CNC Turner Programmer / Setter / Operator (M-F days)

CNC Turner – Programmer (Online) / Setter / 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 £23,000 – £25,000 (dependent on experience and qualifications). The basic working week is 40 hours/week (Mon – Fri days) plus possible O/T.


  • Salary is £23,340 – £25,000 (dependent on experience and qualifications) plus possible overtime
  • Hours of work 40 hours (Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4.30pm), 30 mins lunch + 2x 15 min breaks.
  • Twenty days’ holiday plus bank hols – increasing one day per year to maximum of 25 days plus bank holidays.
  • Availability of bonus depends on company performance and is discretionary.
  • Company Pension
  • Overtime at 1.5x for midweek and weekends.
  • Rest room with TV, drinks and snacks machine, fridges, microwaves and sandwich ordering service.

Job Purpose: To effectively produce machine components to the required quality and timescale and in accordance with the job specification/drawing and works order.

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

  • Prioritise, in accordance with Team Leader’s instructions and work in progress requirements, works orders received from the Cutting Room
  • Ensure material received is to specification. 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 components to production deadlines ensuring the CNC / manual machines are operated safely and that the appropriate checks have been carried out
  • Ensure that the completed component is checked against the specification, is de-burred and engraved and blasted as required
  • Manufacture jigs and fixtures to aid the machining of components
  • Follow the machine maintenance schedule; respond appropriately and quickly to machine alarms.
  • Report any faults with the machine to the Team Leader
  • 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

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

  • Must have previous experience of programming (online), setting and operating Fanuc (preferred) or Heidenhain controlled CNC Turning machines.
  • Must have previous experience of using manual lathes.
  • Ideally be a time served or completed relevant apprenticeship as a CNC / Manual 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 / Setter / Operator role it would be more advantageous if you have the following skills / experience:

  • Ideally will have attended programming courses run by machine manufacturers.
  • Offline 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.

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The successful CNC Turner Programmer (online) / Setter / Operator a 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.

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