Bishop Auckland
Excellent Company Benefits Scheme

The role

The position will have the primary function to undertake duties associated with the setting and operation of CNC machine tools to meet production requirements whilst providing effective support and guidance to other team members.

Duties will include:

Responsibility for the efficient setting and operation of the CNC machines, achieving or improving upon planned standard times and quality levels through program improvements.

Interpretation of engineering drawings to ensure optimal programs are created and products are produced as effectively as possible to the required quality standards.

The ability to use a range of measuring equipment together with working knowledge of inspection procedures to undertake both self inspection and inspection of others work with some plotting of statistical process control (SPC) data.

Working with a range of materials including exotic materials, nickel, super alloys, stainless steel, brass, duplex, nylon and aluminium.

Interpreting engineering drawings and working with imperial and metric measures to ensure dimensional accuracy.

Working as part of a machine shop team and interfacing with production control, design and production supervision.

Material handling as required loading, unloading and manoeuvring materials and finishing components.

Supporting the training of apprentices and trainees.

The person:

Applicants should possess similar previous experience in an engineering and/or manufacturing organisation. The ideal candidates must have experience of setting and operating bar fed and chucking type CNC lathes. Programming experience on Fanuc, Mazatrol and Siemens is highly desirable and experience of two of these control systems is mandatory.

Additional experience of setting and operating both three and five axis vertical milling machines would be advantageous.

Applicants should have a flexible approach to work activities including working various machines and working shifts and overtime as required to meet production needs. It is essential the applicant has working knowledge of inspection procedures and is able to use a range of measuring equipment. They will demonstrate a positive, innovative and motivated approach to their work combined with the ability to work under pressure and ensure deadlines are met, using strong communication and problem solving skills. They should have an appreciation of quality improvement techniques and principles.

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