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CNC Machinist

We have a vacancy for a CNC Machinist at our Gourock, UK site.

CNC Machinist

About us
A dynamic global manufacturing organisation supplying a vast range of high performance fluid sealing products and associated knowledge-based services to virtually every industry sector. With state-of-the-art skills in materials technology, particularly relating to elastomers, polymers, composites and engineering plastics plus extensive expertise in precision machining of exotic alloys for metallic seals, and tension control fasteners for bolted joints. Our worldwide group of companies has 11 operations and a further 40 spread across Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, SE Asia, South Africa and the USA.

The Position
James Walker Gourock is looking to recruit an experienced CNC Machinist to join our manufacturing team at Faulds Park, Gourock. The successful candidate will report directly to the Machine Shop Supervisor (MSS).

You will set and operate CNC Lathes (programme when required), ensuring all components are produced to customer drawing specifications and are produced safely and efficiently

Key responsibilities

  • Accurately creating programs when required.
  • Undertake any off-set or program changes as required, to ensure component compliance.
  • Ensure machine routings and processes are running at optimum efficiencies.
  • Ensure all components in production are accompanied by the appropriate documentation at all times and ensuring this documentation is kept up to date.
  • Liaise with Team Leader and or MSS to ensure work is completed on time, highlighting any issues that may arise at the earliest opportunity.
  • Ensure the work area is kept tidy and organised at all times and general housekeeping maintained to comply with the company’s Health & Safety policies.
  • Ensure accurate daily recording of labor hours through Internal Operating Bookings System & other appropriate documentation.
  • Support, train and advise other employees when required to ensure all operations are carried out efficiently and accurately to customer specifications.
  • Any other duties the company requires to be carried out.


  • Good spoken and written communication skills and ability to follow instructions.
  • Able to understand machinery instructions.
  • Efficiency - able to work quickly and efficiently, without supervision.
  • Problem solving - able to react quickly and solve minor problems.
  • Record keeping - able to complete accurate production records.
  • Team Player
  • Self-Motivated
  • Time Served Turner (or similar experience)
  • Must have a good understanding of engineering drawings and ability to work to tight tolerances
  • Setting and operating CNC Vertical Borer’s Experience (preferred not essential)

Benefits Include:

  • 22 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays
  • Flexible Working Options
  • 10% off on Gym and Leisure Pass
  • Sick Pay Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Opportunities for overtime but not essential
  • Early finish on a Friday
  • Your family Matters - We offer our employees a pension plan and death in service scheme

Please Note: The Company operates a back shift, Monday to Thursday, 11.45am to 21.45pm and a night shift, Monday to Thursday 21.45pm to 08.00am, and it is a condition of your employment that you are willing to be transferred to work on this shift on a temporary or a permanent basis with reasonable notice.
For further information, please contact, Julie Potter, HR Administrator at

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