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Machine Setter/Operator (Shifts)
Ipswich £9.02 p/h

Expanding manufacturing facility based on the outskirts of Ipswich is seeking permanent Machine Setters/Operators. This is an exciting opportunity to further your career within a fast paced, progressive and dynamic environment using innovative technology. Working as part of a skilled manufacturing team you will be running a range of complex machinery to produce precision engineered products for customers. Applicants will ideally have previous engineering or manufacturing experience, be flexible and able use their own initiative. You will be on a rotating 2 shift pattern, 6am-2pm/2pm-10pm, Monday to Friday. Starting rate £9.02 plus shift enhancement. Opportunities are available for further advancement within the company. Own transport essential due to location.

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Production Planner
Ipswich £25 - 30K

Proficient and resourceful Production Planner required for established engineering/manufacturing company based in Ipswich. The successful candidate will assist the company’s production department by coordinating production workflow for multiple projects. He or she will undertake the planning and organising of production schedules, assess project and resource requirements, estimate, negotiate and agree timescales with managers. Applicants must have previous production planning experience, ideally from within a heavy engineering environment although other production backgrounds considered. Good communication skills and IT literacy essential. Excellent opportunity to join a family run industry leader, working on interesting and varied projects.

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Manual Machinist
Ipswich £25K

Manual Machinist required for Ipswich Engineering Company. Duties will involve setting and operating manual milling and turning machinery to assist in the production of specialist machinery.  The successful candidate will have worked in a machine shop previously, ideally hold a recognised engineering qualification and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of processes within a small production environment. Salary £24K, with Overtime paid after 37 hours worked M-F. Excellent opportunity to join a well-established expanding company.   

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Engineering Production Operative
Woodbridge, Suffolk £9.50p/h

Engineering Production Assistant required for ongoing temporary role (with potential to become permanent) at engineering company based in the Woodbridge area. Working as part of a small team, the successful candidate will be assisting with the fabrication of raw material, manual handling, assembling and cutting materials. Previous experience in an engineering environement required. This is an excellent opportunity to joing a thriving and growing company with the chance to train on machinery and broaden skills. 38.5 hr week on days with early finish on Friday and possible overtime.

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Press Brake Programmer / Operator
Woodbridge, Suffolk £11.00 - £12.00p/h

Press Brake Programmer / Operator required for permanent position at busy, expanding engineering company based near Woodbridge. Working on a wide range of varied products the successful candidate will take ownership of the Press Brake function and will be interpreting drawings, programming the machinery and folding raw materials. As part of a small team he or she will be responsible for delivering cut, punched and formed parts to the fabrication bays and assembly areas. Other duties will also include, cutting of sections on both manual and CNC saws, cutting of mesh and sheet products on Guillotines and Punch Press operation. This is an excellent opportunity to join a company at an exciting time of growth and could offer the right candidate the opportunity for progression and development. Previous Press Brake experience is essential and applicants must have the ability to set the machinery. Hours of work are 7.30 am – 4.30 pm Monday to Thursday and 7.30 am – 12.30 pm Friday and pay rate is £11.00 - £12.00p/h depending on experience.

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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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