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Huxley Bertram Engineering are seeking a permanent Machinist working in an engineering workshop environment, you will be a practical, accurate and competent machinist with both manual and CNC skills. 

Salary range based on experience, from £22,00 to £32,000

Capable of setting-up and operating a range of typical workshop machinery. Producing and inspecting precision machined components from detailed drawings.

The Role

Key activities of the role are:

  • Setting and operating Lathes, Mills, Surface grinding, drilling, and other standard workshop equipment.

  • CNC programming of Bridgeport/Heidenhain conversational (XYZ Proto TRAK), and Hass/Fanuc G code system.

  • Calculating dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics.

  • Measure, examine, and test completed components in order to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments such as micrometers. 

  • Welding and brazing, beneficial but not essential.

The right candidate for this position will have / be:

  • Extensive experience and knowledge within an engineering/manufacturing workshop, undertaking typical work activities listed above.

  • Able to understand Engineering drawings to BS convention (dimensions, tolerances, geometrical tolerances, limits and fits).

  • Capable of completing jobs from receipt of drawing to de-burring and inspection of finished components. 

  • Working on one-off and small batches of simple and complex components, producing a high standard of work with good productivity.

  • Able to be a pro-active member of the workshop team supporting the manager and business needs.

Huxley Bertram Engineering is committed to developing its employees and has a flexible policy for individual capabilities and preferences.

The diversity of our work leads to excellent opportunities for individuals to gain experience in a wide variety of market sectors and leading edge technologies.

Reports To: Workshop Manager


Huxley Bertram machines are used all over the world. The role will require working in Waterbeach


The expected remuneration is as follows:

  • Salary, subject to experience: £22,000 - £32,000, plus overtime and discretionary bonus

  • Flexible working hours (Mon-Fri): 40 hours per week, core time 09:30 to 15:30

  • 28 days including Bank Holidays 

    • Plus, discretionary holidays over the Christmas period

  • Pension

  • Critical Illness and Death in Service insurances


Note: should a suitable candidate be identified before the dead-line expires, Huxley Bertram reserves the right to make an appointment.