Manual cylindrical grinder

CoorsTek Ltd
16 May 2018
18 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Manual cylindrical grinder

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Due to a busy order book and a very successful 2017 CoorsTek in Crewe are expanding and have a vacancy for a grinder in our ceramic machining process. If you’ve had experience of precision grinding in a quality focused and flexible environment and enjoy a challenge, then we’d like to hear from you.

People rarely have experience with Ceramics - so we are looking for someone with experience of milling and/or turning components in various materials that has a flexible and inquisitive approach. Training on machining high-spec and very hard-wearing technical ceramics will be provided and salary is dependent on experience and qualifications. The basic working week is 37.75 hours Mon - Fri day shift, with possible overtime after training. The company contributes 6% to employee pensions and employees start with 30 days annual leave increasing by one day every five years they are employed.
The Role:
Responsible for loading, truing-up, operating manufacturing machinery to produce high quality components to meet stringent customer specifications. Works within a team environment to meet departmental goals.

The successful Setter/Operator’s day to day duties will include:

- Operate complex grinding equipment and/or a variety of production equipment to manufacture parts in compliance with work order instructions; makes machine adjustments and contacts appropriate person when needed
- Inspect parts to determine if product meets quality/ customer specifications; takes appropriate action concerning parts that are not to customer/quality standards and recommends solutions to appropriate person
- Transfer parts to next process via computer software
- Load, unload and stack product; transports product via hand-truck, trolley etc
- Clean work area, machines, tools and equipment
- Train incoming operators on processes and procedures

To be suitable for this Setter / Operator role you must have the following experience / characteristics:

- Must have previous experience of setting / operating milling machines/lathes
- Read/interpret standard and metric measurements
- Intermediate maths skills (geometry, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)
- Deep knowledge of handheld measuring equipment such as micrometers, calipers, drop gauges.
- Ability to read and interpret technical drawings
- Must exhibit attention to detail as well as excellent listening skills
- Experience of working in a busy manufacturing environment
- Proven track record of punctuality and reliability

To be more suitable for this Setter / Operator role it would be more advantageous if you have the following skills / experience:
- Have attained a recognised apprenticeship in Manual Machining
- Have previous experience of advanced measuring equipment such as SmartScope or CMM
- Previous experience of working in quality or lean six sigma teams
- Previous experience of manufacturing a wide variety of materials


30 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) - increasing 1 day/5 years
3 x Annual Salary Life Assurance Scheme
Pension Scheme - 6% employer and 4% employee contributions (Standard Life) Bonus Scheme - Availability of bonus depends on company performance and is discretionary.

CoorsTek is the world leader in engineered Ceramics with over fifty facilities worldwide and six thousand employees. We are very proud of our 100+ year history and advanced materials capabilities – please visit our website for more information

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