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Machine Tool Development Engineer

Gillingham - United Kingdom

Jun 08, 2021

Full time


Job Title: Machine Tool Development Technician - Level XX


Working within an established highly skilled team, to provide Fault diagnosis, process development and production support to our automotive manufacturing and R&D Facility. The position requires ‘hands on’ strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to work both efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced dynamic environment.


  • Fault diagnosis on machine tools and assembly and test machines.
  • Development and set up of manufacturing & assembly machine tools including:-    
    • Machine referencing and setting datums
    • Manual clocking of axes and fixture set up
    • Creation / editing of CNC programmes
    • Offsetting, grid shifts and back lash compensation
  • Liaise with internal and external suppliers to source service engineers, spares etc.

    Understand the impact key machine downtime will have, plan/organize accordingly.

  • Ensuring processes are set according to quality standards  
  • Installation & commissioning of newly purchased machines

    •     Continuous improvement of existing processes

  • Commissioning of new equipment ( including commissioning at supplier’s facility)

    •     Use of CMMS for handovers and asset traceability.




  • An engineering background with involvement with Machine tools and processes
  • CNC Appreciation
  • Workshop skills (Turning, Milling, Grinding and bench fitting)
  • Understanding Engineering drawings and Geometric tolerancing
  • Use of basic measurement equipment – caliper, micrometer,DTI etc
  • Structured approach to problem solving
  • Good understanding of cutting tools, abrasives


  • Knowledge of jig and fixture making
  • Welding Mig, Tig and Arc
  • CNC programming in fanuc / siemens systems
  • Appreciation of Machine parameter setting
  • Understanding of in process gauging systems including spindle probes




  • Educated to HNC/HND in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.


  • Apprenticeship served
  • IOSH or NEBOSH qualified
  • Abrasive wheel certificate


  • Self-motivated and have strong and flexible attitude to work
  • Demonstrates initiative, drive and desire to succeed
  • Ability to stay calm in high stress situations
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Innovative thinker
  • Team oriented
  • Ability to work and learn in a fast moving and changing environment, working to deadlines.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise and organise own workload.
  • To comply with company health and safety regulations such as PPE, showing responsibility of personal safety and that of others.
  • Treat colleagues with respect (Equality and diversity)


    In addition to the above requirements, the person must comply with all BorgWarner Policies and Procedures relevant to the role and follow the BorgWarner beliefs; Inclusion, Integrity, Excellence, Responsibility and Collaboration.

This Job description outlines the duties required, it is not a comprehensive or exhaustive list and the Line Manager may vary duties from time to time which do not change the general character of the job or the level of responsibility entailed.  Fle

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