Machine operator

Machine operator

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    £12 - 25 per hour

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    Jack Clay

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    over 1 year ago

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Machine Operator

Responsible for the processing and machining of high-Quality medical devices following cellular manufacturing principles to strict regulatory guidelines. 
Production Operators will be responsible for the setting & operating 5 axis CNC mill/turn & 2 axis CNC lathes in a high-volume production environment and be conversant with Fanuc Controls. Operating of manual machines which may include conventional lathes, mills, de-burr stations, flat lap and polishing machines, sphere lap and polishing machines, pillar drills and various standard machine shop equipment. 
CNC machine operations include producing medical devices on lathes or milling machine centres after set up with only tool and datum off-set changes permitted with no program adjustments. 
Must be capable of working within a team environment, supporting production team to achieve daily targets. 
Shift work will be required 


25% - Understand and adhere to Quality & Engineering written specifications and procedures 
5% - Can perform quality inspection procedures on completed products using precision measuring equipment 
25% - Set and Operate 5 Axis CNC Turning Centre 
15% - Set and Operating of flat lap/polishing machines, sphere lap/polishing machines 
5% - Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements (TPM), reporting machine breakdowns, calling for repairs in a timely fashion 
10% - Follow Standardised Working Procedures (SOP) ensuring components are manufactured to validated routings 
5% - Ability to obtain and maintain internal inspection stamp 
5% - Accurate maintenance of records including Manufacturing History Record Cards (MHRC), Daily and Weekly TPM and 5'S schedules 
5% - Maintains a safe and clean work environment, operates other equipment as necessary after training and performs other duties as assigned. 

Education - ONC in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent preferred 


Proven and significant experience working in a Medical devices environment or high precision manufacturing environment setting & operating 5 axis CNC mill/turn & 2 axis CNC lathes in a high volume production environment and be conversant with GE Fanuc Controls. 


Has the ability to analyze and identify potential problems within the Manufacturing process. Must be able to apply themselves to multitask roles, and understand the principles of Lean Manufacturing. 
Possesses and optimizes ISO programming/editing skills to help troubleshoot and resolve programming issues. Able to work flexibly and take prompt action to achieve manufacturing goals, beyond what is required; being proactive. 


Basic knowledge of computers and software packages Word, Excel and Outlook preferred

Shifts will be running until at least year end. All technicians will rotate through 3 shift patterns. 

* Overtime: Is there any overtime and if so what is the overtime factors? 1.3 Mon to Fri , 1.5 Saturday, 2.00 Sunday 
* Extension: High Potential 
* Temp to Perm: High Potential 
* Notice: 1 Week 

The above will be on a continual rotation.

Know somebody who may be a good match for this role? We offer £250 referral reward for any successful placements. Do forward on their details to jack.clay@catalystcareers.com

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