Engineer CNC Mill/Lathe Programmer/Setter/Operator - Porvair Filtration Group

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Job Summary

Location: Fareham PO15 5RT
Salary per week: £288.46
Working hours: Mon-Thurs 07.00 - 16.00 hrs Fri 07.00 - 11.00 hrs (38 hours)
Applications in by: 30/09/2017
Interview Date: 05/10/2017
Job Code: EP25662

An exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic working environment learning how to program, set and operate a range of Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) lathes and also 3 and 5 axis CNC Mills. You be manufacturing precision components in stainless steels.

Porvair is a specialist filtration and environmental technology group with operations in the US, Germany and China. The Microfiltration Division designs and manufactures filtration equipment for aerospace, energy, science, water and industrial applications.

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Duties will include:

  • Learn to program, set and operate a range of modern Multi Axis CNC Lathes and Mills.
  • You will be learning to use the latest techniques, including applying innovative work holding arrangements and the utilising the latest high technology tooling
  • Learn a range of machining strategies to increase accuracy and productivity
  • Program Lathes with driven tooling
  • Program a range of 3 and 5 axis CNC Mills
  • Learn to set a range of cutting tools including unique modified cutters
  • Produce products with a high degree of accuracy and finish, ensuring Porvair’s quality standards are achieved. 
  • Learn to self-inspect complex parts using mechanical inspection equipment
  • Site safety is of paramount importance to Porvair, you will complete of off the job training as well as a Porvair’s specific health and safety induction before learning how to use the equipment on site


Other information

  • This apprenticeship will be one of the new improved Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Standards
  • The company is located on the Segensworth Industrial Estate, you will need to be able get here reliably
  • The company will support your personal and professional development
  • You will be trained, supported and monitored throughout the process
  • The company operates on an ethical basis respecting peoples beliefs

Skills required:

  • You will have a good level of dexterity and hand skills
  • Demonstrate an interest in manufacturing mechanical components is highly desirable
  • You will have good hand to eye co-ordination and hand skills
  • Your logical approach to problem solving will enable you to perform to make a good contribution to all aspects of the job
  • You need to be able to learn through instruction and experience.


Personal qualities

  • Your motivation and drive are the assets that will be best appreciated. 
  • You will need good communication skills as you will develop into a role where the ability to communicate on a technical level with peers and management is a crucial skill
  • You will need to be open minded and willing to develop your knowledge and skills to support your future development


Qualifications required

  • 3 GCSE's at grade C or above (or equivalents) to include Maths and English are essential
  • Additionally a science or engineering qualification is highly desirable
  • Any engineering experience or qualifications will be looked upon favourably


  • 22.5 days paid holiday and 8 statutory days holiday
  • Progression routes within the company for the right candidate
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Enrolment onto the company pension scheme (after qualifying period)


Future Prospects

  • Porvair have an established and robust apprenticeship programme that is committed to producing a skilled and motivated workforce.
  • Porvair want to develop their apprentices with a view to building a diverse, experienced and qualified workforce with progression routes available within the business for the right candidates.

Applications in by: 30/09/2017
Interview Date: 05/10/2017
Job Code: EP25662

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