Vacancies Production Operator
Surface Solutions Segment | Milton Keynes


Production Operator

The overview of this role is the preparation of customer supplied product with a view to coating as per customer requirements, in line with the technical standards and requirements.



  • Preparing customer supplied product that may require cleaning, micro blasting, stripping or degassing in readiness for coating.

  • Coating various products in the correct chamber for the appropriate coating type and as set down in the machine manual.

  • Maintaining the plant and ensuring that there are sufficient spares available when required.

  • Adhering to the technical standards that apply to the maintenance and running of the coating chambers.

  • Ensuring that the chambers are cleaned at intervals that are determined in the technical manuals.

  • Assisting with packing, unpacking and order processing should the need arise.

  • The adherence to the requirements of our ISO 9000, 14001 and NADCAP systems and procedures. Ensuring all working practices operate within Health and Safety parameters and general housekeeping and tidiness is maintained.

  • In addition the observation of the principles of 5S form a part of the daily routine within the company.


We expect

  • Basic computer literacy – word , excel - essential
  • Good communication skills (teamwork) - essential
  • Self motivated - essential
  • Ability to work shifts; including nights and weekends depending on business requirements - essential
  • A basic engineering qualification - desirable
  • Reading engineering drawings - desirable
  • This is a machine operator loading role and will involve some semi heavy lifting <=20k


You will need to have your own transport due to public transport in the area for early morning starts.


We offer

This role will be a 12 month contract to start with the distinct possibility of moving to a permanent role in the future.

A competitive package which includes at 10% employer pension contribution plus bonus and a variety of healthcare benefits.


About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in sur-face solutions, advanced materials and materials pro-cessing. The Group is committed to investing in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance, improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 13 500 employees at more than 170 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.7 billion in 2015. The company invested CHF 103 million in R&D in 2015 and has over 1 350 specialists developing innovative and customer-oriented products and services.

The Oerlikon Surface Solutions Segment includes the two brands Balzers and Metco. Oerlikon Balzers is a world leading supplier of surface technologies that significantly improve the performance and durability of components and tools. Oerlikon Metco enhances surfaces with coating solutions and equipment, materials, and services. The segment operates a network of more than 145 facilities with over 140 coating centers in 35 countries. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team.

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