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Machine Operative

Reference Number: 10743

  • Job LocationLocation: Scunthorpe
  • Job SalarySalary/Rate: 13.50 (£26,676 per annum) / Hour
  • Job Contract TypeContract Type: Permanent
  • Employment TypeHours Type: Full Time
  • Job Shift TypeShift Type: Monday To Friday

Job Description

Our client, an independent business with over 50 years experience within the engineering industry, are looking to recruit a Machine Operative to join their team at their facility in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire.

You will be joining an ever-evolving business with stability and longevity.

This company is a forward-thinking organisation and are offering permanent position(s) to join an existing team of highly trained, skilled labourers to provide a first-class service within the workshop operations.

You will be enthusiastic, motivated, physically fit and someone who enjoys working as part of a team. If you are hands on, this role is for you!

Objective of the role:

Reporting into the Machine shop manager, responsible for the running of a variety of machines within the workshop.

Diverse Employment are working on behalf of the advertised position so should you wish to apply, we would be pleased to hear from you.

Job Summary

Hours of Work

  • Monday to Thursday, 0630 to 1500 & Friday 0600 to 1200 – 38 hours per week


The following are a list of responsibilities for this role:

  • Working on various machines – vertical borers 5ft to 18ft / horizontal borers table size 700mm to 1.5m
  • Operating milling machines – Elgamill / radial arm drills / centre lathes / 900mm between centres to 4m between centres
  • Mount and dismount workpieces on/off the machinery
  • Bringing the workpiece to the desired shape and dimensions in accordance to specifications in the drawings
  • Quality control checks to be performed to ensure the finished piece meets the relevant specification
  • Responsible for keeping the machine and work area clean and tidy


  • Knowledge of industrial machining and its techniques
  • Overhead Crane licence - DESIRABLE
  • Forklift Licence - DESIRABLE


  • Proven record of previous machine operative and/or turner operative experience within the engineering industry
  • Experience of mechanical maintenance practices and procedures for machine tools

Desired Skills / Qualities

  • Have effective communication skills
  • Be a team player
  • Work to deadlines and under pressure
  • Physically fit – a lot of manual handling aspects
  • Reliability, precision, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to follow instructions
  • Strong manual skills
  • Proactive approach

Job Benefits / Perks

  • Statutory Holidays
  • Parking on site
  • Pension Scheme

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