Lathe Operator

England, Tyne and Wear, North Shields
£19000 - £21000 per annum
12 Feb 2019
26 Feb 2019
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
Lathe Operator- would suit Machinist or Fitter / Turner

This is an opportunity to join a Bronze Foundry and Valve manufacturer in North Shields. The Lathe Operator is expected to be multi-skilled with a lathe turning and mechanical background to enable to contribute to production machining activities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Completes set ups of components onto lathe with minimal guidance showing a proactive attitude to minimising downtime and lost production capability.
- Machines to close tolerances and follows technical drawings and worksheets.
- Carries out checks utilising Calipers, Vernier's etc to ensure correct finishes.
- Maintains tools and machine for optimum machining operations.
- Takes a proactive approach to equipment issues with a preventive maintenance mentality. Reports machine faults
- Assists in identifying and maintaining an accurate inventory of parts.
- Contributes to upkeep and updating of required paperwork such as records, maintenance logs, documents, manuals, drawings, PM logs, etc.
- Supports the vision, mission and guiding principles of the company.
- Follows applicable Safety, Health and Environmental rules and guidelines while performing job duties.
- Maintains departmental housekeeping standards.
- Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Skills:
- Time Served or HNC or equivalent.
- Requires the ability to operate a wide variety of lathes and tools such as hand tools, power tools, drill press, etc.
- Must be able to read, communicate and comprehend written and oral instructions in English; read and comprehend safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, equipment files, etc.
- Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form.
- Ability to implement, enforce and maintain guidelines set by the Company or management.
- Self-starter motivation. Prioritisation skills in alignment with manufacture priorities. Continuous Improvement mind-set and results oriented.

Years of Experience:
- Minimum 3 years of prior experience in industrial turning or mechanical fitting.
- Technical education a plus

Job Details:
- Full time
- Day shift,
- Wage negotiable per / hour dependent on experience.

- 25 days holiday + statutory holidays
- Company pension scheme
- Free parking
- Career development/progression

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