CNC Setter Operator

We are looking for an experienced CNC setter/operator preferably with experience of both milling and turning to join our small team.

What we do

Carbinium Engineering undertake a wide variety of work, often for the luxury marine sector. Everything we undertake has one thing in common – it’s made the highest standards we can achieve.
* We make and sell things we have designed.
* We make things that our clients have designed.
* We design and make a custom product solution to meet a client’s needs.
Our minimum order quantity is one and we seldom make a hundred of anything. We specialise in quality not quantity.

What we offer

A clean safe working environment.
Modern well-maintained equipment. All our CNC machining centres are less than 3 years old.
A pleasant place to work with a small friendly team.
Varied and interesting work – never a dull day.
Excellent rates of pay.
30 Days holiday including Bank Holidays.

We are looking for someone who is

Keen, flexible and self motivated.
Experienced but willing to develop and explore new techniques.
Quality oriented and will actively contribute to the quality of everything we do.
Wants to be a significant part of a growing business.
Happy to set and run jobs on 3, 4 and 5 axis VMC’s. We have Haas and Mazak machines.
Ideally with experience of CNC turning.
We do a very small amount of manual turning. Experience of this would be a nice to have.
Happy to support and guide apprentices.


Apprenticeship – Engineering Technician Machinist Level 3

About Us

Carbinium Engineering are a small company based at the Scottow Enterprise Park in Badersfield. We specialise in the design, prototype and manufacture of one off and low volume, high quality products. Most of our work is for high value yacht builders but we also make parts for everything from Aerospace to Sub Sea. We even make puppet eye mechanisms for the Spitting Image TV show.
Carbinium Engineering currently have four CNC machines – two Haas CNC milling centres with 4th and 5th axis capabilities, a Haas CNC turning centre, and an SCM CNC routing centre. We also have a manual mill and lathe.
We want to recruit our first apprentice to work in the CNC machining side of our business. This is an excellent opportunity for an apprentice to join a growing company which undertakes a wide variety of work.

Main elements of the Apprenticeship

To be trained in house on all aspects of our work.
To attend college one day a week during term time for formal training.
To safely run the CNC machines under the supervision of our Manufacturing Manager.
To set up jobs, loading the correct tools and measure them with the tool pre-setters.
To utilise Renishaw probing for work offsets, part measurement and tool offsets.
To keep the machines and workshop, clean and tidy at all times.
To Check finished parts against 3D models and drawings.
To receive goods and despatch finished orders.
To become a key part of a small team in a growing business.
To reflect the values of the business in all interactions with clients, suppliers and visitors.


Maths, Science and English to GCSE grade 4-7.
Some prior experience of CNC machinery would be helpful, especially with Haas controls, but is not essential.
Ability to read technical drawings.
Computer literate.

What we are looking for

• An enthusiasm to learn.
• Previous practical mechanical experience at home or school/college.
• Careful – mistakes with our machinery are expensive and potentially dangerous.
• Diligent – we work to high standards and we need to check everything.
• Polite and cheerful – we aspire to being a happy, busy working environment.
• Self-motivated – we want someone who gets on with the job and does not need chasing.
• Confident to ask questions and check with others to prevent mistakes.

What we offer

A busy, friendly and safe working environment.
Good quality modern machinery.
Training and support from our Manufacturing Manager who completed his apprenticeship within the last ten years.
Regular reviews and support.
Annual Pay reviews.
30 Days holiday including Bank Holidays.

CLOSING DATE for Applications 23 July 2021

Apply by Email to [email protected]