Location : Wantage, Oxfordshire, England
Job Ref : LB213
Consultant : Lewis Bradley
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : £25k - 35k per year


LB213 – Machinist

Location: Wantage 

Salary: £25,000 – £35,000 DOE


First Military Recruitment are currently seeking a Machinist on behalf of one of our clients.

Responsible for the machining and inspection of primarily one-off, fine tolerance engineering components to correct standards and specifications.

Our client encourages applications from ex-military personnel however all candidates will be given due consideration.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receiving and interpreting engineering drawings and sketches to manufacture engineering components.
  • Writing CNC machining programs on a wide range of equipment.
  • Manufacture and inspection of high end, primarily one-off engineering components.
  • Training and mentoring of apprentices and less skilled members of staff.
  • Development of new machine tools and machining techniques this stems from large investment within the company and manufacturing facility.
  • Maintain high area standards and seek to improve using knowledge of 5S, or similar strategies.
  • Managing multiple project and support requests, often with competing demands and priorities from different teams.
  • Multi-disciplined and able to work across various machine platforms and types of equipment- able to practice general good engineering aptitude.
  • Managing own workloads and expectations, to a certain extent, in line with required timescales.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship to City and Guilds or NVQ level 3.
  • CNC programming experience, CNC milling/turning/grinding.
  • Experience working within a manufacturing development environment.
  • Use of computer (MS Word/Excel).
  • Good verbal and written communication.
  • Good problem-solving ability with real a ‘can do’ attitude.


  • HNC or equivalent.
  • EDM/ wire erosion experience.
  • Experience within a prototype environment/low volume, high tolerance.


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