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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: 11 jobs

Chris Wilkes's jobs:
11 jobs

Global leading supplier & manufacturer of high integrity bolting, primarily supplying into the petrochemical, oil & gas and energy industries. They are currently looking to recruit for a CNC Programmer (lathes), As the CNC Programmer you will be responsible for setting and operating using Fanuc controls working with mild steels to super alloys.

Day to day duties will include the following:
• Ability to accurately interpret and work from engineering drawings to BS / ISO standards.
• Must have experience operating and setting CNC Lathes.
• Experience with Fanuc controls.
• Experience in the production of one-off to 5k batches of fasteners would be advantageous.
• Must be able to work from technical drawings.
• Be able to conduct first off quality inspection
• Be able to ensure that batches are produced at a consistent quality for the duration of the run.

FOLLOWING QUALITIES AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
_At least 3 years' experience CNC Programming - Essential
_Setting and operating Lathes - Essential
_A general knowledge of tooling requirements, speeds, feeds etc - Essential
_A can-do attitude and a good attention to detail - 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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CNC Lathe Setter/Operator
Mayes and Warwick Ltd - Burntwood

Leading designer and manufacturer of thread rolling dies for the fastener industry supplying Screw and Fastener producers in many companies around the world.

The company is well established - since 1915 - with growing order books and in need of engineers for our expanding production department. We are recruiting skilled staff to complement our well trained and experienced team.

Experienced engineer for CNC Lathe Setting and Operating in our production tool room. The role also includes other tasks including conventional Colchester Lathe machining / turning. Pay exceeds minimum wage but depends on skill and experience. Some night shifts will be available to the right candidate.
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CNC FANUC PROGRAMMER , SETTER FOR LATHES
Oldbury
Full-time, Permanent

Programme , set ,operate cnc fanuc controlled lathes for production and precision work , small medium batch work use to machining casting , stainless steel also use of inspection equipment necessary , training will be given for use of CMM .
team player and willing to learn new skills to continue the CISP continuous programme , days only with Saturdays overtime when required .
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Roll Feed Power Press Setter
Setting and Operation of progressive press tools utilizing Bruderer Roll feed presses ranging from 30 to 200 Tonnes.
Experience in Progressive Press Tools and Tool Steel carbide.
Experience in Progressive Lamination Tools preferable but not essential.

TOOLMAKER
Experienced in Service/Repair and Manufacture of Progressive Press Tools in both Tool Steel and Carbide.
Experience in Progressive Lamination Tools preferable but not essential.
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We specialise in maintenance, repair 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, in a beautiful location we do not have the factory feeling 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:
_Programming Setting and operating XYZ miller and XYZ lathe
_Siemens control experience a BONUS
_Experience working with automotive cranks and cylinder heads and ADVANTAGE
_Grinding experience, a BONUS
_Good Toolroom background experience

As a person you will need the following qualities and experience

_CNC Milling experience
_Automotive experience an ADVANTAGE
_Working on one off parts
_CNC and manual Machining experience ESSENTIAL

