CNC Machinist x3 shift

Horstman Defence Systems Limited, Bath, UK

We are looking for CNC Machinists, to work on a 3 shift basis (see pattern below) as part of our growing machine shop.


The machine resource during operation and the tooling and fixtures (status, usability and cleanliness) specified for the process activities undertaken.


  • To set (tooling and fixtures) and run (proven program) designated CNC resource, as defined in the work instruction, within a defined manufacturing process.
  • As 1) however in liaison with Manufacturing Engineering program-prove, prove tooling package and thus the activity prove-out of new process activities.
  • The ability to carry out a minimum level of minor/ basic editing of CNC programs.
  • As an output of 1), 2) and 3) submit a near net shape and quality part for first-off inspection. Thereafter liaise with the quality team to close any defined gap between submitted work piece and design or stage drawing requirement.
  • Where applicable, and aligned to point 4), work to defined Inspection Control Plans (ICP).
  • Carry out any data capture required to improve process capability and control e.g. Statistical Process Control (SPC) and / or Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Ensure that work is moved on to the next work center on completion of current operation.
  • To support the business to meet defined KPIs e.g. On Time Delivery.
  • To ensure health & safety requirements of the individual and team members are met.
  • Actively support continuous improvements activities throughout the business.
  • Support the process to ensure all necessary tooling, materials and documentation is available to facilitate on time manufacture.
  • Support the development and maintenance of a multi-skilled workforce by training colleagues as and when necessary.
  • In the support of point 12) undertake any training identified / specified to achieve acceptable/ improved levels in a personal skill-set.
  • Support the development and actively encourage a team culture within the machine shop manufacturing areas.
  • Maintain systems and procedures to enable continuing compliance with ISO9100 quality standard.
  • Work with/support multi-disciplined teams in the introduction of new products and production processes into full manufacture.
  • Maintain a high standard of housekeeping and cleanliness in the machine shop areas.


  • Demonstrated experience in CNC machining (Milling and / or Turning and / or Mill-Turn) of high precision products from a variety of materials and forms i.e. solid, castings or forgings.
  • Demonstrated experience in a high value, low volume mechanical manufacturing environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of Fanuc controls
  • A demonstrable ability to problem solve is desirable
  • Having a Secondary skillset(s) e.g. another CNC skillset, Manual Turning, EDM, Rotary and / Cylindrical Grinding etc. is a distinct advantage
  • A demonstrable background in delivering Continual Improvement ideas is an advantage
  • Computer literate.
  • Good communicator at all levels.

3 Shift Rotating

Nights:          Sun 10.30pm to 6am (Mon to Thurs 10pm to 6am)         30 minute unpaid break

Lates:             Mon to Thurs 2pm to 10pm (1:30 to 9pm Friday)            30 minute unpaid break

Earlies:          Mon to Fri 6am to 2pm (1.30pm Friday)                            30 minute unpaid break


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