Join Our Team

AKP is a friendly, family-owned precision engineering business. 

We take customer service seriously and are always looking for engineers and machinists who understand what it takes to deliver gold standard precision engineering components, every time.

See below for our current list of vacancies with full job descriptions.

We’re an innovative and forward-thinking company. We’re constantly investing in our business, in our engineering capacity and in our staff, with opportunities for training, learning and development.

Current Vacancies

CNC Machinists

Due to continued growth and expansion plans we are seeking additional CNC millers and turners to join our team.

We have day shifts and late shifts available.

Duties:
• Programming/setting/operating machines to produce components of an exceptional standard.
• Machine maintenance – topping up oil, coolants etc.
• Adhering to high standards of working at all times.

Person Specification:
• Able to interpret technical drawings.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Methodical and organised.
• Team player
• Experience of CAM software beneficial.
• Able to work with minimal supervision.
• Experience of CMM and measuring equipment beneficial.

Benefits:
• 23 days holiday + bank holidays
• Closed for Christmas week.
• Free onsite parking.
• Working with a friendly, forward thinking and inclusive team.

Salary: Negotiable depending on experience and shift worked.

Job Type: Permanent

Schedule:
• Day shift
• Monday to Friday
• Late shift
• Overtime

Apply Now > 

Please send your CV and a cover letter to michelle@akp.ltd to apply for this role.

Estimator

Due to expansion AKP are looking for an experienced estimator to join our busy sub-contract workshop. You will be responsible for providing cost estimates to produce components by CNC Milling and Turning.

This is ideally a full time position but part time will be considered for the right candidate.

Duties will include:
• Interpret customer requirements from drawings, specifications and models.
• Define process routing and estimate set up & cycle times.
• Obtain prices for any external processes and materials.
• Create quotations for clients within target response time using the companies software system.
• Liaise with suppliers and customers.
• Liaise with our engineers regarding tooling, fixtures and scheduling.
• Ordering of materials, special tools and gauges.

Person Specification:
• Methodical and organised
• Excellent communication skills – both written & verbal
• Computer literate
• Good eye for detail
• Must be experienced in the reading of drawings in an engineering environment.
• Work well under pressure and to deadlines.
• Be able to update KPI’s as necessary.

Benefits:
• 23 days holiday + bank holidays.
• Closed for Christmas week.
• Free onsite parking
• Working with a friendly, forward thinking and inclusive team

Salary: Negotiable depending on experience

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Schedule:
• Monday to Friday

Apply Now > 

Please send your CV and a cover letter to michelle@akp.ltd to apply for this role.

Production Manager

Due to expansion and continued growth plans, AKP are looking for an experienced Production Manager to manage and oversee our precision engineering operations.

Duties:
• Day to day management of factory resources, including people, materials, plant and processes.
• Leading the engineering activities of CNC programmers and machinists to ensure delivery of products are to the customers specification.
• Oversee internal and external training of the manufacturing team
• Work planning; inclusive of holding regular progress meetings, raising factory & sub-contract work orders, ensuring that employees maintain necessary routing & quality documentation.
• Pre-planning on works orders to ensure all tooling and gauges are available.
• Liaising with customers.
• Ensuring KPI’s are adhered to.
• Actively participating in continuous improvement activities.

Person Specification:
• Previous experience working in a similar role, ideally within a CNC/machine shop or component manufacturing environment.
• Strong people skills with the ability to motivate, lead and mentor factory personnel of varying abilities.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Attention to detail.
• Computer literate.
• CNC milling and turning experience, preferably with FANUC controls.
• Be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
• Methodical and organised

Benefits:
• 23 days holiday + bank holidays.
• Closed for Christmas week.
• Free onsite parking.
• Working with a friendly, forward thinking and inclusive team.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Negotiable depending on experience

Schedule:
• Monday to Friday

Apply Now > 

Please send your CV and a cover letter to michelle@akp.ltd to apply for this role.

Quality Control Inspector

To support our continued growth AKP are looking for an experienced engineering Quality Control Inspector to join our team.

This is full time position and you must be able to interpret engineering drawings.

