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Machining Specialist

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:28:47 PM
  • 2755058
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Aviation Supply Chain
Location(s): United Kingdom; Gloucester

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Role Summary:
The Manufacturing Engineer will have experience in general manufacturing technologies with a strong knowledge of CNC. The individual will be working within the manufacturing operation of Dowty Propellers, supporting the organization’s NC programming needs. In this role, the individual will utilize their experience or expertise to solve problems, develop tooling solutions, as needed for both cutting tools and fixturing.

Essential Responsibilities:

Continuation Role Summary / Purpose
This person will also be responsible for the creation and maintenance of shop support documentation.

Essential Responsibilities
• CNC programming using CATIA V5 (ZAM) with an IMS post processor. Will also require a strong knowledge of Fanuc on both Lathes and machining centres
• Provide NC Programs, methods and technical support as required
• Develop tooling solutions, as needed, both cutting tools and fixturing
• Support equipment purchases and upgrades from spec development through installation
• Lead high impact process and quality improvement projects yielding significant reduction in defects and increased productivity
• Drive Process Improvement / Cycle Reduction initiatives and drive productivity improvements via process changes or improvement
• Assist in solving manufacturing and quality issues utilizing root cause and analysis tools and implementing corrective actions
• Assist with operator training initiatives and participate in development of operator training programs
• Share best practices with other locations
• Utilize lean-manufacturing principles and participate in action workouts to improve process capability, reduce overall costs and increase capacity
• Determine and formalize technological parameters through CNC programs and participate in the CNC program archiving process
• Contribute new ideas and positive support to the current process by implementing productivity
• Optimize CNC programs for cycle time reductions


• Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university (or High School Diploma/A Levels with proven manufacturing experience) or equivalent knowledge and experience
• Proven experience in manufacturing with CNC equipment and controls
• Experience of NC programming with (CAD/CAM)
• Experience of Fanuc Controls
• Ability to read and understand NC machine code (M and G code programming)

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Desired Characteristics:

• Knowledge of CNC Machines, including programming language for Fanuc, Heidenhain and Renishaw probing
• Strong technical writing ability particularly in the area of methods and written instructions in the programs
• Strong organizational and analytical skills
• Strong customer service skills
• Ability to work independently and as a contributing team player
• Six Sigma training or equivalent Quality training
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Locations: United Kingdom; Gloucester
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