Skilled CNC Operator

Skilled CNC Operator (SCO)


Salary negotiable

Days                     Mon-Thurs 7:30am-4:15pm, Fri 7:30am-12:30pm

Twilight                Mon-Thurs 4:00pm-12:00am, Fri 12:00pm-6:00pm

Nights                  Mon-Thurs 9:30pm-7:00am, Fri 10:00pm-7:30am

Full description


Skillection Ltd are working with a fab engineering company in Nelson.


You will be expected to achieve high standards of quality, in line with targeted levels of output whilst working safely and maintaining full product traceability. You will be working as part of a team and you are expected to contribute to improving any working processes.


The main tasks of the role are outlined below:- • Set up tools and load materials onto CNC machine. • Carry out machining of components.  • To measure components produced on machines and use inspection equipment to ensure that components are manufactured to drawing dimensions and tolerances. • Read, interpret and work from engineering drawings. • Contribute in a team working environment.  • Contribute to continuous improvement.  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.  • Manually handle weights up to 25kg. • Complete quality documentation.  • Use computer equipment for data purposes. • Work to lean theory (5s). 


Types of CNC machinery you will be expected to set and operate are;-  Mori Seiki Manual Loading Lathes. Mori Seiki Driven Tooling Lathe.  Mori Seiki 2 + 4 Axis Gantry Loading Lathe.  Okuma 4 Axis Barfeed Lathe. Nakamnra Twin Spindle/Twin Turret Barfeed Lathe.  Nakamnra Twin Spindle/Twin Turret Gantry Lathe.  Mazak Manual Loading Lathes. Citizen Sliding Head Barfeed.  Okuma Multus Lathe.    The role also includes other general duties to maintain the efficient working of the department. The above list of tasks is not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake duties as may be reasonably expected.  All employees are required to be flexible and co-operative in order to assist in meeting business needs. 


An essential element of the role is to take responsibility for quality of own work to establish and successfully maintain a ‘right first time’ philosophy throughout the organisation. In a bid for continuous improvement all SCO’s will be provided with internal and external training where necessary to keep them up to date with factory processes and equipment. 

Skills and Abilities  • Ability to use own initiative to work as an individual or as part of a team unsupervised.  • Ability to operate computer equipment for data purposes. • Ability to read engineering drawings and engineering quality plans. • Ability to use a variety of measuring equipment.  • A methodical approach to systems and understanding of the importance of standards and established/agreed systems of work.  • Able to make decisions based on experience, have confidence to act and make changes within given boundaries. • Good personal organisation under pressure from time, internal and external customers.  • Time management skills. • Good verbal communication and listening skills.  • Ability to promote the company in a positive manner.  • Ability to read and understand written planning and follow verbal instructions. 


Experience/Knowledge  • Experience of working with stainless steels and machine programming using Fanuc/Okuma/Mazak CNC controls.  • Be proficient at set up, operation and adjustment of tool and fixture offsets on CNC machine tools as well as conventional centre lathes would be preferred.  • Experience of working to tight tolerances. • Experience of sliding head machines is desirable. • Prior knowledge and experience of machining stainless steels in a variety of forms including billet, castings and pressings would be advantageous. 


The Person • Strong work ethic, must want to do tasks and understand their value.  • Reliable, general timekeeping and honesty, working unsupervised.  • Adaptable over a broad range of work.  • Motivated to take on new areas of work and learn new skills.  • Attention to detail, data accuracy and a ‘right first time’ approach.  • Willingness to embrace change and continuous improvement. • Flexible when required. 


Qualification  Time served engineer (or have an equivalent qualification).


The post holder needs to have flexibility to work over a multiple of shi