3-Axis CNC Machine Programmer & Operator

Joining a well-established, close-knit team, this position will involve programming and
operating our 3-Axis CNC Machine


The role will involve programming and operating the 3-Axis & 5-Axis milling machines to manufacture a range of products from billet or part made fabricated shields. In addition, designing and manufacturing any required fixtures or tooling in relation to the machining of production parts.  Working within the team, the job holder will liaise with colleagues to ensure customer requirements are fully met.


Staplehurst, Kent
£14 - £17 per hour, DOE
42.5hrs, Monday - Friday
Full time, Permanent
Generous benefits package

About Us

Magnetic Shields Limited is the global leader in the design and manufacture of magnetic shielding products and shielded rooms across a variety of sectors and industries. Our continued growth and ongoing investment mean we now have a brand-new factory unit which will double our production capacity and throughput. This period of expansion is a very exciting time for the Company and we are keen to speak to applicants interested in joining our production team in a new role as 3 Axis CNC machine programmer & operator.


  • Competitive pay rates
  • Enhanced pension contributions
  • Quarterly staff bonus scheme
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Employee referral scheme
  • 2x death in service cover
  • Competitive holidays
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • Training and development

Roles & Responsibilities

  •  The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for  programming and operating the 3-Axis & 5-Axis CNC milling machines, to manufacture a range of products from billet or part made fabricated shields
  • The role will require an organized individual to ensure that all consumables for a job have been ordered (material/cutting tips/consumables etc) in preparation for starting a job in line with delivery dates.
  • Design and manufacture of any required fixtures or tooling in relation to the machining of the production parts.

Qualifications & Experience

  • The candidate must be able to set, program and operate a CNC 3-Axis Mill, preferably Duguard, or Haas mills using Heidenhainand/or Fanuk control systems
  • Experience of low-volume, high quality batch machining
  • Ideally have experience of Inventor CAM software or equivalent CAD/CAM systems using offline programming where necessary
  • Experience of machining Nickle-alloys, stainless steels, aluminium & copper would be beneficial
  • Able to work from engineering drawings, CAD models and have the capability to check own work
  • Team player and be able to work to tight deadlines
  • Experience of designing/manufacturing deep-drawn tooling
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and determined
  • Whilst able to operate independently, the ability to work as part of a team is essential
We know that the most valuable aspect of any business is its people, and we are looking to recruit the next generation of our workforce!

We will invest in your success, is it time for you to join our team and start your journey?.
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