Wire EDM Operator

COBA is a privately funded group of manufacturing and distribution businesses. Our key activities are invested in the design, manufacture and distribution of thermoplastic products and matting and flooring solutions.

COBA Precision Engineering Ltd based in Fleckney, Leicestershire is dedicated to prototyping, design and engineering solutions for the automotive, medical and aerospace sector. For more information, please visit www.cobaprecision.com.


0800-1700 (M-T), 0800-1600 (F)
41.5 hours per week, ½ hour lunch.


You will be willing to apply lean tools and activities throughout the job function and continually strive to bring new methodologies and technology into the business.

  • Competent in the use of manual engineering machines, Centre Lathe, milling machine, Surface Grinders, but specifically Wire EDM (Charmilles or other) hole start EDM machine (Charmilles or other) and general fitting skills
  • Modify existing tools to improve production processes
  • Assist in the company continuous improvement programs
  • Assist in the training and development of apprentices/trainees as required
  • Wire EDM to manufacture punch tools for various types of press tool equipment
  • Responsible for inspecting finished product to Engineering Drawings
  • Ensure the work area is kept clean and tidy and safe working practices are adopted
  • Any other duties as required by the senior toolmaker and engineering plan


  • Engineering apprenticeship, or equivalent training
  • Experience in milling, turning, grinding and fitting
  • Wire/ EDM knowledge and skills
  • Able to work from drawings and to specific standards

To apply, please email a copy of your CV to recruitment@coba.com.