Capstan Setter Operator


Job summary

Bluetownonline Ltd
£30,000 - £39,999
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Capstan Setter Operator

Location: Birmingham

Salary: £14.00 - £16.00 per hour + overtime (dependent on experience)

Job type: Full-time. Permanent.

Established in 1981, Pattern Fasteners are a manufacturer of non-standard fasteners and precision components based in Tividale, Oldbury. Our customer base is diverse and no two jobs are the same. We pride ourselves in the quality of parts we produce and our level of customer service. Priding ourselves on our fantastic work culture, we are a business who listen to our team and make changes accordingly. We are a growing business offering a career path for the right candidate across a range of departments.

About the role:

Due to continual growth, we are looking for a Capstan Setter Operator to join our established team in the manufacturing of bespoke fasteners and precision components. The ideal candidate must have extensive manufacturing experience in a turned part environment. The candidate must demonstrate a high level of understanding of technical information and engineering drawings. They will be responsible for the setup, operation and maintenance of capstan lathes to produce precision components for various industries. The Capstan Setter Operator will play a crucial role in ensuring the efficiency and accuracy of the manufacturing process. All our work is bespoke with each job being unique and so a high level of manufacturing knowledge is essential.


  • Setting and operating of Emi-mec series E & S lathes.
  • Setting and operating of thread rollers, presses, drill press and manual lathes.
  • Changing of tips, tools, drills and inserts.
  • Making tools using high speed steel.
  • Measuring parts to engineering drawings using tools such as Venier Calipers, micrometers, ring gauges and shadowgraphs.
  • Following the production job card system.
  • Working with other departments to facilitate production.

Skills Required:

  • Proven experience in a similar role.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • High attention to detail with a "right first time" mentality.
  • Good analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills and the ability to conduct root cause analyses and devise suitable preventive action plans.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to operate to expected deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team-player skills.
  • Should be a self-starter, organised, confident and a great communicator at all levels,


  • 34 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays)
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Flexi time arrangements available
  • Company pension
  • Enhanced overtime rates apply
  • Friendly, inclusive working environment
  • Room for growth within the company

If you have a can-do attitude and would like to join our friendly team, apply today!

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Machine Operator, Machine Technician, Machine Operative, Miller, Turner, Lathe, Programmer, Machine Setter may also be considered for this role.

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