Machine Shop Assistant

Location Southampton
Discipline: Aerospace
Salary: £24,000
Contact name: Joe Collins

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Job ref: 258
Published: 28 days ago

We are currently recruiting a Machine Shop Assistant to work for a leading Aerospace customer of ours based in Southampton. The ideal candidate will be able to follow manufacturing drawings and carry out tasks based on engineering work instructions, although training will be provided for the right candidate.


The Role:

  • Fettling, linishing and dressing of machined metallic components

  • Ensure safe working when manual handling during linishing and fettling activities.

  • Use of air powered hand tools to polish and grind metallic surfaces within customer specifications and tolerances

  • Working with work instructions (manufacturing plans and engineering instructions)

  • Keeping bar store stock record

  • Be able to use basic measuring equipment (eg Micrometres, Vernier’s, Ruler/ Tape measure)

  • General housekeeping in the dressing and saw area

  • Forklift duties (Training will be provided at a suitable time)

  • Any other reasonable duties that fall in line with the level of the role


Qualifications / Experience:

  • Preferably NVQ Level 2 (or equivalent) or served a recognised apprenticeship in machining or associated trades, or be happy to work towards this

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

  • Be willing to be trained to hold a forklift license

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

  • Must be a team player, with a can-do attitude

  • Proven ability to actively participate in a team culture.

  • To be able to work with minimal supervision