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Machinist & Equipment Support Technician

Job Description

Job Description

This role is part of the engineering team, supporting the team to sustain the upkeep of existing equipment to ensure effective delivery of daily operations demands. The role also involves developing and assembling new setups, jigs and fixtures for testing our products. The role gives a good opportunity to bring in new ideas to continuously improve existing equipment and standardizing test jigs and fixture where possible.,

  • Work from engineering drawings to produce small jigs and fixtures from aluminium and hard plastics

  • Precision machining using manual lathes or manual milling machines

  • Machine to tight tolerances on bespoke jigs and fixtures

  • Work closely with equipment engineering and operations teams to effectively restore equipment breakdowns

  • Maintain and develop equipment preventative maintenance plans

  • Work with equipment engineering teams to qualify and introduce new equipment

Candidate Description


  • C&G, NVQ or Diploma within mechanical engineering related discipline

  • Previous experience working as a manual miller/turner or machinist

  • Able to read from technical drawings

  • Self-motivated, meticulous, and good at working in a team

  • Experience of applying a quality standard to your work

  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing

  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft package: Excel, Word, Outlook)


  • CAD experience Solidworks, etc

  • Experience within manufacturing industry

  • Continuous improvement and lean manufacturing principles

  • Basic math skills to enable you to calculate measurements and tolerances

Application Description

To speak to a recruitment expert please contact Katherine Bleese

Employer Description

Our client is a Global Tech Giant, involved in the research and development leading edge optoelectronic devices for the next generation of communications networks and is based within the Innovation Martlesham high-tech cluster of companies. In this role you will be responsible for handling and processing delicate semiconductor material in the form of a wafer, bar, chip or chip-on-chip carrier.