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5 Axis Milling Setter/Operator

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Park Farm Industrial Estate, Wellingborough, UK

Job Type

Full Time



About the Role

You will be responsible for setting and operating CNC milling machines. Preparing materials and tooling for upcoming jobs, loading and operating machines to meet desired quantities, conducting in-process inspection and checking against drawings and specifications to ensure they are made accurately and to the highest standards.
Self-motivated and having very good attention to detail along with the ability to communicate clearly to members of your team and supervisor.
o Set & operate up to 5 axis machinery
o Ability to read, interpret and communicate technical information
o Modify and edit programs to compensate for materials, tooling or machine centre conditions.
o Manage and Operate Fanuc controls
o Removal, completion, and hand finishing of components (De-burr)
o Basic machine maintenance, cleaning, oil, coolant etc.
o Logging work, filling in route cards, submitting parts for inspection.
o Basic in process gauging and checking, ability to use various types of precision measuring instruments.
o Quality awareness and attention to detail
o Participate in continuous improvement activities
o Work well under pressure with tight deadlines
o Team player who will go the extra mile to ensure project schedules are met.
o Punctual and Reliable
o Occasionally carry out tasks outside your main duties


  1. Education: Time served apprenticeship or similar experience.

  2. Experience: Minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience as a 5 Axis Milling in a precision manufacturing environment.

  3. Machine Proficiency: Proficient in setting up and operating 5-axis milling machines. Experience with multi-axis machining centers and live tooling is essential.

  4. Programming Skills: Proficient in CNC programming for 5-axis milling operations using CAM software (e.g., Solidworks, Hypermill, or equivalent).

  5. Technical Skills: Strong understanding of machining principles, tooling selection, and work holding solutions for 5-axis machining. Ability to read and interpret technical drawings.

  6. Quality Focus: Demonstrated commitment to producing high-quality components with attention to detail. Experience in quality control processes and techniques.

  7. Communication: Effective communication skills to collaborate with team members, engineers, and other departments. Ability to communicate technical information clearly.

  8. Adaptability: Ability to adapt to changing priorities, work under pressure, and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

R & G Precision Engineering Ltd is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. If you possess the required skills and experience in 5-axis milling and are passionate about precision engineering, we invite you to join our team and contribute to our commitment to excellence.

About the Company

R & G Precision Engineering, a leading name in the field of precision manufacturing, stands out as a dynamic and innovative company that places a high value on its workforce. Recognized for its commitment to excellence and cutting-edge technological advancements, R & G Precision Engineering provides a stimulating and growth-oriented environment for potential employees. With a strong emphasis on precision machining, the company is dedicated to delivering top-notch products to its diverse clientele.

As a potential employee, joining R & G Precision Engineering means becoming part of a team that thrives on challenges and constantly seeks ways to push the boundaries of precision engineering. The company values individuals who are not only highly skilled in their respective fields but also possess a passion for innovation and problem-solving. R & G Precision Engineering fosters a culture of collaboration and continuous learning, encouraging employees to stay abreast of the latest advancements in precision manufacturing technologies. The company's commitment to employee development is evident in its comprehensive training programs, which aim to enhance skills and ensure that every team member is well-equipped to contribute to the company's success.

Moreover, R & G Precision Engineering is known for its inclusive and supportive workplace culture. The company values diversity and recognizes the importance of a varied perspective in driving innovation. Potential employees can expect a workplace that encourages open communication, values teamwork, and fosters a sense of pride in contributing to the creation of high-quality precision-engineered products. With its forward-thinking approach and dedication to employee well-being, R & G Precision Engineering stands as an appealing choice for those seeking a fulfilling and challenging career in the precision manufacturing industry.

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