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Chris joined Workforce in March 2017. He has over 20 years Sales and Marketing experience in various commercial and technical sectors and is keen to develop within Technical & Engineering sectors. He joined the Manufacturing team to support and develop the growing sector focusing on the Midlands. He has recruited for Quality, Maintenance, Manufacturing & Production Engineers across the Automotive, Aerospace and defence sectors. Chris is also helping to develop the food sector which is currently a huge growth area for the business

Chris Wilkes's jobs: 16 jobs

Chris Wilkes's jobs:
16 jobs

World class fasteners manufacturers are recruiting Thread Roller setters - offering a starting salary that reflects your skills and state of the art working facilities with excellent career prospects.
They are currently looking to recruit for a Sliding Head Programmer to join the company at this exciting time of growth.

INTERVIEWS BEING HELD IMMEDIATELY

• Operated heavy duty thread rolling machines for through feed operation with a minimum of 2 years' experience
• Understanding of Helix angles and thread pitch's
• Operated 4 way / combi forklifts, hoists and other material handling equipment.
• Routinely monitored the feed and speed of machines during the machining process.
• Detected and reported malfunctions and out-of-tolerance machining
• Usage of Vernier's, micrometres, ring gauges, go/no go gauges.
• Working to a level of accuracy that ensures high quality products
• Understanding of 5S
• Lean manufacturing background would be beneficial but not necessary
• Computer literate

Manufacturing Workforce are responsible for placing skilled and in demand people on both a permanent and contract basis into the Engineering, Technical and Manufacturing sectors, from skilled Shop Floor Personnel and Specialist Engineers to Supervisory and Management positions. We operate from several prime locations throughout Central England and our Specialist Consultants will have an in-depth understanding of your skills and offer best advice on your next step!! We are always searching for the best talent, so if you know anyone, why not recommend someone to one of our professional team who will be more than happy to help.
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Job title:Capstan Setter Operator
Location:Wednesbury


Day to day duties will include the following:
• Capstan Setter / Operator
• Running the Capstan/turning section
• Setting and operating of Ward capstans
• Producing engineering fasteners studs from drawings in various grades of steel.
• using roller box tooling to ready the parts for thread rolling or to a specific diameter for thread cutting.
• Using a Fete thread roller on the capstan.
• Using grinding technique to produce the relevant tooling.
• All work is signed off by QC manager.
• Setting the tangential thread rolling machines.
As a person you will need the following qualities and experience:
• In the manufacturing of fasteners (nuts/bolts/studs) used mainly within the Oil/Gas/Power Station/Sub Sea industries
• Turning and screw cutting
• Drilling and boring
• Working from drawings
• Responsible for making test pieces for new projects
• Quality checking

Manufacturing Workforce are responsible for placing skilled and in demand people on both a permanent and contract basis into the Engineering, Technical and Manufacturing sectors, from skilled Shop Floor Personnel and Specialist Engineers to Supervisory and Management positions. We operate from several prime locations throughout Central England and our Specialist Consultants will have an in-depth understanding of your skills and offer best advice on your next step!! We are always searching for the best talent, so if you know anyone, why not recommend someone to one of our professional team who will be more than happy to help.
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Leading UK manufacturer of Non-Standard Fasteners. Specialised in special fasteners in critical alloys are looking for a CNC Sliding head programmer to join the growing team

Day to day duties will include the following:
• Experience Programmimg on CNC Lathes HAAS CNC,Star SR32 Setteing /Operating
• Programmer setter operator with strong background knowledge of TURNING
• Programming for at least 5 years
• Fastener experience a BONUS

As a person you will need the following qualities and experience:
• Able to Set and operator CNC machinery to produce parts and inspect to the required standard.
• Flexible, positive approach with a can-do attitude.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Fanuc control experience
• Eligible to work in the UK
• Ability to read and understand engineering drawings.

CALL CHRIS WILKES - 07342 881460

Manufacturing Workforce are responsible for placing skilled and in demand people on both a permanent and contract basis into the Engineering, Technical and Manufacturing sectors, from skilled Shop Floor Personnel and Specialist Engineers to Supervisory and Management positions. We operate from several prime locations throughout Central England and our Specialist Consultants will have an in-depth understanding of your skills and offer best advice on your next step!! We are always searching for the best talent, so if you know anyone, why not recommend someone to one of our professional team who will be more than happy to help.
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Global Leaders in manufacturing are seeking a CNC Miller Programmer to join the rapidly expanding team. With a full order book in a unique market they offer longevity and stability.

