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Machinist (programmer) - Kent - £26,000 + benefits

  • Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Sevenoaks, Kent
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 24/10/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH91256

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Machinist (Defence Equipment Support) - Sevenoaks /Kent - £26,000 + benefits
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a skilled Machinist to join one of the leading Defence and Technology Organisations. Based in Southend-On-Sea at a unique MOD site, you will be a critical part of the team supporting the delivery of key trial/test programmes.


  • To operate manual machine tools to manufacture and modify Jigs and fixtures in a test and evaluation environment.
  • Plans machining by studying, engineering drawings, materials, specifications, drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).
  • Maintains specifications by observing milling, lathing, drilling, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.


  • A suitable engineering apprenticeship e.g. MoD Apprenticeship or equivalent
  • Experience of producing a high standard of mechanical component and have been involved in fitting.
  • Competent to operate manual mills, lathes pillar drills grinders and general workshop techniques.
  • Ability to follow detailed drawing packs and instructions, control components and record traceability of tasks through the use of workshop procedures.
  • Ability to carry out inspection using hand measurement equipment. Knowledge of workshop H+S requirements and track record of safe working practices.
  • Mechanical hand tool and fitting skills.
  • Good communication skills and is able to help liaise with facility customers.

How to Apply
If you have the qualifications and experience to carry out this role, apply online today to be considered for interview.

Please note candidates will be required to undergo Security Clearance.

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