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Manufacturing Operative



Our vision is simple - TopHat was founded to deliver beautiful homes, sustainably. We use advanced manufacturing and the latest technology to delivery ultra-low carbon homes, whilst keeping costs as low as possible. We manufacture homes in a controlled environment, removing uncertainties, improving quality and reducing costs. We have extensive experience of delivering projects in different ways to ensure that our customers get the solutions they need.


We've built over 200 homes with a pipeline far in excess of this. We are also a manufacturer; operating in a 125,000 sq ft factory in Derbyshire and have well advanced plans to build another one 5 times bigger. 


We are looking for Manufacturing Operatives to join us based out of our manufacturing facility in Foston Derbyshire. As a manufacturing operative, you will be responsible for creating and producing our patented brick façade product, The product itself is lighter, and more environmentally friendly than brick alternatives and can be installed in a fraction of the time. This role will be responsible for working as part of our Cladding facility, collecting materials from stores to ensure a smooth and efficient workflow throughout the manufacturing process. This includes responsibilities such as mixing adhesive, manually handling loading boards, offloading boards as well as screen printing boards in accordance with specified drawings and pointing screeded boards to maintain quality standards.


We are looking for people who have a passion for precision, as well as excellent attention to detail maintaining the highest quality standards throughout production. This multifaceted role is integral to the overall production and distribution operation, ensuring that all tasks are executed with precision and quality.


Our commitment to you, is that we will provide you with the necessary training and skills to be able to perform your role to the highest possible standard.


What will you be doing day to day?


*Please be aware that full training will be provided for all of our roles, experience of working within a production/manufacturing environment is not essential*

  • To construct individual facade panels as part of the manufacturing process.
  • Cut, fabricate and repair facade panels to specific specification.
  • Build boards to create corners using specialists tools.
  • Support the CNC waterjet team as and when required.
  • Identify and solve minor problems on the production line.
  • Follow, contribute and promote TopHat Health, Safety, Environmental Quality systems.
  • Loading and unloading goods
  • Understand and contribute to departmental goals


Working hours

07:30am – 3:30pm – Monday to Friday plus options for weekday and weekend over time.
Please be aware that as the business grows, there may be the need to increase production and move to a two shift rotating pattern of: 06:00-14:00 / 14:00-22:00


What we are looking for in a candidate


  • We welcome applicants who are looking to develop a career with a growing business
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and team working skills
  • Good timekeeping and attendance
  • Willingness to learn and do a good job
  • Ability to self-motivate against demanding targets and tight deadlines
  • Good organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure  
  • Positive attitude, working collaboratively so everyone succeeds.


What we can offer you

  • £11.55 starting rate (£12.70 with shift allowance)  
  • Hourly rate will increase after successful completion of your probationary period - £12.95) (£14.25 with shift allowance)
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

  • Holiday Trading Scheme - opportunity to purchase up to 5 additional days

  • Simply Health Cash Plan (Level 3) 

  • Group Life Assurance

  • Income protection

  • Subsidised canteen (Derby site only)

  • Enhanced Group Pension Scheme, matching up to 6%

  • Enhanced paternity and maternity pay


At TopHat we welcome applications from all backgrounds and are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can succeed and be themselves. Not only is it the right thing to do, but it makes our business what it is today. We value diversity and we particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, women and anyone with disabilities as we are underrepresented in these areas.

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