Day to day duties will include the following:

• Set operate and programme CNC Milling machines
• CAD CAM experience a bonus
• Experience of setting and operating 5 axis machines
• Heidenhain and Hurco experience


Manufacturing Workforce are responsible for placing skilled and in demand people on both a permanent and contract basis into the Engineering, Technical and Manufacturing sectors, from skilled Shop Floor Personnel and Specialist Engineers to Supervisory and Management positions. We operate from several prime locations throughout Central England and our Specialist Consultants will have an in-depth understanding of your skills and offer best advice on your next step!! We are always searching for the best talent, so if you know anyone, why not recommend someone to one of our professional team who will be more than happy to help.

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World leader in forging and machining are seeking a CNC Miller to join the dynamic team in an exciting opportunity to be part of a global company which remains a family run business at heart.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Producing parts as required to the specifications and drawings.
• Operating Siemens 840D controls.
• Setting one off components using clamps, angle plates, etc.
• Software use, modelling using Solid works, programming using NCG Cam (Training will be provided on software).
• Marking off.
• Use of overhead cranes.
• Correctly identifying parts using hard stamping.
• Deburring components.
• Maintaining machinery, swarf removal, routine oiling and greasing etc.
• Carry out daily bookings.
• Adhere to and encourage health and safety methods and procedures.
• Inspection for all components throughout the process.
• Make sure all Machine Shop areas are tidy and organised.
• Forklift truck driving.
• Complete flexibility and mobility of labour as necessary.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
• Report to Machine Shop Supervisor with any problems or issues when necessary. For example: any health and safety issues or machine breakdowns must be reported.
• Inspection of work. Any non-conforming processes must be reported to team leader or Manager.
• Instruct and help train other Machine Shop personnel
• Continually keeping the department of clean and tidy as possible

Manufacturing Workforce are responsible for placing skilled and in demand people on both a permanent and contract basis into the Engineering, Technical and Manufacturing sectors, from skilled Shop Floor Personnel and Specialist Engineers to Supervisory and Management positions.
We operate from several prime locations throughout Central England and our Specialist Consultants will have an in-depth understanding of your skills and offer best advice on your next step!
We are always searching for the best talent, so if you know anyone, why not recommend someone to one of our professional team who will be more than happy to help.
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We specialise in maintenance, repair and specialist restoration work. Our premises are equipped with state-of-the-art machinery allowing us to cater to almost any requirement. Services offered include specialist CNC machining, vintage restoration and cylinder & crank grinding refurbishment.
Due to rapid growth we are looking for a CNC Setter Operator Programmer to program and run CNC machines. The candidate needs to be self-motivated and be ready to take on a challenge as a lot of are jobs are one offs which makes the job so varied and rewarding
Being a family run business, we try to get away from the factory felling of a work shop. We are more like a team. A lot of our work is special one off's and we do some small batch work

Day to day duties will include the following:
• Setting and operating XYZ miller and XYZ lathe with siemens control
• Experience working with automotive cranks and cylinder heads (Grinding experience a bonus)
• Experience with a horizontal borer a bonus
• Good Toolroom background experience

As a person you will need the following qualities and experience
• CNC Programming: 1-year experience ESSENTIAL
• Milling Turning experience ESSENTIAL
• Experience on XYZ lathe with Siemens control ESSENTIAL

Manufacturing Workforce are responsible for placing skilled and in demand people on both a permanent and contract basis into the Engineering, Technical and Manufacturing sectors, from skilled Shop Floor Personnel and Specialist Engineers to Supervisory and Management positions. We operate from several prime locations throughout Central England and our Specialist Consultants will have an in-depth understanding of your skills and offer best advice on your next step!! We are always searching for the best talent, so if you know anyone, why not recommend someone to one of our professional team who will be more than happy to help.
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Job title: CNC Programmer Setter/Operator
Location: Oldbury
Salary: 30,000 p.a.
Hours: DAYS

I am recruiting for a subcontract client who are currently looking to recruit for a Multi Skilled CNC Programmer Setter/Operator. As the CNC Programmer Setter/Operator you must possess the ability to Mill & Turn using Fanuc & Heidenhain controls.

