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Would you like to be a boilersmith?

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by estwdjhn, Jan 19, 2022.

  1. estwdjhn

    estwdjhn Member

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    As it may be possible to gather from some of my posts, I run Israel Newton & Sons, a heritage boilersmiths based in Cromford, Derbyshire. We do contract boiler work on railway locomotives, traction engines and other steam powered equipment, as well as supplying parts (particularly pressed plates) across the heritage steam industry.

    We're looking to expand our small but dedicated team, and are looking for the right individual to join us. I'd be interested in hearing both from experienced people who fancy a change of scenery, and also from those who think this could be a new career for them. No previous experience required, although relevant experience is always helpful - we're really looking for someone with the right attitudes and aptitudes as we can supply full training; I myself joined the firm aged 25 having previously been a stock controller in manufacturing, hardly an obvious career pathway!

    We offer very competitive rates of pay and (usually!) a relaxed and flexible working environment - my goal is to for us to be somewhere where our staff enjoy being at work, whilst delivering what our customers need!

    If any of this appeals, please do get in touch with me, either by a message on here, or email john {at} israelnewton.co.uk

    Attached are a few random relevant photos for interest.

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  2. Bikermike

    Bikermike Well-Known Member

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    Gosh! That will be a good job for someone.

    Anyone got Guy Martin's number...?

    Hope you find the right person.

    Reality TV show opportunity? Boiler Idol?:D
     
  3. Steve

    Steve Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    Can’t speak too highly about John and his team. Full of enthusiasm. Last week I phoned him about a rush job; not a big one but something I couldn’t do as it was a pressing. When do you want it? Tomorrow was my reply. I delivered the sample the next day and got it the day after.
     
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    John
    Steve’s post read with green eyes
    It’s a brilliant opening for someone who likes the unusual to be normal
    Your search I hope will be short

    Keith
     
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    Blimey! I'd absolutely love this opportunity, particularly as life in my current job isn't anywhere near enjoyable.... Such a pity I couldn't feasibly commute to Cromford from Halifax every day, otherwise I'd definitely be up for it. What a set of skills to have the opportunity to learn from scratch.

    Richard.
     
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    Just out of interest is this the same company which used to be based in Bradford, West Yorkshire, at the romantically named "All Alone Road".
     
  7. Steve

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    It is, although in different ownership.
     
  8. Big Al

    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    This is an update message for you all.

    We gather that the engineering company Israel Newton has been able to fill its boilersmith vacancy through the publicity given on here and the responses received.

    This is really good news because "bringing the heritage community together" is what Nat Pres is about and this is a great example of it in action.

    So thanks to all who responded.
     
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  9. Steve

    Steve Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    Great news, both for Nat Pres and for John, as well.
     

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