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CNC Mill/ Turn Machinist

Engineering Professionals
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£17.06 to £17.76 per hour
17 Apr 2024
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Are you an apprentice trained CNC Machinist?


If the answer is yes, then we may have the perfect role, we are currently recruiting for a global leading engineering firm in the North West and they are looking for a Time Served CNC Machinist to join the growing team.

Why should you apply?

Our client is offering a salary is £17.06 - £17.76 per hour. The role will be permanent from day one. The client can offer some excellent benefits including excellent training, modern facilities and a fully kitted out modern gym. The firm is located between Accrington and Burnley and is quickly accessible from the motorway.

The main tasks of the role are outlined below:-

• To support and maintain a strong Nuclear Safety Culture

• Offline tool setting using Zoller pre-setter software.

• Create detailed Collision Avoidance Software (CAS) machine environments.

• 9-axis machining to produce intricate, precision components.

• ATC management

• Okuma programming system

• Carry out machining of components to tight tolerances and validate one’s own work. Machining will include stainless steel as well as other exotic materials (hastelloy, inconel, tristelle etc.)

To measure components produced on machines, using a variety of inspection equipment (including FARO arm and CMM) to ensure that components are manufactured to drawing dimensions and tolerances.

Overcome problems and use initiative and knowledge to provide solutions.

Optimising processes to improve efficiencies.

Running multiple processes effectively where feasible.

Read, interpret and work from engineering drawings.

Contribute in a team working environment.

Contribute to continuous improvement.

Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.

Manually handle weights up to 25kg.

Complete quality documentation.

Use computer equipment for data purposes.

Work to lean theory.

Observe and practice Fort Vale Nuclear’s ‘Sort & Shine’ Policy.

Types of CNC machinery you will be expected to set and operate are;-

Okuma Multus B300

Okuma Multus U4000

What experience you need to apply for this position

We are looking for Apprentice trained CNC turner who have experience with multi axis mill/turn machines preferably okuma multus and you must be able to programme with fanuc controls. The CNC turners they require must be able to read engineering drawings, measure and check components and have some other basic skills including cutting metals to size ready for machining. You will need experience of working with bar fed lathes.

Skills and Abilities

Ability to use own initiative to work as an individual or as part of a team unsupervised.

Ability to operate computer equipment for data purposes.

Ability to read engineering drawings and engineering quality plans.

Ability to use a variety of measuring equipment.

A methodical approach to systems and understanding of the importance of standards and established/agreed systems of work.

Geometrical understanding of machining principles.

Able to make decisions based on experience, have confidence to act and make changes within given boundaries.

Excellent personal organisation under pressure from time, internal and external customers.

Excellent time management skills.

Excellent verbal communication and listening skills.

Ability to read and understand written planning and follow verbal instructions.


Experience of working with stainless steels and machine programming using 9-axis

Fanuc/Okuma/Mazak CNC controls.

Be proficient at set up, operation and adjustment of tool and fixture offsets on CNC machine tools as well as conventional milling machines would be preferred.

Experience of working to tight tolerances.

Prior knowledge and experience of machining stainless steels in a variety of forms including billet, castings and pressings would be advantageous.


Time served engineer (or have an equivalent qualification).

The role on offer:

Working Days:
Mon - Thurs:
07.30 - 16.15
7.30 - 12.30

The position on offer is a permanent role. The position offered will be on days but candidates need to be flexible during busy periods if required. candidates will be expected to complete all training on days which can take a few weeks. The position is subject to 2 work references being provided and passing a drugs and alcohol test.

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Core Values

Taking OWNERSHIP and full ACCOUNTABILITY of our actions


Giving 110% to every task we undertake and being PASSIONATE


Admitting when we have been WRONG and doing our utmost to put it RIGHT

When you TALK we stop and LISTEN

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT - Knowledge is endless

Always ACCESSIBLE - Day or Night, if you need us we will be there

SELF MANAGEMENT - We operate a flat line structure where everyone has a role to play from the Administrator to the MD

HONESTY and INTEGRITY at ALL times - Even when you may not want to hear what we say

PEOPLE are ASSETS not NUMBERS - Every person has a skill, we do our best to understand these skills and match them to the best environment

What Candidates Say

I'd also like to take the chance to thank you for all your help during my time with Ambitek. I have always been paid on time and any worries I had were sorted out incredibly quickly either by yourself or your colleagues. Thank you for making my time as a contractor as painless as possible. I would certainly have no qualms about being employed by your agency again sometime in the future. Although obviously not any time soon!!!!

I contacted Ambitek last year about employment. They quickly responded and helped me get a job! I now have a full time job thanks to Ambitek and their staff. They have always paid me on time and have always been there to help me if I needed any advice! Now me and my family are doing great all thanks to Ambitek.

"Hi, hope your all set for Xmas just wanted to say thanks to you and all the staff at Ambitek. You have all been ace this year sorting out my wages and holiday pay and the rest, it's been a real pleasure working for you this year and can't thank you enough for getting me the job in the first place it really pulled me out of it when I was down and to say I appreciate it is an understatement

Hi, thank you for having me work for Ambitek, it’s been a pleasure

Hi, just wanted to say thank you for all your help placing me, as today I signed a permanent contract. The agency have been fantastic and in the future I wouldn't hesitate in contacting you if I need a job or recommending you to others. Once again, thank you and I would like to wish you all the best for the future. (One happy customer!)

Hi, don't know if they informed you but I got a full time contract this week, thanks to you and your team for everything mate I'd be nowhere without Ambitek.

Wish everyone looked after us like you.

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