CNC Turner Setter / Operative

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Salary Description
Contract Type

We are currently looking for a CNC Turner Setter / Operative to join our client in Bedford on a permanent basis.

As a CNC Machine Cell Setter/Operator will be required to 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. You must have turning experience and have worked with machined solid metal parts previously (not sheet metal)

Shift patterns are 6am to 2.30pm Mon – Thurs and 6am to 10.30am Friday.
Overtime available if wanted.

£30,000 - £33,000

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 workpiece chucks or fixtures. Set correctly and secure.
  • Set the CNC machine tools to program setting sheet, using multiple tooling stations.
  • Set gearshaper machine
  • Operate the CNC controls, having a basic understanding of machine tool programmin and produce component parts to company standards. Operate semi-automatic gearshaper.
  • Check accuracy of first off
  • Carry out dimensional and visual checks using appropriate measuring equipment and gauges, to ensure components meet inspection standards.
  • Take corrective action to rectify errors by offset adjustment on CNC machine
  • Carry out assembly work
  • 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.
  • Liase with Production Engineering, Quality and Supervision in problem solving and determining maximum efficiency.
  • To carry out any reasonable task or project that may be required by the value Stream Manager.

Skills/Experience requirements

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

  • Previous experience in setting and operating CNC Turning and/or Milling and/or Mill/Turning Machines
  • Competent in reading and interpreting engineering drawings
  • Understanding of Geometric Tolerancing
  • Proven competency in different engineering measurement tools / techniques
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Ability to prioritise and work efficiently to deadlines
  • Good attention to detail
  • Flexible and hardworking
  • Calm under pressure
  • A team player, with an efficient and proactive approach.

Minimum Requirements

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


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

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, lift, and use hands. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Manual lifting requirements include but not limited to the following:

  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 5 kgs
  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 10 kgs
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 kgs


  • 25 Days holiday plus statutory public holidays
  • Early finish on a Friday
  • Discretionary bonus scheme (paid in March, based on previous years company performance) 5% Employer
  • Pension contribution
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Pension salary sacrifice
  • Perkbox
  • Bike2work Scheme

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