CNC Machinist Jobs

Highly skilled operators of computer numerical machines use CNC tools to cut, drill, shape and finish products and components. Typical jobs for the CNC machinist predominantly involve work with metals but also deal with wood, composite materials and plastics. Aspects of the job include specific skills to programme the machines, based upon technical instructions and create the desired product. The main job opportunities for CNC machinists occur in mechanical engineering, construction, motor vehicle, aerospace and shipbuilding industries.

Skills and expertise for CNC machinist/programming jobs

CNC machinists’ daily duties will consist of the following;

  • Interpreting and converting detailed instructions into formats which CNC machines can implement
  • Perform regular inspections of equipment, ensuring that health and safety protocols are followed
  • Managing the machine throughout the construction process to ensuring quality standards are met
  • Positioning the materials for each cut, ensuring the cutting speeds are appropriate.

Where can you learn the skills for CNC Machinist Jobs 

Successful CNC machinist job candidates must have strong numerical skills, as well as the ability to read and interpret written instructions and specifications. CNC Machinists must also have a high level of attention to detail and be competent in using computers. Most CNC machinists enter the position by way of an apprenticeship or relevant college course. On average, CNC machinist jobs require 42-44 hours of work per week with the average salary ranging from £20,000 - £50,000 per year. Additionally, overtime is available which can increase your earning potential.

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  1. CNC Machinist

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Electronics Engineer

    Stafffinders have an exciting new opportunity for an CNC Machinist to work on a Temp to Perm basis in Glasgow.
    The role is Monday to Friday, 40 hours a week. If both parties agree it’s a good fit after the initial probation period, then the candidate will be offered ...

  2. CNC Machinist

    Location: Ayrshire East

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Maintenance Engineering

     
     
    Stafffinders have an exciting new opportunity for an CNC Machinist to work on a Temp to Perm basis in Ayrshire.
    The role is Monday to Friday, 40 hours a week. If both parties agree it’s a good fit after the initial probation period, then the candidate will be offered ...

  3. Health, Safety & Security Manager

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £30000 to £34000 p/a

    Category: Health & Safety

    Our Client operates a collection of premium hotels and resorts that feature the highest level of design and service. They are currently looking to recruit an experienced Health, Safety & Security professional for their prestigious 5* Edinburgh property.The Role - The primary role of the Health, Safety & Security Manager is to ...

  4. Electrical Engineer

    Location: Scottish Borders

    Salary: £30000 to £33000 p/a

    Category: Electrical

    Reporting to my Clients Chief Engineer, this role is to be offered on a 4 on 4 off shift pattern.As an Electrical Maintenance Engineer you will be working within a fast-paced state of the art production facility, maintaining various machinery and equipment and eliminating problems via Fault Finding, Inspection ...

  5. CNC Machinst

    Location: Renfrew

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Manufacturing Engineer

    Stafffinders have an exciting new opportunity for an CNC Machinist to work on a Temp to Perm basis in Renfrewshire.
    The role is Monday to Friday, 40 hours a week. If both parties agree it’s a good fit after the initial probation period, then the candidate will be offered ...

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