Tool Maker/General Machinist

First Personnel
11.00 - 14.00 GBP Hourly + GBP11 - GBP14/hour
16 Oct 2019
13 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Due to an expansion in our production, and to allow for a more flexible workforce, our client has a new role opening for a tool-maker/general machinist to assist with our subcontract machining services (manual milling/drilling, turning, grinding, bench work).

The position is for a 38hr week full time, with no opportunities for overtime

It is a permanent role (with a 12 week induction/probation period).

Immediate start depending upon availability of the right candidate.

We are looking at either a:

Candidate who will have some all-round experience who is keen to learn and develop skills with inhouse training and support at GBP11/GBP12 p/hr


An experienced, time-served candidate who can confidently work independently across all machining areas at GBP13/GBP14 p/hr

General Purpose

Perform a wide range of machining tasks and workshop activities for the department and/or managers and supervisors.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

Read, interpret and understand technical drawing details
Calculate positions & dimensions of drawing features using trigonometry
Set, operate and machine components in a variety of materials (ferrous/non-ferrous/plastic)
Conduct machining processes as required and directed by the line manager and drawing instruction
Use suitable measuring equipment to establish correct fit and tolerance to drawing, specification and instruction
Clean & maintain equipment, tooling and workshop environment (including sharpening tooling).
Complete all necessary paperwork accurately and punctually
Follow Health & Safety procedures (including wearing necessary Person Protective Equipment) to ensure safe working practices for self and for others
In addition, all employees must adhere to the policies and procedures in the Staff Handbook.

Education and Experience

Knowledge and experience of machining processes and application:

Milling (turret mills)
Turning (centre lathe)
Bench tools

Knowledge and understanding of technical drawings
Ability to maintain tools and equipment to perform their functions safely and efficiently
Knowledge and experience of inspection procedures and processes
Knowledge of principles and practices of the workshop including house-keeping, manual handling and portable tool use
Key Competencies

Communication skills - written and verbal
Planning and organising
Prioritising and assessment skills
Problem solving skills
Attention to detail and accuracy