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CNC Operator

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    Didcot, Oxfordshire

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    £23000 - £25000 per annum

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    2 months ago

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Job Description

Are you able to work in a methodical manner, following established procedures with a right first time approach and attention to detail? Then this might be a great opportunity for you to join a world leading company in their industry.

You will have to move various samples through from press to test, which requires skillful operation of equipment, attention to detail and the ability to communicate well with all parts of the business. Although research by its nature is un-predicable, good manufacturing principles underpin good and timely science and the ability to solve problems, maintain equipment and find ways to optimize processes is critical.

Main responsibilities would be:

Tool Testing

  • Setting and operation of CNC Lathes and Grinders for wear testing.
  • Measurement of wear scars using optical microscopes.
  • Record test data such as forces, surface finish, materials used, cycle times, etc.

Tool Making

  • Setting and operation of CNC Grinders, Wire EDMs and lasers to shape PCD and PcBN tools.
  • Setting and operating of other processing such as brazing, lapping and honing.
  • Laser mark parts and maintain traceability at all times
  • Dimensional and Visual QC of parts


  • Contribute towards a positive H&S culture, which targets 'Zero Harm'.
  • Monitor machine condition & behaviour, conduct operator maintenance tasks.
  • Record & report output.
  • Pro-actively contribute in World Class Manufacturing activities, including Practical Problem Solving, 5s, TPM & Standardisation.
  • Support other areas of operations.

Ideally, you would have:

  • Experienced in one or more precision machining processes or hands-on technical role.
  • ONC/HNC in mechanical/production engineering or similar is desirable .
  • Familiar with MS Office tools is highly desirable.
  • Good communication skills, conscientious mindset with a "can-do" attitude.

May be required to work an alternating shift pattern. A monthly shift disturbance allowance will be paid if working shifts.


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