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Toolmaker / CNC Operator

We have a vacancy to join our Cockermouth UK site as a Toolmaker / CNC Operator.

Toolmaker / CNC Operator

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 is looking to recruit a Toolmaker/ CNC Operator to join the Tool Room at the Manufacturing Business Unit in Cockermouth, Cumbria.

Key responsibilities

  • Setting up and operating tool room machinery for example CNC Lathes.
  • Turning, milling and surface grinding are prime daily tasks using machinery and other conventional manual tool room equipment.
  • Fitting and bench work of tooling, to include polishing and assembly.
  • Conduct daily safety checks and workplace inspections to 5S standard.
  • Machining of mould parts, jigs and fixtures.
  • Operation of forklift truck within the department when necessary (potential training available).
  • CNC set up and occasional programming of DMG lathes and DMG 3 axis machining centre.
  • Set up and programming of Sodick CNC EDM wire eroder.

Experience and Qualifications

  • CNC machining experience.
  • An engineering qualification or be time served.
  • A forklift licence would be beneficial for this role.
  • A thorough understanding of technical drawings.
  • A conscientious and flexible approach to duties.
  • The ability to pay particular attention to detail and quality of work.
  • The ability to build great relationships.

In return we offer a competitive salary, 25 days annual holiday plus Bank Holidays, enrolment into the James Walker Pension Plan plus various other benefits.

To apply for this role please click on the link.

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