Machine Setter


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Bluetownonline Ltd
£Open (Depending On Experience)
Contract Type:
Full Time
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About the job

Job Title: Machine Setter

Location: Plymouth (PL6 7LH), onsite role

Work Pattern: Days and Backs

Reporting to: Business Unit Coordinator

Job Type: Full time, Permanent

HQW Aerospace is a world-renowned manufacturer of super precision bearings, pushing the boundaries of innovation and precision engineering for over 75 years. We're committed to nurturing talent. Situated in the vibrant city of Plymouth, surrounded by the picturesque landscapes of Cornwall, we offer not only a stimulating work environment but also a lifestyle that blends work with leisure seamlessly. With stunning beaches, vibrant culinary scenes, and a plethora of social and sporting activities, Plymouth and its surroundings provide an exceptional backdrop for both personal and professional growth.

We foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence. If you're experienced Turning Operator ready to embark on an exciting career journey in precision engineering, we want to hear from you!

Why Join Us:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days of paid holiday, plus bank holidays.
  • Professional Development Investment from Day 1.
  • Subsidised Canteen.
  • Engagement and Rewards platform, with access to discounts at over 100 retailers.
  • Free Parking, with electric charging points available.

Please Note:

  • HQW Aerospace currently does not hold a sponsorship license. Therefore, all candidates must have the right to work in the UK.
  • Due to the nature of our business, security clearance may be required.

Job Description:

To set up, run and control processes and assist less skilled or more junior employees in resolving process problems, as instructed by the Cell Leader, to meet Cell targets on cost, quality and timeliness.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To set up, operate and control processes in the sequence as instructed by the Cell Leader. To perform this, the employee will:
  • Draw from the relevant storage area all materials, equipment, tooling and documentation required to set up the process.
  • Set up the process in accordance with relevant instructions, i.e. Route Card, P.S.P.I., I.S.P.I., Working Practice.
  • Consult with the Team Leader if it is not possible to achieve process to the relevant instructions.
  • Carry out all necessary checks and record on the relevant documentation all checks that have been carried out.
  • Run the process or instruct the relevant employees to run the process.


  • A maths based GCSE or equivalent qualification would be preferable. However a maths test will be administered to assess ability.

Skills and Knowledge:


  • To account for all materials and product being worked on the process the Setter has been designated to control, for all shifts worked.
  • To maintain accurate, legible records using the appropriate recording systems.
  • To work correctly to the Company direct and indirect time reporting system, reporting any problems encountered to the Team leader.
  • To communicate with the Team leader on all problems affecting the process being controlled or the overall performance of the Cell.
  • To communicate with other employees in the Cell, services to the Cell and other Cell leaders on process capability problems as instructed by the Cell Leader.
  • To carry out related duties as required.


  • To have a full understanding of all machinery, equipment, gauging, and processes performed in the Cell.
  • To have full knowledge of and at all times work to, the Company Health and Safety Regulations, ensuring that all machinery and equipment is kept in a clean, safe and fully maintained condition and that the work area is at all times clean and free from hazards, informing the Team Leader of any discrepancies.

Join Our Team:

Join us today and become a part of our mission to redefine the future of high-precision aerospace engineering. Apply now to embark on an extraordinary career journey with HQW Aerospace.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement

At HQW Aerospace UK, we are committed to fostering a workplace that values and respects the diversity of all individuals. We believe that embracing equality, diversity, and inclusion is not only the right thing to do but also essential for driving innovation, creativity, and success in our future endeavours.

Candidates with experience in Honing, Grinding or machine setting experience may apply.

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