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COMPOSITES TECHNICIAN (OT158) Wallingford, England

Salary: GBP28000 - GBP30000 per annum

Position; Composites Technician / Finisher  

Location; Wallingford 

Salary; £28,000 - £30,000 per annum 

About the role;  

Planet Recruitment are proud to be working with a fast-growing organisation based in the Wallingford area who are looking for a Composites Technician / Finisher. The successful candidate will be responsible for finishing of GRP mouldings for use in boat construction. Trimming, preparation, polishing, gel coat repairs and assembly of moulded components. 


  • Checking and identifying defects requiring rework 
  • Repair to gel coat surfaces to remove imperfections/ joint lines from split mould tools. 
  • Fairing of surfaces 
  • Polishing of gel coat surfaces to achieve high level of surface finish. 
  • Trimming of GRP components using air saws, routers and diamond cutting discs, if required 
  • Sanding and finishing of cut edges using abrasives papers. 
  • Maintain and promote high standards of workmanship. 
  • Assist in other areas of the manufacturing process as directed by the Team Leader for this section. 
  • Assist in the training of personnel including new production operatives as and when required. 
  • Basic Housekeeping duties, including maintaining a tidy workstation and working area. 
  • Be accountable for your own work. 
  • Correct use of PPE. 
  • Uphold company HSE standards and report any shortfalls. 

Essential experience; 

  • Previous experience of finishing GRP or paint finishes/ detailing. 
  • Attention to detail and a methodical approach. 
  • Good team player being able to work independently or as part of a team when necessary. 
  • Able to work to deadlines in a timely manner. 
  • Previous experience of working within the Marine industry or similar high quality driven industry advantageous but not essential. 

Commutable locations; 

Wallingford, Reading, Didcot, Abingdon, Harwell, Oxford, Chalgrove, Watlington, Thame