Trainee Setter – Bilborough


Who we are

Working with Advanex Europe offers you the opportunity to join a dynamic, growing business where you can make a difference. Part of a global network spanning from North America to Japan, Advanex is a collaborative company which affords its employees opportunities to develop and flourish. We are an established manufacturing business specialising in precision engineering solutions, dedicated to being a leader in our field. We work across a diverse range of markets including the medical, automotive and aerospace sectors.

We pride ourselves on offering employees the potential to create change, supported by training and qualification opportunities. Your wellbeing is important to us and we support this through friendly colleagues, an excellent, safe work environment (we follow the 5S principles) and offer an employee assistance programme.

Being passionate about springs and metal pressings is not something we expect from everyone, but if you are passionate about putting your heart into making a difference, working with others to achieve outstanding results and acting with initiative to grow and learn, we would love to hear from you.


The Opportunity

We are looking for a Trainee Setter to set and operate designated equipment and machinery in a Trainee capacity, to manufacture product in line with Quality specifications and in accordance with the Production schedule.

To assist and provide technical support at the desired level for the continuous improvement and development of manufacturing processes.


The Role

The responsibilities of this role will include but not be limited to:

  • To set and run machines in a training capacity within production areas and under supervision where appropriate.
  • To support the production of quality precision components by ensuring machines run smoothly.
  • To assist and support skilled machine setters in day-to-day production.
  • To perform changes and minor adjustments to production equipment as necessary.
  • To lift and move products as necessary in line with manual handling procedures.
  • To accurately measure components and log information using dedicated software.
  • To maintain and monitor machines within the department/work area to ensure they function as expected.
  • To adjust and/or replace tooling as required to the standard agreed with Trainer/Line Manager.
  • To commit to attending training, maintaining accurate training records, and developing skills and experience with the desire to achieve Setter role.
  • To support production in providing quality products to the customer specification and specific requirements.
  • To adhere to good housekeeping and 5S methods expected within the department.
  • To suggest and assist with improvement recommendations for the department or Company.
  • To report any hazards or near misses using iAuditor.
  • To always represent and promote our Company and our values in a positive light in line with Company policies.
  • To perform any other duties as reasonably required by your Manager or a Director.
  • To perform role in line with Advanex Fundamentals whilst demonstrating Company Core values.


All roles and responsibilities to be carried out in accordance with the Quality Management System, (Work Instructions, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and Good Documentation Practices (GDP)), good housekeeping, departmental and company procedures.


The Person

For this role, it is essential that you have the following:

  • Level 1 Maths and English or equivalent.
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Ability to follow instructions and processes.
  • Mechanical skills
  • Computer literate.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Positive ‘will do’ attitude.
  • Enthusiasm and desire to learn.
  • Motivated working alone and a part of a busy team.
  • Work on own initiative and ask for help.
  • Able to work with stakeholders/customers appropriate to the role.
  • Good time keeping and attendance.



  • Level 2 Maths and English or equivalent
  • Work on own initiative.
  • Previous experience from similar engineering/manufacturing environment.
  • Experience using EFACS or similar ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning).


What we can offer you

  • A competitive salary
  • A growing company
  • Opportunities to develop and learn
  • Excellent, safe work environment
  • Supportive, skilled colleagues



  • 25 holiday days plus bank holidays
  • Discretionary annual bonus (based on company performance)
  • Eye test vouchers
  • Pension scheme (5% employer contribution)
  • Death-in-service payment (4x salary)
  • Employee assistance programme (including free counselling, GP appointments, cost reimbursement for dental, optical, physio etc.)
  • Flexible hours (provided core hours are worked & business needs met)


How to apply

To apply for this role, please send your CV and Cover Letter to Katerina Dibb at We look forward to hearing from you.

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