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Operative - Semi Skilled


Glasgow, GLG, GB, G42 0PT

Work Arrangement:  Onsite


About Us
Waukesha Bearings are a leading designer and manufacturer of hydrodynamic fluid film bearings, active magnetic bearing systems and seals for high-performing turbomachinery and rotating equipment in oil & gas, power generation, marine and industrial markets.
Part of Dover Precision Components, we are an integrated provider of performance-critical solutions for rotating and reciprocating machinery.

About The Job

The Semi Skilled Operative sets up and operates machine's and equipment to perform a range of processes in the manufacturing of custom-engineered bearings, in line with quality standards and in conjunction with various other engineering disciplines at our established site in Glasgow.


What you Will Bring

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience within a lean-manufacturing work environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of mechanical manufacturing processes, with an understanding of and able to work from technical drawings and specifications.
  • Experience of processes including fabrication, machining, finishing and final assembly within a precision engineering / workshop environment.
  • Ideally you will have experience of 'Hot Work' such as welding, brazing soldering, of use of open flames, or working in a foundry or furnace setting.
  • Experience of working with overhead cranes, manual handling, lifting and slinging.
  • Ideally experience of forklift / reach truck operation.
  • Prior experience with precision inspection equipment including, but not limited to, micrometres, callipers and electronic measuring equipment.

What You Will Do

  • Read process sheets, blueprints and sketches of part to determine machining to be done, dimensional specifications, set up and operating requirements.
  • Manual handling of materials and components.
  • Using forklift / reach truck in warehouse environment.
  • Interpret work instructions, identify, select set-up / install tooling for operations being performed.
  • Understand the applicable quality systems and perform necessary quality inspections.
  • Apply principles of Lean Manufacturing to reduce setup times and improve productivity.
  • Visually inspect final components and boxing of parts to include cleaning, oiling, wrapping and boxing the final product for shipment.
  • Perform cleaning, fitting, filing, blending, polishing.
  • Use precision measuring instruments and gauging devices and performs various quality inspection type procedures to include dimensional verification.
  • Actively participate in daily Continuous Improvement activities.
  • Set up all necessary measuring equipment and routinely check the calibration of the equipment while measuring.
  • Support “Best Practices” to achieve company goals for safety, delivery, cost and quality.
  • Ability to work rotating Early & Back shifts.


More About the Company
Dover Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenue of over $8 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.

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