Vacancies

Are you passionate and ambitious? Would you like to work for one of the UK’s leading fire glass suppliers?
Take a look at our latest vacancies, download and fill in the application form and send it to us, or email a copy of your CV. We are always updating our vacancies page, so please come back and check for any new positions available.

Glass Operative
Oldbury

 

Fire Glass UK Ltd is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers, suppliers and glaziers of fire and acoustic glass, and is looking to appoint to the following role to their Oldbury branch: Glass Operative

Salary = £8.00 to £11.00 per hour + (depending upon experience).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Operate various glass cutting machinery.
  • Observe gauges, computer printouts and monitors to verify specified processing conditions and make adjustments as necessary.
  • Set up and adjust automatic glass feeding, flowing and forming machines.
  • Cut glass and mirrors to specified size and shape, using patterns, straightedge, tape measure, glass cutting tools.
  • Break away excess glass by hand or with notched tool or glass pinchers.
  • Examine and mark defective glass, to obtain best cu
  • Position pattern or drawing on glass, measure dimensions, and mark cutting lines, using glass tools.
  • Smoothes and polishes rough edges using belt sander, straight line polisher or polishing wheels.
  • Operate furnace to produce toughened glass
  • Sandblasts glass surface within guidelines, using sandblasting tools
  • Loading and unloading stillage for dispatch.
  • Ensure Health and safety standards are adhered to at all times
  • Maintain stock levels keeping a note of batch numbers for glass cut and off cuts produced
  • Comply with the company’s policies and procedures as set out within the Employee Handbook, Accreditations Manual (including Best Practice Quality Guide) and the Health and Safety Manual, as updated from time to time.
  • Comply with the requirements for the role as set out within the company’s Integrated Management System (currently comprising of the Quality Management System, Environmental Management System and the Health and Safety Management System), as updated from time to time.
  • Comply with the requirements of any Core Duties or other relevant procedural or policy document applicable to your role.
  • The post holder must also undertake other duties within his/her competence or otherwise appropriate to the grading of the post as required.

To apply at Derby please contact:
Sam Hawthorne.
sam.hawthorne@fireglassuk.com

 


Production Manager
Manchester

 

Fire Glass UK Ltd is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers, suppliers and glaziers of fire and acoustic glass, and is looking to appoint to the following role to their Manchester branch: Production Manager

Salary = £25,000 + (depending upon experience).
Closing date: 6/6/19

To apply at Derby please contact:
Julie Thornley HR / H&S Co-Ordinator.
julie.thornley@fireglassuk.com

 


Glass Operative
Oldbury

 


Fire Glass UK is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers, suppliers and glaziers of fire and acoustic glass, and is looking to appoint a committed, driven and keen Glass Operative with Toughening Plant experience at Oldbury.

Previous experience of the glass industry is preferred, however, full training will be provided.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Cutting glass to various thickness and shapes
  • Operate various cutting machines
  • Inspect glass
  • Load and unload stillages
  • Ensure Health & Safety guidelines
  • Maintain stock levels
  • Undertake other duties required

DEADLINE FOR APPLICANTS: 6/6/19

To apply at Derby please contact:
Julie Thornley HR / H&S Co-Ordinator.
julie.thornley@fireglassuk.com

 


Factory Operative
Oldbury

 


Fire Glass UK is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers, suppliers and glaziers of fire and acoustic glass, and is looking to appoint a factory operative at their Scotland and North branches. Previous experience of the glass industry is preferred, however, full training will be provided. The successful applicant will also receive training in different aspects of the glass trade, with the opportunity to learn a new skill set and progress within the Company.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Health & safety in the workplace
  • Quality control methods
  • Working on own initiative
  • Working as part of an effective team
  • Accurately following verbal and written instruction
  • Keeping accurate records
  • Good communication skills
  • Organisation and time keeping skills

DEADLINE FOR APPLICANTS: 6/6/19

To apply at Derby please contact:
Sam Hawthorn / Branch Manager.
Sam.Hawthorne@fireglassuk.com

 


 

Factory Operative Trainee
Derby

 

Fire Glass UK Ltd is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers, suppliers and glaziers of fire and acoustic glass, and is looking to appoint to the following role to their Derby branch: Factory Operative Trainee

Purpose of job
To assist in a busy glass warehouse in the preparation of flat and laminated glasses.

Job will include heavy lifting, manual handling and the ability to work to tight deadlines.

The successful applicant would also receive training in different aspects of the glass trade with the opportunity to learn a new skill set and progress within the company.

To load, unload, and drive company vehicle if required, primarily to deliver or pick up merchandise or to deliver packages.(desirable be not essential)

The successful applicant must show the below skills:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of health & safety within the
    workplace
  • Ability to understand quality control techniques Show ability to learn.
  • The opportunity to obtain qualifications is available for the right candidate.

To apply at Derby please contact:
Julie Thornley HR / H&S Co-Ordinator.
julie.thornley@fireglassuk.com

 


Trainee Administration Assistant.
Derby

 

Fire Glass UK is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers, suppliers and glaziers of fire and acoustic glass, and is looking to appoint to the following role to their Derby : Trainee Administration Assistant.

We are looking for a committed, and driven individual to join our busy Production team.
This is a fast paced role which works closely with both Branch Manager and Production Manager, and the use of Microsoft/bespoke computer programmes.
The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develope within the Company.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting the team with general admin duties
  • Answering the phone, take messages, transferring calls to
    relevant staff
  • Keeping records up to date, paper and computer based
  • Using office equipment, such as printers, photocopiers,
    scanner
  • Building and maintaining relationships with customers
  • Use different software (Excel, presentation, bespoke) in
    order to keep all records up to date.

