CNC Lathe Programmer Setter Operator

CNC Lathe Programmer Setter Operator Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a CNC Lathe Programmer Setter Operator to join our team.


  • Ensure components are both dimensionally correct & the visually aesthetic quality of the finished component is in line with company quality standards;
  • To follow drawings to produce correct components to the required standards in the most efficient and cost effective way within the Turning Department;
  • To manufacture and produce quality components by programming, setting & operating appropriate equipment;
  • To overcome production and manufacturing problems, referring up to Team Leader when necessary;
  • Liaise with team leader to ensure most effective and efficient methods are used.


  • Fanuc controls trained would be an advantage;
  • Experience of consistently programming & manufacturing 1off bespoke components to new designs;
  • Operate a centre lathe (both CNC and conventional);
  • Experience of consistently manufacturing 1 off bespoke components to new designs;
  • 5S change experience;
  • Experience of working in a team in a manufacturing department or in a similar environment;
  • Use 4 jaw chucks;
  • Accurate and can get the job done first time;
  • Machine shaft work using steadies;
  • Experience of LEAN manufacturing techniques;
  • Experience of working with technical engineering drawings in a precision machine shop;
  • Crane Lifting Certificate;
  • Machine eccentrics;
  • Must have a keen eye for detail;
  • Good knowledge of Health & Safety procedures with the ability to implement them.