CNC Programmer/ Operator ( Turner)

CNC Turner – Programmer/ Operator with Fanuc program control experience of manufacturing components in Stainless Steel / Aluminium required ASAP for a permanent role in the Knutsford, Cheshire Area. Salary is £26,000 ( £32,500 including 25% shift uplift, dependent on experience and qualifications). The basic working week is 40 hours/week (Mon – Fri double days – 6am-2pm & 2:30pm-10:30pm) plus possible O/T.

The successful CNC Turner – Programmer/ Operator day to day duties will include:

  • To effectively produce machine components to the required quality and timescale and in accordance with the job specification/drawing and works order.
  • Prioritise, in accordance with Team Leader’s instructions and work in progress requirements, works orders received from the Cutting Room
  • Ensure material received is appropriate and cut to size. Refer any inaccuracies to the Team Leader
  • Identify and load the appropriate programme for the specific job, referring to the Pro-Engineer report. If no programme exists or a program error has occurred report to the Team Leader
  • Manufacture the component to production deadlines using the CNC machine or Manual
    Lathe, ensuring the machines are operated safely and that the appropriate checks have been carried out
  • Store any new programmes correctly for future access
  • Ensure that the completed component is checked against the specification, is de-burred and engraved and blasted as required
  • Pass completed component and documentation to Team Leader
  • Manufacture jigs and fixtures to aid the machining of components
  • Follow the machine maintenance schedule in accordance with the operators manual
  • Ensure that the machine oil levels are checked periodically
  • Respond appropriately and quickly to machine alarms for maintenance purposes
  • Report any faults with the machine to the Team Leader
  • Ensure that the machine maintenance records are maintained and updated
  • Ensure that scrap material is stored appropriately
  • Carry out weekly 5S audits on area as requested by Team Leader
  • Deal professionally, competently and courteously with customers, suppliers and colleagues in problems and offer advice with verbal and written communications
  • Clean and tidy work including machine area on a daily basis

To be suitable for this CNC Turner – Programmer/ Operator role you must have the following experience / characteristics

  • Must have previous experience of setting / operating CNC lathes.
  • Must have previous experience of using manual lathe.
  • Must be a time served machinist.
  • Must have undertaken formal training in CNC setting and operation.
  • Highly motivated and keen to succeed.

To be more suitable for this CNC Turner – Programmer/ Operator role it would be more advantageous if you have the following skills / experience:

  • Ideally will have attended programming courses run by machine manufacturers.
  • Programming experience.
  • Relevant qualifications in manual machining / CNC machining.
  • Previous experience of manufacturing stainless steel / aluminium parts.
  • Previous experience of using Hitachi Seiki HiCells C.N.C machines.
  • Previous experience of using Fanuc control systems

Salary & Benefits:-

  • c£26,000 ( £32,500 including 25% shift uplift, dependent on experience and qualifications, dependent on experience and qualifications)
  • 20 days holiday plus bank hols – increasing 1 day a year to a max of 25 days plus bank hols
  • Availability of bonus depends on company performance and is discretionary
  • Pension Plan – company contributions after 3 pension years of service backdated to start date. Currently 5% of salary.
  • 30 minutes lunch, 2 x 15 minute breaks.
  • No staff canteen – rest room with TV, drinks & snacks machine, fridges, microwaves and sandwich ordering service.
  • Overtime at 1.5x for midweek and weekends.

The CNC Turner – Programmer/ Operator will need to be flexible and be able to work overtime with little notice. Will have previous experience of working in a busy manufacturing environment, you will have a standard-level education, have the relevant qualifications or experience, be punctual, conscientious, keen and have a practical approach to work.

If you are interested in CNC Turner Programmer / Setter / Operator role and have the required experience please click on the apply now button

Alternatively, call Eddie at GPW Recruitment on 01744 454300 or e-mail