Duties:
• Verify components to drawings and technical specifications.
• Ensuring components are inspected for first off approval, final inspection, ISIR / FAIR reports and NCR’s.
• Liaise with the engineering team and dispatch.
• Complete paperwork including dimensional and first article reports.
• Liaise with customers.

Person Specification:
• Experience in interpreting engineering drawings.
• Experience in using various mechanical measuring tools such as micrometres, verniers, plug/thread gauges and shadowgraphs/
• Experience of working within an ISO9001/AS9100D environment.
• Organised and methodical.
• Able to work under pressure and to deadlines.
• Computer literate and good communication skills.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Experience of using a CMM beneficial.

Benefits:
• 23 days holiday + bank holidays
• Closed for Christmas week.
• Free onsite parking.
• Working with a friendly, forward thinking and inclusive team.

Salary: Negotiable depending on experience

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Schedule:
• 8 hour shift
• Monday to Friday

Experience:
• Mechanical inspection: 1 year (preferred)

Apply Now > 

Please send your CV and a cover letter to michelle@akp.ltd to apply for this role.

Shipping and Packing Assistant

Due to expansion AKP are looking for a Shipping & Packing Assistant. This role is key to ensuring all components are delivered to our customers as per their specific requirements.

This is ideally a full time position but part time will be considered for the right candidate.

Duties will include:
• Washing, cleaning and packing components ready for shipping in accordance with customer requirements.
• Liaise with the engineers to establish which parts are ready for packing, and plan accordingly.
• Ordering of sundries and packaging supplies.
• Booking carriers for collection of goods.
• Using purchase orders where required.
• Checking all components conform to standard requirements prior to packing and notifying Quality if any discrepancies found.
• Raising delivery paperwork and other documentation as required using the companies software system.
• Maintaining stock control of components.

Person Specification:
• Methodical and organised
• Excellent communication skills – both written, verbal & numerical
• Computer literate
• Good eye for detail
• Good standard of maths
• Work well under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Benefits:
• 23 days holiday + bank holidays.
• Closed for Christmas week.
• Free onsite parking
• Working with a friendly, forward thinking and inclusive team

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: Negotiable depending on experience

Schedule:
• Monday to Friday

Apply Now > 

Please send your CV and a cover letter to michelle@akp.ltd to apply for this role.

Stores Person

Due to expansion AKP are seeking an additional stores person to support our daily operations.

This is a full time position working Monday-Friday 8am – 4.30pm (30 minute lunch break) and is a key role in ensuring the quality and traceability of our products.

Duties will include:
• Accepting deliveries of materials/goods and assisting with offloading as necessary.
• Checking supplier documentation against purchase orders and checking material certification to relevant paperwork and reporting any non-conforming paperwork.
• Organising supplier returns.
• Issuing and preparing material for works orders.
• Booking in materials using the companies software system.
• Managing the material from the shop floor to the stores racks and cutting material for issue.
• Control material used on the shop floor including oil & coolant drums, waste coolant and hand cleaning materials.
• Manage the scrap material process.
• Ensure the workshop areas are clean and tidy.
• Any other duties relevant to ensure the stores department runs smoothly.

Person Specification:
• Methodical and organised
• Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
• Computer literate
• Good eye for detail
• Forklift Truck licence would be an advantage.
• Physically able to lift and move materials.

Benefits:
• 23 days holiday + bank holidays.
• Closed for Christmas week.
• Free onsite parking.
• Working with a friendly, forward thinking and inclusive team.
• Full training provided.
• Uniform provided.

Salary: Negotiable depending on experience.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Apply Now > 

Please send your CV and a cover letter to michelle@akp.ltd to apply for this role.

Why Work in Norfolk?

Did you know that the Norfolk coast runs for nearly 100 miles? Luckily AKP is based just a stone’s throw away in Great Yarmouth, featuring a long sandy beach and amusement park just down the road!

Norfolk has some of the most stunning natural landmarks in the UK as well as plenty to see and do, including the historic city of Norwich (which is great for a day out shopping). We are proud of our diverse, safe community here in Norfolk, so if you’re looking to relocate there is nowhere better to live and work.

Check out Visit Norfolk to learn more about our lovely corner of the country.

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