CNC Lathe Setter

Job ref. B1CNCMLLR


£14.33-17.30 per hour


Contract: Full time

Higher pay rate is achieved by: Shift Allowance

Weekly hours: 38


The Best Connection are currently recruiting on behalf of our client based in the Halesowen area of Birmingham. We are looking for a CNC Lathe Setter who is multi skilled in all areas of CNC/ Lathes such as Programmer, Operator & Setter. This is a great opportunity to secure a permanent placement!

Main Duties of the CNC Lathe Turner:

  • To be able to interpret 2D drawing, specifications & route card instructions.
  • Plan & work out: - how to machine the various features of the component - the correct machine to carry out the task. - the most efficient order to carry out machining tasks. - how to locate / clamp the workpiece - the correct tools for each stage of the operation - the correct speeds & feeds
  • Programme the machine (preferred languages, Siemens or Fanuc)
  • Operate the machine(s)
  • Check / inspect component at various stages of sequence & final inspection to ensure quality standards are achieved.
  • Deburring components and ensuring they are safe for material movement.
  • Use of overhead cranes. (LOLER Training will be provided)
  • Ensuring Machines & workplace areas are clean, tidy, and organised.
  • General TPM activities, swarf removal, coolant routine oiling and greasing of machine etc.
  • Carry out daily bookings against route card jobs and timings.
  • Adhere to and encourage health and safety methods and procedures.
  • Adhere to company environmental policy & procedures.

Requirements for a CNC lathe turner:

  • Must have min 2 years’ experience turning with 3 or more axes.
  •  Able to read and interpret technical engineering drawings.
  • Computer literate (competent in main software packages)
  • Conversant with at least one CNC programming language
  • Character traits: - Good maths knowledge - Analytical thinking skills - Thorough / logical approach - Good attention to detail - Ability to work on your own & make your decisions.


  • Machine(s) to be always cutting material unless machine breakdown or component changeover.
  • Maintaining document & component/test bar traceability
  • Machines & workplace are clean & tidy.
  • Components are separated (Awaiting cutting / Awaiting results / Off cuts to be kept) - Machine table & bed to be clear of built-up swarf.
  • All tools not being used to be located on shadow boards / cabinet.
  • All cleaning tools to be stored on shadow board when not in use.
  • Lifting chains / slings / protectors to be stored on racks. - Leaks & spills within area to be addressed, including replacing & disposing of soiled absorbent mats.
  • Workbench surfaces to be clear & tidy at the end of the shift.
  • Material movement to be conducted in line with laid down safety procedures
  • Report to Machine Shop Supervisor with any problems or issues when necessary. For example: any health and safety issues or machine breakdowns must be reported.
  • Inspection of work. Any non-conforming processes must be reported to team leader or Manager
  • Hourly rate as above (not age dependent)
  • 28 days Paid Annual Leave pro-rata for PAYE (inclusive of statutory holiday)
  • Canteen
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Overtime Available
Halesowen, West Midlands
Call Callum on 0121 628 8001
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