Rittal-CSM Job Roles

Find out about job roles and career opportunities at Rittal-CSM, including the skills we’re looking for.

About Rittal-CSM Job Roles & Careers

Rittal-CSM is one of the leading companies in Plymouth, not just in engineering and manufacturing, but across all sectors. We’re in a period of record growth and we’re still on an upward curve. In recent months, we have seen our headcount increase notably across jobs and apprenticeships in engineering, machine setting and operating, as well as welding and we have further plans to expand.

So what job roles does Rittal-CSM recruit into, and what are we looking for in prospective candidates?


Engineering Careers

Rittal CSM Engineering Careers

Engineering plays a vital role across Rittal’s global business. Resolving the challenges we all face against a backdrop of major changes in technology, politics and economics remains at the forefront of Rittal-CSM. We’re always keen to hear from talented individuals who are qualified and experienced in Industrial Engineering, Quality Engineering and Manufacturing/Design Engineering in the Technical Support Function (CAD based) as well as recent graduates.

Quality Engineering

For our Quality Engineering roles, we look for dynamic and professional candidates who understand the principles of product and service quality evaluation and control. You will take responsibility for the quality of the company's products, and be a keen problem solver.

You will be able to work as part of a team and work cross-functionally. Our Quality Engineers work with various stakeholders, at every part of the manufacturing process including the design team, suppliers, manufacturing teams and customers.

Even at the point of troubleshooting, quality engineering is about more than just identifying problems. We need our engineers to understand the underlying issues and develop successful fixes, changing practices where necessary to
ensure that standards are maintained.

Industrial Engineering

For our Industrial Engineering roles, we look for candidates who will be responsible for optimising the production and manufacturing processes within our business. No two days will be the same and they could include anything from solving where machines should be located and integrating cobots onto the shop floor, to purchasing capital equipment or reducing the time it takes for each produced commodity to pass through the manufacturing process.

You will find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. You will be able to devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make our products.

You should be a creative individual who has the vision to design new production processes in many kinds of settings in order to reduce the use of material resources, time, or labour while accomplishing the same goal.

You will be a critical thinker with the ability to solve problems.

We need our Industrial Engineers to use logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to the problems.

Manufacturing/Design Engineer

Our Manufacturing/Design engineers are involved in the initial concept, design, development and management of projects. To succeed you will need strong technical knowledge, as well as communication, leadership and project management skills.

You will be able to use a range of 3D CAD and CAD Data Software, with particular focus on Creo, Inneo and Autodesk. You will have the ability to research and develop ideas for new products and the systems used to make them. You will also work to improve the performance and efficiency of existing products.

You will need to be good at problem-solving and generating new ideas.

We need our Manufacturing/Design Engineers to have the ability to work to tight deadlines and to work as part of a fast-paced team. Candidates will ideally have experience in the sheet metal fabrication industry.


Do you have an engineering qualification, preferably at degree level in mechanical/manufacturing engineering?

Do you have experience of working in a similar fast-moving, sheet metal manufacturing environment?

We would like to hear from graduate candidates who are qualified and experienced in Industrial Engineering, Quality Engineering and Manufacturing/Design Engineering in the Technical Support Function (CAD based).


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RITTAL CSM Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships play a vital part in our business, bringing in new talent and providing an opportunity to ‘learn while you earn’. We have increased our apprenticeship intake into our award-winning programme that is geared towards gaining qualifications while working alongside our skilled workforce. Many of our current employees started life within Rittal-CSM as apprentices.

To find out more about our industry leading training, go to Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeships, Machine Setter/Operator Apprenticeships and Production Welding Apprenticeships.

Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeships

Get your career off to the best possible start with a full, four-year Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship programme backed by Rittal’s global expertise.

Our apprentices receive thorough and in-depth training across a full range of shop-floor based engineering and manufacturing activities.

Required qualifications: GCSE or equivalent in Maths, English and Science or IC T at grade C or above.
Other relevant qualifications: Resistant Materials, Engineering and Manufacturing

Machine Setter/Operator Apprenticeships

Become highly proficient in the application and use of machine tools with our highly-regarded two-year, day release, Machine Setter/Operator Apprenticeship programme.

Our apprentices receive industry-leading training in the setting and operation of one or more of our sheet metal production activities, such as:

•  Power Press
•  CNC Piercing or Folding
•  Press Brake

Relevant qualifications: ideally, candidates will have a minimum of Grade D, GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English.

Production Welding Apprenticeships

Working under expert guidance you will receive a two-year, day release, Production Welding Apprenticeship programme, giving you comprehensive training in all production welding activities including:

•  Manual MIG welding
•  Manual TIG welding

Relevant qualifications: ideally, candidates will have a minimum of Grade D, GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English.


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Other Jobs & Careers

Rittal CSM Welding Careers

We also regularly advertise for experienced warehouse operatives, machine setters and welders, all of whom make a major contribution to the manufacturing of Rittal’s internationally renowned racks. To find out more, please click on the links below or search our latest vacancies.

Sheet Metal Machine Operators / Setters

Operating a range of machines producing parts ready to be loaded on the Paint Line conveyor.


Manually MIG / MAG welding, manually ITG welding or operating robotic welding cells in a fast-paced production environment.


Assembling and packing enclosures before despatch to customers.

Paint Plant Operators

Either loading parts prior to treatment and powder coating or unloading and inspecting parts ready for assembly.

Logistics Stores

Maintaining the continuous material flow to machine centres or assembly lines.

Warehousing Operatives

Looking after customers' finished product and ensuring on time delivery of our products to our customers.


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