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Date: 25-Jun-2022

Location: Port Talbot, South Wales, GB

Company: Tata Steel

Job Description

Job Title:                      Machinist

Business:                    Tata Strip Products UK

Location:                     Port Talbot, South Wales

Work Pattern:              Days

Salary:                          £29,633 + Benefits

Closing Date:              Sunday 10th July 2022


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


The Role

We are currently looking to recruit a Machinist for our Central Engineering Shops at our Port Talbot site. Within the role, you will perform the duties for a time served machinist. You will machine components to engineering drawings and plant equipment from works areas and ensures all tolerances and specifications are met and work to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

The incumbent of this role will be responsible for carrying out the machining of various sized components to a high degree of tolerance and high specifications using all machine shop based equipment and techniques including centre lathes, horizontal borers, milling machines, elga mills, pillar drills, vertical borers, grinding.    Materials used all ranges of steels, alloys, brass and cast irons.


What are we looking for?

In order to be considered for this role, applicants will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • The jobholder must be a time served indentured mechanical craftsman,
  • Must have experience of working within a safe system of work
  • Any safety accredited course would be advantageous (E.G. IOSH or NEBOSH)
  • NVQ level 3 qualification in mechanical engineering
  • Write risk assessments and safe working procedures before carrying out tasks.
  • QA system Knowledge and worked within credited ISO 9001 company  
  • Candidates should be experienced in the manual operation of lathes, boring, grinding and milling machines. Experience in operating CNC machines is advantageous
  • Be capable of interpreting technical drawings and standards,
  • Be able to complete manual tasks up to 25kg in weight
  • To work with COSHH regulations and have knowledge of substances working with them correctly
  • Advantageous to drive forklift trucks from 1.8 tonne to 12 tonne
  • Advantageous to operate a mobile elevated working platform.


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

  • A market competitive salary
  • Quarterly Bonus Scheme – subject to business performance
  • One of the UK’s leading defined contribution pension schemes (10% employer contribution / 6% employee contribution)
  • Annual Pay Review
  • Employee discount scheme for companies including Vodafone, Nissan, Jaguar Land Rover and also various local services 

You may be also interested to know that we have an extensive list of lifestyle benefits including, free onsite parking at all of our sites, an employee assistance programme as well as discounts with local and national retailers and services.

About Us

Tata Steel is one of the world’s top ten steel producers. The combined group has an aggregate crude steel capacity of more than 28 million tonnes and 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.

Our Strip Products UK manufactures hot-rolled, cold-rolled and metallic-coated strip steels and provides solutions in product design, processing technologies and management of the supply chain. We work closely with our customers to help them obtain the best results from our products.  Our business aims to lead the market with the best products and services and we work continuously to improve them.

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:

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