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Leighton - Assembly Line Operator - Highleadon, Gloucestershire GL18, UK

Mitch Leighton

Highleadon, Gloucestershire GL18, UK


Assembly Line Operator


Have worked in Factorys on Production Lines & Assembley Cells.
Assembled Petrol Pumps. main task fitting parts to pump on Production Line.
Worked in factory assembling Linear Driven motors systems for food industry. Main roll was Team Leader.
Now I assemble wooden panels in a sawmill & use different types of sawmill machinery.

Work History

Production Operative

Upton L T & R Vowles Ltd

From August 2007

Upton-Upon-Severn, Worcestershire
Production Operative

Company is a Sawmill which manufactures Coffins & Caskets for UK distribution.

Employed in the Solid Set Department. Main task is to operate the wood panel press which produces lids, bottoms, sides & ends for coffins.

Also trained to use edging saw, sander, planer, tongue & groove spindle and cross-cut saw.

Job involves lots of manual handling of products to and from areas & on/off machines. Pump-up trolleys are used to move stacks of wood requiring good Health & Safety awareness.

Production Team Leader

Copley Motion Systems Ltd

September 1996 - August 2007

Producing Linear Drive Motors for use in medical, packaging and the food Industry.

Started as an assembler in the fader department and was promoted to Team Leader of Linear Motor Section after passing a team leader course at Southend College.

Responsible for:
• Motor Production
• Work Allocation
• Machine Operation
• Stock Control
• Purchasing
• Customers / Supplier Liaison
• Staff Reviews

Gilbarco Ltd

October 1991 - May 1995

Production Operative

Producing petrol pumps for filling station forecourts in the UK & Europe.

Employed on Main Assembly Line. Also worked in Sub-Assembly Cells.

Sub-Assembly work mainly assembling parts to go into pumps. Mostly mechanical assembly.

Main Assembly Line involved fitting parts to Pump frames & wiring the cables to the junction boxes by following a drawing.

HMS Exeter, Toured Gulf Region

as part of Desert Storm. I was awarded Medals for all 3 trips.

Weapons Engineering Mechanic

Royal Navy

December 1985 - October 1991

HMS Raleigh, Initial Basic Training - Including fitness, learning Navy Life, Teamwork, Fire Fighting, Damage Control, First Aid.

HMS Collingwood, Weapons Engineering Mechanic.
HMS Gloucester, Worked on all the ships main weapons and radar systems, maintained pistols, machine guns, anti-aircraft guns. Involved maintenance checks, testing, refits. Two tours in the Gulf Region during Iran/Iraq conflict.

Qualifications & Certifications

Newent Comprehensive School, Gloucestershire


Newent Comprehensive School

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