Forge Operative Grade 3 – Temporary


The Company

Henry Williams Ltd is an engineering company based in Darlington. We supply goods to the road and rail sectors and have been around for over 130 years.


The Role

You will support the hammer crew in the safe and efficient production of forgings, ensuring quality, productivity and delivery targets are achieved.

This role is temporary initially – becoming permanent for the right candidate.


Duties and Responsibilities will include:


Working on forge hammers

Working on upsetters

Hot furnace work

Working with power presses


Any other duties required within the department

Successful Candidate


Essentially you will have:-

Experience of working within a manufacturing environment using heavy machinery

Competent to use hand tools or hand powered tools

Ability to effectively communicate to your team

Knowledge of health and safety requirements


Desirable job related skills:-

Experience of working with power presses

Experience of working with Lean Management

FLT driving


Working Hours – 37 hours per week

Monday – Thursday 7am – 4.45pm



5 weeks holiday per year (pro-rata temporary employees)

Free life assurance

Employee assistance programme

Company pension

4 day working week

Bike to work scheme

On site parking


Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: Competitive rate


COVID-19 considerations:

Please note: We are a designated “Key Supplier” and our staff have continued working throughout the Covid pandemic to supply equipment to the transport sector. We have 2M distance in place, cleaning stations, hand sanitiser,face coverings.