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CNC Turner Setter Operator

  • £14
  • Faringdon, South East,
  • Permanent
New permanent vacancy: CNC Turner Setter Operator (apprentice trained or similar)

What a nice surprise this visit was. Driving through the Oxfordshire countryside, past the odd country pub, avoiding a few cyclists on the way (is this a favourite place for riding a bike? The local café seemed full of cyclists!), I wasn’t sure what to expect when I was invited to meet the owner of a small sub-contract precision engineering firm on the outskirts of Swindon.
The outside of the building is fairly unassuming, although the smart glass-fronted entrance way and framed F1 stars’ signatures on the walls in the entrance lobby (Lewis Hamilton’s amongst others) suggested there might be something special coming up. I noted a few nice cars parked outside in the employees’ car park too…

I was welcomed in by the friendly business owner who took me straight through to the machine shop and that’s where I took a step back. What a tidy place! Bright and clean, with a good layout giving a feeling of openness and space, this machine shop is clearly well taken care of. I found a mix of new CNC mills and lathes alongside some slightly older, well-maintained machines in what looks to be a place where the team takes a pride in what they do.

The Director shared that he and the small team of fourteen skilled engineers focus on the quality of the work they’re doing. They work with customers in the motor racing field as well as supplying precision engineered parts to the science, research and even cryogenic industries, machining to tolerances of 6-8 microns, so getting the finish just right is important.

‘We’re looking to take on a new machinist’ he went on to explain. Someone who has perhaps not long passed their apprenticeship and they’re looking to progress, or someone with a few years’ CNC turning experience under their belt with a good grounding as an engineer. We’ll take them under our wing, show them the ropes and they’ll be well placed to progress in their career with us.’

As the new member of the team, your duties as CNC Turner Setter Operator will include:
  • Setting and operating standard single spindle, single turret CNC lathes
  • Setting and operating single spindle, single turret CNC lathes with Y-axis capabilities
  • Machining components to drawings
  • Working to tolerances of 6-8 microns
  • Checking your own work

Essential Skills and Competences:
  • Able to set and operate CNC lathes
  • Able to use standard measuring equipment
  • Able to work under your own initiative
  • Able to work well individually and with a team.

Job title: CNC Turner Setter Operator
Location: Outskirts of Swindon
Working hours: Day shift, finishing at lunch time on Fridays.
Pay rate: We’re looking to pay a very good hourly rate, depending on your experience. As a guide, somewhere around the £14 per hour mark but please do get in touch with your salary requirements and we’ll do our very best for you.
Benefits: Very good hourly rate, overtime paid at time and a third, time and a half on Saturdays, double time on Sundays, good holiday allowance + all bank holidays, pension contributions, Christmas shut down, free on-site parking.
Contract type: Permanent from day one.
Commutable from: Swindon, Fairword, Carterton, Southmoor, Wantage and surrounding areas.

The team is fourteen people strong, covering CNC milling, CNC turning and spark erosion. They like to work to a three-person, four machines ratio which makes sure people are always available to help each other out whenever needed.

The machines you’ll be working on have a Fanuc control panel. They’re single spindle, single turret CNC lathes, two with Y-axis capabilities, two without and they’re well maintained. You’ll be working on a small cell of four lathes, working alongside two colleagues who are friendly and helpful.

The director explained that they work in a relaxed environment where everyone’s trusted to get their work done. If help is needed, there are lots of people available to offer support and guidance whenever needed.

If you think this CNC Turner 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 Turner, CNC turning, CNC Turner Setter Operator
Tom Andrews Permanent Recruitment Consultant 01242 246020

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