CNC Machine Operator / CNC Machinist - Laser / Waterjet


Job summary

Bluetownonline Ltd
£30,000 - £39,999
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Laser / Waterjet Machine Operator

Location: Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per annum, depending on experience

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Working Hours: Monday to Friday - 35 hours per week

About Us:

We're proud to have expertise in our industry stretching back to 2004, though our sister company (Designs & Lines Ltd.) first established in 2011. This began, first and foremost, with cutting plastics for top-quality designs and sharp, clean manufacturing finishes. By expanding our capabilities and upgrading our technology to the latest available, we've since seen consistent, sustainable success and continued growth into the present day.

We're dedicated to providing exceptional waterjet cutting services to a wide variety of industries using various materials

About The Role:

The ideal candidate will have expertise in operating and programming CNC machines for laser cutting, water jet cutting, and wood routing.

The Machinist will be responsible for cutting with metals, plastics, ceramics and other materials and using the in house machine software.

Key Requirements:

  • Operate and program our Waterjet cutting machine
  • Set up and calibrate machines to ensure accurate and precise cutting of substrates
  • Be able to read engineering drawings and use basic measuring equipment
  • Be able to use and understand CAD software
  • Inspect finished products to ensure they meet quality standards
  • Troubleshoot and resolve any issues that may arise during the cutting process
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • Consistency regardless of project size
  • Check completed work for accuracy and quality

About you:


  • Good organisational skills
  • Liaising effectively with other team members


  • Proven experience as a CNC Machinist, specifically in one or all of the following- laser cutting, water jet cutting, and wood routing
  • Proficient in operating and programming CNC machines
  • Knowledge of different substrates and their cutting requirements
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work with precision
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and blueprints
  • Good communication skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment

Are you an organised and methodical individual, with an eye for detail and passion in engineering? If yes, we are looking for you! Our team is full of driven and proactive individual and we would love to see more enthusiastic and motivated candidates to join us.


  • 20 days holiday + 8 Bank holidays and 3 extra days paid time off while company closes over Christmas and New Year
  • Company pension
  • Free Parking

Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

Candidates with the experience and relevant job titles of; CNC Machinist, Machine Operator, CNC Operator, CNC Machine Setter Operator, Mechanical Engineer, Machine Operator, Machine Technician, Machine Operative, Waterjet Cutting Operative, Laser Cutting, Wood Routing, Machinist, CAD Software may also be considered for this role.

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