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5 Axis CNC Setter/Operator

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    £25000 - £30000 per annum, Benefits: Negotiable

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    William Gooch

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    about 1 month ago

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to support our Components team as a 5 Axis Setter Operator, based in Northampton.

If this role is for you, please apply below.


  • To set and operate machines in a safe manner with regard to themselves and others, complying with the Health and Safety at Work Act.
  • To produce components to the company standard in the most efficient / cost effective manner.
  • To be familiar with all systems and procedures of their job.
  • Ensure that information is transferred between shifts and team members as required.
  • If problems occur ensure the relevant people are kept informed e.g. Team Leader, Shift Leader, Production Engineer, Scheduler & Maintenance.
  • Be committed to continuous improvement and suggest improvements regarding methods, processes and tooling.
  • Keep working area clean and tidy.
  • Work within departmental / company procedures.
  • Consider the health and safety, environmental and energy impact of all activities.
  • Support the Company’s compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018, following policy and best practice.
  • Undertake any other duties or activities reasonably requested in order to meet departmental or company goals.


    • Ability to read, interpret and communicate technical information.
    • Ability to use 5 Axis CNC machines such as DMG Evo 70
    • Ability to use of Fanuc based machines such as Hitachi Seiki and Matsuura
    • Knowledge of Heidenhain and Fanuc NC Code and be able to write basic programs
    • Ability to problem solve and see errors in NC code
    • Demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of
    • Work-holding methods.
    • Tool selection criteria.
    • Cutting tool parameters.
    • Manual machining techniques.
    • Shop floor computer systems.
    • Quality principles.
    • Inspection techniques.
  • Knowledge of Machine tooling, Backends & Sharps
  • Knowledge of tool measuring equipment such as Zoller
  • Basic numerical and computer skills.
  • Change oriented and keen to promote forward thinking,
  • Effective communicator both verbal and written.
  • Committed and enthusiastic.
  • Automotive engineering experience/background.
  • Kaisan, 5s, 6 Sigma and SMED.