Manual Machinist

  • Job Reference: 1108700409-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2023
  • Recruiter: Proactive Global
  • Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire
  • Salary: £28,000 to £34,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Manual Machinist (Predominantly Milling) required to work for manufacturing company based in the Bedfordshire area.

Main purpose:

  • The main purpose of the role is to produce machined items of tooling, utilising various metal
  • machining centres, whilst operating independently.
  • The successful candidate will have to have an excellent understanding of the operation of mills
  • and lathes, with good understanding of speeds, feeds, tooling, work holding etc.
  • This role would be suitable for candidates who can confidently demonstrate strong machining

Key responsibilities:

  • Set and operate machines in line with agreed production times and drawing specifications
  • Selecting and loading suitable cutting tools to optimise time and cost
  • Produce quality components in line with our specifications and tolerances
  • Supervise machines while they execute the tasks and make any necessary adjustments to
  • produce better results
  • Inspect and measure components using appropriate measuring devices, to correct
  • standards
  • Producing parts within an acceptable timescale, as agreed with the line manager
  • Conversant reading engineering drawings
  • Have the ability to resolve any problems identified
  • Be flexible with respect to daily tasks and responsibilities
  • Have an awareness and responsibility towards health and safety and work in a manner that

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Ideally be time served / completed apprenticeship as a miller and/or turner
  • Previous experience of working in a machine shop environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • An ability to read and interpret 2D drawings
  • An ability to work with other disciplines in workshop
  • The development of new skills both in and outside of your core discipline
  • Good communicational (oral, reading and writing) skills.
  • An ability to analyse/problem-solve, as issues arise

Proactive Global is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.
Proactive Global is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.