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Primary Location: 

United Kingdom - Havant, GB

Function:  Manufacturing
Job Category:  Engineering

Machine Operator - Surface Grinder (Late or Night Shift)

At Wärtsilä Seals & Bearings we enhance the business of our customers by providing integrated systems, packages and products that offer lifecycle efficiency, decreased costs and reduced risks through the provision of reliable and environmentally sustainable products.


As a Machine Operator you will focused on working on the various surface grinders within the specified manufacturing cell. This role requires a late or night shift pattern and would require flexibility across the department when required. The successful candidate will be based out of our site in Havant, Hampshire UK.



What are your main tasks and responsibilities?


  • Work to engineering drawings to ensure accurate manufacturing of products
  • Setting and running surface grinder machines across the manufacturing cell
  • Loading jogs and fixtures qhilst ensuring accuracy within the grinding angles, setting feeds and speeds
  • Cleaning down of machines between running different products
  • Ensure the preparation of completed equipment is ready for testing
  • Adhere to Health & Safety regulations to ensure a safe working environment is maintained
  • Support with continuous improvement activities within the operating processes and procedures


What do we expect from you?


  • A HND/HNC Apprenticeship served qualification within mechanical engineering is advantageous
  • Strong background within a production environment and working with machinery, in particular grinding machines
  • Ability to read and work from engineering drawings
  • Clear communicator
  • Sound knowledge of the Marine industry is desired
  • Fluent in English, verbal and written
  • The job is offered subject to successfully obtaining security clearance. Any applicants must hold a British Passport or be eligible to hold one and have resided in the UK continuously for the last 5 years


Please note:

Late shift hours are: Monday to Thursday 14:30-22:30, Friday 12:30-20:00 with 30 minute lunch break.

Night shift hours are: Monday to Thursday 21:45 - 07:30 with 30 minute lunch break.


What we offer you


All our employees are encouraged to utilise the variety of training activities, learning solutions and self-study materials that we have to offer which supports the opportunity to further develop your talents and competencies within an international working environment, in an ambitious and growth orientated organisation.


If you feel excited by being part of this dynamic working environment and you think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your application, together with a Curriculum Vitae. 



Last application date: 18th June 2020


This is Wärtsilä


Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2018, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com


Please be aware that due to the current COVID-19 situation, our application and interview process may take a bit longer than usual. We will be in touch as soon as possible to update you on the status of your application.