Position; Composites Technician / Finisher

Location; Oxford area

Salary; £28,000 – £30,000 per annum

About the role;

Planet Recruitment are proud to be working with a fast-growing organisation based in the Oxford area who are looking for a Composites Technician / Finisher. The successful candidate will be responsible for finishing of GRP mouldings for use in boat construction. Trimming, preparation, polishing, gel coat repairs and assembly of moulded components.


  • Checking and identifying defects requiring rework
  • Repair to gel coat surfaces to remove imperfections/ joint lines from split mould tools.
  • Fairing of surfaces
  • Polishing of gel coat surfaces to achieve high level of surface finish.
  • Trimming of GRP components using air saws, routers and diamond cutting discs, if required
  • Sanding and finishing of cut edges using abrasives papers.
  • Maintain and promote high standards of workmanship.
  • Assist in other areas of the manufacturing process as directed by the Team Leader for this section.
  • Assist in the training of personnel including new production operatives as and when required.
  • Basic Housekeeping duties, including maintaining a tidy workstation and working area.
  • Be accountable for your own work.
  • Correct use of PPE.
  • Uphold company HSE standards and report any shortfalls.

Essential experience;

  • Previous experience of finishing GRP or paint finishes/ detailing.
  • Attention to detail and a methodical approach.
  • Good team player being able to work independently or as part of a team when necessary.
  • Able to work to deadlines in a timely manner.
  • Previous experience of working within the Marine industry or similar high quality driven industry advantageous but not essential.

Commutable locations;

Wallingford, Reading, Didcot, Abingdon, Harwell, Oxford, Chalgrove, Watlington, Thame


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Job Information

Job Reference: OT158_1711623170
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Salary From: £28000
Salary To: £30000
Job Industries: Engineering
Job Locations: Oxford, Oxfordshire
Job Types: Permanent
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