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CNC Machinist – CNC Turner

Region: Newcastle

Department: Manufacturing

BEL Engineering is a leading provider of project managed manufacturing solutions offering a breadth of machining capabilities from 3mm diameter components to large 40 tonne work pieces. Operating from an integrated manufacturing facility in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, BEL Engineering serves the energy, construction, defence, transport, marine, oil and gas markets. BEL Engineering is one of eight businesses within the British Engines Group.

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A vacancy has arisen for a CNC Machinist, with specific experience in turning, to work within the existing shop floor team at BEL Engineering, based at St Peters, Newcastle.

The role

The successful candidate will report directly to the Shop Manager and will have the primary function  of undertaking duties associated with the operation of CNC machine tools to meet production requirements.

Duties will include

  • To operate machines to required quality standards and in accordance with engineering drawings and specifications.
  • To programme machines to produce single, small batch or a series of components and finished products.
  • To work with a range of materials including exotic materials, nickel, super alloys, stainless steel, brass, duplex and aluminium.
  • To interpret engineering drawings and work with imperial and metric measures to ensure dimensional accuracy.
  • To use a range of measuring equipment and have a working knowledge of inspection procedures in order to undertake self inspection.
  • To work as part of the machine shop team and interface with the production support departments including production control, engineering, maintenance, and design.
  • To operate computer systems for the recording of work activities.
  • To support the training of apprentices and trainees.

The person

Applicants should be time served (or possess other equivalent qualifications) and should have specific previous experience of CNC turning.

They will demonstrate a positive, innovative and motivated approach to their work combined with an ability to work under pressure and within time constraints. The successful candidate will also have a flexible approach to work activities including working various machines, within capability, and working shifts as required to meet production needs.

Please note that this role operates various shift patterns including a three shift and continental shift patterns, depending on workload.