CNC Programmer

Cougar RED Ltd
05 May 2017
04 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Job Title:

CNC Programmer - (Programmer Setter Operator) - Modern High-Tec Facility, No shifts, Excellent Starting Salary, Permanent Contract.


Established in 2005, Cougar RED Ltd ( specialises in Automotive and Motorsport High Precision Engineering. Through expansion we have immediate need for an experienced CNC Programmer Operator Setter to enhance 5-Axis Milling services at our modern premises in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. In this role you will be working on a wide variety of client projects programming and producing 1-off components and small batch production. You will also be working on the exciting development and production of our own expanding product range.

Do you have these attributes?

  • Organised - Displays initiative and manages workload efficiently.
  • Communicative - Able to communicate with colleagues and customers at all levels.
  • Quality Driven - Maintains consistent high standards
  • Responsive - Acts and adapts quickly to changing customer needs and deadlines.
  • Reliable and Motivated - Commitment to aiding productivity and business growth.
  • Tidy - Maintains clean equipment and a safe working environment.

If you have the right attributes, are they backed up with technical skills and knowledge required for the role?

  • Minimum 5 years CNC experience in 5-axis vertical milling.
  • Excellent knowledge of materials and machining techniques (speeds, feeds).
  • Good fixture design experience.
  • Strong programming skills, ideally in connection with OPEN MIND hyperMill CAD/CAM application (although training will be given).
  • Excellent Setter/Operator skills including extensive tool setting experience.
  • Experience of Heidenhain controls.
  • Ability to quickly and accurately interpret technical drawings to enable programming, setting and manufacture.
  • Highly confident in the accurate use of quality testing instruments
  • Basic computer use with knowledge of Word/Excel

Salary and Benefits

Joining Cougar RED means you will be rewarded with a modern high specification facility equipped with the latest machining technologies, friendly colleagues, a variety of projects and of course an attractive starting salary.

Employment package offered:

  • Starting salary: £31200 - £37440 p/a (depending on experience) (£15.00p/h - £18.00p/h).
  • Full-time, permanent contract
  • 40 hours/week (Monday-Friday)
  • Flexible working between hours of 7.30am - 5.30pm
  • Annual pay review
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Training opportunities
  • Overtime paid at enhanced rates
  • 20 days paid annual leave (4 weeks) in addition to paid bank holidays
  • No nights or shifts
  • Convenient free onsite parking
  • High specification modern workshop
  • Weekly Pay
  • Company pension scheme

If you feel you are the ideal candidate, please submit your CV immediately together with a brief cover letter outlining your experience.