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22 11, 2022

CNC Operator

2022-11-22T15:36:14+00:00November 22nd, 2022|Categories: Career|Tags: |

Role Overview

As a CNC operator you will work as part of a team to produce parts by operating any of our computer numerical control (CNC) machines, including PythonX Robotic Plasma and FICEP Punching Shear.
You will work in compliance within the health and safety guidelines therefore a keen eye for detail and great mechanical aptitude are essential. There may be requirement to assist in the movement of steel members around the works, therefore an ITSAR approved forklift licence would be advantageous although not essential.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

• Complying with all relevant Company Health, Safety and Environmental policies.
• Ensuring that all work carried out is done safely in accordance with the Company’s Health, Safety and Environmental policies and appropriate Risk Assessments.
• Wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for all work tasks.
• Movement of steel sections and fabricated steel members around our work, in and out of the workshop.
• Equipment maintenance.
• Ensure that the workshop is kept clean and tidy.
• To report any unsafe acts or condition to the Foreman and/or Works Manager.
• Raise any Health and Safety issues with the appropriate Health and Safety representative.
• Working with various CNC machines including Ficep.
• Have […]
22 11, 2022

Sheetmetal Operative

2022-11-22T15:32:58+00:00November 22nd, 2022|Categories: Career|Tags: |

Role Overview

We require a Sheet Metal Operative to join our busy sheet metal workshop. You will work from our technical drawings to manufacture sheet metal components such as trims and flashings for our steel structures. Experience in a similar role of working in a manufacturing facility or in a similar industry would be advantageous, but we would consider a trainee.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

• Complying with all relevant Company Health, Safety and Environmental policies and appropriate Risk Assessments
• Using and interpreting engineering drawings
• Marking out material and templates
• Operating a guillotine and brake press (CNC operated)
• Using a radial drill
• Cutting, folding and edge rolling sheet metal
• Jig-saw cutting

Key Skills

• Strong maths skills
• Practical skills
• Keen to work
• Good team player
• Attention to detail

The above list is not exhaustive but it covers the main duties of the Sheet Metal Operative.
There may be other duties, not mentioned here, which become part of the job.

Please apply to hr@reidsteel.co.uk

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8 08, 2022

Glazing Draughtsperson

2022-11-22T12:58:19+00:00August 8th, 2022|Categories: Career|Tags: |

Role Overview

We are looking for an enthusiastic Draughtsperson to join our busy Glazing discipline, based at our office in Christchurch. The successful candidate will have proven experience in using AutoCAD as strong knowledge of this software is essential to the role.
As a Glazing Draughtsperson, you will be able to successfully work as part of a team and on your own. You will be required to liaise with other areas of the business and will therefore possess strong communication skills. Experience in aluminium windows and curtain walling would be advantageous although not essential.

A trainee would also be considered.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

• Complying with all relevant Company Health, Safety and Environmental policies.
• Working in accordance with our Company Values.
• Producing detailed AutoCAD drawings of aluminium windows, doors, curtain walling, louvres, sunscreen, steel doors, steel fire rated screens and other products produced/installed by REIDglazing. Drawings to meet approval of architects, client and main contractor.
• Producing fabrication schedules, cutting lists and installation details suitable for workshop and construction site.
• Being cost conscious in relation to the contract works, estimate, programme and selection of the correct product, method of manufacture and installation.
• Providing packing lists and crate inventories.
• Attending […]

11 02, 2022

Graduate Structural Engineer

2022-11-22T15:29:22+00:00February 11th, 2022|Categories: Career|Tags: |

Graduate Structural Engineer

Company Overview

We design, manufacture and construct high quality steel structures including industrial buildings, aircraft hangars and their electro-mechanical doors, warehouses, grandstands, multi-storey buildings, car parks and bridges, as well as defence equipment, manual and electric roller shutter doors, windows and curtain walling.

Our Values

Our company values are central to how we work and everything we do:

Safety first

  • We prioritise safety over profit
  • All of our activities are carried out with safety in mind
  • Safety is the first consideration before work commences
  • We responsibly manage the impact that our business has on the environment

Transparency and openness

  • We believe in transparency, openness and honesty and the importance of sharing our plans and performance with our team
  • We understand the impact of our actions on the team and our external stakeholders
  • Integrity is at the heart of all we do

No blame culture … open to change

  • We seek solutions, not scapegoats
  • We use our continuous improvement culture to improve the way we do things every day
  • We learn from our mistakes and embrace change
  • When an error occurs, we identify the root cause and implement changes to prevent recurrence

One Team

  • Our people are our company, together we are one team
  • We treat our team members with mutual respect
  • We promote […]
10 12, 2020

Cladding Draughtsperson

2022-12-08T10:07:34+00:00December 10th, 2020|Categories: Career|Tags: |

Role Overview

An opportunity has arisen for an additional Cladding Draughtsperson to join our busy Drawing Office. The Company is well established and you will be working on projects both for our UK and overseas markets.

