CNC Turning Cell Team Leader opportunity available for 2019

21st December 2018

Positions Available

CNC Turning Cell Team Leader

£16.50 per hour

Full-time, Permanent

If you’re sick of working with jerks or colleagues with big ego’s, then you might want to read on.

At ALM, we have a great team who are responsible for our success, one of our key values is “No Jerks, No Ego’s” and we passionately strive to ensure we don’t employ either of these; by doing so, our team are happy and get on well with each other.

What you’ll be doing

We’d like you to develop your turning cell, working with setters and operators to develop their skills and flexibility. Creating new Mazatrol / Fanuc lathe programs and setting and operating machines to achieve ambitious targets to reduce set up times and eliminate nonscheduled down time.

For a view inside our factory, to see examples of our work and meet the team celebrating at our Christmas party, simply search for ALM Engineering Solutions and follow the “gallery tab” along the top of our home page.

Minimum Requirements

You must be competent at programming lathes using mazatrol software and be experienced in the use of live tooling & Y Axis milling. Typically you will produce components ranging from 20mm to 200mm in diameter to extremely tight tolerances and specifications. Work can be one offs to batches of 200 pieces.

Shift working and occasional night shift may be required from time to time to meet customer deadlines.


If you’re ambitious and prepared to work hard to achieve your goals, then we’ll match that by investing our time and money to develop your skills and opportunities to progress your career with ALM.

What’s in it for you?

•Salary £16.50 per hour plus overtime & shift allowance

•33 days holiday

•Early finish on Fridays 1pm

•Regular company social events

•Generous travel allowance (if you travel more than 40 miles per day)

To apply for this opportunity

Please email Jess ( telling us why you think this role has your name on it and attach a copy of your latest CV.

Please write “This is the job for me” in the subject line of your email (without quotation marks.)

ALM Engineering Solutions makes significant investment in IT Infrastructure to support its continued growth.

18th August 2015

The growing business which supplies precision machined metal components for use in the Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Aerospace & Automotive industries is committed to developing and strengthening its position as one of the leading sub-contract machinists in the North East. To ensure continued success with its growth strategy, ALM has invested more than £40,000 in its back office systems with a new IT installation and telephony solution. Managing Director Tony Thompson “ as we continue to target growing markets, it is more and more important to have the ability to communicate, process and respond to customer demands at an ever increasing pace. The demands on our existing system have increased exponentially over the past year with software packages demanding bigger and faster processors to “crunch” vast amounts of information. We use CAD/CAM to minimise machine down time and to ensure machining cycles are optimised, giving us the best possible machine output. Solidworks 3D design software allows us to produce more realistic prototype images and our MRP/ERP system ensures work is planned & scheduled to meet customer delivery dates whilst reducing machine set ups to a minimum”. To get the best out of these systems requires the latest hardware & software and as our expected growth will require all of our attention, dealing with an outdated system was not on our agenda! After a complete review of our existing systems and working alongside our IT partners Aspire Technology Solutions, we decided to draw a line under the existing system and install a brand new system, customised to suit our growth requirements for the next five years. The net result is a much more stable, fast and intuitive user experience. Team members can quickly access shared information, review enquiries and respond across a common platform to give customers the rapid response they need” In addition to the new IT system, the directors decided to combine this upgrade with a new telephony suite which provides the facility for each user to have their own direct dial number, again making it easier for customers and suppliers to access their contact quickly and without the need to go through a reception centre. Improved call handling, messaging and call forwarding ensures that clients and suppliers alike waste no time waiting for answers to urgent requests. ALM is in business to improve the lives of its customers and can only achieve this by moving forward with the latest technology, systems and processes. This investment is just one of a series of major investments planned for the remainder of 2015 aimed at supporting this goal.

Additional investment in EDM Wire Erosion & Spark Erosion Machines for North East Precision Machining Contractor ALM Engineering Solutions

6th January 2014

As the demand for more complex machined components continues to rise, the traditional methods of precision machining are no longer sufficient to manufacture such components. The ability to wire erode complex multi axis shapes along with Spark Erosion for blind profiles ensures their position as one of the North East’s leading suppliers of precision machined parts and assemblies is maintained.

“This latest investment confirms our commitment to provide a one stop shop for our clients, our skilled workforce and growing portfolio of machines gives us greater capacity and the ability to keep every operation in-house. This reduces lead times and allows us greater control over quality and costs.”

CEO Tony Thompson

ALM Engineering provide precision machined parts and assemblies into the Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Aerospace and Automotive sectors, certified to the exacting requirements of AS9100, this North East based award winning engineering company is perfectly poised to take advantage of the growing aerospace market. Agie 250 HSS Wire Erosion Machine - Precision Machined Components

Significant Investment increases capacity for CNC Turned Parts in the Oil & Gas Market

12th September 2013

ALM Engineering Solutions, the award winning precision engineers based in Newton Aycliffe in the North East of England have just commisioned a further new Mazak CNC Turning Centre. Managing Director Tony Thompson comments “as the demand for machined parts for the Oil & Gas sector continues to rise, our £180,000 investment in the Smart-Turn 350M increases our capacity for larger turned parts up to 420mm diameter and 1200mm in length. Fitted with a fully automated hydraulic steady, the machine can remove metal at a high rate without sacrificing surface finish and dimensional accuracy.” The company, recently crowned Manufacturer of the Year 2013 in the Durham & Wearside category of the North East Business Awards has secured several new contracts in the Subsea market and is planning further capital investment in the new year. ALM Engineering Solutions manufactures a wide range of critical components for the Oil & Gas, Nuclear and Aerospace markets.

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