CNC Turner

Date: 30 Apr 2024

Location: Corby, East Midlands, GB

Company: Tata Steel

Job Description

Job Title: CNC Turner

Department: Tooling

Location: Corby (NN17)

Salary: £36,779 (including 15% shift allowance, rising to £37,586 following successful completion of probationary period.)

Closing Date: Monday 27th May 2024


We believe that our strength is not just in our steel but the diversity of our workforce. Our people make the difference.


Are you an experienced Machinist looking for a fresh opportunity? We’re expanding our Engineering Shop at our Corby site, and this is your chance to be part of an exciting growth phase. With substantial investments in new machinery—over £500k in the last 5 years—we’re equipped with state-of-the-art Doosan Puma 2-axis CNC lathes featuring Fanuc control.


Why Join Us?

  • New Workshop: Over the next year, we’re relocating to a brand-new workshop within our existing Corby site.
  • Future Investments: An additional £1 million investment is planned for new machinery and upgrades over the next 2 years.
  • Progression Opportunities: We're looking for people we can develop and are looking for the next step in their career


What you will do

As a pivotal member of our Engineering Shop, you’ll provide essential services and support for our tube manufacturing operations. Your key responsibilities include:

  1. Programming and Re-profiling: You’ll handle the programming and re-profiling of tool steel rolls used in tube manufacturing.
  2. General Machining Tasks: Assist with other general machining activities within the department.
  3. Flexible Shifts: Work 8-hour shifts, Monday to Friday, covering days, backs, and nights on a weekly rotation.
  4. Overtime Pay: Enjoy overtime pay at x1.5 for Monday to Saturday shifts and x2 for Sunday shifts.


Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with all aspects of the role; we provide additional training where necessary.


What you will need

To be considered for the role of Machinist, you should meet the following criteria:

  1. Apprenticeship or Demonstrable Competence:

    • Completion of a relevant recognized apprenticeship or a strong demonstration of competence through practical experience.
  2. Formal Qualifications:

    • NVQ Level 3, City & Guilds, or equivalent qualifications are desirable. However, if you have substantial experience, we’ll consider that as well.
  3. Essential Skills:

    • Proficiency in setting up and operating CNC lathes is essential.
    • Familiarity with CNC programming, including program understanding and editing. While Fanuc experience is preferable, we offer training if needed.
  4. Advantageous Knowledge:

    • Knowledge of manual operation of lathes, milling machines, and other general workshop machinery is advantageous.
  5. Technical Aptitude:

    • Ability to accurately interpret technical drawings and standards.
    • Competence in using measuring equipment such as calipers and micrometers.
  6. Physical Capability:

    • Comfort with performing manual tasks weighing up to 25kg.
  7. Driving License:

    • A valid driving license is required.


For more information or for an informal discussion please contact:


What we can offer you

Tata Steel UK offers their employees significant benefits packages. For this role, you will benefit from:


  • A market competitive salary
  • 35 days holidays per annum
  • Annual Pay Review
  • Quarterly Bonus Scheme – subject to business performance
  • Private Healthcare Scheme (Individual cover)
  • One of the UK’s leading defined contribution pension schemes (10% employer contribution / 6% employee contribution)


We also have an extensive list of lifestyle benefits including free onsite parking at all of our sites, an employee assistance programme as well as Employee discount scheme for companies including Vodafone, Jaguar Land Rover and also various local services.


Why us?


Tata Steel is one of the world’s top 10 steel producers. The combined group has an annual aggregate crude steel capacity of more than 33 million tonnes with approximately 80,000 employees across four continents. We’re part of the Tata Group, one of the largest, most diverse conglomerates in the world with businesses in the UK including Tata Steel, Jaguar Land Rover and Tetley Tea.


Sustainability is at the very heart of what we do and we are dedicated to managing our operations responsibly and to continuously improving our performance. Innovating for tomorrow, making a positive impact today.


Tata Steel in the UK is committed to our ambition of reducing energy consumption and to becoming a carbon neutral steelmaker by 2045, to find out more about our journey click here Stoves cooking less carbon – YouTube


To learn more about who we are and what we can offer our future employees, please click on the link to watch the following video: Tata Steel – A place you can thrive – YouTube 


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