CNC Sliding Head Setter

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Job Title: CNC Sliding Head Machinist
Location: Birmingham (B10)
Hours: 37 p/w Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Friday: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Pay Rate: £30,000.00-£34,000.00 per year

We are currently recruiting for a CNC Sliding Head Machinist for our client in Birmingham. Europe’s leading manufacturer of airline couplings and linkages, since 1908. As a family-run business they certainly have a tradition of excellence, reliability and innovation and are proud to be part of the renowned industrial heritage of the UK.

Why apply?
⦁ holiday per year (including public holidays)?
⦁ Loyalty scheme with an additional day's holiday for every ? years
⦁ Company pension scheme?
⦁ Death in service life insurance scheme?
⦁ Workwear and PPE provided?
⦁ Parking?

Machines & Controls
⦁ 13 Star Sliding Head, 20, 32 and 38 Fanuc controlled machines
⦁ 4 Miyano Fixed Head, 42 or 51 machines with 3 Fanuc controlled and one Mitsubishi controlled.
⦁ 1 Haas ST10 with Fanuc controls

The primary roles of the applicant would be:

⦁ Changing the job being manufactured on a machine. They will be provided with a Proven Program, a Component Drawing and a tooling layout.
⦁ Setting up the machine. They will be expected to change all the tools that need to be changed, ensure that the machine is loaded with material and set the machine count.
⦁ gauge the last part off, rectify any faults and change any tips needed.
⦁ Troubleshoot and resolve problems with the machine and tooling focusing on getting the machine running again. Help determine the reason for the fault and determine actions needed to prevent reoccurrence.
⦁ Inspect parts using precision measuring instruments to ensure they meet specifications. Fixing dimensional issues that happen over the course of a run. If dimensions on a component move over the course of the run, the applicant will be required to get them back into the correct limits.
⦁ Maintain accurate records of production output and machine maintenance. Collaborate with other team members to ensure production targets are met.
⦁ Participate in tooling trials and component improvements to reduce cycle times.
⦁ Follow safety procedures and maintain a clean organized work area

The primary roles will not take up all of the applicant’s time. Therefore, when not directly involved in setting they will be expected to assist with the operators work load.

⦁ Gauging parts to ensure that machines are running correctly.
⦁ Load raw materials and unload finished components.
⦁ Clearing swarf traps on machines.
⦁ Cleaning up oil spills and maintaining 5s

CNC Setter/operator requirements:

⦁ Proven experience of setting CNC sliding head machines.
⦁ Experience with fixed heads desirable
⦁ Ability to interpret technical drawings.
⦁ Good communication and teamwork skills.
⦁ Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks.
⦁ Reliable and an excellent timekeeper.

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 Daniel Waite on 07799 588461 more information or send an email to
⦁ Immediate starts are available!

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