The Team

Current Opportunities

At Pentaxia we’ve worked hard to develop a world-class work force, who work across all facets of advanced composite engineering – from tooling design and machining through to composite laminating and surface finishing.

We supply many high-profile, demanding clients across wide-ranging industry sectors and are very proud of the finished product.

We are a successful, family run business with a loyal and skilful workforce and are always looking for new talent to add to our extensive workforce. We are passionate about British Engineering and the development of new talent into the industry.

In recent years Pentaxia has been recognised as a National Skills Champion by SEMTA (Engineering skills for the future), owing to the continued work we undertake with schools, colleges, universities and local council.

The business is also dynamic with regards our approach to the working week. As well as the traditional working week expectation we often promote a shorter “working parents” week approach whereby (in certain roles) the day can start at 9am and finishes at 3pm ensuring flexibility for modern families (for schooling pick up and drop off).

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Contact Us

Alfreton Road
DE21 4AG
Phone: +44 (0)1332 574 870

Currently Pentaxia are especially interested to talk to candidates wishing to apply for the following roles:

Composites Project Engineer

Pentaxia are seeking to recruit a Composites Project Engineer to join the growing team of engineering staff who support the day-to-day manufacturing activities of this rapidly expanding company. The role is varied and challenging and will involve working across a wide range of sectors including motorsport, aerospace and visual-automotive carbon components. You will be working alongside a team of Project Engineers and reporting to the Composites Engineering Manager.

Responsibilities and Duties
The role will include all aspects of the manufacturing process including (but not limited to) preparing quotations, interrogating customer drawings and CAD models, writing work instruction manuals and other manufacturing documentation, supporting and problem-solving throughout the manufacturing process, supporting the quality and inspection departments and communicating with customers and suppliers.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience of working with prepreg composites is essential.
  • Good IT skills including some experience with CAD is essential.
  • Evidence of hands-on practical experience (in composites or another discipline / hobby) and an ability to problem-solve are highly desirable.
  • A knowledge of AS9100 and related aerospace quality requirements is desirable.
  • You must be confident to work with minimal supervision and must be able to manage your time effectively in a fast-paced and constantly-evolving environment.

We offer a generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus statutory days, pension scheme and salary will be dependent on experience.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • of AS9100 and related aerospace quality: 1 year
  • Project Engineer: 1 year
  • working with prepreg composites: 1 year

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CNC Machinist

We are looking for an experienced machinist with a “can-do” attitude and is confident to work within a demanding team environment. We want the best and expect maximum effort at all times. In exchange, you’ll receive a rewarding, job well done experience within one of the fastest growing composite companies in the United Kingdom.

In return we can offer:

  • Exciting and interesting long term employment within a recognised global growth industry
  • Modern working environment and attitudes
  • Competitive salary, dependant on skills and experience
  • A holiday entitlement of 25 days plus statutory days
  • Company Pension Scheme

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Trainee and Skilled Composite Laminators, Kit Cutters and Fitters

Trainee and Skilled Composite Laminators, Kit Cutters and Fitters

Do you see yourself working for a rapidly growing, innovative and forward-looking company? If so, this could be the opportunity just for you!

With our order book on the up for Automotive and Aerospace projects for world leading manufacturers, as well as regular motorsport work, this allows us to offer exciting opportunities for you to come and join our company.

We are currently seeking applicants for the roles of Trainee and Skilled Composite Laminators, Kit Cutters and Fitters.

Person Specification

The ideal candidates will be open to learn and understand company needs and be happy to work in accordance with company standards in a fast-paced environment. Applicants must be enthusiastic, innovative and have a positive attitude to work effectively alongside our friendly team. Experience within the industry would be of an advantage, however isn’t essential.

Further Info

Location: Derby

Shift Patterns: Monday to Thursday – 6:30am-3pm, 7:30am-4pm or 2:30pm-11pm

Friday’s – 6:30am-11:30am, 7:30am -12:30pm or 11am-4pm

Hours: 37 hours per weekOvertime may be required depending on production needs

Rate: Hourly (competitive)

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