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  • Crewkerne, Somerset, England
  • Permanent,
  • CNC,
  • 6368
  • 06/11/2023
Job description


Location: Crewkerne, Somerset
Job type: Permanent
Hours: Monday to Thursday 07:30qam – 16:30pm & Friday 07:30am – 13:00pm
Pay: £12.38 - £16.00 per hour

Hawk 3 Talent Solutions, operating as an employment agency, are currently recruiting for a CNC Machine Operator to join our clients manufacturing company in Crewkerne on a full time permanent contract.

We are looking to speak with experience CNC Machine Setters or Programmers to set up and operate metal-cutting machinery to build tools and parts of various machinery. The successful candidate will have CAD / CAM experience in either milling, turning or lathe.

Duties & Responsibilities for CNC Setter:

  • Set up and operate machines including lathes, cutters, shears, bores, millers, grinders, presses, drills or auxiliary machines
  • Inspect workpieces for defects and measure to determine accuracy of machine operation, using rules, templates or other measuring instruments
  • Read blueprints or job orders to determine product specifications and tooling instructions and to plan operational sequences
  • Start machines and turn handwheels or valves to engage feeding, cooling, and lubricating mechanisms
  • Select, install, and adjust alignment of drills, cutters, dies, guides and holding devices, using templates, measuring instruments and hand tools
  • Move controls or mount gears, cams or templates in machines to set feed rates and cutting speeds, depths and angles

Duties & Responsibilities for CNC Programmer:

  • Read technical drawings and set up the machines in accordance with these blueprints
  • Use computer software to model cutting paths and program machines accordingly
  • Perform quality assurance tests to ensure products meet design specifications
  • Adjust machine cutting paths or settings to optimize production while maintaining quality
  • Consider tools required to cut particular materials and program machines accordingly
  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems with machines as they arise
  • Perform basic machine maintenance such as cleaning and sharpening
  • Train new employees on how to properly operate CNC machines and programs

About you:

  • 2 years or more experience
  • CAD / CAM experience in either milling, turning or lathe
  • Understanding of production procedures
  • Adherence to health and safety regulations
  • Ability to read drawings and manuals
  • Analytical skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Forklift license would be advantageous but not essential


  • Relaxed atmosphere
  • On the job training
  • International workforce
  • Quarterly bonus scheme
  • Free onsite parking

To apply for this position, please submit your CV via the Apply Now button or contact Shannon Bunch on for more information.


If this role is permanent, Hawk 3 Talent Solutions is operating as the employment agency. If this job is a temporary role, Hawk 3 Talent Solutions is operating as the employment business. Hawk 3 Talent Solutions is committed to the selection, recruitment and development of the best people, basing judgements solely on suitability for the job

Whilst we endeavor to respond to all applications individually, due to high volumes, this is not always possible. Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to working with you in the future

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