Careers at Washington Metalworks

Recently becoming one of the North East’s fastest growing businesses, it’s an exciting time for us here at Washington Metalworks.

We’ve invested £4million into new, state-of-the-art machinery, which has opened the door to countless new training opportunities and business initiatives. We’re rapidly expanding – and so is our team.

If you’ve got experience in metalwork and you’d like to work for one of the most esteemed sheet metal manufacturers in the North East, we’d love to hear from you. We’re looking for enthusiastic team-players who are passionate about superb manufacturing, new technology and career progression.

39 hours per week, Full-time

Monday – Friday, Dayshift / Nightshift

Closing date: 10am, Sunday 24th January

Washington Metalworks is a successful Manufacturing company based in Gateshead. We offer complete sheet metal fabrication services, delivered with quality craftsmanship. Our sheet metal fabrication solutions keep businesses moving.

We are looking for candidates with sheet metal experience to work on our press brake machines, helping to make products across a variety of industries.

The ideal candidate will have experience on press brake machines and enjoy the opportunity to be cross-skilled on different machines or departments. They will be motivated to produce high quality component parts consistently. Working to targets, this role this role will suit an enthusiastic and proactive individual.

An immediate start and full-training is available. Applications are welcome from candidates with experience in the metal fabrication industry who would like a change in role.

In addition to the salary, monthly bonus of £110 and Nightshift with allowance of one third of standard rate are available on completion of training and probationary period. Washington Metalworks reviews rates of pay and employee benefits March of each year.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Correctly operate machines to manufacture component parts for production.
  • Maintain consistent high-quality from start to finish.
  • Inspect completed parts to determine if requirements have been met.
  • Prepare and load raw materials and parts onto machines.
  • Supervise machines and make necessary adjustments to ensure best results.
  • Complete daily safety checks.

For further information or to apply send a CV and covering letter to


  • 25 days holiday per annum plus statutory holidays.
  • Death in Service benefit.
  • Nightshift available
  • Pension scheme
  • Monthly bonus
  • On-site parking

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to a high volume of applications.

Application deadline: 24/01/2021

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Covid-19 Precautions

  • Social distancing guidelines in place.
  • Plastic shield at workstations.
  • Face coverings worn by all employees when away from workstation.
Apprenticeship schemes at Washington Metalworks

Many of our current employees began their careers with us as apprentices, including 2 members of our management team.

With our proactive training, guidance and assessments, we’ve been able to help our hardworking apprentices kick start their career in metal manufacturing.

Our apprenticeship schemes are extremely important to us here at Washington Metalworks, because we’re always thinking about the future. To keep our company moving forward, we’re looking for ambitious new apprentices to follow in our team’s footsteps. If you’ve got a passion for hands-on learning and you’re keen to pursue a successful career in metalwork, we’d love for you to get in touch.


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