Machinist/Lathe Operator

26520.00 - 30940.00 GBP Annual + GBP26520 - GBP30940/annum
29 Sep 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Lathe Operator - Full-time or ( part time 4 days)

Colchester Triumph or Colchester Student Lathe

Job summary
This role is part of a team of 7 machinists supplying bearings belts and other engineering supplies for customers in sectors ranging from transport and aerospace to distribution and food chains. The Lather Operator is responsible for set up , operation and tending lathe and turning machines to turn, bore, thread, form, or face metal or plastic materials as required by customers of Oakley EMS ( part of GTO Engineering )

Main duties and responsibilities
- Adjust machine controls and change tool settings in order to keep dimensions within specified tolerances for bearings , belts and other engineering supplies produced by Oakley EMS GTO .
- Inspect sample work pieces to verify conformance with specifications, using instruments such as gauges, micrometers, and dial indicators.
- Start lathe or turning machines and observe operations to ensure that specifications are met
- Lift metal stock or other work pieces manually or using hoists, and position and secure them in machines, using fasteners and hand tools.
- Move controls to set cutting speeds and depths and feed rates, and to position tools in relation to work pieces.
- Position, secure, and align cutting tools in tool holders on machines, using hand tools, and verify their positions with measuring instruments.
- Study blueprints, layouts or charts, and job orders for information on specifications and tooling instructions, and to determine material requirements and operational sequences.
- Install holding fixtures, cams, gears, and stops to control stock and tool movement, using hand tools, power tools, and measuring instruments.
- Turn valve handles to direct the flow of coolant onto work areas or to coat disks with spinning compounds.
- Provide support for other engineering projects or tasks taken on by Oakley EMS GTO in support of its customers.
- For someone with a current driving license there may be a need to deliver parts to customers from time to time
- At all times observe health and safety policy and guidelines so as to reduce / eliminate risks of accidents to yourself or other persons

Experience required
- 3-5 years experience as a Lathe Operator in a Manufacturing or Engineering setting

Technical skills and specialized knowledge
- Understanding of Engineering terminology
- Familiarity with products and specifications of products ranging from bearings, belts and pulleys to chains, sprockets, seals and rings
- Plus replace worn tools, and sharpen dull cutting tools and dies using bench grinders or cutter-grinding machines.
- Crank machines through cycles, stopping to adjust tool positions and machine controls to ensure specified timing, clearances, and tolerances. • Select cutting tools and tooling instructions, according to written specifications or knowledge of metal properties and shop mathematics.
- Move tool holders manually or by turning hand wheels, or engage automatic feeding mechanisms to feed tools to and along work pieces.
- Compute unspecified dimensions and machine settings, using knowledge of metal properties and workshop shop calculations

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location: Basingstoke RG22
Required education: High school or equivalent
Required experience: Lathe machine operating: 3 years

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