Prototype Development Machinist

Job description

Job Title: Prototype Development Machinist

Salary: Competitive

Location: West Drayton


RWC and our family of brands develop safe, sustainable and efficient solutions through a range of engineered and innovative products for plumbing and heating, smart homes and specialist industries around the world.

We offer a complete range of pipes, fittings and valves to help our customers deliver, control, optimise and solve in innovative, reliable, and simple ways every day.

We are proud to be the world’s largest manufacturer of push-fit plumbing products and valves for specialist water control.

Our Values
At RWC, you will see a reflection of the shared beliefs, sheer dedication and focused ethics of every single member of our team. There are no barriers and no dividers.

We’re an open company with an open culture to match, encouraging company-wide conversations and listening to everyone’s opinions to help us shape a better world.

We constantly strive to develop fresh ideas to keep people safe, efficient and comfortable. Inspired to succeed, our teams across the globe share the same goal – to develop world-leading solutions underpinned by our SPIRIT: Simplicity, Passion, Innovation, Reliability, Integrity, Together as one team. That is why we are at the forefront of shaping a better world, today and tomorrow.

Job Profile

We are happy to announce our new job opening for ‘Prototype Development Machinist’ who will be responsible for manufacture of plastic and metal components to assist in prototype operation and design.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Programme and operate EMCO 365 Siemens Sinumerik control machining centre to produce components to required specification

  • Work on necessary workshop equipment, primarily manual operated lathes and milling machines
  • Production of electrodes from component drawings
  • Plan personal workload efficiently and effectively to meet completion dates as scheduled
  • Liaise with NPD team and other departments integral to development to ensure prototype models meet requirements
  • Work to BS8888 drawing standards and other associated BS standards
  • Record drawing changes and deviations to allow later use for reference
  • Comply with all current work guidelines and health and safety instructions within the organisation
  • Work within Abrasive Wheels Regulations certificate guidelines
  • Carry out periodic cleaning and preventative machinery maintenance where applicable
  • Carry out any reasonable task which falls within your capabilities

Job requirements

About you:

  • Practical approach to problem solving
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work to a demanding schedule and thrive under pressure

Qualifications & Skills

  • City and Guilds or NVQ in a relevant subject
  • Experience in CNC programming/operation preferably with Siemens Fanuc control software


  • A competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday depending on the role shift pattern
  • Flexible holiday buy/sell scheme
  • Recognition and reward scheme
  • Internal and external learning and development
  • On site Café (West Drayton site)
  • Employee Assistant Programme
  • Cycle to Work & Tech Scheme
  • Discounted gym membership (selected providers)

RWC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. RWC celebrates diversity, employment is based solely on qualifications and competence for a particular position, without regard, on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees.

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