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RT Quaife Engineering Ltd is an ISO9001 certified business that employs over 80 staff at two high technology facilities in Kent. Precision engineering of high performance drivetrain components for the motorsport sector represents the firm's core business, but Quaife also delivers advanced powertrain solutions for OEMs, commercial and electric vehicles - even desalination plants.

Constantly expanding and operating in a growth sector across a global marketplace, please review Quaife's current openings below if you are a highly skilled individual seeking to join our dynamic and committed team.

Current Vacancies:

RT Quaife Engineering Ltd is a 53 year old engineering company based in Kent. We specialise in providing powertrain solutions to the motorsport industry and control the entire process from design to manufacture in-house. We have modern facilities with state-of-the-art equipment to ensure we are always at the forefront of our field.

Are you keen to join a forward-thinking automotive driveline component manufacturer? Are you passionate about precision engineering, motorsport and the latest performance product trends? Then we would love to hear from you…

Junior Quality Inspector

Are you interested in Quality, with experience of reading engineering drawings and measuring parts/components? Do you want to work within the Engineering sector?

In this role you will spend most of your time based on the shop floor, ensuring the components produced are of the highest quality and correct to customer specifications. You will carry out conformance tests and assist with the ISO 9001 standards.

This opportunity would suit a someone looking to join a company that can offer technical development, progression, and the chance to work with top of the range measuring machinery in an expanding business.

The role will consist of:

  • Reporting to the Quality Manager
  • Working with CMM tools
  • Supporting standards for ISO 9001
  • Checking products against customer/Internal specifications
  • Creating & updating Visual Aids
  • Carrying out shop floor patrol inspections
  • Working 8am-4:30pm Monday-Thursday and 8am-3:30pm Friday

The successful candidate:

  • Ability to read engineering drawings desired but not required
  • Experience of using measuring equipment: Vernier calipers etc. desired but not required
  • Ability to complete documentation accurately and on time
  • A Self-motivated, positive, and flexible attitude

Full on-site training will be provided for this role.

Please download the job application form, (download form here), and return it to samuel@quaife.co.uk

Caretaker / Yard Person

We are currently seeking two energetic and highly motivated individuals to join our teams at both our Sevenoaks and Gillingham sites as our Caretaker / Yard Person.
The ideal candidates for this position should be detail oriented, flexible, and willing to take on all tasks as the need arises. You will be responsible for the general upkeep of the whole site including the machine shop floor, offices, and restrooms, keeping them clean, tidy, and free from debris. You would also be expected to use the fork lift truck so you must hold a current competency certificate or licence.

The job role will consist of but is not limited to;

General up keep of the site both in and around the building.

Manage the routine upkeep of the exterior areas such as the stockyard, car park, and the green areas.

Remove rubbish and recycling daily and prepare the bins for collection.

Handle emergency cleaning situations and upkeep requests.

Ensure the canteen, washing area, and toilets are maintained and fully equipped.

Use the fork lift truck to empty the waste metal bins.

Whilst previous experience would be an advantage, on the job training will be given, however, you will need to work well under minimum supervision and, although a cleaning schedule will be provided, you will also on occasions be expected to use your initiative should an issue arise.

Please send your CV to HR@quaife.co.uk and complete the job application form (download form here).

Night Shift CNC Turner – Programmer / Setter / Operator

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for an experienced, preferably time served, CNC turning programmer / setter / operator to join our night shift turning team, working predominantly from our Gillingham site.

You should be fully conversant in Fanuc or an equivalent G Code system, and be capable of programming at the machine, and setting a part from drawing.

CAD/CAM experience would be an advantage but is not essential.

An excellent understanding of materials, tooling, cutting speeds and feeds is essential. A high standard of quality is expected from all of our staff, as is the ability to work efficiently and to close tolerances.

This position is available for an immediate start. Salary is dependent on experience.

RT Quaife Engineering is an ISO 9001-2015 accredited global leader in the performance automotive drivetrain industry, supplying motorsport users, volume OEM and commercial customers with a wide variety of precision engineered products for cars, motorcycles and specialist use vehicles.

Please send your CV to HR@quaife.co.uk and complete the job application form (download form here).

CNC Vertical Milling Programmer / Setter / Operator

We are looking for an experienced, preferably time served, CNC Milling Programmer / Setter / Operator for our vertical machining centres based predominantly at our Sevenoaks site.

The applicant should be fully conversant in Fanuc, and be capable of programming and setting a part from drawing. A good knowledge of fixture design and work holding is required, as the majority of jobs are recurring, and need to be ”operator friendly”.

An excellent understanding of materials, tooling, cutting speeds and feeds is essential, as is the ability to work efficiently and to close tolerances.

A high standard of quality is expected from all of our staff.

Please send your CV to HR@quaife.co.uk and complete the job application form (download form here).

*These job descriptions are designed to help applicants in the understanding of their roles, and are not intended to be a definitive list of duties, as flexibility in meeting company needs is required by all employees.

We respectfully request that CVs are sent in by candidates only; no agencies please.