You will be detailing cladding for steel framed buildings, structures and associated items. This will involve the preparation of detailed cladding and decking arrangements and sheet metal fabrication drawings to enable the accurate manufacture and installation of cladding, decking, flashings, gutters and associated sheeting materials.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Complying with all relevant Company Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental policies.
  • Preparing cladding layout drawings and flashing and gutter details.
  • Liaising with in house designers, steelwork draughtsperson, bid managers and construction team as well as external design team meetings with architects, engineers and clients.
  • Liaising with Works Manager, Production Manager and factory team regarding drawing issues and queries.
  • Assisting with site surveys when required.
  • Creating flashing, gutter and fabrication drawings.
  • Preparing lists for manufacturing, purchase and despatch.
  • Issuing and monitoring Requests for Information (RFIs) and responding to site queries.
  • Preparing internal drawing registers, issuing site drawings and parts lists.
  • Attending launch and project meetings.
  • Advising bid managers of any extras or […]
10 12, 2020

Site Manager

2022-12-08T10:10:36+00:00December 10th, 2020|Categories: Career|Tags: |

Role Overview

As a Site Manager you will work within the Contracts Department and liaise with the wider project team to manage the construction and delivery of your assigned projects.

You will be expected to approach your work in a flexible manner which will involve travel and working away from home on a regular basis.

You will adopt a safety first approach and be a reputable ambassador for the Company.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

    • Complying with all relevant Company Health, Safety and Environmental and CDM policies and procedures.
    • Compiling and producing project specific method statements, erection sequences and risk assessments.
    • Carrying out a project specific review of the risk assessments for which you are responsible for
    • Making pre-site inspections and ensuring that the Safe Site Handover Certificate is properly administered and is in place prior to the commencement of works
    • Attend regular contracts coordination meetings, project meetings and client meetings as required
    • Liaise and communicate with the Contracts Management Team on all contractual matters
    • Work with Contracts Management Team to provide information for target programmes
    • Communicate with designers to ensure safe construction methods are achievable and incorporate incorporating any temporary stability requirements
    • Ensuring that work […]
10 07, 2017

Eyes on the prize: Export award entries are open

2017-07-10T14:35:49+01:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: News|

Entries have opened for this year’s prestigious Dorset Business Awards after a launch event at the Italian Villa at Compton Acres in Poole.

We’re proud to be sponsoring the UK Exporter of the Year award, which is a new category added for 2017.

Our Sales Manager Mike Chappell attended the launch along other sponsors, guests and dignitaries. Mike is pictured with Ian Girling, who is Chief Executive of organisers Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI).

The UK Exporter of the Year Award aims to recognise businesses which have achieved the most sustainable levels of international growth through exporting.

As a four-times winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade and a previous Dorset Business Awards winner, we felt it was important to show our support.

We’re encouraging businesses to enter to win recognition for their own excellence plus help raise the profile of international trade at a pivotal time for our country.

Our Managing Director Simon Boyd says: “Exporting is in our blood – we work hard to maintain our position at the forefront of the UK steel construction industry but have always seen the export market as an important […]

30 06, 2017

REIDsteel backs Dorset Business Awards

2017-06-30T12:58:24+01:00June 30th, 2017|Categories: News|

We’re backing Dorset businesses with sponsorship of the county’s prestigious annual awards.

The Dorset Business Awards will be launched in early July before the honours are announced at a glittering ceremony in November.

We’re proud to sponsor one of the new categories for this year’s awards although we can’t say which one until the official launch day.

Organisers from Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) are aiming for one of the biggest and best awards so far.

There are so many exceptional companies deserving recognition for their achievements and there has never been a better time to celebrate their successes as we look to new horizons following Brexit.

We’re delighted to show our support for the Chamber and the county’s brilliant businesses through our sponsorship and involvement with the awards.

We’re looking forward to seeing some outstanding entries. As a four times winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise (International Trade) and the Exporter of the Year title at the 2006 Dorset Business Awards, we know the benefits which success can bring.

It drives business enquiries, enhances brand recognition, acts as a valuable recruitment and staff retention tool, generates great publicity, makes staff […]

20 06, 2017

Brexit to the letter

2017-06-20T09:04:53+01:00June 20th, 2017|Categories: News|

Brexit to the letterOur managing director Simon Boyd has personally written to every single MP in the UK to urge a clean break from the European Union.
As debate continues at the start of formal Brexit negotiations today, Simon has sent letters to all 650 MPs at Westminster – including the Prime Minister – urging them not to ‘snatch defeat from the jaws of victory’.

He warned that watered down Brexit plans would hit thousands of businesses – especially SMEs – and be a betrayal of the will of the people.
Mr Boyd writes in his letter: “We voted Out and that means Out please.

Out of the EU but not Out of Europe. Out of the damaging jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. Out of the single market that only works for the few.
“Out of the customs union that ties us to trading to a protectionist block.”

Simon’s letter comes after PM Theresa May vowed to keep pre-election plans to leave the single market and customs union to allow the UK to negotiate free trade partnerships around the world.