Skills/Qualifications required:

  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Good IT skills
  • Complaint handling
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Willingness to develop knowledge and experience.
  • Grade C or equivalent in English Language and Mathematics
  • Competitive salary
  • Specialist industry training, to enable you to become an experienced Administrator and Office Support
  • Fantastic progression opportunities within a fast growing company

To apply at Derby please contact:
Julie Thornley HR / H&S Co-Ordinator.
julie.thornley@fireglassuk.com

 


 

GLASS OPERATIVE
NORTH BRANCH
MANCHESTER

 

Fire Glass UK is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers, suppliers and glaziers of fire and acoustic glass, and is looking to appoint a committed, driven and keen Glass Operative at Manchester

Hourly rate. £9.00 + dependant on experience + FTL preferred

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Cutting glass to various thickness and shapes
  • Operate various cutting machines
  • Inspect glass
  • Load and unload stillages
  • Ensure Health & Safety guidelines
  • Maintain stock levels
  • Undertake other duties required

To apply at MANCHESTER please contact:
Julie Thornley HR / H&S Co-Ordinator.
julie.thornley@fireglassuk.com

 


 

SALES/ESTIMATOR
HEAD OFFICE OLDBURY

 

Fire Glass UK is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers, suppliers and glaziers of fire and acoustic glass, and is looking to appoint to the following role to their Oldbury (Head Office) branch: Sales/Estimator – supply only.

You will need to be enthusiastic, confident and motivated with good communication skills and able to work well as part of a team as well as the ability to be self-sufficient. Ability to demonstrate attention to detail and be able to work to deadlines, whilst liaising with our customers is vital to this role.

A working knowledge of Microsoft Office particularly Excel is essential and an understanding of G-Trak systems is desirable.

We are seeking someone who is able to build relationships with existing and new customers and is focused on putting customer relationships first and foremost.

The successful candidate will join an established team and will be an important member of that team; your prime focus will be to actively win, retain and grow the business knowing you are able to count on professional back up and support from your team and colleagues at all times.

You will receive full training and guidance from our team of experienced sales/estimators.

THE ROLE – SALES/ESTIMATOR:

  • Create and service sales enquiries in a new business development situation
  • Report on sales activities and provide relevant information to senior management.
  • Create and maintain estimating pricing matrix
  • Review incoming enquiries, establishing the full scope of works, liaising with sales/customers as necessary to resolve any queries
  • Working within agreed timescales
  • Cost reconciliation and handover to Sales and Production teams
  • Prepare and lead the compilation of tenders
  • Develop customer relations and manage expectations
  • Comply with estimating processes
  • Source and liaise with external suppliers and subcontractors ensuring that they are fully compliant and suitably qualified
  • Work in conjunction with administration staff in preparation of the estimate
  • Order and coordinate deliveries for materials
  • Minimum hours of work are 8 am to 5 pm, working Mon – Fri

THE PERSON:

  • Previous experience of estimating in glass industry sector (2 years preferred)
  • Highly professional with an ability to build relationships and influence at all levels
  • Possess well-honed sales skills and a strong determination to succeed but will also have a sound technical grounding
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills are important together with strong negotiation, commercial and analytical skills
  • A commercial approach with a clear focus on standards and quality
  • A desire to build upon your current skill set and be a part of a growing organisation
  • Confidently communicate with all members of the team
  • A polite manner and high attention to detail are essential to this role
  • Cost planning
  • Possess good mathematical skills
  • Computer literacy, ideally strong Excel experience
  • Strong commercial awareness and commitment to achieving deadlines

KEY SKILLS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as an Estimator within the glass industry sector
  • Microsoft Office packages

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension
  • Positive working environment
  • Immediate start for the right person
  • Fantastic company ethos
  • Free parking

DEADLINE FOR APPLICANTS: 30st April 2018

To apply at OLBURY please contact:
Julie Thornley HR / H&S Co-Ordinator.
julie.thornley@fireglassuk.com

 


 

GLASS OPERATIVE
EAST BRANCH
HEANOR, DERBY

 

Fire Glass UK is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers, suppliers and glaziers of fire and acoustic glass, and is looking to appoint a committed, driven and keen Glass Operative with Toughening Plant experience at Heanor, Derby

Hourly rate. £8.00 + dependant on experience + FTL preferred

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Operating the Toughening Plant
  • Cutting glass to various thickness and shapes
  • Operate various cutting machines
  • Inspect glass
  • Load and unload stillages
  • Ensure Health & Safety guidelines
  • Maintain stock levels
  • Undertake other duties required

DEADLINE FOR APPLICANTS: 5th April 2018

To apply at DERBY please contact:
Julie Thornley HR / H&S Co-Ordinator.
julie.thornley@fireglassuk.com

 


 

FACTORY OPERATIVE
SCOTLAND

 
 

Fire Glass UK is one of the UK’;s leading manufacturers, suppliers and glaziers of fire and acoustic glass, and is looking to appoint a factory operative at their Scotland branches. Forklift licence preferred but not essential. from £8.00 per hr, Full time permanent position, Full driving licence required. Previous experience of the glass industry is preferred, however, full training will be provided. The successful applicant will also receive training in different aspects of the glass trade, with the opportunity to learn a new skill set and progress within the Company .

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Health & safety in the workplace
  • Quality control methods
  • Working on own initiative
  • Working as part of an effective team
  • Accurately following verbal and written instruction
  • Keeping accurate records
  • Good communication skills
  • Organisation and time keeping skills

To apply at EDINBURGH please contact:
Julie Thornley HR / H&S Co-Ordinator.
julie.thornley@fireglassuk.com