Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom

Position Summary

Magellan Aerospace, Greyabbey has an exciting opportunity for Bench Operative

  • Full Time Temporary 12 month Contract
  • 39 hours per week.
  • Job location: Greyabbey, County Down BT22 2QE
  • Unionised site – works in partnership with Unite the Union.

To ensure the post machining operation of benching to the required specification (including de-burring, fettle, buffing, filing, etc.)

Perks and Benefits:

  • A company culture that promotes work life balance
  • Access to mental health support
  • Business performance related bonus
  • Career development opportunities
  • Commitment to continued learning and development
  • Perkbox - includes monthly treats and discounts from selected restaurants, cinemas, shops etc
  • Long Service Awards
  • Enhanced Holiday Entitlement based on length of service
  • Free parking

Essential Responsibilities

Bench Operations

  • Ensure correct benching of components, including removal of sharp edges, cleaning of holes, using an orbital sanders, and hand de-burring to drawing and SOP
  • Ensure fettling of components to achieve ‘as drawn’ features
  • Part mark or ident product as per specifications/instructions provided
  • Provide rework rectification to any parts following machining mismatches to engineering drawings or should parts not meet Inspection standards

Accuracy of Paperwork

  • Provide accurate cycle time for all products with operations required
  • Cross check the prior operations on job cards ensuring they are completed prior to starting any operations and alert Team Lead if any variances
  • Report and complete non-conformance reports for any product that does not meet specification
  • Provide accurate information for the next shift if any deviation to production schedule to ensure production targets are achieved


  • Work with a minimum amount of supervision whilst maintaining expected levels of productivity
  • Continually review working practices to remove and reduce waste and non- value added activities
  • Actively support and contribute to continuous improvement and lean manufacturing
  • Positively support team work and circulation of experience within the workforce

Housekeeping & Health + Safety

  • Undertake daily checks and maintain air tools/equipment as per work instructions provided – reporting any failures or corrective maintenance requirements whilst maintaining responsibility for secure storage of tools in tool box
  • Work in a safe manner in compliance with the Health & Safety policy. Report and log all Health & Safety incidents that occur.
  • Maintain good housekeeping in work area
  • Support implementation and compliance of 6S in work area

Other duties may be assigned as the business progresses

Position Requirements


  • Demonstration of basic numeracy to read measuring equipment
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings
  • Relevant experience or an industry qualification demonstrating use of power/air tools and bench/fettle processes
  • Working experience within manufacturing environment or similar environment
  • Competency demonstrated in use of an MRP system like EFACS or similar operating system
  • Working knowledge of specifications, SOP’s and Work Instructions

Key Competencies:

  • Hand eye co-ordination for prolonged periods
  • High degree of judgement and decision making
  • Attention to detail and diligence (right first time)
  • Work with minimum supervision following instruction
  • Initiative in time management and method
  • Significant levels of concentration required
  • Good verbal communicator
  • Versatility and flexibility to support job requirements

About us:

Magellan Aerospace is a global, integrated aerospace company that provides complex assemblies and systems solutions to aircraft and engine manufacturers, defence and space agencies worldwide. The organization officially adopted the name “Magellan Aerospace Corporation” in 1996; deriving it from the intrepid explorer Ferdinand Magellan. His global exploits at the turn of the 15th century established a number of firsts, so the company’s vision has been to carry this same legacy into the future of the aerospace industry.

At Magellan, we have over 80 years of collective knowledge and experience in the aerospace industry, and believe one truth: People create value. Employees are our greatest resource in working towards a successful future, and together we build professional relationships that thrive. We know that personal development is fundamental to the success of every individual, and every individual is fundamental to the success of our business, so we invest in our employees and provide excellent career progression opportunities. When you are part of Magellan, you are part of the team!

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