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GRP Finisher


Working in a team environment you will work on a range of products, you will need to read and understand lay-up drawings and use your finishing and fairing skills to complete projects from release from the mould to a high glossed finished product.


  • Repairing and finishing all product lines.
  • Finishing gel coat by hand using a variety of tools including wet/dry paper, finishing compounds, orbital sanders, polisher, DA sander, long boards and blocks.
  • Trimming GRP using air driven cengar saws
  • Removing imperfections.
  • Completing large and small repairs using gel and fibreglass.
  • Completing works to scheduled deadlines working directly with Lead Operatives, Supervisors and Production Managers.
  • Working to standard operating procedures to ensure highest quality is maintained at all times.
  • Work with QA team to ensure that parts that are being manufactured effectively and according to drawings and specification books to ISO standards.


  • Attention to detail and a methodical approach to tasks.
  • Competent at using the tools of the trade. Electric buffers, Cengars, Orbital and Extraction unit, routers, Grinders, Electric Drill, Long Boards, Short Boards etc…
  • Good team player and excellent communicator.
  • Competent with the application of gel in disciplines such as 4 gel repairs, new job complete re-gel, wax gelling.
  • Competent at reverse repairs with laminating skills showing through.
  • Competent at using fillers on the side of a large job and being able to longboard (fair) to the correct shape prior to gelling.
  • A thorough understanding of GRP finishing and associated processes.
  • Understanding of quality processes.
  • Listen and understand instructions and follow them.
  • 2+ years’ experience gained within the Marine, Aerospace, Automotive or other quality driven industry is preferable.
  • Working with colour gel and split lines.


  • Cut and shut of Grp parts.
  • Vacuum bagging (tracking) or vacuum infusion of parts.
  • Fairing/boarding.
  • Preparation for spraying.
  • Mould tool and plug repairs.
  • Fitting/assembly of grp components and other parts such as stainless, electrical and plumbing.

Our rates for this role are £15.68 – £16.22 p/hr.

Please feel free to contact us for more information or for an informal discussion about current opportunities.
If we do not have a current vacancy to suit your skills, we always welcome speculative CV’s.

Phone: 01202 623 934


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