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CNC Press Brake Setter/Operator
Woodbridge £10.72p/h

CNC Press Brake Setter/Operator required for permanent position at busy company based near Ipswich. Working as part of a small team the successful candidate will be setting and operating CNC Press Brake, punch and other grinding / drilling machinery to produce a wide variety of subcontracted work. Previous Press Brake setting experience is essential and applicants must have worked in a sheet metal environment, have experience of reading engineering drawings and of using raw materials to work from scratch. This is an interesting varied role with further training given. 39 hours per week Monday to Friday with possible overtime.

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Production Technician
Woodbridge £8.21 p/h

Production Technician required for local Woodbridge based manufacturing company. The role will involve assembling electronic PCB assemblies, hand surface mount pick and place and solder plus the opportunity to be trained on new automated machine. Ideal candidate will have some electronic component assembly experience, able to solder and understand drawings/documentation and a good eye for detail. Excellent career opportunity with an innovative employer. Hours 8am – 4.45pm, Monday to Thursday, 8am – 1pm, Friday plus chance of overtime. £8.21 per hour, with a chance of progression.

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Test Technician
Woodbridge £8.42 p/h

Test Technician required for local Woodbridge based manufacturing company. The role will involve test, fault finding and repair of printed circuit boards, assemblies, instrumentation and medical devices in a growing manufacturer. Ideal candidate will have ONC in electronics or equivalent and/or experience in similar environment, have the ability to fault diagnosis and good understanding of circuit diagrams and be able to carry out functional tests and be IT literate. Excellent career opportunity with an innovative employer. Hours 8am – 4.45pm, Monday to Thursday, 8am – 1pm, Friday plus chance of overtime. £8.42 p/h, with the chance of progression.

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Horticultural Field Trials Technician
Ipswich £10.00 - £11.00 p/h

Horticultural Field Trials Technician required for 8-month contract commencing March 2020 at site based near Ipswich. The role involves assisting with the preparation and running of horticultural trials including monitoring field conditions, applying chemicals, gathering and recording data and performing general horticultural duties such as potting up, watering, weeding etc. Applicants should have horticultural or agricultural experience with an understanding of GEP trials and experience in outdoor or field trials. PA1 & PA6 certificates desirable and computer literacy essential. Pleasant working environment within a small team based in the heart of the Suffolk countryside. Hours 8am-4pm, Mon-Thurs & 8am-3.45pm on Friday with possible overtime. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a prestigious global company assisting with the development of innovative new products. Opportunities for annual seasonal work. £10.00p/h - £11.00p/h according to experience.

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Electrical Control Design Engineer
Needham Market c£35K

Electrical Control Design Engineer required for small successful manufacturing, repair and distributor based in Needham Market. The role will support the activities of the team by providing electrical control panel design, assistance with setting up and programming controllers, hands on practical assistance in the workshop and technical support to our clients and customers. The role will also require onsite customer support from time to time to assist with set up and oversee commissioning. The successful candidate must have 2-3 years experience of electrical control panel design, build and test, with additional experience in programming controllers, Inverters and PLC`s (RDM, Dixell, Danfoss, Carel and similar). The electrical design engineer will have qualifications in electrical or electronic engineering or equivalent, be able to manage and organise own workload. Excellent opportunity to join small expanding business. Salary c£neg dependant on experience.

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CNC Turner Programmer
Colchester c£16 p/h

CNC Turner Programmer required for our well established client based in Colchester. The successful candidate will responsible for Programming (from the panel), operating and setting CNC turning machines with MAZAK or FANUC control. For this role CNC Turner must be able to program the machine from the panel in Mazak or Fanuc environment. Candidate must also have experience in using manual measuring equipment and very good practical knowledge of technical drawings. Additional experience on CNC milling will be seen as advantage. Pay rate depends on experience c £16 per hour. This is a permanent role with excellent employer.

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CNC Programmer
Ipswich £12.50 - £15.00 p/h

CNC Programmer Operator required for busy machine shop at engineering/manufacturing company based in Ipswich. The successful candidate will be programming, setting and operating Twin Headed Boring Machine. Duties will include: •Programming, preparing and operating CNC machinery •Preparing and loading raw materials and parts onto the machines, •Monitoring the machines •Inspecting and measuring finished components Applicants must have considerable experience of programming Siemens controls. The ability to interpret mechanical documents and drawings, work to tight tolerances and use precision measuring tools is also essential. 40 hours week with possible overtime and earlies and lates shift work. Pay £12.50 - £15.00 depending on experience.

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Buildings Test Technician
Ipswich £28 - £30K

Air Leakage Test Technician required for permanent position at Ipswich based company. Full training will be given for this interesting and varied role which involves daily travel to customers predominantly in the East of England. The successful candidate will be setting up and operating fan sets to pressurise domestic and commercial buildings and performing air tests on site. Leakage paths are then identified and advice given on how to seal these and convert an air test from fail to pass. Applicants must have a construction, engineering or fire sealing background and be educated to a minimum of ‘A’ Level standard (or equivalent) in Maths and/or Physics and be able to perform area calculations and read technical drawings. Good customer service skills are essential along with a practical, problem-solving nature and, ideally, an interest/understanding of environmental issues. A full clean driving licence is also required. Salary from £20K to £22K with overtime after training of up to £8K p/a. Company vehicle and phone provided.

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Production / Manufacturing Engineer
Ipswich £25-£30K

Production/Manufacturing Engineer required for rapidly expanding, market leading company based in Ipswich. Our client is part of a renowned global organisation and this role offers an excellent opportunity to join the company at an exciting time of sustained growth and expansion. The successful candidate’s duties will include: • Assisting the production team in creating balanced lines with the flexibility to change dependant on current customer requirements • Working with manufacturing and supply teams on all issues and problems of a technical nature, driving these to full root cause with sustainable corrective actions in place • Assisting the shop floor in identifying opportunities to create jigs and fixtures and driving the project through to completion • Actively participating in “continuous improvement” projects including; process mapping, improving product flow and improving general shop floor organisation • Preparing cost analysis and justification for new products and product improvements • Creating manufacturing support documents work instructions/standard operating procedures and control plans • Proactively working with the design team to support the introduction of new and existing products • Undertaking detailed time studies for repeat manufacturing processes. Record and document all time study work and use this for recommendations as part of continuous improvement activity Applicants will ideally have a minimum of HNC (or equivalent) in an engineering discipline and will have previously worked in a similar role with knowledge and experience of implementing lean manufacturing principles. Salary £25 – 30K depending on experience.

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Diesel Engineer
Ipswich c£26K plus overtime

Diesel Engineer required for engineering company based Ipswich. Main duties to involve install, fault finding and repair of diesel plant and equipment, workshop and site based work. The ideal candidate will hold an HNC / C&G or equivalent in an engineering discipline, with mechanical bias, or similar and have previous experience working on diesel plant, breakdowns both workshop and site based. Hours 8am – 5pm, Monday to Friday, with the possibility of overtime.

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