Machine Operator/CNC setter

Location: Plymouth

  • Employer Name

    Mego Employment

  • Contract Type


  • Level of Experience

    3 Years

  • Salary

    £25,545 - £28,747

  • Description

    Mego is proud to be recruiting for a world class, market leading manufacturer based in Plymouth. Due to a rapidly growing order book our client needs to recruit a number of Machine Operators/CNC Setters to start in early January 2022.  Ideally you will have 2-3 years experience of machine operating/CNC setting in a manufacturing environment but applicants with less experience will definitely be considered as training can and will be given.

    Our client works an alternating shift pattern of 0600-1400 and 1400-2200 or fixed night shifts 2200-0600 so it is essential that this works for you.


    • Set and operate machinery in any cell as directed by supervision;
    • Set and operate a cell unsupervised;
    • Set machine tooling and jigs in accordance with production engineering and Company quality standards;
    • Complete first-off’s and appropriate checks in compliance with Company quality and production engineering standards;
    • Load and unload components from machinery;
    • Achieve production targets – where variances occur, report to the Cell Leader or Senior Cell Leader;
    • Communicate breakdowns or machine abnormalities to the Cell Leader, Senior Cell Leader or a member of the maintenance team;
    • Stamp product to verify conformance with the Company quality standards;
    • Observe and comply with all Company health, safety, quality and environmental standards;


    • Operate and set machinery in accordance with the Company’s production engineering and quality procedures;
    • Perform frequency gauge checks in accordance with the Company’s production engineering and quality procedures;
    • Report defects to cell leader, this includes scrap and RTS. Setter operator to report work order, part number and reason to the Cell Leader;
    • Ensure tooling is fitted correctly and running in accordance with specification sheets;
    • Complete daily short interval scheduling sheets clearly, accurately and in a timely manner;
    • Complete daily/weekly machine setter operator checklist – coolants, oils and machine health and safety;
    • Train operators or setter operators as and when required;
    • Dispose all consumable items in accordance with the Company’s ISO 14001 procedures;
    • Undertake KPS activities as directed by the Cell Leader;
    • Perform TPM as and when required;
    • Wear Company issue health and safety personal protective equipment at all times.
    • Ensure machinery guarding is in place when machinery is operational.
    • Report damaged or faulty guarding or machinery to the Cell Leader immediately.


    • Working in accordance with the Company’s health and safety, environmental, product engineering and quality procedures;
    • Setting and operating machines as and when required in a safe manner. This may include setting machines for operators on different lines;
    • In accordance with the point above, the setter operator is responsible for 1st off’s as well as leaving machinery in a safe and capable state for the operator if setting in a different cell;
    • Completing all paperwork as set out above in a timely manner;
    • Training operators or setter operators in a safe manner of work;
    • Reporting any variances in machining to the Cell Leader;
    • Good housekeeping within your working areas;
    • Wearing Company issue PPE at all times.


    • Some machine shop/CNC setting experience – training will be given.
    • Able to work to a shift pattern as detailed above.
    • Able to work with autonomy and as part of a team ensuring company health, safety, quality and environmental standards are adhered to at all times.
    • Can provide evidence of a good work record in a related manufacturing environment.

    To apply, please call us on 01803 840844 or apply through this website by uploading and submitting your CV now.




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