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Workshop Machinist - Grangemouth

Petroineos - Engineering - Mechanical
Ref: 433 Date Posted: Monday 21 Aug 2017
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Workshop Machinist -  Grangemouth



This role is within the workshop team and is responsible for providing a safe and cost effective maintenance and repair support function for company equipment that gives assurance for continued business operation and compliance with legislative requirements under PUWER.

This requires that machines and/or general engineering items are prepared, measured, diagnosed, repaired, assembled and tested in accordance with workshop instructions.

The key accountabilities of the role

  • Ensure a satisfactory level of work performance against all health and safety rules and regulations, including new initiatives as they are introduced, that will contribute to the company goal of achieving a high level of regulatory compliance
  • Perform measuring and testing of mechanical components for size, geometry and material of construction using a variety of measuring tools and diagnostic devices, working to very close tolerances.
  • Execute basic and complicated machine tool tasks on manual metal cutting machines (Centre Lathes, V+H Milling Machines, Surface Grinding Machine, V+H Boring Machines, Radial Drilling Machines, Sensitive Drilling Machines, Bandsaw and Pedestal grinders) to manufacture simple and/or complex and intricate engineering components/assemblies
  • Examine faulty equipment, components and/or services in order to accurately diagnose the root cause of a fault and hence complete the appropriate repairs, and where possible, produce recommendations to prevent recurrence.
  • Perform and execute job/work plans effectively and achieve a satisfactory completion as measured through speed, efficiently and a tidy/clean work area
  • Provide appropriate quality reports on work done/completed through the development and creation of sketches, line diagrams or annotated photographs based on the original request from customers
  • Assist and support other members of the engineering team, inclusive of company apprentices and trainees and any term contractors or specialist service providers, in order to achieve a satisfactory repair to equipment, components or services, either in the field or within the workshop


  • Formal mechanical machining apprenticeship
  • SVQ Level 3 Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent)
  • HNC Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Capable of reading detailed technical drawings/diagrams
  • Previous experience of a COMAH site

The successful candidate will be:

  • Personable with the ability to articulate with people on all levels
  • Supportive of business needs working within own capabilities or through instruction, particularly in times of business crisis or manufacturing upset/disruption
  • Self-motivated and adaptable to changing work needs, environment or situations
  • Willing and keen to learn and develop and to look to the future
  • Confident to take action based on own decisions and for reporting plant defects, near misses or occurrences in order to improve safety and operability
  • Operate on own initiative when supervision is not present
  • Focused (safety, speed, quality)
  • Keen eye for detail and a ‘right first time’ attitude.