CNC Programmer Setter Operator

CNC Programmer Setter Operator Job Description Template

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


  • Set up the CNC machines to produce the required part as per drawing;
  • Take accurate measurements of work pieces and ensure that the quality is good;
  • Working from a drawing Program the CNC machine;
  • This role involves multi axis machining ( 3 – 5 axis);
  • Operate the CNC machine and analyse the processes and adjust as required, via Input control instructions into machine;
  • Complete quality inspections to the authorised level;
  • Examine and modify programmes;
  • Set up tools and load materials onto the machine;
  • Prove out processes, producing first-offs;
  • Responsible for housekeeping of working area;
  • Reporting to manager regarding tooling and material requirements;
  • Setting and operating the machines;
  • The CNC Programmer Setter Operator will be responsible for working various jobs that come in;
  • Programming CNC Milling and Turning Machines;
  • Completing work logs and time management.


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a high precision manufacturing environment;
  • Aerospace experience is preferred;
  • Precision engineering experience;
  • Most machines are 3 and 5 axis machines and therefore experience on 3 and 5 axis machines is highly advantageous;
  • Good knowledge of program editing and G-codes;
  • Must be able to operate a CMM machine and quality check your own parts;
  • Good knowledge of set up and operation;
  • The CNC Programmer Setter Operator should have experience either milling or turning;
  • Must be experienced in 3,4 axis machining;
  • Experience with heindenhain and Fanuc controls are essential;
  • Must have previous CNC Turning experience;
  • Have a good understanding of Health and Safety;
  • Ability to read complex technical /engineering drawings with a good understanding of tolerances;
  • Flexible approach to working hours;
  • Must have background qualification in CNC machining with Milling and Turning.