CNC Setter

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Job Title: CNC Miller/Turner Setter

Job Type: Days based, Perm

Location: Bristol

Hours: 6am-2pm Mon – Thurs 6am-11am Fri // 2pm-10pm Mon-Thurs 11am-4pm Fri

Salary: £35,000 - £38,000 DOE

As a CNC Setter, you will play a crucial role in the manufacturing process of components by operating and setting up Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines. Your expertise in machine setup, and precision machining will ensure the production of high-quality parts that meet strict industry standards and specifications. You will work closely with engineers, programmers, and other manufacturing personnel to optimize production processes and achieve efficient and accurate machining operations.

Machine Setup and Programming:
⦁ Experience in setting up CNC machines, including installing workpieces, fixtures, and cutting tools.
⦁ Ability to set Work Shifts including 4th Axis and Trunions.
⦁ Ability to select and install appropriate cutting tools, tool holders, and fixtures for the machining process.
⦁ Understanding of machine parameters, speeds, feeds, and optimization techniques for efficient production.

CNC Machining Skills:
⦁ CNC Setters must have a keen eye for detail and the ability to monitor the machining process closely, making adjustments to tooling or machine settings as necessary to maintain precision and quality.
⦁ In-depth knowledge and experience in operating CNC machines, specifically Heidenhain & Fanuc Controls.
⦁ Proficiency in reading and interpreting technical drawings and specifications.
⦁ Strong understanding of CNC programming languages (e.g., G-code) and the ability to modify programs as needed.

Troubleshooting and Maintenance:
⦁ Capability to identify and resolve common CNC machine issues, such as tooling problems or programming errors.
⦁ Proficiency in conducting routine machine maintenance and cleaning to ensure optimal performance.
⦁ Knowledge of machine calibration and alignment procedures to maintain accuracy and precision Including Kinematics
⦁ To be confident in the recalibration of both Probes & OTS measuring Equipment

Quality Assurance:
⦁ Attention to detail and ability to perform in-process inspections to ensure adherence to specifications and quality standards.
⦁ Understanding of geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T) to verify part dimensions and surface finishes.

Safety and Compliance:
⦁ Adherence to safety protocols and regulations to ensure a safe working environment.
⦁ Knowledge of machine guarding, lockout/tagout procedures, and personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements.
⦁ Compliance with company policies, quality standards, and relevant industry regulations.

Communication and Collaboration:
⦁ Monitoring of OEE data including FourJaw
⦁ Effective communication skills to collaborate with colleagues, supervisors, and engineers.
⦁ Ability to document and maintain accurate production records, including setup sheets, tool lists & kits
⦁ Willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies, machining techniques, and process improvements.

What next?
⦁ Do you have the experience? The company welcome a site visit to ensure you are happy with the role, the environment and the people you will work with!
⦁ If you would like to speak to someone regarding being booking an interview then please contact Tom Edney on 01527 390 048 for more information or send an email to
⦁ Immediate starts are available!

Manufacturing Workforce are responsible for placing skilled and in demand people on both a permanent and contract basis into the Engineering, Technical and Manufacturing sectors, from skilled Shop Floor Personnel and Specialist Engineers to Supervisory and Management positions.
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