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Join our team and thrive: Why choose Tom Martin?

Tom Martin & Company are a non-ferrous metals processing company based in Preston. We specialise in the handling, processing and trading of non-ferrous metals across a variety of manufacturing sectors.

Handling over 50,000 tonnes of metal every year, we operate from a number of locations across the UK and Poland. Our business is built on our commitment to offer value to our industrial clients by maintaining and developing long-term trade partnerships with metal consumers all over the world.

We're committed to improving and investing in the wider community through our involvement in various trade organisations, including the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro), British Metal Recycling Association (BMRA), Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), and the Northwest Aerospace Alliance, where we collaborate to exceed recycling targets and drive industry excellence.


Job Openings

Scrap Metal Trader

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Location: 123 Seedlee Road, Walton Summit Centre, Bamber Bridge, PR5 8AE

Hours: Full-time

Salary: Attractive salary plus benefits

Overview of the company and role: Tom Martin & Co Ltd is the UKs leading independent trader and processor of non-ferrous scrap metal, servicing industrial accounts across the whole of the UK and mainland Europe. Established over 75 years ago we have an excellent reputation and operate from our sites at Preston, Manchester, Rotherham & Poland, in addition to a number of 3rd party processing sites throughout the UK, which enables us to offer a nationwide collection service. We are a truly global company with long standing relationships with many major metal consumers worldwide.

Tom Martin & Co Limited are looking to expand their commercial team to strengthen the company's position in Europe as a leading non-ferrous scrap and recycled metals trading company. We are looking for a candidate experienced in the buying and selling of non-ferrous scrap metals. The candidate will be based at our Preston office although domestic and overseas travel will be a regular requirement. This role will be split between managing and liaising with current purchase and sales customers and winning new business. The role is aimed at somebody who is looking to make a long-term career with Tom Martin & Co Ltd and become an integral part of the company.

Key duties/responsibilities:

  • Willing to travel abroad regularly to visit suppliers and customers.
  • Able to work under pressure and independently.
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Looking to build a long-term career in the metals industry and a determination to work hard and help grow the company’s business over the long term.

Skills required:

  • A minimum of ten years’ experience in trading scrap metal
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Strong networking and interpersonal skills

Benefits include:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Company car
  • Company pension scheme
  • 22 days annual leave plus bank holidays and Christmas shut down

Closing date: Friday 28th June 2024

Contact: Mark Perkins –

Baling Machine Operatives / Yard Operatives

Open Position
Multiple sites
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The successful candidate would ideally have experience in a manufacturing / production / recycling environment .Ideally, you will also hold a current counter-balance FLT licence, although this is not essential.

The position offers 22 flexible days of holiday (pro-rata) and all Bank Holidays (under normal circumstances).

The rate of pay for this position £11.50 per hour for all staff. You must be over 18 to apply.

The site operates two shift patterns:

Pattern 1: (alternates weekly)

Week #1:
06.00 - 14.00: Monday to Thursday.
06.00 - 13.00: on Friday.

Week #2:
14.00 - 22.00: Monday to Thursday.
13.00 - 20.00: on Friday.

Pattern 2:
08.00 - 16.30: Monday to Thursday.
08.00 - 15.30: on Friday.

**You must be available to work either shift pattern.**

(Pattern 1 also attracts a shift bonus of £50.00 per completed week).

Monthly bonus of £100.00 for full attendance.

It is also possible to attain further skills-based bonus payments upon the completion of training to operate certain specific equipment. Voluntary overtime is also regularly available.

If you feel that you are able to meet the requirements of the job, we welcome your application. Regrettably, we are only able to contact those who are considered to be potentially suitable candidates.

Applications can be made by emailing and sending us your CV with the subject-line: "Vacancy: Operatives".


We would love to hear from you!

Manchester Office

Mosley Road
Trafford Park
M17 1PG

Rotherham Office

Riverside Development
Chesterton Road
Eastwood Trading Estate
S65 1SU

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