Apprentice CNC Machinist


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About the Role

The company is seeking ambitious and enthusiastic people to join its apprenticeship programme and involves a structured combination of practical work and training within the Production Department functions of the business. This will largely focus on the setting up and operation of conventional, special purpose, CNC and FANUC Control machines.

Reports to Operations Director

Daily Job Duties:

  • Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample part to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished workpiece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements.
  • Measures, marks, and scribe's dimensions and reference points on material or work-piece as guides for subsequent machining as necessary.
  • Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines as necessary to machine parts as required.
  • Calculates and sets controls (FANUC) to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut, or enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media according to established guidelines and procedures.
  • Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining and adjusts machine controls or control media as required
  • Verifies conformance of finished workpiece to specifications, using measuring and inspection tools as necessary.
  • Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data.
  • Performs routine maintenance tasks on machines as required.
  • Confers with engineers, production personnel, programmers, or others to resolve machining or assembly problems.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area and maintain all equipment, to like new appearance, according to maintenance plans and established procedures.
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, clients, co-workers and management.
  • Continue to grow lean knowledge and use the tools to identify and assist with continuous improvement.
  • Ensure that safe work practices are followed and adhered to.

As well as providing a range of potential manufacturing and engineering career opportunities, at the end of the program the company will also, where appropriate, encourage and support further study and formal training.

About the Training

Machinist Technician Standard level 3 - Day release - Olive Grove Campus Sheffield

About the Employer

Award Winning Sub-Contract Precision Engineering Company and Sliding Head Specialists

Skills Required

  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Number skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Logical
  • Team working
  • Creative
  • Initiative
  • Patience
  • Physical fitness

Training Provider



Machining technician (level 3)

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