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Conventional Machinist

Job Title: Conventional Machinist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Midlands
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
REF: LCE1602TM_1717501131
Contact Name: Christine Edwards
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Job Published: 8 days ago

Job Description

Conventional Machinist - Mill / Lathe

Days Role, Mon-Fri

About us:

A leading provider of specialist products for the defence industry. We design and manufacture innovative solutions that meet the rigorous demands of our clients. Our team is composed of highly skilled professionals dedicated to excellence in engineering and project management.

As a Conventional Machinist you will play a crucial role in our prototype projects by operating manual lathes and mills to create complex prototype parts. The ideal candidate will be a time-served fitter/toolmaker with strong experience on conventional machines.


Operate manual lathes and mills to produce parts according to engineering drawings and specifications

Work to exact standards, ensuring precision and accuracy on complex and tight tolerance components

Collaborate with the engineering team to develop and refine manufacturing processes

Conduct testing and quality control checks on finished parts to ensure they meet our standards

Maintain a safe and organised work environment, adhering to company policies and procedures


Must be a UK national in order to pass security vetting upon employment

Time served Fitter/Craftsman/Toolmaker (C&G/NVQ 3)

Minimum of 5 years of experience in an engineering environment

Background in small component manufacturing, working to tight tolerance parts

Experience operating manual lathes and milling machines

Ideally, knowledge of electro-pneumatic equipment

Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills

Ability to work independently as well as part of a small team

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

If you are a motivated and talented engineer looking to join a dynamic team in the defence industry, we encourage you to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!

At Morgan Ryder we can provide you with a full range of employment opportunities from short term and fixed term temporary vacancies to permanent positions.

We recruit for companies that operate in the following industries: Food and Drink Manufacturers, FMCG, Packaging, Engineering, Automotive, Aerospace, Warehousing, Logistics, Waste Management, Petro Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Power & Renewable Energy.

Please note that calls to and from the offices of Morgan Ryder Associates Ltd. may be monitored or recorded. This is to ensure compliance with regulatory procedures, record business transactions and for training purposes.