Jacob Rice

Jacob Rice

Jacob Rice

PPC (Polyester Powder Coating) Technician

Take us through a typical day at Bailey for you…

It is always an early start, normally about 6:00am. It is the ideal time to start preparing work for the day. My main job is stripping… No, I’m not a pin up! I mean striping the protective covering off the aluminium panels before sending them through to be powder coated! My role includes pre-treating the panels so that they are cleaned and prepared to take powder coating, which requires craning the materials through various tanks. When needed, I also help out with packaging.
<h3What’s your favourite thing about working for Bailey?

It’s so enjoyable working with the guys in the team, they are so supportive and great fun to work with…most of the time!

 What’s the most challenging aspect of your job and how do you overcome it?

Prioritising work is sometimes difficult, but processing is a team effort, so good communication with project managers and customers really does help.

What advice would you give to someone who would like to work as a PPC Technician?

You’ve got to be good at keeping focused and a good team player.

What three words would you use to describe the company?


Do you have any nicknames? What is it?

Omelette Head – My hair looks like it has been whisked up sometimes. Jakey Boy is most common or keeping it simple, Jay.

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Honestly, I will have any pizza, but my favourite is a large ‘Meat Delicious’ – not mentioning the brand name!

If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?

1. A HD widescreen TV, so I can watch my favourite programme, American Dad – I love Roger!
2. A football so I can practice keepy uppies and play matches…okay, one sided matches, but at least I will be on the winning side. I am not great at football but I wish I was!
3. Fishing rod, the only way to relax.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

One of my favourite past times is fishing, visiting the local rivers and ponds. I often go to Summer Pond in Barns Green, West Sussex. Beautiful location and they have a great bar, so even if I don’t catch a fish, I can catch a beer – and if I do catch a big one, well, why not celebrate. You could say win/win!

What is on your bucket list?

Australia. The place looks amazing and I would want to go to all the fishing spots – beautiful locations and such a variety of fish, heaven!

If you were given a choice, where in the world would you like to go? 

For me it is France or Spain, as both countries are well known for carp fishing. My record is 20lbs, but I know I would smash that if I went to these places.