CALL CHRIS - 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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Opportunity Summary:
We have a vacancy within our Saffron Aero Engine Department and are currently recruiting for the role of a CNC Mill Turn Operator. We are looking for candidates who have relevant and proven experience seeking an opportunity to develop their skills and join a growing Organisation.
The role holder will be accountable for the manufacture and assembly of products in line with the Company's documented standard processes and quality requirements, including meeting individual and departmental performance targets set by the Company such as safety, delivery, quality, productivity.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
• Achieve departmental KPI's (Safety, Quality, Delivery, Productivity etc.)
• Attend and actively contribute to production meetings when required
• Conduct manufacturing and inspection processes (set/run machines, pack, assemble etc.), in accordance with documented standards
• Ensure accurate completion of production and quality documentation
• The position of Team Leader requires flexibility i.e. to move departments or positions, to meet production requirements or eliminate bottleneck
• Work overtime, when required, in accordance with Employee Handbook
• Generate and implement ideas to continuously improve individual, team and process performance through the deployment of lean manufacturing concepts
• Take ownership/responsibility for work produced so that no item is passed to the next process, unless we are certain that it meets the required quality standard i.e. ensure the team does not produce, accept or pass on poor quality.
PERSON SPECIFICATION:
• Driven to deliver the best, personally and for the Company
• Motivated by responsibility, an energetic self-starter who is results orientated, tenacious and deadline driven. A high degree of self-belief and desire to progress
• Able to get things done, makes things happen
• Inspirational Leader - charismatic, capable of providing clear direction for the teams and motivated to constantly drive safety, quality and production targets and efficiencies to a high standard. Promotes autonomy within the team, has a flexible approach, and encourages an ethos of managing upwards
• Effective communicator - able to engage effectively at all levels, with a flexible communication style which can be adapted to suit the audience. Able to vary approach and content to motivate, persuade, query and challenge
• Problem Solver - tenacious and will use creativity, innovation and an analytical approach to exhaust all options until a satisfactory solution is found
• Decisive - confident in making difficult decisions, balancing the analysis of data with personal judgement and taking into account the wider Company ramifications and commercial context
• Customer conscious - delivery driven
• Analytical - use of facts to drive improvement.
CONTACT CHRIS - 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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An innovative organisation in a specialist defence related industry is looking for a CNC Programmer, Setter, Operator to join their team. The candidate must be a UK national and will need to pass security vetting upon employment.

The Person
The successful candidate will be a highly skilled professional, time-served in a CNC Programmer, Setter, Operator role to safely and accurately to perform a variety of functions including turning and milling. You must be able to work with great concentration and precision, with a keen eye for detail and great mechanical aptitude. The goal is to produce high quality parts and materials by programming machines to perform the right operations.

Primary Job Function;
Use key skills in the development, manufacture, testing and support of the Company's projects and development demands in a quick and efficient manner to ensure our customers' tight timescales are met.

Key Skills;
• Proven experience as CNC Programmer, Setter, Operator
• Skill in operating CNC machinery and tooling as well as precision measurement tools
• Ability to read and interpret mechanical documents and drawings
• Computer literate with an understanding of computer programming and CAD/CAM
• Mechanical aptitude and good math skills, with a keen eye for detail and results-driven approach
• Good communication abilities
• Ability to work as part of a small team
• Experience of HAAS CNC Central System programming.

Responsibilities;
• Prepare and operate CNC machines to perform tasks such as drilling and milling.
• Understand specifications of the task at hand and the desired result by reading engineering drawings, mechanical drawings and translate instructions into computer commands so the machines can perform the correct function
• Prepare a test run to check if the machines produce outputs according to specifications
• Supervise the machines while they execute the tasks and make any necessary adjustments to produce a better result and inspect and measure finished products to determine if the process has been completed properly
• Check and maintain machinery daily to ensure functionality

Experience:
Preferably 5+ years in an engineering/manufacturing environment.

Education/Qualifications Required
Computer programming and CAD/CAM
Mechanical aptitude and good math skills
Certificate or diploma in engineering
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 leading fasteners manufacturer are seeking a CNC Setter Operator to join the dynamic growing Team
Day to day duties will include the following:

• Set & Operate Fanuc Controlled CNC Machines
• Part programming (Fanuc) where required
• Working with a range of exotic materials to machine highly critical fasteners

As a person you will need the following qualities and experience:

• Previous experience working within the fasteners industry (Essential)
• Experience of setting & operating Fanuc controlled CNC Machines (Essential)
• Previous programming experience would be advantageous however not essential- If you are in the early stages of learning to programme this would also be hugely beneficial
• Fanuc/Siemens part programming/programming experience is highly advantageous

What is on offer
• The opportunity to work for an established privately-owned manufacturing company who have a fantastic industry reputation
• A range of shifts available including days (8am-4:30pm), Early shift (6am-2pm) or Late shift (2pm-11pm) with a competitive shift allowance and overtime available
• Progression opportunities for programmers with limited experience to advance their programming skills

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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