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Machinist LMS

Job description

We are currently looking for a Machinist (LMS)

A little about us…

With over a century of engineering expertise and innovation, KNDS UK (formerly WFEL Limited) is a renowned world leader in rapidly deployable military bridging systems and a key partner in the UK MoD’s Boxer armoured vehicle programme.

We are proud of our heritage and our reputation of providing the highest quality engineering solutions for over 100 years. As a trusted partner to military customers around the world, our employees are the very heart of our company. We have a skilled and experienced workforce dedicated to achieving excellence in all areas of the business from Engineering to Project Management, Business Support to Operations.

As our business evolves, we are looking to strengthen our workforce with talented and motivated individuals across a range of disciplines to work from our Northwest Engineering Centre of Excellence and currently have this opportunity available:

About the role…

The core purpose of this job function is to be responsible for the machining of parts to specifications using the machine tools in which the job holder has been trained. Key duties include, but are not limited to:

  • To comply with the Environmental, Health, and Safety Policy and identify health and safety hazards before the commencement of work.
  • To perform “Start of Work” machine inspections before shift commencement.
  • To report via approved maintenance reporting procedures any machine fault or unusual occurrence.
  • To read and understand engineering drawings to ensure all parts machined conform to drawing and planning specifications.
  • To set and operate CNC milling machines and retrieve and input CNC programs from the network in accordance with the appropriate paperwork.
  • To select appropriate tools, equipment, and materials in preparation for machining.
  • To measure, examine and visually inspect components to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications using precision instruments such as micrometres and verniers to drawing specifications.
  • To input production tickets onto SAP on completion of each task.
  • To provide assistance/training to the semi-skilled machinists and new starts when necessary.
  • To comply with the company’s Environmental Health & Safety policies and any regulatory agencies to ensure that the safety of all employees is not compromised.
  • To maintain a clean and orderly work area as required.
  • To conduct daily duties in a highly professional manner.

What we’re looking for…

We need you to hold a minimum of grade 4 in maths and English at GCSE Level or equivalent and to ideally have an NVQ level 2 or 3 in Engineering/Machining or HNC/HND alongside a machining apprenticeship or being time served. We need previous experience in a fast paced engineering environment and to have previous experience of running CNC machining centres. SAP experience is desirable.

What you can expect from us…

We signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2018 and achieved their Silver Award in 2020 which means that we actively support and encourage service leavers, reservists and cadets to join our team, recognising military skills and qualifications in our recruitment and selection process. When you become part of the KNDS UK team, you will enjoy employee benefits such as:

  • Competitive salary
  • Attractive pension (4% employee contribution, 7% employer contribution)
  • Flexible working
  • Half day Friday
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Company sick pay scheme which increases with service
  • Free unreserved car parking

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply by clicking the link at the top of the page or email your CV with a cover letter to .

We look forward to receiving your application!

Please note that we have a Preferred Supplier List in place and we will contact agencies directly should the need arise, however any unsolicited CVs received via an agency will be accepted with thanks but without fee.

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