoke on Trent.

The Role

Successful applicants will report to the Welding Shop Manager/Team Leaders.  Assisting in the production of our in house designed high quality commercial trailer chassis, decks and associated assemblies.  This is a varied and interesting role working on low volume, high specification vehicles for prestige blue chip customers.

Skills and Experience

Suitable candidates should demonstrate the following:

  • Fully experienced in MIG welding steels up to 12mm thickness
  • The ability to weld other materials such as stainless steels, alloys etc. advantageous
  • Fully competent in the use of hand and air tools
  • Ability to read and work from detailed fabrication drawings
  • Capable of working to demanding deadlines

Hydraulic And Pneumatic Fitters

Several vacancies have arisen in our Fitting area at our well established commercial body and trailer manufacturing company based within Stoke on Trent.

The Role

Successful applicants will report to the Fitting Shop Manager/Team Leaders.  Assisting in the installation of vehicle braking and suspension systems or hydraulic control systems associated with our industry leading lifting deck trailers.  This is a varied and interesting role working on low volume, high specification vehicles for prestige blue chip customers.

Skills and Experience

Suitable candidates should demonstrate the following:

  • Fully experienced in working with hydraulic systems
  • Fully competent in the use of hand and air tools
  • Ability to read and work from drawings
  • Capable of working to demanding deadlines

Vehicle Assemblers (Days / Nights)

Several vacancies have arisen in our Body Building area at our well established commercial body and trailer manufacturing company based within Stoke on Trent.

The Role

Successful applicants will report to the Body Build Workshop Manager/Team Leaders.  Assisting in the production of our in house designed high quality commercial trailers.  This is a varied and interesting role working on low volume, high specification vehicles for prestige blue chip customers.

Skills and Experience

Suitable candidates should demonstrate the following:

  • Fully competent in the use of hand and air tools
  • Ability to measure accurately
  • Read and work from drawings (training will be given to the right candidates)
  • Capable of working to demanding deadlines