Careers

Are you looking to make your next career move in fencing, perimeter security, galvanizing or manufacturing? The team here at Barkers would love to hear from you.

For over 40 years, we’ve operated from our Staffordshire site and in that time, we’ve grown to be the market leader we are today. This wouldn’t have been possible without our dedicated team who have helped us achieve fantastic things and foster a warm, friendly environment where our colleagues are just like friends and family.

Barkers truly is a great place to work. So, if you think you’ve got the skills, experience, manufacturing passion and positive attitude – send us your CV. We’re always happy to hear from prospective colleagues and accept CVs to keep on file, even if we have no current vacancies.

To view our current vacancies, please see below or alternatively, email your CV to: amanda.hamilton@barkersengineering.com

Welder/Fabricator

Due to expansion we are looking for a number of experienced welder/fabricators to join our team and after a successful training period operate a second shift in a fast paced manufacturing plant. Applicants who can demonstrate previous experience of manufacturing fencing, gates and posts are invited to apply.

Role requirements:
Operate all machinery & equipment safely and accurately & efficiently
Understand & follow Safe Systems of Work, Risk Assessments & Method Statements
Fully conversant with all Health & Safety requirements associated with welding processes
MIG welding of Mild Steel components (other welding would be an advantage)
Read & interpret engineering/fabrication drawings
From the drawings, collect and assemble all components to manufacture posts/gates
Perform regular quality checks to ensure all work meets standards and requirements
Work to tight deadlines
Ensure all work is of a very high standard
Have a flexible and adaptable approach to other tasks as and when required

Expected Competencies and behaviours:
Ability to understand oral and written instructions of a technical nature
Ability to read and interpret technical drawings
Effective reading and writing communication skills
Good numeracy skills
Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
Can do attitude

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    Plant Operatives

    From time to time employment opportunities arise within Barkers for Powder Coating Operatives, Galvanizing Operatives and Fabrication Operatives.

    Operatives will be required to safely operate their work area, using their own initiative as well as working as part of a team to maximise production. Any necessary training for each production areas will be provided for each plant. Once competent operatives may be asked to train other personnel when necessary.

    Applicants must be able to deliver quality work whilst working in our fast-paced production environment. As well as being able to safely operate the required machinery. utilise lifting equipment where appropriate and adhere to health and safety policies.

    It is imperative that applicants are reliable and physically fit to be able to meet the demands of our fast-paced production.

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      General Welder - Apprenticeship Level 2

      The role of a welder is responsible for adherence to quality standard, through support of functional areas, working across teams and resolving issues as requested.

      You will:

      • Work in a busy engineering environment using drawings and operational procedures
      • Mild steel mig welding & sheet welding
      • Learn all of the processes involved in welding
      • Understand the specifications of product to be welded, brazing and assembly

      We have a team of apprentices in year 1 and 2 that you will join.

      The training will include:

      • NVQ Level 2 in Welding (General welder (arc processes))
      • Level 2 Technical Certificate
      • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
      • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
      • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

      To grow with the business, our aim is to successfully train and develop an applicant in all areas of the welding systems, the procedures and the processes which can be utilised in a organisation.

      The aim is to progress over time and progress onto a Level 3 Plate or Pipe Apprenticeship.

      This role will be permanent after the 18-month Welding role, subject to KPI’s and performance review.

      To find out more information or apply for this role go to:

      General Welder (Arc processes) Apprenticeship Level 2 – Find an apprenticeship (findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk)

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