• Job Reference: 40459
  • Salary: £14 per hour
  • Discipline: Maintenance & Trades
  • Location: Houghton Le Spring
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Skills: Manual Machinist

Job Title – Manual Machinist

Location Houghton Le Spring

Shift Pattern Dayshift

Hourly Rate £14 per hour


About the company:

My client is a leading precision engineering company with a rich history. They specialize in advanced manufacturing solutions, consistently delivering top-quality products and collaborating with diverse industries. Joining my client's team is an opportunity to contribute to innovative projects and be part of shaping the future of precision engineering.


Main Duties:

  • Setup and operation of manual turning and milling machines with precision.
  • Selection of appropriate tools and fixtures, following customer specifications and engineering drawings.
  • Continuous monitoring of the machining process and regular inspections for dimensional accuracy.
  • Accurate record-keeping of machine settings, tool changes, and inspection results.
  • Swift identification and resolution of issues during machining.
  • Consistent performance of routine machine maintenance tasks.
  • Strict adherence to safety guidelines and protocols.
  • Expertise in deburring parts to meet customer specifications.
  • Willingness to work in various roles, such as inspection and van driving, as required.



  • Set up and operate manual turning and milling machines, choosing appropriate tools and fixtures according to customer specifications and engineering drawings.
  • Monitor the machining process and conduct regular inspections using precision measuring instruments to ensure dimensional accuracy.
  • Maintain detailed records of machine settings, tool changes, inspection results, and other relevant data for quality control and reference.
  • Identify and resolve issues during machining, such as tool wear, machine malfunctions, or deviations from specifications.
  • Perform routine maintenance tasks on machines, including cleaning, lubricating, and replacing worn components to ensure optimal performance.
  • Adhere to safety guidelines, protocols, and regulations to maintain a safe working environment for yourself and colleagues.
  • Skillfully deburr parts to meet customer specifications.



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