Vacancies Engineering Operative
Surface Solutions Segment | Dukinfield


Engineering Operative



  • CNC programming (trained employees only)
  • Understand technical drawings, manufacture and/ or process free issue component according drawings, specs and other information
  • Safely operate all machines as required, and in accordance with training within engineering department
  • Final polishing of component if required (trained employees only)
  • Ensure working time (chargeable and non-chargeable), and materials/ consumables (if appropriate) are accurately recorded on Factory Master
  • Change grinding wheels in accordance with health and safety training provided
  • Final check on finished work, with dye penetrant testing if required (trained employees only)
  • Pass completed work to inspection department (CMM) as required
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant internal and external regulations, directives and legislation
  • Ensure own working area is kept clean and tidy
  • Apply LEAN principles and aim for continual improvement
  • Machining and grinding of base materials and various coatings


We expect

  • Must have experience with universal grinding, internal grinding and cylindrical grinding or any combination of the three
  • Must have experience with machining on a centre lathe, and preferrably with some CNC lathe work/programming
  • Experience in a similar environment would be an advantage
  • Being a multi skilled operator would be a distinct advantage


We offer

The role  is based on a two shift pattern, with some nights at peak times. For this we offer a competitive salary, plus bonus and pension.


Relocation costs are not available

Must be able to get to site without public transport, due to early start of shift pattern


About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy to become a global powerhouse in surface solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. Backed by the key ability to intelligently engineer and process surface solutions and advanced materials, the Group is committed to invest in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable, more efficient and environmentally sustainable products. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 13 500 employees at more than 180 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.3 billion in 2016. The company invested CHF 94 million in R&D in 2016 and has over 1 000 specialists developing innovative and customer-oriented products and services.

The Surface Solutions Segment of the Oerlikon Group includes the two brands Oerlikon Balzers and Oerlikon Metco. The Segment operates more than 145 facilities with over 140 coating centres in 37 countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia, employing more than 6 000 people.
Oerlikon Metco enhances surfaces that bring benefits to customers through a uniquely broad range of surface technologies, equipment, materials, services, specialized machining services and components. Operating a dynamically growing network of more than 40 sites in EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific, Oerlikon Metco serves industries such as aviation, power generation, automotive, oil & gas, industrial and other specialized markets. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team.

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