• Machinist

    Job Locations UK-Somerset-Bridgwater
  • Overview

    Element has an opportunity for a Machinist. The Machining position performs a variety of routine and non-routine machining assignments within the department assigned and insures timely and accurate test results under direct supervision.  The technician positions must be proficient in a number of core business skills including but not limited to compliance to established safety rules, code of conduct, and company policies and procedures.


    • Experience in programming and setting of CNC mills for metallic and composite materials
      Knowledge of the set-up and operation of waterjet cutting equipment
    • Use cutting equipment to prepare specimens for testing as dictated in customer specifications 
    • Design, sets-up and perform a variety of machining tasks according to customer specifications and requirements 
    • Possess the ability to mentor and train machinists who have less experience through effective communication of machining process and technical data 
    • Ability to transfer technical knowledge of machining procedures/requirements and successfully satisfy and meet customer expectations
    • Maintain equipment and schedules preventative maintenance
    • Gather and record dimensions in accordance with quality assurance requirements
    • Use blueprints and design sketches to ensure the proper dimensions and tolerance levels of the finished product
    • Perform complex machining and to work alone the majority of the work day; only requesting assistance for clarification or confirmation of machining procedures

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Working knowledge of laboratory safety
    • Diploma or GED certificate preferred with college or vocational school coursework welcomed
    • Associate degree in related testing or science field or mechanical related field and / or significant experience in a machining shop environment
    • In-depth understanding of specimen preparation and related to machining concepts, measuring instruments and dimensional concepts
    • Strong computer skills and basic mathematical skills with ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry a plus
    • Ability to lift <50 lbs. often and >50 lbs. on occasion and stand on feet for long periods of time
    • Proven ability to effectively manage time and practices accountability for the machining to be performed 
    • Ability to take projects from start to finish, completing each step properly and understand and carry out the majority of machining methods
    • Advanced ability to read and understand customer specifications and perform the machining required
    • Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the machining field
    • Advanced skills in machining protocol in accordance with customer specifications 

    Company Overview

    Element is the best and most trusted testing partner in the world providing high value, critical services to the Aerospace, Transportation, Oil & Gas, Fire & Building Products and Infrastructure & Environmental sectors, where failure is not an option.


    Our purpose is a simple one. We make certain that all of the materials, products and devices we test, inspect and certify for our customers are always safe in their end application; are of marketable quality; are compliant with all relevant industry standards and regulations and are ultimately fit for purpose.


    Element’s expanded network of over 6,000 Engaged Experts are trusted by organizations to test and advise on the safety, quality, performance and compliance of their products, systems and operations.

    Diversity Statement

    At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


    All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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