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Prototype Machinist

Job Title: Prototype Machinist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Walsall
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
REF: LCE1602TM_1715078074
Contact Name: Christine Edwards
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Job Published: 15 days ago

Job Description

Prototype Machinist

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 Prototype Machinist you will play a crucial role in our projects by proding complex, tight tolerance parts using conventional machining methods.

The ideal candidate will be a time-served fitter/toolmaker with strong experience on manual lathes/mills.


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

Experience operating manual lathes and milling machines

Ability to work to exact standards, producing small components to tight tolerances

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.