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Machine Shop Technician

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Job purpose

Machine shop technician to make small batches of prototype aluminium and steel parts. CNC mill operation, manual mill operation and manual turning. Working within the R&D team this may include involvement in the development of new products as well as ongoing quality improvement work.

Key areas of responsibility

  • Operate Cincinnati Arrow CNC mill to produce prototype aluminium and steel vacuum components in small batches
  • Manual milling and turning to produce prototype parts
  • Skilled use of manual tools to finish components as required
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings as necessary
  • Make custom tooling as required
  • Maintain tooling
  • Rework of sub-standard production components

Ancillary responsibilities

  • Operate CNC lathe to produce prototype aluminium and steel components
  • Contribute to problem solving exercises covering mechanical design issues
  • Manage machine shop workload and scheduling
  • Manage workshop housekeeping


Functional competencies

  • Experienced CNC machinist
  • Either:
    • Toolmaking apprenticeship or;
    • Advanced apprenticeship in mechanical engineering and manufacturing principles or;
    • Similar engineering machinist apprenticeship desirable
  • Machining methods, tools, feeds, speeds
  • Producing jig and fixtures
  • Reading engineering drawings
  • Mathematics to GCSE (O level) standard
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD or SolidWorks an advantage
  • Knowledge of CAM software (e.g. Hypermill) an advantage
  • Able to use Microsoft office such as email, Word, Excel

Working environment/ physical requirements

  •  39 hour week

Mon – Thurs 08:00 to 17:00
Friday 08:00 to 13:00
½ hour lunch break each day

  • Location is Engineering machine shop in unit 8 factory
  • Blue overalls provided and laundered
  • Personal Protective Equipment provided: Goggles, ear defenders (where necessary), safety shoes
  • Many machines are operated from a standing position

Why Nikon Metrology?

At Nikon Metrology, our success is achieved by our employees. Clearly defined common goals, objectives, and priorities, create a foundation to work with pride and confidence. Our employees highly value the supportive and collaborative working environment and we share our passion for technology and innovation. The global Nikon talent programme, will support you to fulfil your potential.

Interested ? Please send your CV and letter of motivation to Peter Mertens, Recruiter Continental Europe,