CNC Operator

We are looking for an experienced CNC Operator to join our team on a freelance basis.

As a CNC Operator, you will play a key role in our fabrication team with oversight of our 3-axis CNC router and laser cutter.  You will bring experience of CNC operation, with specialist skills in programming and a high level of attention to detail. 

Rates of pay are competitive, dependent on experience. 

Key tasks:

  • Be the main operator of our Maxicam M3 3-axis CNC router and laser cutter in the studio
  • Use Rhino, Aspire and RhinoCAM to translate design files and programme the CNC (and equivalent for the laser cutter)
  • Bring 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 laser cutter
  • Work confidently and competently with other portable equipment, tools and materials
  • Ensure your works are undertaken in accordance with the company’s health and safety policy and relevant RAMS
  • Maintain a clean and safe working area, with responsibility for ensuring your works are undertaken with care and consideration
  • Manage your time effectively to ensure the team works together to meet the project deadline
  • Foster good working relationships within the team, engendering a collaborative and supportive working environment.
  • 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 (or equivalent) (essential)
  • Experience with portable equipment and tools for general fabrication in wood and/or metal (essential)
  • Awareness of health and safety regulations and best practice for compliance (essential)
  • Strong verbal, interpersonal and comprehensive skills (essential)
  • Right to work in the UK without restrictions (essential)
  • Fire Marshal and Fire Extinguisher training (desirable)
  • Current CSCS card, or equivalent qualification (desirable)

Make your application:

If you have all the relevant skills and experience and want to work join our team, get in touch!

  • Email images of your work and a CV (including two references) toAnna Bunting-Branch (Head of Administration) at 
  • Successful applicants will be selected based to a paid skills trial

Please note: We encourage early applications and reserve the right to close this advert when we have sufficient high-quality applications

↓   See below for examples of recent projects and to download the Job Description

→  Check out our other vacancies: Wood Fabricator and Metal Fabricator

→  For any questions about the role please email Anna Bunting-Branch (Head of Administration)