Sheffield Forgemasters Ltd

  • Alfreton
About Sheffield Forgemasters:

Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd is a world leader in supplying total engineering packages to solve industry's needs. As the world's largest independently owned forgemaster, SFIL specialises in a broad range of heavy steel forgings and steel castings as well as stocking steel ingot and bar.

The Company has improved its performance by more than £6million in the past 12 months. Year-end figures for 2016 show the Company approaching break-even with a £0.9 million pre-tax loss compared to a 2015 pre-tax loss of £7.6 million.

Aspects of the business plan which have aided the Company's change in fortunes include site-wide efficiency measures through continued investment and an aggressive drive towards new markets.

New orders of significant value have been won in recent months and with the business working towards its strategy and change program, now is an exciting time to join us.

We have an award winning apprenticeship program and currently employ over 30 apprentices across our site in all disciplines.

You can read more on our website!

What does the role involve day to day?

The Work Rolls business unit produces large forged steel rolls for rolling mills worldwide.

Work, intermediate and small back-up rolls up to 12 Tonnes finished weight are produced in a dedicated manufacturing facility on Hawke Street. Forged steel blanks are rough machined before going through a specialised heat treatment process involving induction hardening and cryogenic treatment. After heat treatment the roll blanks are finish turned, milled and precision ground to achieve the final dimensional tolerances of less than 1/1000 inch.

SFEL supplies premium quality rolls to steel mills all around the world.

Working within a team of three shift electricians and three shift fitters, the purpose of the job is to support production by maintaining all equipment within the Work Rolls department using planned maintenance system and also reacting promptly to any unplanned breakdowns as they occur.

The tasks of the job:

Understanding of and compliance with company Health & Safety systems and procedures.
Use of Spidex PPM system
Maintenance and repair work on various machine tools and heat treatment plant
Maintenance and repair work on overhead cranes, involving working at height
Production mechanical fitting work
Use of tool room machinery including lathes, drills, mills etc. to make necessary parts
Any other duties commensurate with the job role.

What are we looking for from applicants?

Our ideal applicant will hold the following


Apprenticed trained as a maintenance fitter/engineer
Ability to work at heights & in confined spaces
Able to demonstrate a good knowledge of the importance of Health and Safety in the workplace
Previous experience of working in a heavy engineering environment
Previous experience of maintaining overhead cranes
Ability to use own initiative and be self-motivated
Good team worker

Advantageous (Highly Recommended)

Previous experience of using tool room machinery to produce and repair machine parts
Previous experience of working on machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, cylindrical grinders

Contract type: Permanent, Full time, 37.5 hours per week on average, 3 shift system, The hours of work are as follows:

Mornings 06:00 – 13:00 (14:00 finish Wednesday),

Afters 13:00 – 20:00, (14:00 start Wednesday)

Nights 20:00 – 06:00

Pay: £13.5427/hour (approx. £29,242.00 per annum including shift premium).

What can we offer you in return?

25 days annual leave plus the 8 statutory days, 33 days in total. We provide a stakeholder pension scheme with up to 4% Employers contribution. Due to our excellent location we are able to provide free onsite parking. For being a Sheffield Forgemasters employee we are able to offer a discount to the Westfield Health Cash Plan Scheme. We also provide an online discounted benefits package, child care voucher scheme and comprehensive training for all roles.

If you think you have what it takes to join Sheffield Forgemasters, review our full job description and apply now!