As a four-times winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise (International […]

15 05, 2017

Now is the time to invest in export

2017-05-15T14:39:11+01:00May 15th, 2017|Categories: News|

Press Release:

Simon Boyd, Managing Director of REIDsteel and Chairman of pro-Brexit Business for Britain South West, urged firms to prioritise investment following new growth figures and reports in the wake of the Bank of England’s interest rate decision.

He said: “With interest rates kept on hold and the continued weaker pound, now is the vital time for exporters to invest.

“The Bank of England has taken a more upbeat global outlook, based on better investment incentives and more competitive export opportunities.

“With growth in 2018 and 2019 forecast to be stronger than expected, businesses and especially exporters can use the time during Brexit negotiations by investing wisely and making sure they are ready to hit the ground running when we eventually leave the EU.”

Mr Boyd’s comments come before Labour and Conservative party manifestos are published this week.

He said: “Politicians of all colours must back exporters in their election campaigns and make sure support is available to help businesses drive investment, create jobs, boost growth and secure Great Britain’s place on the world stage post Brexit.”

The latest regional Purchasing Managers’ Index report from Lloyds’ Bank showed growth at its fastest […]

30 03, 2017

Article 50 paves way for positive future

2017-03-30T11:09:09+01:00March 30th, 2017|Categories: News|

Press Release:

Multi-award winning REIDsteel has welcomed the historic moment as a once in a lifetime opportunity for the UK to confidently shape an even greater place in the world.

The 130-strong company, which has served the UK and international markets since 1919, says Article 50 also heralds the re-emergence of British Standards as the finest worldwide.

Family-owned REIDsteel, which is based in Christchurch, Dorset, is a four times winner of the Queen’s Award’s for Enterprise (International Trade).

It has the capability to design, manufacture, ship and erect entire steel buildings including their cladding and or glazing requirements anywhere in Great Britain and the world – from factory buildings in Mauritius and bridges in Africa to aircraft hangars and industrial buildings in the UK.

Boris Johnson visited REIDsteel on the Vote Leave battle bus late May 2016 during the EU Referendum campaign.

Managing Director Simon Boyd, who was regional Chairman of Business for Britain South West during the EU Referendum campaign, said: “This is a pivotal moment for Great Britain to take control of its own destiny.

“It is an exciting opportunity to build a global Britain and develop new trade alliances with friends […]

10 03, 2017

Simon Says.. Spring Budget

2017-03-10T10:37:15+00:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|

Simon Boyd, Managing Director of Christchurch-based REIDsteel which works throughout the UK and exports worldwide , said: “It was a positive Budget as we look ahead to negotiations for Brexit.

“I am fully supportive of the Government and the work it has to do, and this Budget will help prepare the grounds for a strong economy during this time.

“From a business point of view there was good news with the reduction in Corporation Tax to 17%. The support for social care is welcome although a fundamental reform of the whole system is needed in the long term.

“The rise in the National Living Wage is also welcome because we believe in a decent wage for the UK workforce.

“Low productivity is a perennial issue and some companies prefer to employ cheap labour rather than invest in new technology, which is one of the measures required to help productivity levels rise.

“Funding for infrastructure improvements must always be a priority. I will be writing to East Dorset District Council and Christchurch Borough Council with an offer to meet to brainstorm ideas to win a slice of the £690m prize money available […]

9 03, 2017

REIDsteel Strengthens School Ties

2017-03-22T11:17:12+00:00March 9th, 2017|Categories: News|

Pupils and staff from Twynham School and The Grange School visited REIDsteel.

Students swapped the classroom for our workshops on a special visit to our headquarters with Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and our local MP Chris Chope. The 17-strong party from the Twynham and the Grange schools – both local to our premises in Christchurch, Dorset – were joined by our Managing Director Simon Boyd, Chairman Tim Reid and DCCI chief executive Ian Girling as well as Portfolio Holder for Economy at Christchurch Borough Council Vicki Hallam.

We were delighted to welcome the pupils and their head teachers for a visit after we sponsored both schools to become members of DCCI’s trailblazing Young Chamber Programme to link business and education.

The pupils and staff heard more about our wide-ranging work as a structural steel company with the ability to design and construct entire buildings around the world – from cathedrals in Central America and bridges in Africa to football stadiums and industrial units in the UK.

Our QHSE Manager Mark Bradbury and Works Manager John White led the tour, which included a presentation […]

21 12, 2016

Dodowa, Hospital No.1 – Site Progress Dec 2016

2017-01-06T14:31:47+00:00December 21st, 2016|Categories: Reidsteel|

Dodowa, Hospital No.1

The new Shai Osudoku District hospital in Dodowa is flourishing!

According to the new hospital management system, there have been almost 19000 visits, with over 1800 of those being admitted, while the maternity department has seen over 160 births.

The walkways across the site have progressed well and are now waiting delivery of the roof sheets for completion, while the emergency generators and associated fuel tank have been installed.

Terrezzo work surfaces and counters continue to be constructed within the residences and nursing stations, creating a superior finish to the kitchen areas of the residence and ward areas.

External landscaping works have progressed well with grassed and planted areas across the majority of the site, as well as the commencement of maintenance.

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