CNC Machinist
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 4/5/2018

Job Description

Successful candidate will be competent in their designated area; and will be required to work towards tight timescale for mass production of components and parts.

  • Ability to program set and operates one or more CNC machines; ideally Mazak; Fanuc Doosan or Puma.
  • Ensure that the machining process is set up and run at safe and optimum levels for productivity and high quality.
  • Ability to carry out offsets and make basic changes to machining process.
  • Ability to read drawings and carry out inspection checks.
  • Work to tight tolerances (routinely to 13 microns and 0.8 microns finishes).
  • Ability to produce a set volume of work efficiently in a specified period of time.
  • Ability to demonstrate appropriate judgment and decision making skills when necessary.
  • Ensure quality of work is accurate, thorough and neat.
  • Be organised and tidy at all time at your own work area.
  • Demonstrate initiative, adaptability and willingness to learn.
  • Follow and participate in Altra’s ABS principles and make changes to own practice and offer suggestions for improving services.

Job Requirements

Role is permanently on night shift; 9.00pm to 7.00am covering Monday to  Thursday (39 hpw). Product training will be given which may require both day and night shift operations in the short term.


Skills and abilities

Good verbal and written communication skills.


Experience of using CNC programming and operating.


Fully conversant with all inspection methods including CMM.


Experience of working within rotating machinery.


Flexibility to work multiple machines.


Conduct 5S; be organised and maintain tidy work station and area all the time.


Fully conversant with Lean Principles including 5S.


Personal attributes

Able to work as part of a team


Ability to manage in demanding situations and make sound decisions


Self-disciplined and able to work on own initiative and unsupervised.


Educational achievements and knowledge

Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent (i.e. 5 grade A – C including Maths and English)


Successfully completed an Engineering Apprenticeship


Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role.



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Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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