Job Details

Job Ref :
Job Title :
CNC Programmer 
Job Category :
Posted :
8/12/2019 8:57:20 AM 
Company Name :
Forces Recruitment Services 
Location :
Bedfordshire, England 
Benefits :
Salary :
£30k per year 
Security :
Description :

Job Title: CNC Programmer

Salary: £30,000 (DoE)

Location: Bedfordshire

Job type: Permanent

Vacancy Reference: HQ6126

A worldwide research and development company is looking for a CNC Programmer to work on pioneering projects from concept to launch and in-life support. The team are responsible for producing aircraft model components which are then assembled into scale models to be tested in a wind tunnel. You will be responsible for using Delcam Powermill and Powershape programmes but if you have used Heidenhain or Fanuc, for example, then this may a role for you. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team of leading professionals in a secure environment at a world-class facility.

Applications from ex-military personnel (British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Royal Marines) are strongly encouraged.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delcam Powermill and Powershape PowerMILL 3D CAM programming for 2 to 5 axis CNC milling to ensure that the machine tool is optimised and material waste is minimised.
  • CNC technical lead and point person for all aspects of the CNC Programming.
  • Overall delivery of CNC Programming to agreed quality and delivery dates.
  • Regular communication and co-ordination with CNC Section Team Leader.


Knowledge, skills and qualifications - essential:

Highly proficient programmer for off-line axis milling programmes, using Delcam Powermill and Powershape, to enable:

  • Importing of geometry.
  • Modelling of supports/fixtures.
  • Establishing tooling and clamping sequences.
  • Creating optimum cutter paths.
  • Determining optimal speeds and feeds.
  • Posting programs to vertical milling machines.
  • Extension of geometry lines
    • Adhere to all Health and Safety directives and Quality processes.

Knowledge, skills and qualifications - desirable:

  • Able to write programmes for 5-axis milling.
  • Flexible and positive attitude to deadlines.
  • Drive and commitment to achievement of tasks.
  • Receptive to new ways of working and ideas.
  • A problem solver with a can-do attitude. 
  • Prepared to act as coach and mentor.

Person Specification:

  • You will be asked to agree to undergo a security check.
  • Due to security requirements you must have lived in the UK continually for the last five years.
  • There may be times when you will be asked to work a shift pattern to ensure a project is completed.


  • 26 days annual leave.
  • Pension.
  • Medical and Life Assurance.


£30,000 (DoE)

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