Machine Tool Fitter /Service Engineer


An opportunity has arisen for a Machine Tool Fitter/Service Engineer to join a long established company based in Chessington, Surrey with a world leading reputation for the design, development and build of deep hole drilling machines, cutting tools and a provider of precision subcontract machining.

Working within the company’s Machine Tool division based in Chessington, Surrey the role will be directly involved in the manufacture and commissioning of deep hole drilling machines of varying specifications to meet ongoing customer orders. The company has a world leading reputation for producing deep hole drilling machines to the highest quality and specification.

The role will also involve undertaking onsite installation/commission of newly manufactured deep hole drilling machines, together with servicing of already installed machines, throughout the globe. This service role will involve foreign travel for extended periods which requires a flexible and adaptable attitude.  


The ideal candidate will be an apprentice trained or time served engineer educated to City & Guilds or BTEC level with relevant experience and a strong understanding of precision machine tool fitting practices.

You must possess the ability to assemble from component level using hand tools and standard measuring equipment, working to tight tolerances and appreciate the need to maintain a very high standard of workmanship.

Applicants must be able to plan and work on their own initiative with minimal supervision and accept some flexibility of working hours if required to meet customer deadlines. The individual must also be hard working and extremely reliable, possessing a proactive problem solving approach and be a strong team player.

You must be able to communicate both verbally and in writing with colleagues and when required with customers at their premises in a professional manner.

Additional skills required/expected:

  •          Hand scraping
  •          Machine alignments
  •          Installation and commissioning of machines
  •          Ability to read and understand engineering drawings
  •          Use of standard measuring equipment working to tight tolerances
  •          Turning
  •          Milling
  •          Surface grinding
  •          Hydraulic and pneumatic circuits.
  •          Basic electrical circuits and fault finding
  •          Experience of CNC and PLC controls
  •          Understand all aspects of engineering drawings and processes


  •          Competitive salary
  •          Scope for significant overtime 
  •          Pension scheme
  •          Life Assurance
  •          Participation in company bonus scheme
  •          5 Weeks holiday
  •          38 Hour week with 12pm finish on Fridays

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