CNC Technician

CNC Technician

  • Office Support
  • Sheffield

Role: CNC Technician

Salary: £25,000-£30,000K DOE

Location: Sheffield

Hours: 37 Hours per week Monday- Friday

Our client are a group of manufacturing and engineering businesses that have been trading for over 40 year.

The role:

The duties listed below are not listed in any order of priority or importance and are not intended to restrict or prioritise the activities of the working day:

  • To provide technical support to positively influence manufacturing performance within the CNC production cells.
  • To challenge current manufacturing methods and procedures and develop best practice through standard operating procedures to drive improvement in quality, productivity, efficiency and waste reduction.
  • To identify skill shortages & mentor existing employees to aid personal development and to add value to the manufacturing operation.
  • To provide accurate information to enhance the decision making processes.
  • Interpret in-house & customer engineering drawings, geometric tolerances, features & finishes.
  • Program, set and operate a range CNC lathe machines with C & Y axis using Fanuc Controls.
  • Program offline using InventorCam or package.
  • Optimisation of current machining methods to maximise machining capabilities.
  • Advise on tooling requirements for creating efficient machining strategies.
  • Conduct production trials for evaluation purposes for new product developments.
  • Advise on jig, fixture and tooling requirements to ensure for effective manufacture.
  • Advise on cost reduction using quick change methods (SMED).
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative whilst working adeptly & efficiently within time constraints.
  • Have the ability to consistently maintain high levels of quality whilst meeting tight deadlines.
  • Support design and production engineering on the deployment of methodologies.
  • Adhere to the quality standards, working to ISO 9001:2015.
  • Engage with any identified training programmes deemed necessary to allow efficient performance of duties and assist in your personal development


The successful candidate:

The successful candidate will ideally have:

  • Relevant Engineering Qualifications, Engineering apprenticeship or experience in a similar role within a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in 3, 4 & 5 Axis CNC machine programming, setting and operating.
  • Experience in CNC Turning, Milling and Sliding Head machinery
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Fanuc control systems.
  • Working knowledge of lean principles & practices.
  • To be highly motivated and proactive with the ability to work well within a team environment but equally working with minimum supervision.
  • To be able to think strategically and see the bigger picture.
  • To be customer focussed. Both internal & external.
  • To have a keen eye for quality.
  • Capable of using various measuring and inspection equipment to include but not limited to Vernier calipers, Micrometers, Thread gauges and recently introduced Mitutoyo CMM.
  • Identify and solve problems as they arise during production and work to tight tolerances

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