Steve Tutt

Steve Tutt

Steve TuttPress Brake Technician

Take us through a typical day at Bailey for you…

New projects and drawings are eagerly awaited, as we all want to see how simple or complicated the next batch profiles are and how many. This gives the team a chance to decide which press suits each job. Using different types of sheet metal and quantities does effect the selection.
I can pick from two presses, one is state-of-the-art, fast and efficient – perfect for multi-panel production. The other is a lot older but an equally effective manual press, ideal for smaller production lines and adaptable for special folds such as our Bailey cassette joints.
The folds we create have got to be accurate to the millimetre, especially on those jobs where every panel is different. We always work exactly to the drawings.
The challenging jobs are always more interesting!

What’s your favourite thing about working for Bailey?

Being mates with my work colleagues and knowing that we all want the same thing – to do our job properly and to see a great end result

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

Time, pressure, deadlines.
We try to overcome potential stress by finding better ways to speed up manufacture. Having the same type panels helps, as we can find more efficient ways to produce them. The bigger the project the better in this scenario.

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

Keep fit, eat well and be level headed, otherwise the job can be stressful!

What three words would you use to describe the company?


Do you have any nickname? What is it?


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

Gammon steak with pineapple, eggs and chips. Enough for three people! It’s very nutritious – the ideal food for pressing.

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

Fishing rod. The island has got to be in a warm sunny climate
Beer or ale, not fussy.
A lighter – for different reasons

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Dog walks (I have a Labrador called Sasha), reading (particularly war history books) and gardening.

What is on your bucket list?

See as much of the world as possible.

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

Live in Spain. My mum lives there already and I visit often but maybe one day I will stay.