Apprentice CNC Programmer

Vacancy Ref: VC0389 Sector: Mechanical Engineering
Location: Bolton Postcode Area: BL3
Salary/Hour: £180.00 per week Hours: 40
Entry Qualifications: GCSE A-C or equivalent in Maths, English and Science
Skills & Qualities:
• Excellent computer skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Attention To detail
• Eager to learn
• Focused
• A keen interest in engineering
• Confident
• Hardworking
• Reliable
• Responsible
Job Description:
Apprentice CNC Programmer | Handrail Creations

As one of the UK’s leading specialist manufacturers, our small team has an opportunity for an apprentice CNC programmer to work with our CAD/CAM and production teams – creating programs for 5 axis CNC milling machines at the forefront of woodworking technology.
The candidate will help to produce bespoke handrails and other items for some of the most prestigious construction projects in the UK – the role will be 70% PC based, programming with our Cam software, understanding various manufacturing methods, tooling etc and as such must have proven excellent computer skills. The role will be 10% on the shop floor – understanding the CNC machines, how they work, properties of various hardwoods, tooling, creating jigs for manufacture etc.

Once complete, we would hope to offer the apprentice a full time permanent position with the team.

The candidate must be:
• Focused
• Good communicator
• Hardworking
• Reliable
• Responsible
• Eager to learn
• CNC Machine Operating
• CNC Programmer
• 3D Modelling
• Surface Modelling
• Setting Machines
• Using CAD CAM to create programmes
• Reading and understanding engineering drawings
• To generate accurate drawings ready for production

The successful applicant will also work towards an Advanced Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering. You will gain an NVQ Level 3, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills.

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