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Manufacturing Engineer


Ellesmere Port, CHW, GB, CH65 4LR

Work Arrangement:  Onsite



Cook Compression, with over 100 years of history in the Energy Resources industry, have pioneered technology developments and are renowned for the quality and reliability of their product range which includes reciprocating compressor valves, packing cases, pistons, rings, and wipers, supplying to both OEM's and the aftermarket. With established manufacturing sites globally, we are now seeking to recruit additional permanent staff due to expansion at our facility in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.



The Manufacturing Engineer will primarily be responsible for planning CNC programs to control contour path machining of metal/composite parts on automatic machine tools.


  • An established background in the precision engineering industry, manufacturing mechanical components to high tolerances, in variety of metals
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience of undertaking off-line CNC programming, using CAD/CAM software within a lean-manufacturing work environment
  • Previous experience with Gibbs CAM software is an advantage
  • Experienced with the use of precision inspection equipment including CMM, micrometres, callipers, height gauges and bore gauges
  • Qualified to a minimum of NVQ 3, or equivalent such as a time-served apprenticeship or HNC in Mechanical Engineering
  • Prince2 or similar project management experience would be an advantage


  • Analyse drawings and design data to determine dimension and configuration of cuts, selection of cutting tools, machine speeds and feed rates, determin reference points and direction of machine cutting paths
  • Analyse routings at programming stage and update processes to guarantee CNC machine tools are used to their fullest capability.  This must be done using creativity, vision and an organized plan for the future
  • Compute angular and linear dimensions, radii and curvatures, and outline sequence of operations required to machine parts
  • Create, revise and edit CNC Programs in line with routed operations, create set-up documents to supplement written programs
  • Liaise with shop floor personnel, Shift Managers and suppliers regarding required tooling and fixtures
  • Creation of bills of material for manufactured components
  • Creation of routings for manufactured components including route card improvements (clear programs created and tooling identified)
  • Analyse and advise on make vs purchasing decisions
  • Identify and implement solutions that lead to cost savings
  • Apply principles of Lean Manufacturing to reduce setup times and improve productivity
  • Actively seek out and identifies Continuous Improvement opportunities



Competitive Rate of Pay, plus Additional Benefits Including;

  • Annual leave based upon length of service, starting at 25 days rising to maximum of 28 days, plus 8 Bank holidays
  • Company sick pay
  • Enhanced paternity pay
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • MIP  Bonus - Shopfloor employees are eligible to participate in the Manufacturing Incentive Bonus Scheme which is paid quarterly and dependent on the achievement site metrics and goals
  • Reward and recognition scheme
  • Stakeholder pension scheme – Company contribution is currently 5%
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Insurance  - paid at 4 x basic pay.
  • Free uniform and PPE
  • Free health checks and Eyecare Voucher scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • On site Parking
  • Free parking
  • Free refreshments



Cook are part of Dover Precision Components, who are in turn owned by Dover Corporation, a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenue of over $8.5 billion. Delivering innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, software and digital solutions, and support services, our team of 25,000 employees are dedicated to redefining what is possible to better serve our customers. Dover Corporation is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois. #SWE

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