CNC Machine Setter 9 axis

Closing Date: 21st April 2019
Reports To: Production Manager
Position Summary:

Rotork Instruments have opportunity for a time served 9 axis CNC Machine Setter within the Bifold business unit. Bifold is a world class leader in instruments and control solutions for the oil & gas, energy and industrial market.

As the 9 axis CNC Machine Setter your focus will be on setting and operating to produce complex turned and milled components. You will also be required to work on a range of additional machine tools within the machine shop, primarily sliding heads and fixed head CNC lathes. You will be responsible for setting machine tools, using programmes from a central database, you will choose appropriate tooling and work holding, probe and prove out tooling, run through job and obtain first article inspection checks. You will also be responsible for programming from scratch in Mazatrol and some basic editing of programmes to optimise speed and feed, correct problem areas and update where necessary.


  • Time served in operating and setting machine tools in an industrial environment
  • Capable of setting a range of machine tools – particularly multi axis machine tools, mill turn 9 axis twin turret twin spindle, twin spindle with milling and turning turrets, horizontals, sliding heads, 3 axis turret lathes
  • Good knowledge of materials, particularly 316 stainless, duplex, nitronic, Inconel
  • Basic programme editing knowledge
  • Able to read and understand machine tool programmes - specifically Fanuc, Mazatrol, Siemens
  • Good understanding of tooling grades
  • An understanding of speeds and feeds, impact on tool life, cycle time and where to optimise depending on the job in hand
  • Can use and interpret inspection hand tools; surface finish tester, shadow graph, height gauge, mics, verniers, thread gauges, bore plug gauges, cmm
Location: Chadderton, Greater Manchester, UK
Division: Rotork Instruments
Rotork Office: UK - Chadderton - Bifold
Job Type: Full Time
Area Of Interest: Production
Contact: Yoshi Danily
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Please send fully up to date CV and full letter of application, stating how your skills and experience match the job requirements.

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