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CNC Machine Setter Operators

Region: Cramlington

CMP Products, part of the British Engines Group, is a market leader in the design and manufacture of cable glands, cable accessories and cable cleats for installation in industrial, marine and explosive atmospheres. Continuous improvement and innovation ensure that CMP’s products lead the way in quality, safety and performance.

The company is based close to Newcastle upon Tyne in Cramlington, Northumberland and has offices across the world including the USA, Asia, Middle East, Australia and South Africa.

We are currently recruiting for CNC Machine Setter Operators on a full-time permanent basis.

What we offer:

 An hourly rate including shift allowance of £17.64, rising to £18.09 in June 2022.

 Working hours of an average of 37.5 hours per week on a shift rotation which involves 10 x 12 hour shifts over a 21 day cycle with 11 days off.

  • Employee assistance programme including WeCare wellbeing app
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Holiday buy and sell
  • Pension scheme
  • Training and development
  • Free on-site parking


The successful candidate will receive a ‘new starter’ payment of £375.00 after 6 continuous months of employment and a further £375.00 after 12 continuous months (payment is subject to the terms and conditions of the scheme).

The role

Reporting to the Production Supervisors, the CNC Machine Setter Operator will set and operate CNC Machines to produce a range of components from a variety of raw materials including brass, stainless steel and aluminium; ensuring all components conform to engineering drawings.

Duties will include

  • To ensure that all processes are completed in accordance with all applicable Risk Assessments and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • To perform any setting / operating duties as requested on or within target times
  • To be able to read and edit existing CNC programmes to ensure quality and output is optimised
  • To monitor tooling for wear, adjust offsets or replace where necessary
  • To use a variety of measuring equipment ensure all inspection requirements are completed in line with Control Plan instructions
  • To identify and report non-conforming components ensuring the relevant SOP is followed.
  • To accurately complete all system transactions related to the role
  • To maintain and promote a high standard of housekeeping at all times
  • To perform any pre-shift and maintenance checks as dictated by the plant and equipment you are operating
  • To ensure that you work in a safe manner and comply with the company’s Health, Safety and Environmental Policy
  • To carry out any other duties not listed above as may reasonably be expected

The person

The candidate must have experience of setting and programming either Fanuc or Mori Seiki control systems. They must have knowledge of working to tight tolerances, understand technical drawings and the ability to use a wide range of measuring equipment.

They must also have excellent communication skills, be organised and self-motivated.

Closing date:  26 May 2022

If you do not have an email address, please forward a CV to HR Department, British Engines, Q6 Quorum Business Park, Benton Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 8BT.

This vacancy falls under our ‘refer a friend’ scheme. If you have been notified of this vacancy by a current employee of British Engines, please choose the option ‘refer a friend’ when stating where you heard about the vacancy.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If you have not been contacted within four weeks then your application has been unsuccessful this time.