Machine Operator

Location Southampton
Discipline: Aerospace
Salary: £25,000-£26,000
Contact name: Joe Collins

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Job ref: 259
Published: 28 days ago

We are currently recruiting a Machine Operator to work for a leading Aerospace customer of ours based in Southampton. The ideal candidate will have experience in drilling, tapping and reaming processes and will have produced parts to tight tolerances for the Aerospace sector.


The Role:

  • Working to schedule lists and work instructions with minimal supervision

  • Jig drill and tap holes in aircraft parts to drawing requirements in various materials including Aluminum, aircraft grade steels and Titanium

  • TPM on the machine and maintaining the high standard of cleanliness around the machine shop

  • Attending and contributing to daily shop floor production meeting

  • Alternative shift such as nightshift may also be required

  • Drill holes ranging in size from 1mm -50mm diameter with limits down to 0.01mm

  • Must be able to set pillar and radial drills to achieve drawing requirements.

  • A good knowledge of speeds and feeds would be advantageous


Qualifications / Experience:

  • NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) or served a recognised apprenticeship in machining or associated trades

  • Must be able to read and interpret engineering drawings and work instructions

  • Must be prepared to work various shift patterns and overtime as required

  • 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 5S and lean principles

  • Full understanding of engineering drawings

  • Must be able check their own work using standard dimensional checking equipment

  • Proven ability to actively participate in a team culture.