CNC Setter / Operator

First Base
Gloucester, UK
22 Aug 2019
06 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
CNC Machinist / Setter Operator - Twilight Shift

The Machinist/Setter Operator reports to the CNC Team Leader and he/she will be expected to set up and operate manual lathes and milling machines as well as handling, loading and setting fixture plates and support jigs onto 3-axis and 5-axis machines in a one-off or low batch machining environment.

The successful candidate MUST be able to:

* Set up and operate CNC milling machines.

* Work to tight machining tolerances and thoroughly check his/her own work (use of verniers, etc.)

* Work to 2D drawings and job specifications with the minimum of supervision, after training.

* Perform in process batch inspection of CNC machined parts.

* Monitor the condition and stock levels of tooling in your area, reporting any shortages or actions needed.

Experience / Qualifications

* Ideally time-served apprentice / engineer in mechanical engineering

* Experience in operating CNC machines with Heidenhein and Mazatrol controllers.

* Working on own initiative in a machine shop environment

* Experience in hand finishing of metal components & bench fitting, hand-tapping, deburring etc.

* Good understanding of manufacturing processes

* Ability to read and interpret 2D machining drawings and 3D CAD models, including tolerances and surface finish specifications


* Excellent housekeeping, timekeeping and reliability

* Confident team player

* Excellent communication skills

* Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

Twilight Shift - Standard hours of work are 2.30 pm to midnight, Monday to Thursday. This equates to a 36-hour week.

Salary to the successful candidate £21,000 - £23,000

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