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Technician Machinist

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  • Post Date : April 16, 2024
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Job Description

AEX Recruitment is seeking a Technician Machinist on behalf of our client based in  Lancashire, a leading company in the field of development and testing within the automotive industry.

Job description

The site comprises three main test departments: Structures, Interiors and Electric Drive Unit (EDU). Each department has a range of laboratories and test rigs which are used to test and evaluate the environmental performance, strength and durability of whole vehicles, electric drivetrains, sub-systems, and components for a wide range of automotive manufacturers and their suppliers. The Fabrication and Manufacturing department supports the test departments (and other support departments) with the manufacture of test fixtures, components, and rig parts.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, and working alongside another technician machinist, the position requires someone who is flexible and skilled in the use of various manual machine tools to manufacture one-off and small batch components from design drawings provided by the test departments, as well as assisting the test departments with rig assembly, fitting and test support as required.

The technician machinist must be competent at reading and reviewing engineering drawings supplied by the test departments, and be able to provide time estimates for work, as well as providing any expertise/advice as necessary with regard to machining process and tolerances etc.

It is expected that all work is completed within agreed times and is of the highest quality, whist maintaining Health & Safety standards at all times

Job Description 

  •  Liaise and work with engineering staff to manufacture parts as required to support the Test Departments using the various manual machines within the shop:
  • Milling machine
  • Jig borer
  • Centre lathe
  • Capstan lathe
  • Surface and tool grinders
  •  Work flexibly to provide technician support to the test departments as required
  •  Ensure all Health & Safety and quality procedures are adhered to
  •  Ordering of stock
  •  Develop initiatives to reduce waste and optimise efficiency
  •  Day to day housekeeping and maintenance of the Machine Shop
  •  Provides basic level of facility breakdown diagnostics and resolution


  •  Basic PC skills.
  •  Good interpersonal communication skills
  •  Good organisational, analytical and problem solving skills
  •  Methodical, flexible, self-driven and reliable
  •  Highly motivated team player
  • Represents high company standards
  •  Customer focused
  •  Involves heavy lifting
  •  Automotive experience would be an advantage
  •  Experience with prototype and one-off work
  •  Proficiency in Computer Aided Design and Microsoft Office applications
  •  Fabrication and welding experience
  •  Confident in writing risk assessments and awareness of COSHH
  •  Strong awareness of Health and Safety regulations
  •  Full UK driving licence
  •  Forklift truck licence


  •  Standard day shift – 37 hours per week over 4.5 days
  •  Flexibility to travel as and when required
  •  Willing to undergo a Criminal Disclosure check
  • Based on site  Lancashire
  • Time served machinist or similar
  • Full-time, Permanent

  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • Up to £35,000.00 per year 

    If you are excited about this exciting role or would like more information, please can Lauren on 01908 585656 or submit your CV for a call back!

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