Machine Shop Technician

Location: Bedfordshire, England Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Sector: Client Delivery, Engineering, Defence, Nuclear Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Zak Mendoza

Machine Shop Technician



Machine Shop Technician needed for a multinational Defence organisation based in Bedfordshire who are looking to employ an experienced and well-rounded Machine Shop Technician that takes pride in their work with the ability to work from detailed engineering drawings, the ability to program using Fanuc & Heidenhain languages and conversant with multi-axis machining methods (3 to 6 axis).

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Machine Shop Technician will include:

  • Working within a CNC and conventional precision machine shop environment. Programming, setting and operating machine tools including multi axis machining centres (3 to 6 axis) to produce R&D and production component parts. To include tool pre-setting and machine set ups.
  • Support and input to the development of machining processes and tooling/fixture design
  • Ability of tool selection and design liaising with tooling suppliers
  • Mentoring and training of others to include apprentices
  • Working to specifications, procedures and engineering drawings
  • Problem solve machine issues
  • Ability to prioritise work load in order to meet deliverable commitments.
  • Ability to meet quality standards

What experience you need to be the successful Machine Shop Technician:

  • Ability to work from detailed engineering drawings
  • Ability to program using Fanuc & Heidenhain languages
  • Conversant with multi-axis machining methods (3 to 6 axis)
  • Good knowledge of inspection techniques and equipment
  • General engineering workshop practices and proven Manufacturing experience
  • Ability to work from written and verbal process instructions
  • Housekeeping and 6S
  • Lifting and work handling
  • CoSHH and H&S awareness
  • Competent computer skills including MS-office
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good communication and reporting skills

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Machine Shop Technician to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

*Please note that all applicants moving forward for the SWS Instructor position must have obtained or be eligible for security clearance up to SC level*

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