CNC Machinist

Website AWE

AWE is currently looking for a Craft Machinist Practitioner to carry out a wide range of craft machining operations on new cutting edge equipment in the manufacture and development of production and trials components within the Production Function.

Location – Burghfield

Package – £27,420 – £39,060 dependant on skills and experience plus allowances

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services
  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)
  • Life Assurance
  • Discounts – access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending
  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family
  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing – more information available on our careers site

To be considered for this role you must have a recognised apprenticeship and NVQ Level 2 minimum.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Deliver the production of high precision components to meet the required customer specification
  • Maintain safe operation of machine tools and all other related equipment
  • Maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality and be a great team player

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities outlined below are not exclusive, but there is an expectation you will operate a variety of machine tools such as; computer numerical code (CNC), lathes, milling machines, precision grinders, and welders
  • Siemens Programming experience is advantageous
  • Good understanding of turning, setting and operating
  • Knowledge of turn/mill desirable
  • Undertake route cause analysis for problem solving
  • Multi-task across multiple machine tools and manufacturing areas
  • Act as a role model and mentor peers and apprentices as required by the business area
  • Support and participate continuous improvement activities
  • Carry out 6s activities in line with business area requirements
  • To undertake and maintain all training in your core role and linked disciplines
  • Compliance with necessary procedures in the execution of the role
  • Participate in task review planning activities and route card generation where required.
  • Contribute to the drafting of safety and operational documentation as required by the business area


Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for this role.

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