Applying for a new role with a new employer can be daunting. To then have to talk about all your life achievements and how fabulous you are just makes the whole situation even more nerve wrecking! So, if we’re asking you to show off and tell us about all your amazing qualities and skills – it’s only fair we lead by example and tell you all ours. After all, you’re choosing us just as much as we’re choosing you!


  • We’re an award winning business and team – So we know no-one likes a show off, but our team make up 4% of The Manufacturing Top 100 within the UK
  • We understand a work / life balance
  • Offer further internal opportunities
  • We’re a world leader
  • Provide funded training and further education opportunities
  • So far this year we’ve received just under £50M worth of orders – hence why we need some additional hands!


Spray Painter


Factory Terms (FEP)

Full time role Mon-Fri, 40 hours per week. (mostly be day must be able to work shifts if required)

Start Salary £20,386.92

40 holidays (inc BH and 6 lieu days) per annum

Pension 6% ER and EE



  • The purpose of this role is to be a spray painter for finished Nuclear products.
  • Involved in preparation and packing of final products.


Key Accountabilities

  • Experienced spray painter.
  • Experience in working on Nuclear products is desirable
  • To hold or be prepared to work towards iCats qualification



Industrial Engineer / NC Planner



  • To provide technical information/documentation for computer numerical control machine tools, in order to achieve the most efficient manufacturing method using all available resources.
  • To be responsible for the specification and standardisation of all shop equipment.
  • To manage the department to ensure manufacturing standards are adhered to.


Key Accountability’s

  • Interpret complicated mechanical engineering documentation and using a “value engineering” technique convert, compile and develop computer numerical control information using Vero VISI – CAM software, along with machine tool set-up sheets and tooling lists.  This information is then directed to any of 19 varied machine tool centres enabling manufacture of components to customer specification.
  • Develop and implement programming methods and instruct other personnel as to their use, in order to increase department efficiency.
  • Control documentation within the department to ensure working practices conform to internationally accepted externally audited standards e.g. (BSEN ISO 9001).
  • Recommend, approve and control all aspects of tooling to be used on all machines within the business by specifying and standardising the brand names and types of tooling to be used.
  • Provide detailed tooling packages as dictated by contractual requirements and where nonstandard tooling is required and be within monetary budgets.
  • Collate and present detailed information and prepare relevant documentation in order for it to be submitted for special expenditure approval.
  • To liase and support craft machine tool operators, monitoring and improving the manufacturing method during and after normal working hours.


Qualification and Skills

  • Ideally will have a Machining background with a knowledge of fitting. (desirable)
  • Manufacturing expertise in Machining (although a broad engineering background including fitting and/or welding and fabrication knowledge is also advantageous)
  • Experience of carbon, stainless and non-ferrous material manufacturing methods in assembly and/or machining, welding and fabrication.
  • Computer literate being proficient in the use of Microsoft computer packages is essential, and 2D and/or 3D CAD knowledge is an advantage.
  • Qualified to minimum HNC in mechanical engineering and willing to work toward further academic qualifications.






  • The purpose of this role is to support the Team Leader with the manufacturing unit in achieving plant operational targets, product quality, customer service and health & safety objectives.


Key Accountability’s

  • Contributes to initiatives related to improving health and safety performance, taking an active part in risk assessment/hazard identification for all operational activities and taking account of appropriate COMAH regulations.
  • Participate in team activities, utilising appropriate process, technical and engineering skills to achieve manufacturing, quality and service targets.
  • Actively contributes to all team activities aimed at improving plant performance through implementation of continuous improvement, problem solving, team building and personal self-development.
  • Suggest improvements to plant, process and operating procedures.
  • Reacts to process, engineering, quality and safety issues as they arise and utilises the knowledge, experience and skills of own and other team members to initiate corrective action.
  • Operates flexibility and safely within the team carrying out activities under direction of the team leader within area of competence, capability and training.


Qualification and Knowledge and Skills

  • Relevant time served qualification CNC and Manual Machining (or min level 3 with 3 years shop floor experience) -essential
  • Interpretation of basic CNC machine code and programme- essential
  • Drawing interpretation including basic machining tolerances and surface finishing -essential
  • Machine Tool Setting -essential
  • Basic understanding of machine mechanics -essential
  • Knowledge of quality assurance requirements and procedures-essential
  • Understanding of production costs to include waste, downtime, scrap and re-work-essential
  • Heavy engineering experience -desirable
  • To be able to use basic inspection measuring tools -essential.



Project Manager



The purpose of the role is to manage projects on behalf of TSP Engineering in various industry sectors. To act as the client contact and retain overall responsibility for successful delivery of Projects to schedule, quality and budget.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Act as the principle client contact, ensuring clients requirements are correctly interpreted and reflected in deliverables and maintaining a positive working relationship throughout the project duration whilst remaining commercial in any decisions.
  • Provide leadership and direction to Project Engineers, Project Planners, Manufacturing Teams and support staff in delivering Projects against schedule, quality and budget.
  • To be responsible for delivering projects to time, cost and quality and in accordance with the Business Management Systems.
  • To identify potential risks and opportunities and actively resolve any issues affecting project delivery to time, cost and quality.
  • Ensuring project schedules and costs are regularly reviewed and that effective change control procedures are established and adhered to throughout the project duration.
  • Providing confidence to all stakeholders (including senior management and client) that the Project is in a healthy state.
  • Proactive client management whilst maintaining a higher / broader thinking.



  • APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)
  • Engineering Degree or Equivalent Practical Mechanical Engineering experience is desirable


Skills & Experience:

  • Project Management background with demonstrable experience and proven success in managing and delivering multi-discipline projects through all phases.
  • A working knowledge of project management principles, tools and techniques.
  • An appreciation of project management planning, estimating, risk identification, management and mitigation processes and their application across multi-disciplined teams.
  • Experience in ensuring the adherence to client contracts and specifications.
  • Experience in the management of Projects over £10m.
  • Experience in a Mechanical Engineering role or a similar technical role.


The ideal candidate will have good practical skills and attention to detail. Previous experience in a Project Management role is essential whilst being able to underpin this with a good mechanical engineering knowledge and practice. Overall, the right candidate must have a good attitude, be flexible in the shift patterns and prepared to work overtime where there is a business requirement.





Full time role Mon-Fri, 40 hours (Must be able to work shifts if required)

Intro rate salary £21,935.68 + 12% increase to this rate once competency is demonstrated up to a 12 month period

40 days holiday (inc BH)

Pension 6% ER and EE

Immediate start


Brief Job Description

  • The purpose of this role is to support the Team Leader with the manufacturing unit in achieving plant operational targets, product quality, customer service and health & safety objectives.


Qualifications & Experience


  • Drawing Interpretation including basic weld symbol understanding.
  • Welding ability: MIG/MAG welding
  • Experience with weld procedures and welder qualifications (codings).
  • Material preparation – Grinding, burring, dressing (abrasive wheels).
  • Experienced in the fabrication of carbon steel and stainless steel.
  • Thermal cutting and chamfering (oxy-propane).
  • Plasma cutting.
  • Marking off – for fabrication assembly and machining allowance.
  • Heavy engineering experience.
  • Nuclear fabrication experience.



  • Flux cored welding – desirable, TIG welding
  • Plate rolling and forming
  • Arc Air Gouging
  • Pipework fabrication and welding



Maintenance Team Leader


Full time role, normal pattern – Mon-Fri from 7.30am until 3.30pm. 40 hours per week.

Must be flexible to work shifts, weekend overtime and call out if required.

40 days holidays (inc BH) per annum

Pension 6% ER and EE


Key Accountabilities

  • Establish and deliver safe standards of workmanship that comply with all relevant Health and Safety legislation.
  • Report and investigate accidents and undertake workshop audits to learn from events and proactively prevent the reoccurrence of any incidents/hazards within the team environment.
  • Ensure that resources, equipment, services and information are available for the team to effectively complete all production demands.
  • To provide leadership knowledge and practical skills that ensures the safe and effective delivery of production activities.
  • Motivate key resources to develop team capabilities that perform to high standards and produce on time quality products.
  • You must be an experienced time served craftsman and have workshop knowledge of heavy engineering processes/operations.
  • Ensure that all team members comply with the relevant HR policies and procedures, site standards and expectations and undertake disciplinary action where required.
  • Support all initiatives and projects focused on improving operational and business performance.
  • You will be self-motivated with a positive attitude and possess leadership and good communication skills.



  • Electrical Biased preferred
  • Experience in a maintenance department
  • Experience as a team leader preferred
  • Time served/minimum level 3 or equivalent qualification in electrical/mechanical



To apply for any available positions, please email CV & cover letter to: or by post to:

HR, TSP Engineering, Curwen Road, Derwent Howe, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 3YX

We operate a Preferred Supplier List (PSL) for recruitment agencies which is reviewed periodically. We do not accept unsolicited CVs or calls from agencies who are not part of our current PSL. Receipt of unsolicited CVs does not imply an introduction to us and will be considered a gift to TSP Engineering. Should you wish to be considered as a supplier in the future or feel you have a niche skill set you can help with, then please send some company information to . We will only be in contact should we wish to discuss further.  Thank you.

About TSP Engineering Ltd

TSP Engineering delivers high quality, innovative bespoke solutions. As a total solution provider we offer a full range of services including project management, design, manufacture, refurbishment and in-house testing facilities.

Located on Britain’s Energy Coast we employ over 210 people and operate from one of the largest and most comprehensively equipped workshops in the UK. With our years of engineering and manufacturing experience we guarantee to deliver exacting standards of quality and excellent levels of service.

We offer fabrication, machining, fitting, assembly and testing facilities, with a floor capacity of 19,200m2, two five-meter deep manufacturing pits and a lifting capacity of 130 tonnes.

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TSP Engineering Ltd
Curwen Road
Derwent Howe
Cumbria, CA14 3YX

Tel: (01900) 68000