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Universal Grinding Setter / Operator

Day Shift

Mon – Wed 06:00 – 16:30
Thurs – 06:00 – 15:30


Mon – Wed 07:30 – 18:00
Thurs – 07:30 – 17:00

Due to impending retirement, we are currently looking for a skilled Universal Grinder to join our highly skilled team.

You will have a proven track record as a precision grinder and have a desire to grow with an employee focused company that is a key supplier to multiple blue-chip companies within the Aerospace, Marine, Automotive, Food and Medical sectors.

You will have the ability to be an efficient problem solver who can work under their own initiative whilst remaining a key team player within the department, be able to set and run manual Grinding machines in a timely and efficient manner whilst maintaining high levels of attention to detail, as well as ensuring that company Health & Safety is adhered to.


  • Company pension scheme.
  • 7 Weeks (at shift pattern) annual holiday entitlement – This includes Christmas shutdown and bank holidays.
  • Access to Employer Assistance Programme which provides support to employees through any life issues or problems via a 24-hour helpline.
  • No weekend working.
  • Life assurance.
  • Competitive hourly rates.


If you think you have what it takes to join out highly skilled team, please contact Paul Coupland by email,

Responsible To

Machine Shop Manager

Main Purpose of the Job

Cylindrical and cutter grinding.

Main Responsibilities

  • Precision grinding of tight tolerance parts.
  • Work to Company instructions and drawings.
  • Awareness of Health and Safety procedures.


Key Tasks Defined

  • Set and run grinding machines following the company’s quality and work procedures.
  • Be able to inspect own work.
  • Update tooling sheets and record cycle times.
  • Training of other staff when required to ensure transfer of knowledge and skills development.
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment.
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety.


This is not an exhaustive list, and you are required to be flexible in your approach to carrying out your duties, which may change from time to time to reflect changes in the Company’s approach to a culture of continuous improvement.

Skills and Attributes Required

  • Knowledge of various machines and controls.
  • Understand capabilities of tools and materials.
  • Able to inspect own work.
  • Team player.


Advantageous qualifications or knowledge required

  • A suitable engineering apprenticeship.
  • Previous experience in a similar role.
  • Background in tool making.