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CNC Miller Programmer Setter Operator

  • £36000 to £46000 Per: annum
  • Abingdon, South East,
  • Permanent
New permanent vacancy: CNC Miller Programmer Setter Operator

I met with the Director of a small sub-contract precision engineering business this morning. He’s looking to hire a CNC Miller Programmer Setter Operator, someone who knows their stuff, to join the small team of six skilled machinists.
A friendly chap, the director made me feel very welcome and, in amongst talking about how well the business is doing and discussing the strong relationships they have with their customers, he shared what might be attractive to someone who’s considering joining the company.

‘We’re a bit like working for a small family business really’, he said, ‘although nobody’s related!’. He explained that with only six machinists and two people in the office, machinists here are trusted to get on with their work. The company is happy to buy in good machines and to buy in any tooling which is needed for everyone to be able to do their best work. The director shared that he enjoys buying in good quality tooling – it makes it easier to produce high quality work for his customers and their emphasis is firmly on quality, not on speed or volume.

Working from an air-conditioned machine shop with 7 multi-axis lathes and 5 multi-axis mills, the work being carried out is mostly one-offs and smaller batches of up to five to ten pieces. There are very occasionally larger batches, but the company prefers smaller batches as a rule.

The machines you’ll be working on have a Fanuc control panel. They’re three axis vertical mills and they’re well maintained. You’ll be working on a small cell of three VMCs, working alongside one colleague who’s described as being a friendly chap, and a good machinist.

The work you’ll be carrying out is very varied, supplying to a wide variety of industries including scientific, research, defence and similar. Machined components tend to be high end stuff, made from stainless steels and exotic materials like super duplex, they try to avoid titanium and Inconel where they can!

The director explained that they work in a relaxed environment where everyone’s trusted to get their work done without someone constantly breathing down their neck. If help is needed, the director is a machinist himself and there is enough expertise in the business to work through engineering challenges together, but each person is encouraged to produce their own work in their own time, with the biggest focus being on quality rather than speed.

Working hours are flexible. Most of the team come in for 6:30am and finish around 2:30 but the workshop is open between 6:30am and 5:30pm Monday to Thursday, and 6:30am and lunchtime on Fridays, with most people leaving at about 11:30 on Fridays.
As the new member of the team, your duties as CNC Miller Programmer Setter Operator will include:
  • Programming, setting and operating 3 axis CNC vertical mills
  • Machining components to drawings
  • Working to tolerances of +/- 0.025mm (or one thou in old money)
  • Checking your own work
Essential Skills and Competences:
  • Able to read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Able to program, set and operate 3 axis CNC vertical mills from scratch to produce high quality components
  • Able to work under your own initiative
  • Comfortable using manual measuring equipment to check your work
  • Able to work well individually and with a team

Job title: CNC Miller Programmer Setter Operator
Location: Outskirts of Abingdon
Working hours: 37 hour working week, day shift, flexible hours, finishing at lunch time on Fridays.
Pay rate: We’re looking to pay a very good salary indeed, depending on your experience. As a guide, we imagine that the starting basic salary would be somewhere between £36,000 and £46,000 depending on your experience. Please do get in touch with your salary requirements and we’ll do our very best for you.
Benefits: Competitive salary, good holiday allowance + all bank holidays, pension contributions, Christmas shut down, free on-site parking, all the tooling you need to do your best work.
Contract type: Permanent from day one.
Commutable from: Witney, Oxford, Abingdon, Didcot, Wantage, Faringdon, Carterton and surrounding areas.
If you think this CNC Miller Programmer Setter Operator position might be the job for you…
Great, I’m pleased you’ve read this far. I’d love to hear from you.

You can either use the ‘apply’ button on this advert to send in your CV or you can send me an email asking for more information directly to tandrews@meridianbs.co.uk tandrews @ meridianbs . co . uk tandrews(at)meridianbs(dot)co(dot)uk

We’ll start with an informal chat over the phone, where you can ask me any questions you like, to see if this job might be what you’re looking for. If you’re still keen, we’ll arrange an appointment for you to meet with the Director which will include a tour of the building so you can see what the job’s really like, what the machines are like, take a look at the components being produced and the facilities too (I think you’ll be impressed!)

No CV?
If you feel that this might be the job for you, but you don’t have a CV, please don’t worry – get in touch and I’ll see how I can help.

A note about confidentiality
Please be assured that I work in complete confidence.

Key words for search purposes: CNC Miller, CNC milling, CNC Miller Programmer Setter Operator
Tom Andrews Permanent Recruitment Consultant 01242 246020

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