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Tuesday, October 15 2019



We are looking for a detail orientated CNC programmer & machinist who will be responsible for the running of a new Vertical Machining Centre and existing machine tools within the Precision section. The candidate will work with the team leader to deliver quality products in-line with company vision and values, and assist in other VMC sections with programming and machining techniques.

Key Tasks:

Manufacture from technical drawings in-line with customer requirements

Block milling and pre-machining of raw material

Setting up existing or new Die Blocks and running die sinking models via Autodesk PowerMill

Making modifications or adding sub programmes to NC programmes at the machine

Dressing out impressions with a die-grinder to remove burrs and machining marks

Making plaster models of the impressions to prove tooling

3rd and 4th axis programming at the machine using Fanuc and Easy Guide systems

Programming and the machining of new products and prototypes while working with Production Engineers to improve current practices and the development of new products

Setting up multiple datum points and tooling for batch processing

Assist in the movement of historical products and programmes onto the new VMC

Support main VMC area with manufacturing techniques and programming

Looking at the complete manufacturing process of existing products including current set up times and suggesting any process or tooling improvements

Conduct root cause analysis of old programmes and understand problems and rewriting programmes if necessary

Manual machining on Milling machines and Lathes

Perform PPM duties within the section

Work with Quality / Sales / Maintenance departments on progress of work and machine status

Maintain quality and safety standards throughout

Surface Grinding

Candidate Requirements: Proven experience in a manufacturing / machine shop environment in a programming and machining role is essential

Experience with Fanuc  or Doosan – Fanuc 0iMF CNC control system with Manual Guide ‘I’

Manual machining skills (milling, turning, surface grinding) in a recognised apprenticeship

Educated to HNC level in Engineering for Manufacturing or Mechanical disciplines

Experience and knowledge of quality inspection measuring tools and techniques

Knowledge of tooling and tool types used in VMC machining

Able to work with little or no supervision on assigned jobs

Experience with other CNC control systems and machines

Knowledge of machining different material types

Any CAD programming offline such as SolidWorks would be beneficial but is not essential

This job description sets out the main responsibilities and duties of the job holder.  It does not constitute an exhaustive or comprehensive description of duties and the job holder will be required to carry out any additional tasks as and when requested by their manager.  Responsibilities and duties may also change in light of future business needs and personal development.

Competetive rates

Annual Holidays: 25 days + 8 statutory UK holidays

Additional Benefits: Life assurance at 1 x base annual salary and auto enrolled into company pension scheme after 3 months

Shifts: - starting on day shift with the potential of moving to 6 -2 and 2 – 10 on weekdays in times of higher demand and with overtime available at selected times

Day shift currently follows this pattern:

Monday to Thursday: 7.30am to 4.30pm (Friday: 7.30am to 12.30pm)

This position reports to: - Senior Production Engineer



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