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  • £30000 - £40000 per annum
  • Carlisle
  • Posted: 04/03/2019
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: JMMO220219CAR

Job Details

Riverside Recruitment are looking to recruit Machine and Assembly Operatives on behalf of our client based in the North West.  

The role is based in a fast-paced manufacturing and production environment and will involve setting up, repairing and operating a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts. This position may also involve manufacturing and modifying parts, making or repairing machine tools or maintaining industry machines, applying knowledge of mathematics, metal properties, layout and machining procedures. 

Applicants must be able to analyse specifications on SOP’s, bills of material and engineering drawings, set up machine tools, fit and assemble parts, repair dies, cutting tools, jigs and fixtures, gauges and/or machinist hand tools. 


£30000 - £40000 per annum.

Shift patterns:

Work schedule generally consists of a 40 hour week.


  • Engineering knowledge and practical experience essential.
  • 5 years or more experience with CNC machine set up and programming of Fanuc software preferred but not essential as training will be provided.
  • Good knowledge of Vertical Boring machines and machine tools.
  • A good general knowledge of mathematics including arithmetic, geometry, trigonometry and statistics.
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control.
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools and principals applicable to the can-making process.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients and colleagues.
  • Able to work with engineering drawings dimensioned in inches

Core Competencies: 

  • Applicants should be flexible and detail conscious.
  • The ability to work in a systematic, thorough and precise manner with the ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machinery and equipment, maintaining precise size tolerances to a close tolerance of 0.0003”.
  • Experience working in customer service and managing client relations.
  • Working to tight deadlines and manage time efficiently.
  • Ability to stay flexible in a fast paced, changing environment.
  • Willingness to share knowledge and instruct others.
  • Strong work ethic – proven ability to “go above and beyond.”
  • Able to work independently without close supervision.

 Machine Shop work and Assembly Line:

  • Calculate dimensions or tolerances, using measuring instruments including Micrometres, Gauge Blocks and Dial Indicators.
  • Machine parts to specification using close tolerances.
  • Measure, examine and test completed units, check for defects.
  • Knowledge of die components including large die shoes, bolster plates, stock plates, blade holders.
  • Monitor feeds and speeds during the machining process for quality control.
  • Study SOP’s, engineering drawings, sketches, models and specifications.
  • Study engineering drawings, sketches, models or specifications to plan sequences of operations for manufacturing tools, dies or assemblies.
  • Set up and operate conventional machine tools such as lathes, milling machines and grinders.
  • Visualise and compute dimensions, size, shapes and tolerances of assemblies based on specifications.
  • Conduct test runs with completed tools and equipment.
  • Lift, position and secure machined parts onto a surface plate, trestles or work bench using crane and vices. Training will be provided.

Other requirements:

This position requires standing for long periods of time and the ability to lift 18kgs (40lbs).