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Primary Location: 

United Kingdom - Havant, GB

Function:  Manufacturing
Job Category:  Engineering

Manual Lathe Operator (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 Manual Lathe Operator you will be focused on operating the Vertical Manual Centre Lathe (Webster Bennet) which would encompass the machining of a wide range of materials. 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?


  • Machining of metal components in line with instructions and drawings using primarily manual vertical and horizontal lathes
  • Reading and understanding engineering drawings and instructions
  • Taking and recording quality measurements
  • Maintaining a safe and efficient work environment
  • Taking part in team and individual based improvement activities


What do we expect from you?


  • A HND/HNC Apprenticeship served qualification within mechanical engineering is advantageous
  • Manual Centre Lathe / Face Plate Turning experience is required
  • Background within engineering environment
  • Ability to read and work from engineering drawings
  • Clear communicator
  • 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.