CNC Operator


SHIFT; Early Shift (Monday – Thursday 5:45am – 1:45pm – Friday 5:45am – 1:00pm – plus overtime/weekend work available)

SALARY; £25,000 – £28,000 per annum

We require a CNC Operator for our client near Abingdon in Oxfordshire, this is a permanent position starting immediately, if of interest.. You will be required to carry out programming and maintaining the ‘CNC controlled flatbed waterjet cutting machines’ (waterjet machines). To efficiently set and operate it in line with business needs

Main responsibilities;

* To efficiently set and operate the waterjet machines in order to produce parts which meet all standards and drawing specifications.

* To be in control of setting, repairing and operating the waterjet machines

* To accurately measure parts using all types of measuring equipment, ensuring all cut sheets are within production requirements.

* To load and unload sheet materials on to the waterjet machine with the aid of vacuum lifters and highlevel cranes

* To manually remove small parts from the cutting bed with the use of hammers and cutting equipment.

* To ensure all equipment is fully maintained and in good working order.

* To carry out any repairs needed on the waterjet machines.

* To be able to convert CAD/CAM drawings into machine software/program

About you;

* Experienced in cutting a wide range of materials, predominantly Stainless steel and Aluminium

* CNC waterjet cutting experience however industrial cutting machines, bending machines will be considered

* Capable of reading engineering drawings

  • Experience with Machining or a mechanical-centric background with experience in hydraulics, pneumatics and able to do some basic maintenance and fast fixes. In addition, must be able to measure and have experience with a Vernier or Micrometre.

Commutable locations;

Abingdon, Didcot, Wallingford, Oxford, Bicester, Wantage, Oxford, Cowley, Thame, Bicester, Witney, Aylesbury


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