At Otter Controls we have been busy putting in place many control measures to protect our dedicated workforce during the COVID-19 outbreak. We have conducted full risk assessments and these are available on request via personnel for all staff.

Otter Controls is an engineering and manufacturing company with specialisations in kettle controls, small domestic appliance connectors, bimetallic safety cut-outs and motor protectors.

We offer a range of standard products, in addition to offering our engineering and manufacturing expertise and facilities for bespoke projects. As the parent company of a larger group, we can offer an even wider range of products, expertise and manufacturing services through our subsiduaries.

Currently Available Positions

Production Vacancies

Due to increased demand, we are looking to fill a number of roles in production at our Head Quarters in Fairfield, Buxton, Derbyshire.  All roles are full time standard (ie not temporary) contracts of 38 hours per week on a 3 rotating shift pattern, with overtime available above 38 hours, Monday to Saturday @ 1½ x and Sunday @ 2x.  Ideally applicants should have experience of working in a manufacturing environment and be familiar with Work Instructions, Standard Operating Procedures and quality standards.  Full training will be given and progress monitored on a regular basis.

Production Shift Supervisor

Applicants will lead a team of operators and machine setter operators to produce parts to an agreed schedule of the correct quality standard.  They should have experience of supervising a team and be able to demonstrate problem solving ability, dealing with people issues and a positive attitude to improvement activity.

The pay will range from £22,469 pa to £25,640 pa, depending on skills, competence and abilities.

Quality Auditor

Applicants will need to be confident and show attention to detail in this roving role, auditing products across production floor.  They may need to challenge an operator about the quality of their output and need to be able to liaise and communicate effectively with supervisors and managers.  Knowledge of quality systems and measurement techniques would be an advantage, but full training will be given.  The pay is circa £19,500 pa (£9.84 per hour).

Production Operator

Ideally applicants would have previous manufacturing experience, but this is not essential. What is essential is reliability, an interest in learning about the processes and equipment, the ability to follow Work Instructions and the flexibility to cross-train within your home department and within other lines as necessary.  The pay is circa £19,000 pa (£9.64 per hour).


The Company can offer good terms and conditions of employment, which include :

  • Contributory Occupational Pension Scheme and Life Assurance Cover
  • BUPA private health care membership  (subject to length of service.)
  • Paid overtime rates(after 38 hours)
  • 25 days holiday per year plus 8 statutory plus ½ day per year of service up to 10 years
  • Excellent working environment
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Free and secure parking        

Please e-mail Mrs Sally Lowles – UK HR Manager at  s.lowles@ottercontrols.com for an application form or submit your cv. NO TELEPHONE ENQUIRIES OR AGENCIES.


Other Documents

Otter Terms of Sale

Otter Modern Slavery Statement