CNC Operator / Machinist

We are looking for a skilled, experienced, and time-served CNC operator and machinist to join our team as a permanent employee in the role of Fabricator (CNC).

Job title: Fabricator (CNC)

Contract type: Full time PAYE, permanent

Salary range: £33,408.00 - £37,120.00 (dependent on experience)

Regular work hours: 8:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday (plus paid overtime as required)

Location: London, SE15 6SB

About the role

In the role of Fabricator (CNC), you will be responsible for running our 3-axis CNC router: ensuring excellent standards of quality and precision while meeting the demands of a fast-paced environment. You will bring experience of CNC operation, with specialist skills in programming, and a high level of attention to detail.

Key tasks

  • Be the main operator of our Maxicam M3 3-axis CNC router in the studio
  • Use Rhino, Aspire and RhinoCAM to translate design files and programme the CNC
  • Take a mindful approach to work: mitigating risk, maximising efficiency and minimising wastage
  • Work independently to maintain high standards of production output and component quality to meet project deadlines
  • Work confidently from fabrication drawings
  • Prepare materials and manage cutting lists
  • Communicate with team to manage workflow and project updates
  • Use knowledge of specialist tools and processes relevant to CNC operation (including feeds and speeds)
  • Bring knowledge of materials relevant to CNC operation, including wood, aluminium, brass, acrylic, and other solid surface material
  • Manage consumables and maintenance for the CNC router and other relevant equipment, ensuring tooling and cutters are delivering the best quality finish
  • Work confidently and competently with other machinery, equipment, tools and materials in the studio
  • Ensure you are equipped and prepared for work in the studio or on-site, including maintaining a personal tool kit relevant to your role
  • Ensure your works are undertaken in accordance with the company’s health and safety policy, relevant RAMS, and standard operating procedures
  • Maintain a clean and safe working area, with responsibility for ensuring your works are undertaken with care and consideration (i.e. running the CNC cleanly without excess noise or dust)
  • Manage your time effectively to ensure the team works together to meet project deadlines
  • Foster good working relationships within the team, engendering a collaborative and supportive working environment
  • Report to Operations Manager and Technical Manager
  • Represent the company in a positive and professional manner at all times

Key requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years’ professional experience in a studio environment (essential)
  • Experience of 3-axis CNC router operation (essential)
  • Experience with Rhino, Aspire and RhinoCAM, and general computer literacy (essential)
  • Ability to work from fabrication drawings (essential)
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and attention to detail (essential)
  • Understanding of material properties and their appropriate machining methodologies (essential)
  • Experience with machinery, equipment and tools for general fabrication (essential)
  • Awareness of health and safety regulations and best practice for compliance (essential)
  • Reliable and responsible attitude to work (essential)
  • Strong verbal, interpersonal and comprehension skills (essential)
  • Right to work in the UK without restrictions (essential)
  • Current CSCS card, or equivalent qualification (desirable)
  • Other relevant professional training (First Aid, Fire Safety, PASMA, IPAF etc.) (desirable)

Scroll down to read the Job Description for a full overview of the role and responsibilities, including personal specification.

Training and development

  • You will undertake a skills test at interview to establish skill gaps and areas for development
  • We will work with you to actively enhance your skills and knowledge based on your expertise and contribution within the team
  • You will be safety-conscious and committed to maintaining a safe working environment. Further safety training will be provided in the course of your employment
  • An ideal candidate will be able to support and mentor colleagues, fostering a collaborative learning environment

Make your application

If you are passionate about your craft and met the key requirements, we welcome your application!

  • Send us your portfolio and a CV (including two references) to Anna Bunting-Branch (Administrator) at (using the subject line: "Fabricator (CNC) Application")
  • Successful applicants will be selected based on an interview (including skills test) and a paid trial period

Please note

  • Weber Industries is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building an inclusive workplace and welcome applicants that offer diverse and varied skills and experience to our team.
  • We encourage early applications and reserve the right to close this advert when we have sufficient high-quality applications

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→ For any questions about the role please email Anna Bunting-Branch (Administrator)