Trainee CNC Operator / Trainee CNC Setter


Job summary

Bluetownonline Ltd
£17,800 depending on experience (approx. 33p over minimum wage per hour, 37 hours per week
Machine Tools, Machinery
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Trainee CNC Operator

Location: Pudsey

Salary: £17,800 depending on experience (approx. 33p over minimum wage per hour, 37 hours per week

Job type: Full Time 

Schunk Carbon Technology is a division of the Schunk Group and a global leader in the development, manufacture and application of carbon and ceramic solutions. We combine innovativeness and outstanding service to create a unique range of offerings on the market like no other company out there.

A CNC operator of Schunk UK is a trained professional working on the shop floor. By their diligent work our products get the high technical standard and fulfil our customers' need for quality and reliability. As part of a team they work adeptly and efficiently, setting up CNC programs, feeding the machines, and checking the products' dimensions manually (in- process) and/ or using CMM machines. They report to the team leaders.

Our Company:

  • Local Subsidiary of a global group based in Germany (€1.2 billion turnover, 70 sites around the globe, 8000 employees)
  • Produces and sells Carbon components and products for the British Isles Markets 
  • Main customers are Aerospace, Chemical and Process Industries, Industrial and Electrical Application Industries


  • Attendance bonus of £100
  • Private health insurance after a qualifying period
  • 26 days holiday + 8 days bank holidays.
  • Cycle to work scheme after a qualifying period
  • Company Sick scheme after qualifying period
  • Hourly rate above minimum wage

Key Responsibilities:

You will be trained in the following:

  • Read drawings and creates CNC programs accordingly
  • Setting up and programming CNC machines (Mazak)
  • First- off dimensional tests on new programs
  • Feeding and running CNC machines
  • In-process controls using manual devices (gauges, micrometer)
  • Finished product inspections using CNC CMM machines
  • Problem-aware, active handling of CNC machines
  • Reporting in SAP and on paper

The Candidate

  • Good capacity to work in a small team
  • Methodical skills like 5S or CIP useful
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and work independently 
  • Willing to improve themselves and their work environment

Please Note:

The majority of work is conducted in a dirty environment due to working with carbon. 

We provide full PPE and workwear for our employees, and work to high health and safety standards.

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Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; CNC Programmer, CNC, Operator, CNC Operator, CNC Machinist, Machine Operator, Machinist, Turner, CNC Turner, Programmer, CNC Operative, CNC Engineer, CNC Miller, Miller, Machine Operative, CNC Setter, Setter, CNC Programming, Machine CNC Turner, CNC Engineering may also be considered for this role.


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