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Machine Tool Development Engineer
Job Description Position - Machine Tool Development Engineer – Level 4 (hourly indirect) Location - Gillingham, Kent About us Our client is a global product leader in delivering innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for the vehicle market. We are a company of innovators and independent thinkers that brings together talented employees, meaningful work and amazing technology in a unique environment. Our Culture We believe health and safety of our employees are a top priority, we care about our local communities and the global environment. Job purpose Working within an established highly skilled team, to provide Fault diagnosis, process development and production support to our automotive manufacturing and R&D Facility. The position requires ‘hands on’ strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to work both efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced dynamic environment. Key responsibilities Fault diagnosis on machine tools and assembly and test machines. Development and set up of manufacturing & assembly machine tools including:- Machine referencing and setting datums Manual clocking of axes and fixture set up Creation / editing of CNC programmes Offsetting, grid shifts and back lash compensation Liaise with internal and external suppliers to source service engineers, spares etc. Understand the impact key machine downtime will have, plan/organize accordingly. Ensuring processes are set according to quality standards Installation & commissioning of newly purchased machines Continuous improvement of existing processes Commissioning of new equipment ( including commissioning at supplier’s facility) Use of CMMS for handovers and asset traceability. What we’re looking for An engineering background with involvement with Machine tools and processes CNC Appreciation Workshop skills (Turning, Milling, Grinding and bench fitting) Understanding Engineering drawings and Geometric tolerancing Use of basic measurement equipment – caliper, micrometer, DTI, etc Structured approach to problem solving Good understanding of cutting tools, abrasives Desirable Knowledge of jig and fixture making Welding Mig, Tig and Arc CNC programming in fanuc / siemens systems Appreciation of Machine parameter setting Understanding of in process gauging systems including spindle probes QUALIFICATIONS / EDUCATIONAL / EXPERIENCE Mandatory Educated to HNC/HND in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent or apprenticeship served Desirable IOSH or NEBOSH qualified Abrasive wheel certificate ATTRIBUTES Self-motivated and have strong and flexible attitude to work Demonstrates initiative, drive and desire to succeed Ability to stay calm in high stress situations Ability to communicate at all levels Innovative thinker Team oriented Ability to work and learn in a fast moving and changing environment, working to deadlines. Excellent attention to detail Ability to prioritise and organise own workload. To comply with company health and safety regulations such as PPE, showing responsibility of personal safety and that of others. Treat colleagues with respect (Equality and diversity) What we offer 27 days holiday bank holidays Long service holiday (if applicable) Working hours are 37 each week Gym onsite Dental plan Pension Scheme Onsite parking Staff discount with selected retails wellbeing platforms Discounted gym membership at Roko Subsidised canteen Friendly working environment Relocation allowance