First Base Employment Limited

Applications are invited for the permanent position of CNC Team Leader to work on a day shift for a leading business based near Gloucester.

Reporting directly to the CNC Manager, the Team Leader will oversee all aspects of running an advanced CNC milling shop in a small batch / one-off manufacturing environment.

The key areas of responsibility are:

  • Delivering the production schedule to meet deadlines, allowing for machine capabilities and resource
  • Material, tooling and resource planning and control
  • Direct supervision of a team of 5 skilled and semi-skilled engineers
  • Achieving the best outcome when unforeseen incidents occur with machinery, tooling or fixturing.
  • Monitoring quality to customer approval, resolving any issues that occur in-process.
  • Monitoring internal process documents and recording internal rejects.

Essential Experience / Qualities:

  • Understanding and contributing to the appropriate manufacturing route or strategy for each order
  • Experienced in a fast-moving, one-off / low batch machining environment
  • Thorough knowledge of CNC milling machinery, including:
  • speeds, feeds and milling strategies
  • tooling and fixturing
  • direct operation
  • good hand-to-eye coordination and dexterity
  • Good working knowledge of tooling used in support of metal finishing
  • Thorough understanding of quality systems in an ISO-controlled machine shop
  • Production engineering, work handling and storage systems

Desirable Experience / Qualities:

  • Previous workshop management but could also come from a strong production engineering background
  • Working knowledge of Heidenhein / Mazatrol control interfaces
  • Knowledge of supporting services and skills such as metal plating, CNC turning and EDM wire erosion

Permanent role working day shift Monday to Friday 7.00am – 3.00pm

A competitive salary will be offered to the successful candidate

To apply for this role please forward your CV to or call 01453 755330 for a confidential conversation.

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