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Job Title :
Pump Machinist 
Job Category :
Posted :
6/12/2018 9:18:33 AM 
Company Name :
Forces Recruitment Services 
Location :
Hyde, Greater Manchester, England 
Benefits :
overtime + benefits 
Salary :
£24,284 per year + overtime + benefits 
Security :
Description :

As a leading manufacturer of centrifugal pumps and associated systems, supply and servicing of pumps, pump packages and equipment for over 100 years, our client is now looking to expand their team and recruit a Pump Machinist to be based in their workshop in Hyde.

The Pump Machinist will be responsible for around 90% manual machining and offer assistance when necessary for pump and valve removal/installation in the Service Centre and on site. It is anticipated that the Pump Machinist will have the flexibility to work overtime during the weeks and weekends (overtime paid accordingly).

Applications from ex-military personnel (Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Marines) will be particularly relevant for this role and are strongly encouraged.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Stripping and cleaning customer equipment and assisting with removal and re-installation of customer equipment when required
  • Bias on turning majority of machining on manual center lathe, producing shafts, sleeves, spacers, etc.
  • Machining cast parts to drawing such as impellers, bearing housings, casings
  • General milling including keyways and slots
  • Vertical borer machining valve bodies, pump bowls, pump casings etc.
  • Remove and replace case wear rings and bushes
  • Carry out all work practices in line with Company Health and Safety Policy
  • Ensure compliance with corporate policies and procedures
  • Meet high standard of cleanliness and housekeeping
  • Support site activities
  • Present a professional image, support and promote brand values at all times
  • Liaise with workshop personnel at all levels

Knowledge, skills and qualifications required:


  • Time served Craft Apprenticeship / trained machine shop engineer, who can operate successfully in a production environment using conventional lathes, drills, mills, etc.
  • Relevant qualification to NVQ Level 3 (A-level to HNC or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering or relevant experience
  • Service knowledge and understanding of rotating equipment
  • Experience in the overhaul of pumps / valves
    • Valid Driving License

Personal Qualities:

  • The ability to prioritise and cope with last-minute changes
  • Self-motivated and confident with the ability to work alone
  • Practical and highly adaptable
  • Stamina, persistence, enthusiasm and a proactive manner
  • Flexibility and adaptability, with a common sense attitude to problem solving
  • People skills, teamwork and collaboration
  • Proven problem solving skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent methodical and organisational skills
  • Deliver a discreet and honest service

Salary: £24,284 (37.5 hours per week, Monday to Thursday 7.30am-4pm and Friday 7.30am-1pm)


Pension Scheme (after successful probation period)

25 days’ holiday and Bank Holiday

Cycle to Work Scheme

Child Care Vouchers

Death in Service

Employee Assistance Programme

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