Machining Engineer

Employer Information



T: +44 (0) 28 9335 1043


The Company:
Ryobi Aluminium Casting (UK) Ltd is an innovative, world class supplier of high quality, technically complex automotive components. Based in Carrickfergus, Ryobi Aluminium Casting (UK) Ltd is a proud member of the Ryobi Group.  With the help of our Japanese parent company we can bring the latest technological advances to our European Customers.

Ryobi’s vision is to maintain a sustainable business by achieving the best results for our customers, maximising the potential of every employee through mutual respect, trust and teamwork. Our mission is to be the Number 1 Die Casting Company in Europe, to build upon our current customer base and increase market share, and to satisfy customer and shareholder requirements.

The role:

  1. Optimise machining processes to increase capacity and machine availability, improve OEE, and reduce cycle time and scrap rate
  2. Create and maintain tool management system, ensuring tooling availability for manufacturing process; set and maintain tooling as required
  3. Investigate problems relating to fixtures and tooling to optimise efficiency
  4. Create and edit CNC programs; edit functions on machining centres 
  5. Perform minor maintenance on machining centres
  6. Optimise and edit robot programs to ensure repeatability in process and reduce cycle times   
  7. Direct response efforts in accordance with production problems 
  8. Report to senior management weekly on current cell OEE and plans to improve 
  9. Develop machining cell layout for existing and new cell 
  10. Assist with the development and implementation of new products 
  11. Assist with the machine and process training of operators and supervisors as required 
  12. Visit customers and suppliers when required 
  13. Ensure compliance to Health and Safety Practice 
  14. Participate and lead information sharing, team working and Continuous Improvement Programmes. 
  15. Comply with the Company Environmental Policy and requirements of the Environmental Management System, both in normal and emergency situations. 
  16. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Criteria:

  • Third level qualification in an engineering or technical discipline (degree, HND, HNC or equivalent)
  • Able to read and understand engineering drawings including hydraulic fixture drawings 
  • Experience of fault finding  
  • Previous experience within a manufacturing engineering environment
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Good presentation and negotiation skills
  • Able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy 
  • Able to work effectively on own initiative and effectively contribute within a team environment 
  • Able to see activities through to completion 
  • Available to work shifts 
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel 

Desirable Criteria:

  • A time served machinist

Shortlisting and Interviews:

  • Shortlisting – 3rd June 2024
  • Interviews – 6th June 2024

Company Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous employer pension contributions
  • A health cash plan
  • Discount scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Service-related holidays
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free car parking
  • Learning and Development opportunities and support
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Service awards

If you have previously applied for this role in the last 6 months, we will not be considering your application at this time.

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