Production & Site Operative

Do you have excellent hands-on construction expertise? Solardome is looking for someone with knowledge of production engineering, manufacturing and installation of curtain walling/glazing systems to build on customer premises.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to have a key role in a specialist aluminium dome design, manufacturing and construction company. Think Eden Project Biomes but on a smaller scale.

Job role and key responsibilities

 Production Work

  • Receiving and checking stock into the factory, checking, sorting and storing
  • Fabricating parts, working with aluminium, glass and plastics
  • Operating machinery and power tools
  • Packing glasshouse kits for delivery
  • Monitoring and reporting stock levels to Production Supervisor to facilitate re-ordering
  • Monitoring the state of and where necessary maintaining factory tools and machinery
  • Keeping up to date with H&S practises relating to the factory work and ensuring procedures are adhered to
  • Take responsibility for improving factory production rates and efficiencies in line with key performance indicators
  • To supervise and organise team workload

Quality Control

You will take responsibility for quality control throughout the production process. The following areas will fall under your day-to-day tasks.

  • Checking and signing off stock coming into the factory for acceptable quality and quantities
  • Checking and signing off quality and quantity of parts fabricated within the factory
  • Ensuring the quality and completeness of outgoing glasshouse kits, responsible for final sign off on any shipments
  • Monitoring any quality issues identified, producing results and making regular recommendations for improvements

Site Work

  • Travelling / driving to customers sites around the UK and sometimes abroad. You will be required to drive the company van. This will require nights away from home and occasional weekend work
  • Taking the lead and driving site builds forward
  • Responsibility for ensuring build time targets are met and maintained
  • Liaising with operations manager for arranging travelling and accommodation requirements for site work.
  • Using problem solving techniques to overcome unexpected issues on-site
  • Working safely at height
  • Working in all weathers
  • Assembling Solardome glasshouses on pre-prepared bases as part of the team around the UK and occasionally abroad
  • Maintaining accurate records of your expenses relating to any work away from home
  • Liaising professionally with customers in a polite and considerate manner. Ensuring that you and your teams actions on site reflect well on Solardome
  • Monitoring the state of, and where necessary maintaining any site tools and equipment
  • Responsibility for ensuring the quality of workmanship in relation to construction
  • Responsibility for the site being left tidy after builds
  • Ensuring H&S practices relating to site work are followed, i.e. your safety and the safety of others

Required skills

  • Experience of working in practical role, ideally production and building related
  • Experience of using hand and power tools
  • Confident working at height
  • Organised and efficient with an excellent eye for detail
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work on own and use initiative to get the job done
  • Experience of leading a team
  • Excellent people skills
  • Problem solver
  • Good team player
  • Can do attitude and flexibility
  • Quick to learn new skills
  • Full UK driving licence – requirement for the role
  • Computer literate – MS Word, MS Excel, email, CRM (SugarCRM)


Ideally you will have the following, however training is offered for right candidate

  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs with grades A to C
  • CSCS Health and Safety card
  • Fork lift licence
  • IPAF
  • Cherry picker licence


  • The Salary will be starting at £16,500 PA – £18,000 PA, depending on skills and experience. Up to £20,000 when trained.


  • You will be entitled to 22 days holiday rising up to a maximum of 25 days after 5 years of employment
  • You will be entitled to a company contributory stake holder pension.
  • Free parking
  • Annual Bonus based on company profits


  • This is a full time position at 37.5 hours per week when in the factory.
  • Site work to be carried out as necessary and will be subject to our normal off-site policy.
  • Any weekend work will be replaced with time off in lieu.

Reports to

  • The Production Supervisor

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