CNC Machinist

Location : Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, England
Job Ref : JB83
Consultant : James Bird
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : £13.50 - 13.50 per hour


JB83- Vertical CNC Machinist

Location: Newton Aycliffe

Salary: £13.50 per Hour


First Military Recruitment are currently supporting our client in the search for a Vertical CNC Machinist.

Our client is keen to offer opportunities to Ex-Military personnel, but all applications will be considered.

You will work a rotating 3 shift pattern as follows:

Morning shift (6am – 2pm).

Afternoon shift £0.50 per hour extra (2pm – 10pm).

Night shift £1.00 per hour extra (10pm – 6am).

Duties and Responsibilities of a Vertical CNC Machinist:

  • Set, run & program the company’s vertical CNC equipment to meet requirements.
  • Update set-up and tooling sheets as required, maintaining logbook for shift.
  • Inspect work using basic inspection equipment.
  • Maintain a clean work area and ensures strict adherence to the standards.
  • Accurately adjusts machine settings to complete tasks according to specifications.
  • The candidate will be required to pass a practical and theoretical machining test.
  • Materials worked are mainly carbon steel.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • All candidates must be time served machinists, with at least 5 years’ experience.
  • Have experience setting and operating vertical machining centres.
  • The ability to read drawings is essential.
  • Must be able to write and edit programmes.
  • Programme languages used are Haas, Fanuc & Heidenhain, must be experienced in at least one of these systems.
  • Understand G codes.
  • Understand M codes.
  • Use measuring equipment, micrometres, dial test indicators, verniers.
  • A good knowledge of tooling, Indexable face and end mils, carbide tooling, HSS tooling is required.
  • Candidates who are currently tool or mould makers with experience of operating vertical CNC machine centres may be considered.
  • All required personal protective equipment will be provided by the company.


  • An attendance bonus of £30 per week, giving £6 per day.

Location: Newton Aycliffe

Salary: £13.50 per Hour

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