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Composites Technician Laminator

As an industry-leading game-changer, Ultimate Boats are an innovative maritime technologies and manufacturing company, delivering fully recyclable high-performance RHIB craft to the maritime industry.

We are in pursuit of Resin infusion or glass fibre laminators to help smash goals and deliver consistent results!

 

Our 7.5m, 11m and 13m hull designs, with recyclable components, are re-writing the rules on composites integration. Our patented technology provides a renewable solution in sustainability and leads the way in leisure and commercial industries.

To us… approach and attitude are everything. If it's good - We want to know more!

Of course, some boat building experience would be a bonus, but it’s not a dealbreaker! At Ultimate Boats we recognise the importance of getting your feet on the ladder or maybe your skills are transferable from your current industry and can be applied elsewhere. Boatbuilding is a fantastic and rewarding process and we don’t want to miss the right candidate who only needs some pointers or on-the-job training.

You should be familiar with the use of:

  • Paint, glues, and resins – mixing, rollers, brushes, resin/epoxy mixing or preparation

  • Kit cutting, dry and wet lay of fibreglass, aramids, and natural fibres  

  • Mould prep, waxing, cleaning, and sealing - Resin infusion including consumables layup etc 

  • Laying-up material on to mould in the correct orientation and sequence 

  • Carry out tool preparation (clean and apply release agent) - Vacuum bagging application 

  • Experience working within composite laminating - ideally in infusion lay-up 

Experience with the following would preferential:

  • Resin Infusion (dry layup with vac pump resin infusion)

  • Mould preparation – Cleaning, sealing, waxing and general mould care.

  • Counterbalance Fork lift experience or licence

  • Boating experience, RYA Powerboat Level 2, First Aid Certificate (will all be provided)

The role is varied, and no day is the same.  A typical day involves helping layup a hull-mould with dry mat and preparation for resin infusion, whilst the afternoon may be knocking back or preparing a mould for spray painting whilst working as a team to help other jobs stay on track to our build slots/schedules.

Problem solving and thinking on your feet should be second nature, and active participation in our morning team meeting is encouraged. We don’t believe in micro-management, so you are expected to complete your task without continual supervision and take the initiative to seek out the next job on the production line.

Breakdown

  • 10% of the job is considered “dirty” (trimming, sanding, bonding, resin and gluing applications etc)

  • 80% is “clean (layup of dry mat, bagging, infusion and demoulding cured parts)

  • 10% is general workshop tidying up and improvements – which everyone takes responsibility for.

 

Full training will be provided on power tools and machinery as required for H&S. We want you to improve – not injure yourself! We are about nurturing people’s natural talent and getting the best out of your skillset.

Hours

  • Mon - Thur 7.30am – 5.30pm with two 15min breaks and 30min lunch.

  • Fri – 7.30am – 3pm with one 15min break and 30min lunch, paid for by the company.

We are looking to scale production to fulfil orders with long-term employment on offer to the right candidate. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in boatbuilding but doesn't know where to start.

Friendly team with a great attitude - if you have the same, send a CV to alastair.carlow@ultimate-boats.com We’ll get an interview set up so you can come join us!