So, what will the role of Multi-Skilled Machinist entail?

Reporting to the Machine Shop Cell Leader, as a Multi-Skilled Machinist you’ll be responsible for the operation of various conventional and CNC Machine tools. Your responsibilities and duties will include, although not be limited to:

  • Setting and operating various machine tools, including, CNC lathes, CNC milling machines, pedestal drills, radial arm drill, bench & surface grinders
  • Setting up machines for production operatives in a safe and efficient manner
  • Reading and interpreting engineering drawings
  • Highlighting and communicating issues that may arise and implementing corrective actions that have been issued
  • Ensuring job clocking / worksheets are completed as required
  • Ensuring that health, safety and quality standards are complied with

What will I need to be considered for this Multi-Skilled Machinist vacancy?

  • Proven experience as a Multi-Skilled Machinist within an engineering company
  • Time served recognised apprenticeship
  • Good knowledge of machine tools, including lathes, milling machines, pedestal drills, radial arm drill, bench & surface grinders
  • Experienced CNC programmer setter / operator, with a recognised qualification in CNC programming
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Ability to measure accurately and work to within +/- 0.025mm
  • Fully conversant in the use of inspection equipment
  • Ability to plan method of work including tooling, jigs and fixtures etc.
  • Flexible attitude and willingness to learn
  • Excellent time management skills

The following experience and qualifications would be advantageous, but not essential;

  • Experience with 4 axis milling machine programming and setting
  • Ability to competently use motorised workplace transport and overhead gantry cranes
  • Knowledge of ONECNC programming software
  • Experience of CNC milling machines, Fanuc 18-t series, and HAAS machinery

What will I receive in return?

Salary: £29,812 including shift premium allowance

Additional Benefits: 4 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays, contributory pension scheme following successful probation period, cycle to work and childcare voucher schemes, and free car parking.

Hours of Work: Monday to Thursday on a rotational shift pattern, covering 5am to 2pm and 2pm to 11pm

Contracted Hours: 36 hours per week


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