Job Type
Full-Time Temporary
United Kingdom

Position Summary

Magellan Aerospace Blackpool has an exciting opportunity for a NC Programmer / Engineer

  • Full Time 12 month Temporary Contract
  • 40 hours per week.
  • Job location: Blackpool Business Park, Amy Johnson Way, Blackpool, FY4 2RP
  • Unionised site – works in partnership with Unite the Union.

The purpose of the role is to interpret customers’ specifications and engineering drawing and to engineer components using NC Programming/Verifying techniques. In addition the role will involve driving down over capacity on machines to meet the company’s continuous improvement targets.

Perks and Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Company pension plan
  • On site bonus scheme
  • Excellent career progression opportunities
  • Discounts available with selected mobile companies
  • Employee Advantages Scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Occupational Health and ergonomics focussed
  • Extended paid Holiday Entitlement based on length of service
  • Free parking

Essential Responsibilities

  • Engineer components using NC programming / verifying various components on all CNC machines.
  • Creation of prove-out sheets and oversee prove out of new programs
  • Understanding and interpretation of customer specifications and engineering drawings.
  • Design of various fixtures and jigs.
  • Build of solid model
  • Creation of component part documentation to create a stable process and to achieve a set machine runtime.
  • Optimisation of existing processes to drive down over capacity on machines with the objective of reducing the quoted runtimes to resolve bottlenecks in manufacture to meet CI targets.
  • Assist within all aspects of engineering the production process, material flow and machine utilisation.
  • Any other duty that may be required of you by the Engineering Manager and for which you have the skills and attributes to carry out with or without further training.
  • Ensure that all work is carried out within the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act and that you maintain a safe workplace for yourself and your colleagues.
  • Conduct your work within the company environmental and quality standards
  • Ensure that your work environment follows the principles of 6S.
  • Any other duty that may be required of you by the Engineering Manager and for which you have the skills and attributes to carry out with or without further training.

Position Requirements


  • ONC / HNC in an Engineering discipline or similar level qualification in this discipline.


  • 5 years’ experience of High Speed Machining.
  • Good understanding of tooling selection for the required component.
  • Time served machinist

Key Competencies:

  • Advanced MasterCam / Catia V5 Programming / other CAD / CAM software / Vericut simulation software (preferred but not essential as training will be given to successful candidate)
  • Ability to read and interpret complex engineering drawings and customer specifications
  • High level of numeracy and literacy

Other skills/Abilities


  • PC skills
  • Microsoft Office


  • Ability to cope under pressure
  • Flexibility in your approach to work
  • Project management
  • Organised, methodical and completer finisher
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to coach and mentor more junior engineers.

Personal Attributes:

  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Team player with the ability to bring new ideas to the table.

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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