Position: CNC Operator/Programmer

Posted By: James Spencer
Salary: £15.08 per hour
Location: Consett, County Durham
Job Type: Permanent
Category: CNC Operator

Position: CNC Operator/Programmer

Salary: £15.08 per hour
Location: Consett, UK
Type: Permanent, Full-time
Industry: Manufacturing/Engineering

Job Description

Are you an experienced, time-served machinist with a deep understanding of CNC programming and operation? Our client in Consett specializes in reverse engineering, providing precision parts and components for a variety of industries. They are seeking a permanent CNC Operator/Programmer with expertise in Mazak and Fagor systems to join their team who specialises in either CNC Milling or Turning. This role requires proficiency in programming and operating CNC equipment, with a focus on reverse engineering processes.


  • Program and operate CNC machines, focusing on either milling or turning, with Mazak and Fagor controls.
  • Work with engineers to reverse-engineer parts and components, ensuring accuracy and quality.
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings, blueprints, and technical specifications.
  • Set up machines, install tooling, and ensure proper calibration for each production run.
  • Conduct quality inspections to ensure finished products meet required specifications.
  • Perform routine maintenance and troubleshooting on CNC machinery.
  • Adhere to all safety protocols and maintain a clean and organized work environment.


  • Time-served machinist with proven experience in CNC programming and operation, particularly with Mazak and Fagor systems.
  • Experience in reverse engineering is highly desirable.
  • Experience in either CNC milling or turning.
  • Solid understanding of G-code programming and machine setup.
  • Ability to read and understand technical drawings and blueprints.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of safety standards in a manufacturing environment.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Shift Patterns

  • During Probation: Monday to Thursday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, and Friday, 7:30 am to 12:30 pm.
  • After Probation:
  • Day Shift: Monday to Thursday, 6:00 am to 2:00 pm, and Friday, 6:00 am to 1:30 pm.
  • Back Shift: Monday to Wednesday, 1:45 pm to 11:45 pm, and Thursday, 1:45 pm to 10:45 pm.
  • 25% Shift Allowance: A 25% shift allowance for back shifts after the probationary period.


  • Cycle to Work Scheme: Promoting a healthy and environmentally friendly way to commute.
  • 25 Holidays Per Year: Enjoy a generous holiday allowance.
  • Company Contribution Towards Pension: Secure your future with our company pension plan.
  • Overtime: Opportunities for additional pay through overtime work.

What’s On Offer

  • Permanent Position: Enjoy the stability of a permanent full-time role.
  • Competitive Pay: £15.08 per hour, with potential for overtime and shift allowances.
  • Career Development: Opportunities for training and career progression.
  • Positive Work Environment: Join a collaborative team that values safety and quality.
  • Modern Facilities: Work in a state-of-the-art manufacturing environment with advanced CNC technology.

How to Apply

Ready to join a dynamic team focused on reverse engineering and precision manufacturing? Please apply via this link with an up-to-date CV and be sure to mention your experience with Mazak and Fagor systems, and whether you specialize in CNC milling or turning. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so apply today!

We look forward to hearing from you!

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