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CNC Setter / Operator


 Our fast expanding client in the Bedford area is currently looking for a CNC Machine Cell Setter/Operator to join them. You will set and operate a cell of CNC and manual machines, to perform a simultaneous and inter-related sequence of operations on components in compliance with specification.

Summary of Duties

The CNC Machine Cell Setter/Operator will:

  • Work in an environment of continuous improvement and follow the Right First Time philosophy in the manufacture of quality parts.
  • Refer to drawings, tool list and set-up sheet to obtain appropriate tooling and measuring equipment and return upon completion of job.
  • Mark out if required, load and unload components manually or by jib crane to work piece chucks or fixtures. Set correctly and secure.
  • Set the CNC machine tools to program setting sheet, using multiple tooling stations. Set gearshaper m/c.
  • Operate the CNC controls, having a basic understanding of machine tool programming and produce component parts to company standards. Operate semi-automatic gearshaper.
  • Carry out dimensional and visual checks using appropriate measuring equipment and gauges, to ensure components meet inspection standards.
  • Ensure required standards of safety are adhered to, machine cleanliness and routine machine lubrication is carried out.
  • Report to supervision any machine tool or measuring instrument defect to minimise scrap and downtime.
  • Participate in Kaizen activities to improve processes and increase efficiency.

Skills/Experience requirements

To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Working to engineering drawings
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Experience with CNC machines
  • Ability to work efficiently to deadlines
  • Programming with fanuc control for offsets would be an advantage but not essential.

Minimum Requirements

In order to be considered for this role a candidate must be able to satisfy the following requirements:

  • Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent
  • Previous experience with CNC Machines


Shift patterns 
6am to 2.30pm Monday – Thursday and 6am to 10.30am Friday.  You may also need to work a second shift if required which would be 2.30pm – 11pm Monday – Thursday and 10.30am – 15.00pm Friday. Overtime is available.

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