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Sliding head machinist

Location: Multimatic Technical Centre Europe, Thetford, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Posted: February 21st, 2022

 Multimatic is a global automotive supply company providing hardware and engineering services to OEMs around the world. Its UK based engineering division, Multimatic Technical Centre Europe (MTCE), is a leading supplier of engineering and vehicle development services to major automotive OEMs and a growing number of niche vehicle manufacturers. Specialties include suspension systems, vehicle dynamics, carbon fibre structural components, Mechanisms and Mechatronics.

Location: Multimatic Technical Centre Europe, Unit 1, Wyatt Way, Thetford, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Using all types of alloy, stainless steel, mild steel and titanium you will be required to machine small batches of components to support the research and development of automotive assemblies, while maintaining standards of accuracy and finish.

Experienced in all aspects of programming, setter and operation of Citizen or Star Sliding Head Lathes with a minimum of 10 years’ experience, including materials and finishing processes you manufacture the components required.

To program, set and run CNC Sliding Head Lathes using Fanuc and Fanuc based programming

Responsible for writing programs, setting including 1st off verification before quality control inspection and running the relevant machines to produce precision components from engineering drawings. Planning, coordinating tooling purchase to support each component and ensure gauges are requested if required.



  1. Produce precision components to Engineering drawings to ensure all tolerances of the components are meet. (Materials include Aluminum, Steel, Stainless Steel, Titanium, Plastics.)
  2. Logging and cataloguing of the CNC programs through In house software database.
  3. Optimizing production techniques to increase efficiency
  4. Follow all manufacturing procedures to complete the required parts
  5. Ensuring a detailed handover between night and day shift.
  6. Able to work with minimum supervision.
  7. Participate in Machine shop meetings and relay any production issues to the Production Team.
  8. Manufacture parts to drawings using CNC machine tools.
  9. Identify Material and Tooling requirements to manufacture parts
  10. Participate in resource planning activities
  11. Complete process cards with the necessary information required for Quality, Material Traceability and Resource Planning purposes.
  12. Liaise with Quality Control department to ensure the highest possible standards.
  13. Set and operate machines in a safe manner.
  14. Use safety equipment such as machine guards where necessary.
  15. Perform basic daily maintenance to machines e.g. cleaning, lubrication etc.
  16. Maintain the work area in a tidy condition free from hazards.
  17. Follows all general procedures as indicated in the General Procedures section of the Level 3 Procedures Manual.
  18. Supports and adheres to policies, procedures, and operational guidelines related to established quality management systems (e.g. TS 16949, ISO 90012014).
  19. Maintains working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure duties of self and others are performed in a safe manner.
  20. Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.



  1. Minimum 15 years in a similar production environment role. Ideally in the automotive sector
  2. Apprentice trained and to have completed a HNC or equivalent
  3. Able to work at pace & multitask / prioritise workloads
  4. Strong communicator at all levels
  5. Understanding of Manufacturing Process.
  6. Ability to read and understand engineering drawings
  7. Use and experience of Cad Cam systems would be useful.
  8. Ability to read, write and speak English


If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume.
We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.
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