Toolmaker – Cylindrical Grinder

BAE Systems

Radway Green, Cheshire

Toolmaker – Cylindrical Grinder



Posted by on July 11, 2023.


What you’ll be doing:

  • Programming, setting, and running cylindrical grinding machines and surface grinders
  • Producing dyes and punches
  • Manufacturing one offs to large batch quantities
  • Maintaining work equipment and a safe and well organised workstation, including completing safety checks
  • Assisting in work centre housekeeping and any 5S activities

 Your skills and experiences:

  • Time served – 3-4 Year Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship, served in a relevant Engineering industry (alongside an NVQ Level 3, BTEC/ONC/City & Guilds)
  • Previous experience of programming, setting, and operating cylindrical grinders and surface grinders
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings
  • Capable of determining optimal tooling and cutting parameters based on material and setup
  • Understand and implement work holding for manufacturing processes

You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Tool Making team:
As a Toolmaker of cylindrical grinders, you will be joining our small Toolroom team. Here at Radway Green you will get the chance to use state of the art grinding machines in our exceptionally modern toolroom. This role will also offer you fantastic opportunities for career progression.

Why BAE Systems?
This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 25th July 2023

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.