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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: 14 jobs

Chris Wilkes's jobs:
14 jobs

World leader in forging and machining are seeking a Deep Hole Borer 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.
• Setting and operating Deep Hole Borers.
• Small amount of CNC programming (Training can be provided).
• 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.
• 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.

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.
• Programming and operation using Mazak controls.
• Setting one off components using clamps, vices etc.
• 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.
• 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.


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.
• Proficient on Heidenhain controls
• Setting one off component using clamps, angle plates, etc.
• Software use, modelling using Solidworks, 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.
• 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.

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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Our client is an established specialist manufacturer of special fasteners and hot forged bolting. Possessing many years of specialist knowledge and manufacturing expertise, with a fully equipped manufacturing facility. Their portfolio includes an extensive range of special fasteners including nuts, bolts, socket products, studbolts and washers.

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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Salary: 27,000
Hours: 07:45-16:30 Mon-Thurs 07:45-11:45 Friday 37 Hours

Well established precision engineering company specialising in CNC machining, pattern making are seeking a DelCAM experienced engineer to join the team

Day to day duties will include the following:

• Toolpathing CNC Machines
• Delcam Powermill / Powershape experience
• Knowledge of tooling/Patternmaking
• Programming of 3D form preferable.
• The successful candidate will need the following qualities and experience:
• Liaising with CAM engineers on tooling construction.
• Using Pro Engineer / DelCAM / Vero
• The successful candidate will have a recognised apprenticeship or equivalent qualifications in a related discipline. Knowledge of CNC machining would be beneficial.

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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Exciting new opportunity to join a renowned precision engineering company who design, manufacture and assemble precision components for the furnace and smelting industries. Now looking for CNC Machinists with Heidenhain control experience to join the growing team.
This is a great opportunity for a CNC programmer to join a growing company which is heavily investing in high quality CNC technology.


Day to day duties will include the following:
• Programming and operation of 5 axis machining centers with Heidenhain control Required and self-inspect using Quantum CMM
• Required to produce 2D programs on Heidenhain machine tools with 530 control
• Required to machine 3D components generated from Delcam powermill programs
• Producing components accurately to drawing tolerances and specifications
• Have track record of CNC Programming, setting and operating within a busy manufacturing environment, ideally with Heidenhain experience
• Experience in reading complex engineering drawing and using modern inspection equipment
• Ability to problem solve and work to own initiative


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 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 Quality Conrol Suparvisor to join the team

Principal Responsibilities:
• Conduct both DPI & MPI inspection in accordance with ASTM E1444 & E1417 latest revision, on fasteners or similar product
• Organise and priorities UKAS NDE work load through department
• Complete and sign off all UKAS NDE certification.
• Ensure all verification checks are carried out to the agreed time frame
• Liaise with QC Supervisor for calibration of all gauges / equipment with in the NDE Department.
• Maintain monthly verification status and inspection records.
• Fulfil training programs deemed necessary to allow efficient performance of duties and assist in your personal development
• To take a responsible approach to health, safety and environmental risks in relation to your own job role and to control the risks or report them to management as appropriate
• Any other duties as required, commensurate with job position
Key Measures:
• NDE Inspection department OTD
• Creation of UKAS NDE Reports
• Maintain PCN Level II in both disciplines
• MPI/LPI/Calibration/ verification records
• Maintain equipment and consumables to correct parameters
• Maintain monthly verification status and inspection records.

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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An innovative organisation in a specialist defence related industry is looking for a multi-skilled Fitter/Toolmaker to join their team. The successful candidate will be experienced, time-served in a fitter/toolmaker role with a wide cross-section of manual machining skills.  With an extensive knowledge of manual lathes and mills, you will be comfortable machining to exacting standards.  You will possess the relevant qualifications as listed (C&G, EITB), and will be required to support the development demands of the company in a quick and efficient manner to ensure our customers' tight timescales are met.

Primary Job Function;
•    Use key skills in the development, manufacture, testing and support of company's projects.  
•    Key Skills;
•    Extensive experience in the operation of manual lathes and mills.
•    Experience in working to exact standards on complex, tight tolerance parts.
•    Broad understanding of mechanical processes.
•    Ability to work as part of a small team

Desirable Skills;
•    Knowledge of electro-pneumatic equipment
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Experience:
•    Preferably 5+ years in engineering manufacturing environment.
•    Education/Qualifications Required
•    C&G Mechanical Craft Studies (Parts I, II & III with a minimum pass level of "Credit"), EITB First Year 'Off The Job' Certification, EITB Module Training Certification, Toolmaking & Fitting and Indentured Apprenticeship.
•    Must be a UK national and will need to pass security vetting upon employment.

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 throug hout 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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