Trainee Water jet/Laser Operator

  • Permanent
  • Norwich
  • £10.50 - 12.50 per hour

Contract Personnel Ltd

Contract Personnel are recruiting on behalf of a well-established, valued and trusted supplier of packaging materials here in Norfolk. Due to continued growth our client is looking to recruit a Trainee Waterjet/Laser Operator to join their team on the outskirts of Norwich. 

Our client is a leading manufacturer and supplier in bespoke handling and process solutions to the food industry.

Their wealth of knowledge, experience and production facilities gives them the ability to supply quality British built machinery at competitive prices. They design, manufacture, install and service complete systems for a wide range of products from initial concept to final execution, providing processors with ideal solutions for processing, product handling, sorting, precision flavouring, weighing and packing.

This company already has a fantastic team and are looking for someone additional as we expand the rapidly growing business. This role would be ideal for a CNC programmer.

The Role – Trainee Waterjet/Laser Operator:

• Setting machines.
• Loading and unloading sheet and cut parts and checking afterwards to make sure they are up to
standard and dimensionally correct.
• Monitoring stock levels and ordering where appropriate.
• Programming jobs.
• Deburring and quality checking cut parts using measuring equipment.
• Organising cut parts relative to the job.
• Working with Engineering drawings.
• High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.

Requirements – Trainee Waterjet/Laser Operator:

• Self-motivated and high energy.
• Ability to work within a team.
• Ability to work in an environment that is fluid with constantly changing priorities.
• Initiative.
• Conscientious.
• Perseverance.
• Maintain good housekeeping, safety, material handling duties, and meet quality and quantity
• Problem solving of workplace issues.
• Quality inspections of work in progress.
• Work as part of a team to ensure on-time quality product to our customers [internal and
• Incorporate safe working procedures into all daily activities in and around facility.
• Understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
• All other tasks as assigned by Supervision.
Person Specification – Trainee Waterjet/Laser Operator:
• Level 2 in mechanical engineering [preferred not necessary)
• Some knowledge of cnc machinery [preferred not necessary)
• Qualifications or time served experience in mechanical or Electrical engineering.
• Willingness to learn.
• Must have worked in an engineering background within the last 12 months.
• CNC programming: 1 year [required]
• Driving Licence [required)


  • Pension Scheme
  • 20 days annual leave + statutory holidays
  • On-site parking
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