☀️ Day Shift (early Friday finish)
Mon–Thu 07:30-16:30
Friday: 07:30-13:30

CNC Lathe Machinist (Day shift)

Northern Hydraulics Ltd is proud to be one of the UK’s top manufacturers of industry leading precision hydraulic cylinders. Throughout our 34 years in the industry, our global clients in the excavator, mining and quarrying and materials handling industry, have come to expect the highest quality products.

Accredited with Investor in People Silver Status, and recently recognised as a Best Managed Company by Deloitte, the business has undergone considerable expansion in recent years. Northern Hydraulics continues to invest in both its people & technology today.

We are currently recruiting for a CNC Lathe Machinist to join our dayshift team.

Main duties & responsibilities:

  • Read and accurately interpret engineering drawings to machine tube and rod for the manufacturing of precision hydraulic cylinders
  • Set up & operate CNC lathes (Fanuc controlled) to machine hydraulic cylinder components
  • Conduct basic pre-start maintenance checks on CNC lathes
  • Work in an efficient and effective manner in line with set targets
  • Engage with company MRP system
  • Operate a variety of workshop machinery
  • Working in a meticulous manner and completing quality checks on machined parts before moving on to the next stage in the production process
  • Observe all H & S rules in place
  • Maintain high levels of housekeeping
  • Demonstrate an ability to work independently and on own initiative
  • Any other duties within reason and capability as determined by the team leader

Essential Criteria:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Ability to accurately read & interpret engineering drawings
  • Experience setting & operating machines with Fanuc controls
  • Ability to operate independently and to the required efficiency targets
  • Experience of in process inspection of goods and carrying out quality checks
  • Ability to meticulously prepare products for the next stage of the production process
  • Experience of operating workshop machinery
  • Computer literate with experience in the use of MRP systems
  • Willingness to operate in line with company health & safety policy
  • Strong communication skills both verbal & written
  • Strong numeracy & literacy skills
  • Ability to demonstrate a strong timekeeping and attendance record
  • Willingness to operate in a safe & responsible manner at all times
  • Awareness of & ability to carry out basic machine maintenance & housekeeping checks & tasks
  • Willingness to be flexible in accordance with the business needs

Desirable Criteria:

  • 5 years’ + experience working in a similar role
  • Experience working in a busy precision engineering environment
  • Experience working within the hydraulics sector
  • Engineering qualification (CNC specialism)
  • CNC Milling experience advantageous but not essential
  • CNC automation experience advantageous but not essential

Northern Hydraulics reserves the right to enhance essential criteria for shortlisting purposes in the event of a high volume of applicants. In such an instance, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Hours of Work:

Mon – Thurs: 07:30 – 16:30
Fri: 07:30 – 13:30 (early finish on a Friday)

In return you will receive:

  • Top rates on offer (DOE)
  • Overtime regularly available (payable at enhanced rates)
  • Early finish on Friday
  • Westfield Health Membership
  • Bike to work scheme
  • High specification machinery & PPE
  • Company uniform and workwear
    Plus much more…

Closing date for applications:

Wednesday 5th October 2022 


To Apply, either:

  • Upload you CV and cover letter using the form below
  • Send a copy of your CV to info@northernhydraulics.com quoting ‘CNC Lathe Machinist – Day Shift
  • Or contact our reception for an application pack

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