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CNC Operator

At Playdale Playgrounds we are a dynamic, global business who designs, manufactures and installs fun, exciting, outdoor playground equipment currently operating in 46 countries. We are family-owned having been established for 40 years and employ c110 people.

We are looking for a skilled CNC Operator to machine safely and accurately to perform a variety of functions. This job is important as many of Playdale’s products include machined panels/components.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing and operating CNC routing machine to fabricate large numbers of panels on a daily basis.
  • Understanding specifications by reading drawings and works orders.
  • Use of CAD/CAM software to translate instructions into computer commands so the machine can perform the correct function.
  • Understanding of tooling.
  • Use of hand tools for finishing panels.
  • Prepare and load raw material onto the machine.
  • Supervise the machine whilst it executes the tasks and make any necessary adjustments to produce desired result.
  • Inspect and measure finished products and compare them with requirements to determine if the process has been completed properly.
  • Check and maintain machinery daily to ensure functionality.

Skills/Experience required:

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who has great concentration and precision.  You must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, ensuring a ‘right first time’ approach. You must have good communication and interpersonal skills, be self-motivated, and have a structured approach to planning and managing your workload. Flexibility and ‘can do’ attitude is also essential.

The ideal candidate will also have:

  1. Proven CNC operator experience of 3 axis CNC machine desirable or have relevant skills.
  2. Have desire to improve efficiencies and reduce waste through a CI environment.
  3. Must have skill in operating CNC machinery and model precision tooling.
  4. Ability to read and interpret documents and drawings.
  5. Computer savvy.
  6. Able to work on own initiative or with others on tasks with minimum supervision.
  7. Have a mechanical aptitude and good numeracy skills.
  8. A keen eye for detail and results-driven approach.
  9. Forklift licence desirable.
  10. Must have ability to undertake manual handling duties.

Previous experience in a similar role, although beneficial, is not essential as training will be provided to meet the successful candidate’s needs. Playdale are keen to develop the right person with the right attitude.

Playdale Playgrounds is an equal opportunities employer.

This is a permanent, full-time position based at our Haverthwaite factory (38 hrs per week).

Apply with a full CV to the by closing date 1 June 2018

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