Optical Worker – Single Point Diamond Turning

Job Category: Manufacturing

Location: Ilminster (UK)

G&H offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for motivated and talented people to join a team of like-minded, highly skilled colleagues who want to grow and succeed with our company.

Hiring talent to complement and grow our current teams’ skills and capabilities is a strategic priority to enable our plans for growth.

Our  six business locations in the United States and five UK-based businesses employ across a broad range of functions including engineering and process, manufacturing, product management, supply chain and customer services, quality assurance, continuous improvement, compliance and finance.

Description

The position is responsible for maintaining, setting-up, operating and troubleshooting CNC diamond turning machines.

Early and Late shift working will be required.

Job Responsibilities

  • Adherence to all Company policies, management systems and standard operational procedures, including legal responsibilities in relation to Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality
  • Working positively to develop and foster good working relationships with colleagues and contracted personnel in order to maintain a culture of mutual respect and dignity
  • Promote and display the Gooch & Housego Core Values
  • Maintain equipment, setup and operate CNC diamond turning machines
  • Understand optical manufacturing drawings
  • Understand ISO and MIL specifications
  • Create CNC programs for diamond turning machines
  • Make adjustments to established CNC programs with minimal supervision
  • Select and adjust tooling changes as needed with minimal supervision
  • Designing of diamond turning jigs and fixtures
  • Inspect and measure diamond turned optical parts to ensure conformity to specified tolerances
  • Perform optical tests including interferometry and profilometer tests to determine optical quality
  • Perform cleaning operations to keep work area machinery maintained

 

Performance Measures:

  • Planned activity adherence
  • Attendance
  • Time keeping
  • Timely delivery of Company products
  • Completion of new product development pathways

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Personal Attributes:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Result orientated
  • Positive can do attitude
  • Punctual and adaptable
  • Ability to work as part of a larger team or on own initiative
  • Flexible approach to working and shift patterns
  • Willingness to learn and develop skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Methodical approach
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment and to meet deadlines

 

Skills / Abilities

  • 2+ years of experience in CNC machining (Optical manufacturing preferred)
  • GCSE or equivalent qualifications in English, Maths and Science
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Working knowledge of CNC diamond turned optical components
  • Ability to use precision measuring tools and optical test equipment
  • Ability to read optical drawings
  • Continuous improvement through process development
  • Knowledge of manual handling
  • Strong organisational and communication skills

How to Apply

If you would like to apply, please send a covering letter (that clearly states what position you are applying for) and your cv to Sarah James, Human Resources Business Partner at ilminstercareers@gandh.com or click on the “Apply for this job” button below.

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