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British Steel to increase production and create new jobs
British Steel is recruiting 66 new employees to support increased production at its operations in Scunthorpe and Teesside.
The company, which is maintaining production during the pandemic, is looking to recruit 41 people into manufacturing operator roles at its Special Profiles business in Skinningrove, and a further 25 into trainee positions at its headquarters in North Lincolnshire.
These new jobs are in addition to the 40 already created in May, which has enabled the firm to introduce an extra shift at its Teesside Beam Mill.
Ron Deelen, British Steel chief executive officer, said: “Since the launch of our new business in March, Jingye Group has made significant investments in our business and our people, and it continues to do so. These roles will enable us to support an increase in production and keep driving this business forward. They’re great opportunities for people to join us and play an important role in the ongoing transformation of British Steel.”
The company’s Skinningrove mill, which already employs around 300 people, manufactures a range of specialist products including track shoes and cutting edge profiles for use in the yellow goods industry. It is also a market leader in the production of crane rail, which is used in ports and factories across the globe, and shaft guides for use in underground mining.
The vacancies at Skinningrove are for manufacturing operators whose roles will include crane driving, machine and process operation, forklift driving and manual handling.
Skinningrove plant manager, David Hogg, added: “We currently operate 24-hours a day, Monday to Friday but we’re moving to a 24-7 operation in the Spring. Our new manufacturing operators will help us achieve this and enable us to meet the growing global demand for our specialist products.
“We’re ideally looking for people who have relevant experience, preferably working in a similar environment, operating machinery or driving mobile plant and we look forward to welcoming new colleagues into the business in the new year.”
The permanent positions in Scunthorpe are for manufacturing operators who will initially join the business as manufacturing trainees under a traineeship before moving on to support team leaders within a manufacturing area to ensure plant operational production targets are met.