Junior CNC Operator (Programmer/ Setter)

Junior CNC Operator (Programmer/ Setter)

Gillingham, Kent
Please note we are not providing sponsorship for this role

Position Overview
To program, set and run various multi axis CNC machines to specified instruction and using feedback from part measurements,

Manufacture of high precision complex components and assemblies.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • To follow department work requests
  • To provide clear status on task progress and workload
  • To participate in team meetings as applicable
  • To write, or contribute to continuous improvement of; work instructions, processes, test methods, etc

Responsibilities (Functional)

  • To carry out engineering tasks using CNC and manually operated machines and hand tools.
  • To use a variety of measuring equipment.
  • To follow manufacturing layouts, routings, and control plans.
  • To complete the necessary supporting documentation for each works order and produce status reports when requested.
  • To set up of process to establish 1st off sign off and maintain required quality standard.
  • To identifying standard tooling and equipment required for area of responsibility and maintaining availability of these items, ordering replacements, segregation for regrind, storage.
  • To conduct front line maintenance and basic fault diagnosis within the limits of training on equipment used.

Job Authorities


  • Ability to understand engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to understand GD&T (geometric dimensioning and tolerancing)
  • Ability to use and program CNC machines.
  • Ability to utilise a variety of manufacturing techniques.
  • Ability to use a variety of measuring techniques and types of equipment.


  • Familiar with use of CAD models/ Solid Works or similar.
  • Good IT skills e.g. Microsoft Office
  • Understanding of British and International standards relating to metrology.
  • Familiar with use of route cards, control plans and production of components to drawing.


  • Trust builder
  • Team player
  • Results driver
  • Decision maker
  • Culture carrier
  • Effective communicator

Experience & Qualifications

  • Apprenticeship or experience in an Engineering related discipline; Mechanical, software, electronics, etc.
  • A good understanding of engineering principles and manufacturing processes.
  • Experienced in the manufacture to high precision tolerances (micron).
  • Data collection to qualify products / components as part of a quality system.


  • HNC or other Engineering qualification
  • Experience of working in a proto-type small batch environment.
  • GibbsCAM CAD/CAM software or similar PC-based computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) system for programming computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools.


  • 27 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Long service holiday (if applicable)
  • Working hours are 37 each week
  • Pension Scheme
  • Dental plan
  • Onsite parking
  • Staff discount with selected retails + wellbeing platforms
  • Discounted gym membership at Roko
  • On Site Gym (£10 per Month)
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Friendly working environment
  • Relocation package of up to £6,000 (Subject to Criteria)
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Contract Type
Relocation package, 27 days holiday
Expiry Date
21/03/2024 14:49:00
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