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MPI are looking for a contract Machinist for our client based in Cranfield in Bedfordshire.

Rate of pay

£15.59 – PAYE

£18.13 – Limited (in Scope of IR35)

Ongoing contract.


Job Purpose

To provide technical and manufacturing support in the Mechanical Workshop and Laboratories which includes the manufacture and construction of components and equipment for research, teaching, student projects and external customers from drawings, sketches and precise verbal instructions.


Essential Requirements

Candidates must have City &Guilds in Mechanical Engineering Craft level 3/ONC or Equivalent.

The ideal candidate needs to have worked within a workshop/machine shop using a range of machines including manual and CNC, whilst working from detailed drawings.

Good knowledge of Advanced machining practices

Capable of working to precise limits in a range of skills including Turning, Milling, Grinding and general Fitting

Ability to work from detail drawings, sketches and verbal instructions


Desirable Skills

Significant manufacturing experience outside of an apprenticeship, Lab experience - setting up experiments, taking readings and adjusting/fixings equipment


In use of Fanuc, Heidenhiem, Haas and XYZ controllers CAD/CAM packages.


CNC experience using Hass, XYZ and Colchester machines