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This role reports directly to the Production Supervisor. The purpose of the role is to produce machine parts by operating a manual machine or programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine. You can expect a competitive salary and benefits package along with the opportunity to work a flexible 4 or 5 day 37 hour working week.

Duties will include: 

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate quality workmanship while meeting the standard times for the assigned job. While showing a degree of flexibility and willingness to learn new skills and contribute towards continuous improvement. The candidate will also be required to; 

  • Plan machining by studying work orders, engineering plans, materials, specifications, and machining parameters; interpreting dimensions and tolerances.

  • Program mills and lathes by entering instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; proving part programs.

  • Set-up mills and lathes by installing and adjusting three- and four-jaw chucks, vices, tools, attachments, collets, gears etc.

  • Load feed mechanism by lifting stock into position.

  • Verify settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample work pieces; adhering to international standards.

  • Maintain specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and thread chasing operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.

  • Maintain safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.

  • Maintain equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.

  • Keeping work area clean/tidy plus free from hazards.

  • Maintain continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.


  • Document actions by completing production and quality logs.


Essential Requirements 

The successful candidate must;

  • Have experience in a similar role.
  • Have experience of reading engineering/technical drawings and making to specification.

  • Experience in editing/proving CNC programs.

  • Have excellent communications skills.

  • Be proficient in using a variety of measuring equipment.

  • Be comfortable working in a busy environment and be able to use your initiative and plan in advance.

  • Be flexible and adaptable to change.

  • Be self-motivated with a good work ethic and attention to detail is essential.

Your future at MacTaggart Scott – What we offer you.

  • A 4- day working week. Allowing you to fit work around your priorities and personal life, not the other way round.
  • Hours of 07:00 – 16:45 and Opportunity for overtime (Job Dependent)
  • Night Shift Allowance (Job dependent)
  • Our leave policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, paid parental leave, military reservist leave, plus more.
  • We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career, with a dedicated Learning and Development team.
  • A generous referral programme.
  • Your wellbeing is supported through our online wellbeing program as well as our Employee Assistance Programme and an onsite nurse.
  • Onsite Canteen and Car Park.

About us

MacTaggart Scott primarily supports the Naval Defence industry, providing complete solutions to customer needs from analysis of initial customer requirements, to design and manufacture, and right through to commissioning and through life support. Established in 1898, we are proud of our history and tradition, but believe that sustainable competitive advantage can only be achieved through continuous improvement, investment, and a commitment to business excellence at every level within the company.

The successful candidate must hold or be able to meet the appropriate Security Clearance as required. The security clearance restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.