CNC Machinist

Southampton | Aviation

Hamble Aerostructures, part of the Aernnova group of companies, are a leading aerostructures organisation specialising in the design, manufacturing and services of aerostructures and components such as wings, empennages and fuselage sections.

You will manufacture components in a variety of materials following detailed drawing specifications to produce high quality parts for a variety of aircraft. Working to high tolerances, the role will set and operate CNC machining centres to produce complaint aircraft components to the required quality, within budget and timescales. The operator will need to have a good understanding of customer drawing requirements and specifications.

Role Specific Duties
Will include but is not limited to:

  • Set and operate machining centres producing compliant Aircraft components
  • Loading raw billets into machine and checking the quality of components produced
  • Working to schedule lists and work instructions with minimal supervision
  • TPM on the machine and maintaining the high standard of cleanliness around the machine area
  • The applicant must be a good team player flexible and be able to work to tight schedules.
  • Attending and contributing to daily shop floor production meeting
  • Alternative shift such as lateshift may also be required in the future

Essential Qualifications / Experience

  • Strong experience in operating machining centres
  • Experience with Fanuc and / or Heidenhain controls (training will be given to suitable applicants with experience in other controls)
  • Must be fully conversant in setting and operating 3,4 and 5 axis machining centres
  • Must be able to read and interpret engineering drawings and work instructions
  • Self-inspection requirement and therefore desired to be conversant with statistical in process verification systems
  • Must be prepared to work various shift patterns and overtime as required
  • Need to be able to communicate effectively with other departments as the need arises
  • Must be a team player, with a can-do attitude
  • Working understanding of the 5 S and lean principles
  • Full understanding of engineering drawings.
  • Must be able check their own work using standard dimensional checking equipment working towards being an approved operator quality stamp holder.
  • Proven ability to actively participate in a team culture.
  • To be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Shift working required

Desirable Qualifications / Experience

  • Proven experience of setting and operating multi axis CNC machines; however, training will be provided specific to the machining of composites and the control systems used on the machines.
  • A good knowledge of tool setting.
  • Ideally experienced in using tapping heads, hand tapping to gauge limits and floating tool holders would be desirable.

Security Clearance

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required

What you will get from Hamble Aerostructures

Code of Ethics expresses who Hamble Aerostructures are: A competitive and profitable company that conducts business in an ethical framework of commitment to employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders, communities and institutions.

Hamble Aerostructures actively promotes environmental protection in their designs, considering the environmental impact throughout the product life cycle and through continuous improvement of its products and processes

Benefits of working for Hamble Aerostructures include:

  • 26-days holiday as standard (plus the ability to buy/sell holiday)
  • 10% employer pension contribution
  • Life cover
  • Private medical health care (after 2-years of service)
  • Discounted Costco membership
  • Onsite parking
  • Onsite gym and restaurant

Varying Shifts:

Early shift 6am to 2.15pm and 6am to 12pm on a Friday

Late Shift 2.15pm to 10.30am and 12pm to 6am on a Friday

Night Shift 20:55pm to 06:10am Monday to Thursday

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Expiry Date
22/10/2023 14:45:00
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