Day to day duties will include the following:
• To write and prove out programs.
• To carry out both milling and turning duties as required
• To plan and implement the methodology of producing the relevant components
• To set and operate machines, when no programming is required (Milling & Turning machines)
• For the successful candidate this may lead to the position of section leader

FOLLOWING QUALITIES AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
_At least 3 years' experience CNC Programming using Fanuc & Heidenhain - Essential
_Milling & Turning experience - Essential
_A general knowledge of tooling requirements, speeds, feeds etc - Essential
_The ability to use offline CAD systems - Essential

WorkForce manufacturing are responsible for placing several hundred dedicated operatives out to work every day across the West Midlands. We operate from several prime locations in the area, and are likely to have an office right near you. Job categories include; Order picking, Warehouse, Stores, Despatch, Packing, Assembly, Machine operating and FLT Driving. We are always on the lookout for the very best talent, so if you know anyone, refer them to our professional and friendly team who will be more than happy to help.
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Leading specialist manufacturer of ball and roller bearings - Technical expertise, design and production capacity to deliver engineering solutions. Due to recent expansion we are looking for a Precision CNC Grinder to join the team on NIGHTS. Reporting to the Production Manager

Day to day duties will include the following:
• Setting and operating of Various Grinding machines
• Bryants, Ger's ,Cincinatti's, Healds, Tschudin
• Including Internal bore diameters, external diameters and Vector Grinding
• Grinding roller bearings and Ball bearings
• Manual and CNC machines working to close tolerances.
• Grinding of bearings and bearing related components
• Working to drawings provided ensuring all work is of the highest standard.
• Contributing to the maintenance of Health and Safety in the workplace.
• Promoting good housekeeping for an efficient working environment.
As a person you will need the following qualities and experience:
• Experience in working in a similar role would be an advantage
• Ground components off a Magnetic chuck
• Knowledge of Shoe grinding (NOT ESSENTIAL)
• Ability to work to close tolerances.
• Experienced in using Precision Grinding Machines
• Previous experience in Grinding Bearings an advantage
• Good Problem solver
• Precise + Meticulous
Manufacturing Workforce are responsible for placing skilled and in demand people on both a permanent and contract basis into the Engineering, Technical and Manufacturing sectors, from skilled Shop Floor Personnel and Specialist Engineers to Supervisory and Management positions. We operate from several prime locations throughout Central England and our Specialist Consultants will have an in-depth understanding of your skills and offer best advice on your next step!! We are always searching for the best talent, so if you know anyone, why not recommend someone to one of our professional team who will be more than happy to help.
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Well Established Manufacturing company in Tamworth are seeking an experienced CNC Programmer Operator for their growing team. Making high quality Steel and Aluminium products domestic and commercial applications with a range of security steel internal and external doors and window grilles. Our skilled and professional workforce are at the core of our business.

Day to day duties will include the following:

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THE FOLLOWING MACHINES:
• Cincinnatti CNC Machining Centre, 2100 Acramatic Controller
• Hardinge VMC 600 II
• Doosan VC430 Twin Pallet VMC
• Cincinnatti Sabre 1000 VMC, Fanuc Controls

As a person you will need the following qualities and experience:
• FANUC control experience ESSENTIAL
• Experience in fixture design ESSENTIAL
• Experience of Lathes and Milling ESSENTIAL
• Ability to programme at the machine ESSENTIAL
• Applicant must be able to work under their own initiative and be fully conversant with reading engineering drawings and developing parts for them.
• Must have relevant experience on above machines and controllers to apply.

Tamworth based applicants preffered

Manufacturing Workforce are responsible for placing skilled and in demand people on both a permanent and contract basis into the Engineering, Technical and Manufacturing sectors, from skilled Shop Floor Personnel and Specialist Engineers to Supervisory and Management positions. We operate from several prime locations throughout Central England and our Specialist Consultants will have an in-depth understanding of your skills and offer best advice on your next step!! We are always searching for the best talent, so if you know anyone, why not recommend someone to one of our professional team who will be more than happy to help.
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