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Manual Machinist

Ref no. BHN555397
Location Southampton, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Our client, a leading supplier of products and services to the Aerospace industry, are currently looking for a Manual Machinist to join them on a permanent basis out of their site in Southampton.

Key skills required for this role

Manual Machining


Time-Served apprenticeship and/or NVQ Level 3 - Manual Machining

Job description

This vacancy will be working their early shift; however, they may consider someone to work on the late shift if preferred which will come with a 20% uplift to salary:

  • Early Shift: 06:00-14:15 (Mon-Thu) / 06:00-12:00 (Fri) | 37 hours per week
  • Late Shift: 14:15-22:30 (Mon-Thu) / 12:00-18:00 (Fri)

Any worked overtime will be paid at x1.5 (Mon-Sat) or x2 (Sun).

Role Specific Duties

Will include but is not limited to:

  • Safely operating manual milling machines.
  • Set up and operate manual milling machines by selecting the appropriate tools and fixtures.
  • Reading customer drawings, and machining components to drawing tolerances.
  • Follow work instructions / Manufacturing plans.
  • Inspect finished parts using precision measuring instruments such as Verniers, micrometers, and gauges to verify dimensional accuracy.
  • Identify and resolve issues that may arise during machining, such as tool wear, machine malfunctions, or deviations from specifications.
  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks on the machines, including cleaning and lubricating, to ensure optimal machine performance.
  • Deburr parts for safe handling.
  • Working to schedule lists and work instructions with minimal supervision.
  • TPM on the machine and maintaining the high standard of cleanliness around the machine area.
  • The applicant must be a good team player, flexible and be able to work to tight schedules.

Required Skills/Experience

  • NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent), served a recognised apprenticeship in machining or associated trades, or proven experience in a similar role.
  • Must be able to read and interpret engineering drawings and work instructions.
  • Need to be able to communicate effectively with other departments as the need arises.
  • Must be a team player, with a can-do attitude.
  • Working understanding of the 5 S and lean principles
  • Full understanding of engineering drawings.
  • Must be able check their own work using standard dimensional checking equipment working towards being an approved operator quality stamp holder.
  • Proven ability to actively participate in a team culture.
  • To be able to work with minimal supervision.

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