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CNC Machinist

  • Location: Bedford
  • Salary: competitive per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 2 months ago

  • Sector: Defence & Aerospace
  • Contact: Emma Bainbridge
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: asap
  • Expiry Date: 15 February 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH81523_1704377911

Are you a competent CNC Machinist keen to support manufacturing solutions with the Aerospace and Defence sector? If so, the following permanent role could be for you…

My client is a global aerospace, defence and security company who are seeking a CNC Miller and Turner to be based at their head office in Bedfordshire on a permanent basis.

*this role is offered on a 4 day working week basis*

The successful candidate will join a thriving and modern environment working within a CNC precision machine shop environment as a skilled CNC Miller and Turner. You will have the ability to program, set fixtures and tooling and operate CNC MC's to produce R&D for high value one off or low volume production component parts.

You will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the development of machining processes and tooling/fixture design.
  • Tool selection and setting of machine tools.
  • Working to specifications, procedures and engineering drawings.
  • Identifying and developing improvements to work procedures/processes with engineering team.
  • Problem solving machining issues and facilitate corrective action plans.
  • Managing workload in order to meet deliverables
  • Demonstrating high quality standards and support improvement initiatives.

You will have:

  • Ability to work from detailed engineering drawings producing conforming products
  • CNC Milling experience.
  • Ability to program/post process using Fanuc & Heidenhain languages.
  • Understanding and execution of CAD/CAM software.
  • Conversant with multi-axis machining methods (3 to 6 axis).
  • Good knowledge of inspection techniques and measuring equipment.
  • General engineering workshop practices and proven Manufacturing experience.
  • Ability to work from written and verbal process instructions.
  • Ability to work independently from concept through to manufacture.
  • Adherence and accountability of Housekeeping and 6S standards within defined work area.
  • Adherence to mechanical and manual Lifting processes.
  • High level of CoSHH and H&S awareness.
  • Competent computer skills including MS-office, MRP systems.
  • Good communication and reporting skills.

The package:
* You'll receive a very competitive salary (please get in touch for details on this) and other benefits including pension, life assurance and 25 days' (plus bank holidays). In addition there are other non-tangible benefits including a commitment to training, development and career development
* You will be provided with meaningful work and education opportunities that will allow you to develop your skills and enhance your career, but equally important you can also enjoy a strong work life balance.
* A 4 day working week (Monday-Thursday), a particular favourite amongst the team, giving you every Friday off, to spend more time doing the things you enjoy!!

*** Please note this role requires UK defence security clearance to SC level as a minimum, you must be SC clearable to apply for this role ***