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CNC and Manual Machinist

  • Panavision
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

Date Listed: May 15, 2024

Who we are:

Panavision is the world-class provider of end-to-end solutions that power the creative vision of filmmakers. Panavision's comprehensive offerings include unparalleled optics, proprietary camera and lighting systems, and state-of-the-art post-production services. Driven by a passion for collaborative innovation, Panavision provides the content-creation industry with the highest standard of quality and service. Panavision's portfolio includes the renowned brands Light Iron, Panalux, LEE Filters, Direct Digital, and Island Studios. For more information and locations worldwide, visit

The Role:

We're seeking a highly skilled CNC & Manual Machinist to join our Engineering team in Greenford, London. This is your chance to break away from mass production and dive into the world of bespoke manufacturing in a pre-production setting within the entertainment industry.

In this hands-on role, you'll be part of a close-knit engineering team in our workshop, crafting one-off parts and small-volume components for our prestigious clients.

What you’ll do:

  • Manufacture bespoke parts and one-off creations for our clients.
  • Utilising your expertise in CNC and manual machining as well as your skills with hand tools and bench fitting for precise finishing.
  • Operate and optimise CNC mills and lathes, ensuring exceptional precision.
  • Troubleshoot and refine programs to achieve the highest quality standards.
  • Collaborate effectively with the small engineering team in our workshop environment.
Who you are:
  • A highly experienced and multi-skilled Engineer with a recognised qualification (City & Guilds, NVQ Level 3 or equivalent).
  • Extensive experience with manual machining and utilising hand tools (e.g., files, scrapers, calipers).
  • Demonstratable understanding of programming and operating CNC machinery, ideally with Hurco Mills & Lathes.
  • An expert at interpreting engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Experience with CMMs (Coordinate Measuring Machine) is a plus.
What you’ll bring:
  • Be a dynamic, team player with a high degree of accountability and pro-active thinking.
  • Possess high levels of self-motivation and enthusiasm with the ability to work on your own initiative.
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks in a controlled and safe manner, paying particular respect to colleagues and equipment with adherence to Health and Safety procedures.
  • Ability to work and maintain effectiveness under pressure, within tight deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Thorough, outstanding follow through and attention to detail. Highly organised and able to prioritise workload.
  • Ability to resolve queries and problems to best of knowledge before escalating up to next level, ensuring minimum occurrence of errors and provide workable solutions.
What We Offer:
  • The opportunity to work on exciting and unique projects in the dynamic world of pre-production and entertainment.
  • A collaborative and supportive workshop environment.
  • The chance to break free from mass production and focus on bespoke creations.

Are you a passionate CNC & Manual Machinist who thrives on unique challenges and thrives in a collaborative environment? We encourage you to apply!