Inspector / Pattern Maker - Manufacturing

Leicester, Leicestershire, England
£12 - £16 per hour
29 Nov 2016
27 Dec 2016
Alanna Doyle
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Inspector / Pattern Maker

Location: Whetstone, Leicestershire

Salary: £12 - £16 per hour, Dependent on Experience

Hours: 7.30am until 4pm Monday to Thursday, 7.30am until 1pm on Friday


  • 25 days holiday plus statutory holidays
  • Contributory company pension scheme
  • A pay rate of £12 - £16 per hour, depending on experience
  • Overtime is payable during busy periods, with weekends attracting 1.5 or 2 x normal hourly rates

The company manufactures styling, modelling and tooling materials for the production of high quality precision moulds, master models, jigs and fixtures, alongside a range of complementary ancillaries. They have a unique position within the global market as a specialist provider for prototype tooling solutions and are the preferred choice for many Formula 1 companies. Their engineering division also provides a fully integrated design and manufacturing facility, using high speed milling technology to deliver near net shape castings for the aerospace, automotive and marine industries.

As part of their ongoing growth plan, they're seeking to broaden their manufacturing team through the appointment of a hardworking and enthusiastic Inspector / Pattern Maker. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a strong work ethic and 'can do' attitude to contribute to the success of the business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare tooling board block ups for CNC
  • Use Delcam Powershape to inspect finished machined patterns/moulds
  • To hand finish patterns, models and jigs using a variety of workshop tools
  • Prepare inspection reports for customers and internal quality control
  • Where possible, manually correct any deviation to nominal data
  • Spray and polish patterns/moulds
  • Use initiative to solve problems throughout the manufacturing process
  • Maintain and monitor accurate records
  • Ensure finished items are correctly labelled and packaged securely for transportation
  • Works within 5S Workplace Management

Essential Experience/Background:

  • Minimum level of experience - five years
  • Highly proficient with using bench tools and CMM inspection equipment
  • A good understanding of Delcam software
  • The ability to work to a high level of accuracy and follow engineering plans
  • Maths and English at GCSE grade C (or equivalent)
  • A willingness to learn and be part of a friendly, dedicated and hardworking team
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management
  • Strong communication and team working skills
  • Applicants with an applied knowledge of lean manufacturing principles (5S, 6-sigma) will have a distinct advantage

Key personal attributes and behaviours:

  • A positive and professional 'can do' attitude
  • A strong work ethic and sense of accountability
  • Proactive
  • Resilient
  • Flexible
  • Excellent reasoning, listening, verbal and written communications skills
  • An eye for detail, and focus on quality control

If you feel this role looks right for you and want to join their team, it's time to get your application started. Please apply with an up to date CV and covering letter stating why you feel you are suitable for the role, also detailing your salary requirements by clicking the APPLY button.

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