CNC Programmer & Operator


Working for an industry leader, Our client is a family run highly successful business who are seeing exceptional growth with their exceptionally highly quality products. Crawley is known for its diverse population, with residents from various cultural backgrounds and ethnicities. This diversity is reflected in the town’s restaurants, shops, and cultural events.

Job Overview:

Our Client is looking to recruit a CNC Programmer & Operator who can set up and operate, up to date CNC, Turning & Milling machines. The role has been designed to support the companies expansion into machining capabilities and will initially focus on CNC cutting & drilling of brass extrusions.

The ambition of the company is to bring a 4 axis CNC online in the first quarter of 2025 and the successful candidate will be a key player in making this happen. They will have a vast knowledge of CNC machines and their applications and will be able to assist with the identification, set up and purchase of appropriate machinery for manufacturing a range of components, ranging from simple turned parts, to intricate decorative parts from on a 5 axis machine. The vast majority of our products are made from brass, however there will be the need for other materials such as stainless steel and aluminium.  They will operate a high number of SKU’s with low volume, so the candidate will need to be confident in multiple sets per day, often for bespoke or one of parts.


  • Program various CNC machines
  • Set, load and operate various CNC Machines
  • work to high standards of precision to create quality products
  • Set up tooling, fixtures and execute programs.
  • Support design and production engineering on the deployment of methodologies
  • Offer operational improvements and efficiencies where needed
  • Building & managing the small team within the machine shop
  • Consider tools required to cut materials and program machines accordingly and raising requestions for bespoke tooling when required.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems with machines as they arise.
  • Working on small batches across a wide range of varying designs

Education/Work Experience Requirements:

  • Experienced in working with Brass
  • CNC Experience setting and operating
  • CNC turning programming experience – essential
  • Able to read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Ability to self inspect
  • Experienced in working to tight tolerances
  • Strong communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Team player
  • MS Outlook or similar Good Knowledge
  • CRM systems Good Knowledge would be useful

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