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CAD/ CAM Programmer

Engineering Professionals
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£38,000 to £40,000 per annum
25 Jun 2024
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Our client are a large engineerung firm who are looking to recruit a experienced CAD/CAM Programmer to join the team.


Recognising that the provision of suitable, correct and timely programs, enables operations to minimise machine set-up time and maximise process run time, and that this needs to be done effectively across shift working.

The Senior Programmer will report directly to the Director of Engineering and their main purpose is to ensure efficient and effective production and maintenance of new and existing programs. Going beyond the provision of just ‘programming’, the person will be “actively involved” on the factory floor ensuring programs are suitable to complete manufacturing operations. Importantly, the Senior Programmer will possess and demonstrate excellent engineering, manufacturing and working practices and have a desire to improve the current ongoing solutions.

The Role

The Senior Programmer will spend a high majority of their time, “hands-on” in the development and implementation of programs used on CNC machine tools, including many wide and varied manufacturing processes.The Senior Programmer will use his/her knowledge and experience of engineering and manufacturing to help introduce and integrate new products smoothly into manufacture.

The Main Tasks of the Role are Outlined Below:

• Using various CAM packages including SmartCAM and GibbsCAM the Senior Programmer’s role will include creating, implementing and maintaining programs for use on various manufacturing processes.

• Using Creo (ProEngineer), the role demands the Senior Programmer to be proficient at

interogating models to produce programs for complex machined profiles on milling, turning and turn/mill machines.

• The role will require programs and methodologies to be developed for various

manufacturing processes using the specific and bespoke software.

• To ensure all routings are accurate, simple to understand and up to date, routed cost effectively. Undertake estimating of product costs for sales will build this knowledge.

• Assist with compiling machining time for quoting for new work including undertaking

estimating of product costs for sales and directors as appropriate.


Already time served and experienced, the successful engineer will be given the additional training required to enable them to fulfill the responsibilities of the role, particularly regarding the different manufacturing processes and bespoke software use.

Skills and Abilities

• Ability to understand various machine and process protocols (ideally Fanuc, Okuma, Mazak, Mitsubishi, etc.),

• It is essential that the person can validate generated software program and make

productive modifications to them when and where necessary as part of ongoing continuous improvement.

• Ability to demonstrate extensive engineering knowledge, from primary forming

processes, through to realisation of end product.


• He/she will have served a practical engineering apprenticeship.

• He/she will have previously held an engineering production/manufacturing role and gained significant experience post apprenticeship.

• Proven track record of using computers and computer software packages to generate

CNC programmes.

• Has excellent understanding of engineering drawings, geometrical tolerancing and dimensioning.

• Has an excellent understanding of engineering tooling required to manufacture

engineering components.

• Drawings, geometrical tolerancing and dimensioning.

• Tools, cutters, inserts and workholding methodology both existing and emerging.

• Engineering materials including stainless steel and some exotics such as Inconel, Super Duplex and Titanium, and able to optimise the cutting performance and processing of such materials.

You must hold a HNC in mechanical engineering as a minimum.

The role is on days but ytou need to be comfortable covering all 3 shifts if required.

To apply please forward your cv in word format.

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