Lathe Setter

Job Reference: MN2021-361
Location: Manchester

Salary: £11-16.47 per hour
Higher pay rate is achieved by: After working 12 continuous weeks

Contract Type: Temporary, Full time

The Best Connection are currently recruiting for Lathe Turners/Machine Operatives to work for one of our prestigious clients based in Swinton. The shift patterns are: Morning shift 6AM until 2PM Monday to Friday. Afternoon/evening shift 2PM until 10PM Monday to Friday, and night shift 9PM until 6AM. Successful candidates need to be fully flexible to work all shifts as they are rotating each week for 37 hours.

You will primarily be working on large lathes, turning castings of magnesium into shiny cylinders of magnesium, the lathes are manually set up and not CNC.

Pay will be £11 per hour for the first 12 weeks and then on the 13th week will increase to £16.47 per hour.

Requirements of the Individual:

  • Experience operating manual lathes.
  • Experience operating cutting, forming, machining equipment.
  • FLT licence – Counterbalance.
  • Experience with cranes.


  • Personal accident insurance scheme available.
  • Online portal to access payslips.
  • Excellent pay rates.

The Best Connection Employment Group Limited was formed in 1991. The company has a network of 90+ branches throughout the UK, from which specialise in the supply of temporary labour to the industrial, HGV, warehouse, and distribution sector

Additional Benefits & Requirements

  • 28 days Paid Annual Leave pro-rata for PAYE (inclusive of statutory holiday)
  • Hourly rate as above (not age dependent)
  • Training Provided

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