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CNC Programmer Setter Operator

6th April 2017


To produce precision components from 3D computer models and paper drawings.  To be able to generate CNC programmes using our CAD CAM system. 


Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Create, load, examine and modify CNC programmes.
  • Set up tools and load materials onto CNC machine.
  • Carry out machining of components.
  • Identify and report drawing errors and suggest improvements.
  • Make a positive contribution to maintaining a workplace that is healthy, safe, neat and tidy.
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties within capability as required by the Line Manager.
  • Ensure all relevant ISO9001 procedures are adhered to.
  • To play an active role in achieving departmental objectives such as cost reduction targets year on year, a reduction of external suppliers and an increase of in-house capabilities.



Qualifications and Experience

  • Fully skilled time served engineer/tool maker with CNC milling and turning experience to the highest levels.
  • CNC Programmer with experience of CAD CAM programming and setting horizontal and vertical 3, 4 & 5 axis machining centres.
  • FANUC, CAD CAM and 3D machining experience essential.
  • Onecnc XR4 Mill 3D expert experience a distinct advantage.
  • Used to working to fine tolerances with various materials.
  • Able to interpret engineering drawings.
  • Able to use a wide variety of measuring equipment.
  • You must have sound technical knowledge of the machine shop and its workings.
  • Computer literacy, strong communication and interpersonal skills are also essential.
  • An excellent team player, ability to multi-task with a strong awareness of health & safety considerations within a machine shop environment.
  • Applicants should have a good general standard of education, with excellent written and spoken English.
  • Experience of setting HAAS mills and lathes, live tooling experience an advantage.
  • Experience of working in motorsport and aerospace an advantage.


Special aptitudes

  • Confidential in all matters
  • Professional approach, coupled with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage and deliver results under pressure, within budgeted costs and to strict deadlines.
  • Quality focused.
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients and colleagues.
  • Ability to work in a prototype/small production environment.
  • Ability to work in, and adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to work co-operatively with others to complete tasks and implement process improvements
  • Determination to improve, grow and contribute to the departments success
  • A creative thinker not afraid to suggest new ways of doing things
  • Knowledge of Microsoft packages



  • Flexible and cooperative attitude
  • An assertive but calm demeanour
  • Self-motivated
  • Positive ‘can-do’ enthusiastic attitude



  • Good timekeeping and attendance record
  • Willing to be flexible with hours to ensure tasks are completed on time
  • Neat and tidy appearance


This job description is neither exhaustive nor exclusive and may be reviewed in the future depending upon operational requirements and staffing levels.


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