Production Operative

Requisition ID:  15005

Newport, IOW, GB

Work experience:  Skilled Worker / Semi-Skilled Worker
Type of position:  Full-Time
Job Family: 


Vestas Factory

Join us on our journey towards a greener future
Would you like to join a dynamic and inspiring manufacturing environment? Are you motivated by constantly aiming towards producing high-quality products? We are currently looking for a Production Operative to join our team. 


Tasks & responsibilities: You will…
… be joining our blade factory on the Isle of Wight. You will work with talented and motivated colleagues, ensuring that we produce according to the documentation provided, using the right procedures and building in the right quality. 
You will also be responsible for: 

  • Building blades in accordance with the production plan
  • Producing to the required quality standards based on the latest controlled document issued by Vestas
  • Keeping the work area safe and clean 
  • Maintaining tools and facilities in own area
  • Working safely and ensuring colleagues do the same
  • Layup of material (carbon, glass fibre) in the moulds to the set layup plans 
  • Application of resins under vacuum
  • Application of bonding materials 
  • Using power tools to trim and grind, to achieve the required finish 
  • Preparing material kits for other operatives 
  • Contribute to quality improvement and Takt Time reduction activities
  • Shifts are rotating, we operate 24/7 production week, made up of 2 x 12.25 hour shifts per day, 4 on 4 off 06.45 - 19.00 (day shift / 4 days off) 18.45 - 07.00 (night shift / then 4 nights off) This is a fixed shift working pattern


Skills & experience: Our new colleague…
…enjoys working in a production environment and is motivated by always manufacturing high-quality products. You may have formal qualifications (NVQ/HND/HNC/City and Guilds) or you just have the right positive attitude and the desire to develop your skills. You have a quality and safety mind-set, and you enjoy working in teams where you can take responsibility and motivate your colleagues. 
We also expect that you: 

  • Have problem solving skills you can apply in the production team
  • Perform tasks efficiently, following the work instructions
  • Have a professional attitude towards the management and our customers
  • Are flexible and have a proactive approach towards changes


Join us if you…
… want to work in an international and ambitious company where we always strive to be the global leader in the offshore wind market. You will be part of a dedicated team in an ambitious, innovative and professional organisation.

In Manufacturing, we offer you:

  • Extensive opportunities for professional and personal development
  • The opportunity to work with a determined and motivated team 
  • Values such as initiative, responsibility and the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions 
  • Great colleagues that support each other and work together


Apply now
We’re already looking forward to hearing from you. Your primary work location will be Newport, Isle of Wight, the United Kingdom. Please note that applications are handled on an ongoing basis. So, please send your application and CV as soon as possible using the link on this page. On occasion we experience that mails end up in junk box. Please make sure to check your junk box. We treat all inquiries confidentially. 

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We are specialised in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. 
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. We consider ourselves pioneers within the industry, as we continuously aim to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 145 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, we have an unmatched track record demonstrating our expertise within the field. 
With 29,000 employees globally, we are a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future. 
Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives. We also aim to give everyone equal access to opportunity. 
To learn more about our company and life at Vestas, we invite you to visit our website at and follow us on our social media channels. We also encourage you to join our Talent Universe to receive notifications on new and relevant postings.