Job Type
Full-Time Regular
United Kingdom

Position Summary

Magellan Aerospace Blackpool has an exciting opportunity for a CNC Machinist

  • Full Time Permanent Contract
  • 34.5 hours per week – 7am-7pm
  • 4 week rotation Sun-Mon-Tues/Wed-Thu-Fri
  • Job location: Blackpool Business Park, Amy Johnson Way, Blackpool, FY4 2RP
  • Unionised site – works in partnership with Unite the Union.
  • This role is governed by ITAR, restrictions may apply

Machining of aircraft components from generated engineering models to prescribed customer specification, using aluminum or titanium metal as required, utilising 3, 4 and 5 axis machine tools.

Perks and Benefits

  • A company culture that promotes work life balance
  • Access to mental health support
  • Business performance related bonus
  • Career development opportunities
  • Commitment to continued learning and development
  • Perkbox - includes monthly treats and discounts from selected restaurants, cinemas, shops etc
  • Long Service Awards
  • Enhanced Holiday Entitlement based on length of service
  • Free parking
  • Blackpool Transport 'Travel to Work Scheme' member - includes discounts on local transport routes

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

A CNC Machinist will be responsible for the operation of machining cells which could include working on aluminum and/or titanium metal parts on 2, 4 and 5 Axis machines.

  • Setting and operating the machine tools
  • To be able to operate multiple machines at all times during shift when safe to do so
  • To communicate efficiently and effectively with the supervisor, manager and colleagues
  • To carry out component change overs for own machines and colleagues if required
  • Carry out de-burring of components, including removal of sharp edges and cleaning of holes
  • Route work as necessary to next operation as per work instructions or team leader direction
  • Ability to resolve machining problems with minimum supervision
  • Escalation of unresolved problems to Shift Leader, Team Leader or Manager as required
  • Provide accurate handover information to next shift on current status and any issues arisen
  • Ensure all job card documentation is filled in correctly before moving onto next operation
  • To work in line with all company requirements including following work-to list and set up sheets
  • Housekeeping and maintenance of own working environment including keeping area free of spills
  • Work in a safe manner complying with all risk assessments and procedures in line with company Health and Safety policy, reporting any Health and Safety incidents that occur
  • Actively support and contribute to the continuous improvement programme and lean manufacturing
  • Any other reasonable duties required by management in support of the business

Skills/Knowledge Requirements:



  • Good general education
  • Time served recognised engineering Apprenticeship, minimum of City & Guilds/NVQ in Mechanical Engineering
  • HNC Qualification is desirable



  • Minimum of 2-3 years of 3,4 and 5 Axis machining
  • Knowledge of Controls
  • Health and Safety
  • Aerospace manufacturing experience

Key Competencies:

  • Motivation
  • Attention to detail
  • Housekeeping skills

Other Skills/Abilities/Personal Attributes:


  • FANUC & Siemens Knowledge
  • Heidenhain knowledge
  • Self-inspection knowledge


  • Problem solving
  • Written and verbal handover communication

Personal Attributes:

  • Clear communicator
  • Organised and methodical
  • Demonstrates values consistent with the corporate culture, management and operating style expected of Magellan employees
  • Team player
  • Committed to best practice

About us:

Magellan Aerospace is a global, integrated aerospace company that provides complex assemblies and systems solutions to aircraft and engine manufacturers, defence and space agencies worldwide. The organization officially adopted the name “Magellan Aerospace Corporation” in 1996; deriving it from the intrepid explorer Ferdinand Magellan. His global exploits at the turn of the 15th century established a number of firsts, so the company’s vision has been to carry this same legacy into the future of the aerospace industry.

At Magellan, we have over 80 years of collective knowledge and experience in the aerospace industry, and believe one truth: People create value. Employees are our greatest resource in working towards a successful future, and together we build professional relationships that thrive. We know that personal development is fundamental to the success of every individual, and every individual is fundamental to the success of our business, so we invest in our employees and provide excellent career progression opportunities. When you are part of Magellan, you are part of the team!

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