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General Machinist - Full Time - BirminghamUnited Kingdom


At Sulzer, you are empowered to deliver superior results. As a pioneer in industry we have a proud heritage of innovation and continue to evolve for the future. Join our story and create your own impact by developing your expertise and building solutions that help make our lives safer, smarter and more sustainable.


Join our new state-of-the-art Birmingham facility, which incorporates the head office of RES in the UK, as our General Machinist to help take our machine shop it to the next level.


In this role you will be accountable for:

  • To manufacture new, or repair worn and or damaged items through general machining techniques. 
  • Use a wide variety of machine tools and mechanical engineering skills and methods
  • To ensure the safety of all persons at all times and to keep up to date with any changes in the Health and Safety culture


To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • Served a recognised apprenticeship in mechanical engineering relevant to a machine shop is an advantage however proven industry experience would be considered
  • To be fully conversant with reading and understanding engineering drawings. 
  • To be able to communicate to colleagues and supervisors and ask questions relating to technical queries
  • Ability to work on a number of machine tools 
  • Programming of CNC machines would be an advantage 
  • Experience of working in a machine shop in the service industry on repair and reclamation techniques would be an advantage.
  • Experience in using Light and Heavy Machine Tools 
  • Experience of Metal Spraying techniques would be advantageous 

Your benefits: 

  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) + service days
  • Defined contribution pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • On-site car parking with designated electric charging points
  • Access to a wide range of discounts on Everyday Shopping, Entertainment and Lifestyle
  • Long service awards


Location: We are based in Birmingham. This is a great place to live because, we are in a brand-new state of the art facility, located on the prestigious Birmingham Business Park, with great amenities including an onsite café and a Day nursery, centrally located off Junction 6 of the M42 and Junction 4 of M6. It has immediate access to the Midlands motorway network with direct links into Birmingham City Centre. Birmingham International Railway Station and Airport are minutes from The Park offering excellent rail and air links.


Sulzer is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.

82% of our employees recommend Sulzer as a good place to work – so come and join our story, starting today!

About us

Sulzer is a global leader in fluid engineering. We specialize in pumping, agitation, mixing, separation and application technologies for fluids of all types. Our customers benefit from our commitment to innovation, performance and quality and from our responsive network of 180 world-class production facilities and service centers across the globe. Sulzer has been headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834. In 2020, our 15’000 employees delivered revenues of CHF 3.3 billion. Our shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: SUN). www.sulzer.com

Rotating Equipment Services

Through a network of over 100 service sites around the world, Sulzer provides cutting-edge parts as well as maintenance and repair solutions for pumps, turbines, compressors, motors and generators. We service our own original equipment, but also all associated third-party rotating equipment run by our customers, maximizing its sustainability and life cycle cost-effectiveness. Our technology-based solutions, fast execution and expertise in complex maintenance projects are available at our customers’ doorsteps. www.sulzer.com

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