Manual Machinist

Job Title: Manual Machinist

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary:£15.90 per hour

Job Type: 37 hours per week, Full-time, permanent. Overtime paid at £23.85 per hour.

About us:

Responsive Engineering Ltd provides a complete diverse, end-to-end manufacturing capabilities under one roof. Utilising technology and highly skilled employees, we provide discreet components or full-service offerings to our customers to a very high standard. As a company, we value wellbeing, driven individuals who work well together, ensuring trusted partnerships with a strong sense of ambition. Our ideal candidate will embody these values and demonstrate a commitment to promoting a safe, positive and supportive work environment. We are committed to being first in line, when it comes to taking responsibility for complex manufacturing solutions and to be recognised for customer and employee excellence.

Overall, Responsive Engineering Ltd is dedicated to delivering manufacturing engineered solutions that meet the needs of our customers, while upholding our values of wellbeing, driven, togetherness, ambition, and trusted partnerships.

About the Role:

To produce machined parts by setting up and operating Manual Borers, Milling Machines and Lathes as well as carry out secondary machining operations i.e. fitting, deburring and tapping whilst maintaining quality and safety standards. To provide support/ training and mentoring of other operators.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Setting and operating Manual Borers, Milling machines and Lathes
  • Carry out secondary machining operations
  • Ability to read engineering drawings and use inspection equipment
  • Support, training and mentoring of operators
  • Ensure all Health & Safety policies in your area are adhered to at all times and that any actions identified through risk assessment are carried out with 100% compliance.
  • Complete documentation / processes to satisfy Production Control requirements
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Participate in and support continuous improvement activities in your area.
  • Any other duties as reasonably requested by your Line Manager or a member of the Senior Management team

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:


  • Recognised apprenticeship ie. Fitter/Turner, Toolmaker, Milling Machinist, Borer


  • Experience in a subcontract manufacturing environment
  • Working knowledge of continuous improvement techniques
  • Experience of training operators/apprentices
  • Some experience of a XYZ Protraks would be an advantage

This is a full time, permanent position which offer an attractive employment package, including:

  • 25 days holidays per year + Bank Holidays
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Death in Service life insurance scheme
  • Personal Injury scheme
  • Salary sacrifice schemes including cycle to work
  • Onsite Parking
  • Free electric vehicle charging points
  • Early finish on a Friday
  • Recommend a friend scheme (up to £750)
  • Onsite café and takeaway

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