Manufacturing Technician

  • Job Reference: 2022-15978
  • Date Posted: 10 May 2022
  • Recruiter: Waters
  • Location: Solihull, West Midlands
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

You will be joining a team of Manufacturing Technicians in a busy manufacturing environment using state of the art CNC machines and equipment to produce critical high precision components.  These components are then assembled by our global build plants into a wide range of Mass spectrometry instruments.

You will be required to work on a rotating weekly shift pattern as follows: Early Shift (Mon-Thur 06.00hrs to 14.00hrs, Friday 06.00hrs to 13.00hrs) Late Shift (Mon-Thur 13.45 hrs to 21.45, Friday 12:45 to 19:45hrs)


  • Manufacture, inspect and certify components to defined specification
  • Set and operate equipment used in the manufacture of the company’s defined products, with an eye for detail and a "Right First Time" quality mentality
  • Monitor tool life and aid in developing process control by utilising pre-control & statistical process control techniques
  • Ensure accurate booking of production orders within SAP
  • In conjunction with the shift supervisors adopt lean manufacturing and continuous improvement opportunities to optimise productivity
  • Working with the Engineering team, optimise machine cycle times, tool life and machine ‘up’ time with TPM
  • Assist in the development and operation of manufacture to cost


  • Apprentice trained, HND, HNC in an Engineering discipline or equivalent proven experience.


  • Experience in operating appropriate sliding head turning CNC machines with the ability to finesse the cutting process as required, advantageous.
  • Experience of working in a lean manufacturing, production facility, advantageous
  • Experienced in programming CNC machines preferred


  • Highly numerate team player with the ability to work to high standards and exacting targets
  • Ability to manufacture and inspect to engineering drawings with a detailed knowledge of G,D&T
  • Operation of optical and tactile CMM equipment advantageous.
  • Capable of multi-tasking and with high levels of attention to detail for both manufacture and documentation