Team Member - Case Machining

Location: Huddersfield, UK

Job Summary

Working within a skilled department as a team, improving processes by time and motion processes and tooling selection. To work within the guidelines set out in David Brown Santasalo on quality & health & safety procedures within the engineering site environment.

Job Responsibilities / Key Accountabilities 

Working as part of the Case Machining Team and reporting to the technical lead. 

  • Use of measuring equipment, i.e. internal and external micrometres. Knowledge of Faro tracker laser measurement would be an advantage
  • Completing records for quality of components on manufactured parts, recording serial/ cast numbers keeping all documents in order etc
  • Machining of fabricated and casting components from 0.5mtr to 10mtrs up to a maximum weight of 35 tons
  • Working with the team on training and support to improve as an individual and the rest of the team
  • Engaging in continuous improvement projects and champion individual projects within the team
  • Management of paperwork and keeping SAP up to date by process control methods.
  • Online and offline programming using Heidenhain TNC 640 contouring control
  • Setting and operating large horizontal manual and CNC boring machinery
  • Engaging in 5s improvements and championing projects within the area
  • Machining of high precision gearing components and small parts
  • Producing precision machined components and tooling items
  • Setting and operating a variety of CNC and Manual machines
  • Lifting of large components of complicated shapes and mas
  • Reporting and problem solving machine issues
  • Interpreting complex engineering drawings
  • Ensuring good house-keeping practices
  • Checking the quality of components

Knowledge and Experience 


  • Experience of operating Horizontal Borers and working to high standards of dimensional accuracy
  • Use of measuring equipment, internal and external micrometers
  • The ability to read and understand engineering drawings
  • Experience of working in a close tolerance environment
  • Experience using Heidenhain machine controls
  • CNC and Manual machining experience


  • Knowledge of Faro tracker laser measurement would be an advantage
  • Experience in carrying out first line maintenance of the machines

Personal Attributes

  • Self motivated with a professional attitude
  • Able to use own initiative and problem solve effectively
  • Attention to detail and care for quality of work is also essential in this role
  • Ability to work as part of team
  • Knowledge and experience of promoting safe working practices in a safety critical workplace
  • Flexible approach and attitude with ability to work across a broad range of activities as the role evolves


  • Education / Degree (s): Minimum: Minimum Apprenticeship qualified - level 3 or above
  • Field of Study: CNC/Manual Machining
  • Computer Skills: Heidenhain, Programming & Basic Microsoft Windows
  • Functional & Technical Skills: Apprentice trained
  • Language: English Required


Please be aware that many roles working for DBS UK will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These 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.

All candidates must meet Right to Work in the UK criteria and achieve the required security and clearance requirements to undertake this role..

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