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Sheet Metal Worker

  • Kemble, UK
  • Full-time
  • Engineering

At ZeroAvia, we’re clean sky thinkers. For the world to achieve truly clean, guilt-free flight, we need a scalable solution; hydrogen-electric powertrains. As a leader in zero-emission aviation and a UK Jet Zero Council member, we’re designing and commercialising hydrogen-powered solutions that will positively impact the future of aviation, global connectivity, and the world. 

You will become a solution-focused champion in our high-velocity culture. We value results and efficiency and prioritise achieving our mission most effectively and innovatively possible. You’ll be part of our unified team to create solutions and solve problems, If you’re eager to take radical ownership and are unafraid to ask questions or challenge the status quo, then we want you to be part of our Clean Sky Thinking. 

As a ZeroAvia Sheet Metal Worker, you will support the Kemble Production Department in the manufacture and assembly of parts for ground and flight-based projects. You will operate primarily in the Machine Workshop producing piece parts and provide further support in production assembly activities and business support projects.

  • Manufacture of sheet metal parts using manual techniques and a CNC Press Brake.
  • Program and adjust CNC Press Brake settings to ensure accurate and efficient manufacturing.
  • Monitor CNC Press Brake processes to maintain quality and troubleshoot any issues that arise.
  • Interpret technical drawings and documents to manufacture parts and assemblies with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Perform routine inspection & maintenance on machines and equipment to ensure optimal performance and prevent breakdowns.
  • Collaborate with the Production Lead & engineering teams to meet project goals and deadlines.
  • Treat safety risk management as a priority to maintain a safe, healthy, and clean working environment.
  • Maintain comprehensive production records and documentation in accordance with company procedures.
  • Strictly adhere to all company processes and procedures.
  • Proactively develop new skills and competencies outside core skill set to further support the department.
  • Any other tasks as detailed by the Production Manager.


  • A precision engineering manufacturing background - working on components that are supplied into advanced manufacturing sectors such as Aerospace, Medical, MOD or Motorsport.
  • Proven experience as a sheet metal worker in a manufacturing or engineering environment.
  • Knowledgeable & experienced in the tooling and manufacturing techniques associated with producing high tolerance parts with a CNC Press Brake and manual manufacturing equipment e.g., guillotine, sheet metal folder.
  • Experienced working with aluminium sheet metal using manual and automatic equipment.
  • Experienced in the setup and operation of a CNC Press Brake.
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude and ability to work with various tools and equipment.
  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting technical drawings and documents.
  • Strong knowledge of machining tools, techniques, and materials.
  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to producing precise and high-quality work.
  • Effective problem-solving skills and a proactive attitude.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Flexible approach to work and a high level of drive and ambition to help achieve the organisation's goals.
  • Experience of the setup and operation of other Machine Workshop equipment is desirable but not essential e.g. lathe, milling machine and CNC router.
  • Aerospace experience desirable but not essential.
  • The willingness to learn new skills and competencies outside your core skills is essential.
  • A genuine passion for clean technology and a future of electric aviation.

📈 Stock Options

🏡 Relocation support

🏖️ Holiday: 25 Days + Public Holidays

🍴 Kemble Location: Free Lunch

🔋 EV Club and Kemble Free EV Charging

🛩️ Flying Club: 5 free hours of flying lessons + Discount on Pilots License (PPL)

👩🏽‍⚕️ Private Healthcare: Plus Dental, Optical, Mental health support

💸 Salary sacrifice schemes: EV Club, Curry's Tech, Cycle to Work and Ikea Furniture

💰 Weekly Spot Bonuses

👩🏼‍⚖️ Income protection and Legal support

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