Production / Manufacturing Operative (Composites)

  • Ings Ln, Kirkbymoorside, York YO62, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is one of the largest independent aerospace and defence companies in the world delivering innovation and excellence in engineering, support solutions and services in the air, on land and at sea.

Since 1909, we have been valued for our integrity, performance and customer focus which we have demonstrated through our innovative solutions and ability to deliver on time and to cost.

We specialise in the conversion and modification of military, civil and business aircraft, alongside defence vehicle engineering and shelter manufacture.  Our capabilities include engineering design, manufacture, test and the provision of personnel, training and advice, whilst providing maintenance, integration and product support. 

Within our land systems capability, we have designed, manufactured, delivered and supported more than 5000 tactical shelters in over 200 different configurations. 

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is part of the Marshall Group of Companies that employs over 6,000 people with a turnover in excess of £2.7bn.

We are a respected total solutions provider for the military and commercial sectors.

Job Description

Job purpose:

Marshall Advanced Composites design and manufacture composite components and structures for a variety of applications in the air, at sea and on land.  We are looking for Composite Operatives to join our team at our Kirkbymoorside site in North Yorkshire.  As a key part of our Operations Team you may be involved in undertaking a variety of laminating techniques including infusion, hand layup, and pre-preg materials, and / or undertaking assembly activities.    The role involves working in line with company procedures and possibly within a clean-room environment. Following instructions and diagrams, you will produce work to a high standard and in line with the customer requirements.


Main duties include:

  • Cloth Cutting

  • Cloth Laminating

  • Bagging / consolidation

  • Assembly activities

  • Following written instructions or working to drawings

  • Working as part of a team.



We are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic and willing to learn, and who possess:

  • Good coordination and a keen eye for detail

  • Ability to follow both written and verbal instructions

  • Strong team work and communications skills

  • Being flexible in approach to work

  • Experience of working in a production / manufacturing environment

  • Ability to work to high standards



  • Good standard of numeracy, literacy and IT skills
  • Previous experience of working in a composite environment would be advantageous, but not essential.


Additional Information

Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to satisfactory references being obtained, attainment of either a SC (Security Check), Disclosure Scotland Criminal Record Check or Foreign Police Check (whichever is applicable depending on duration of UK residency) and, as applicable, a medical assessment. Access to US technical data by employees requires prior Trade Control function approval. Clearance must be carried out against all applicable US export control authorisations.

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