CNC Miller Programmer Setter Operator

  • Permanent
  • Epsom
  • £38k - 42k per year USD / Year

Hudson Shribman

Our client, an internationally recognised and pioneering leader in their field, is looking for a CNC Miller Programmer/Setter/Operator to join their base not far from Epsom. Reporting to the Workshop Manager, the CNC Miller Programmer/Setter/Operator will be responsible for the full cycle of programming, setting and running the 3 to 5 axis CNC Milling machines. Approving programme with Cimco, this role also entails supporting R&D with prototyping and development.


  • These will include the following listed below and other duties may be assigned depending on the needs of the business:
  • CNC Programming: Using Alphacam Cad Cam software to Develop and optimize CNC milling programs based on engineering drawings, CAD models, and other technical
  • specifications. Proving out programs and 1st of inspection. Managing the CNC program data base using Cimco and approving or rejecting CNC programs returned from
  • machines and maintaining accurate records of setup sheets and tooling information.
  • Prototype Development: Collaborate with engineers and designers to understand prototype requirements and design intent. Interpret technical drawings, CAD models (using solid works), and specifications to determine machining operations. Design transfer to production.
  • Machine Setup: Set up CNC milling machines (Fadal 3 axis with A&B axis, Dugard X5 320 5 Axis), including loading materials, fixtures, and tools, and calibrating machine settings to achieve precise results and monitor consumable levels and advise when stocks are low.
  • Operation: Safely and efficiently operate CNC milling machines to manufacture small batch and prototype components, adhering to production schedules and quality requirements.
  • Quality Control: Using inspection equipment, perform 1st off and in-process inspections to verify part conformity to engineering drawings and close tolerances, making necessary adjustments when required.
  • Troubleshooting: Identify and resolve issues related to CNC milling operations, tool wear, or machine malfunctions, ensuring minimal downtime and maintaining production efficiency.
  • Continuous Improvement: Contribute to process improvement initiatives, design and manufacture fixtures, prototypes, suggesting ideas to enhance productivity, quality, and efficiency in manufacturing operations.
  • Maintenance: Keeping machines and workspace clean and tidy and undertake weekly maintenance checks and record on machinery maintenance check sheet.
  • Document control: Maintain accurate records of programs (using Cimco software), setting sheets, fixtures, and tooling and Loading works orders based on production plan.
  • Analytical Skills: Strong problem-solving abilities and attention to detail. Capable of troubleshooting machining issues and implementing effective solutions.
  • Communication and Collaboration: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment and effectively communicate technical information.



  • Strong Knowledge and ability of programming, setting, and operating CNC Milling machines.
  • Knowledge and experience of programming with Licom Alpha cam or equivalent software package.
  • Knowledge of Solid works or equivalent CAD software.
  • Good communication skills with management and team members.
  • Knowledge and experience of improving machining processes and dealing with tool suppliers.
  • Final or in-line inspection experience.
  • Knowledge and experience of 3 to 5 Axis CNC Milling machines.
  • Able to interpret engineering drawings.
  • Able to use a wide variety of measuring and inspection equipment.

Education and qualifications:

Essential: GCSE and Time served apprenticeship or equivalent vocational experience

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