Manual Turner

Posted By: Luke Pottage
Salary: £29,013 per annum
Location: Consett, County Durham
Job Type: Full-time
Category: Manual Turner

Job Title: Manual Turner

Reporting To: Machine Shop Supervisor

The CompanyThe company is based in Consett, County Durham, and specializes in the reverse engineering of rotating equipment. We service and repair a variety of pumps for blue-chip customers in the UK and abroad, from multi-stage, high-pressure units to small, over-hung end suction pumps. We are at an exciting point in our development and, due to considerable growth, require a Turner to join our busy machining team.

Job Summary
Central Employment is seeking a skilled Manual Turner to join a leading company in the reverse engineering sector. Reporting directly to the Machine Shop Supervisor, you will be responsible for producing components from drawings, utilizing various sizes of manual lathes. Additional skills in manual milling, slotting, vertical & horizontal boring, and grinding would be a bonus but are not essential for this role. Working with tolerances up to 0.02mm, the suitable applicant must be fully conversant in both metric and imperial measurements. The successful candidate will work as part of a small team that handles a great variety of components in the Machine Shop. Strong teamwork and machining capability are essential to achieve the best results in a growing business. The successful candidate will be a time-served Machinist.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure safety and quality procedures are adhered to and assist in the improvement of processes.
  • Timely production of parts to pre-determined deadlines.
  • Produce work to the highest quality standard to achieve customer satisfaction.
  • Work within British Standards as per company procedures.
  • Support internal teams to get to the root cause of specific issues.
  • Participate in specialist or multi-disciplinary team activities.
  • Behave in a professional manner at all times when dealing with customers, suppliers, and colleagues.

Person Specification


  • Time-served machinist.
  • Flexible approach to tasks and availability for overtime when required.
  • Honest, reliable, and punctual.


  • Determined
  • Adaptable
  • Self-disciplined
  • Organized
  • Independent ability but with a team mentality
  • Focused on detail and accuracy


  • Salary: £29,013.92 (£15.08 per hour) plus 25% shift premium if applicable.
  • Hours: 37 Hours per week
    • Day Shift: Monday to Thursday (06:00 – 14:00), Friday (06:00 – 13:30)
    • Back Shift: Monday to Wednesday (13:45 – 23:45), Thursday (13:45 – 22:45)
  • Pension: 3% Company Contribution
  • Additional Benefits:
    • Overtime Rate Applicable
    • 25 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays
    • Cycle to Work Scheme
    • Radius Allowance payable based on commute to work miles

If you are ready to take on this exciting opportunity, apply now to join our team!

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