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4 months ago
Velden Engineering (UK) Ltd
Salary: £28k to £32k
Location: Bolton
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Quality Engineering Jobs

Job Description

Established for over 45 years, Velden is seeking a highly skilled & experienced CNC CMM Programmer. This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic and forward thinking subcontract manufacturing company which services many industries including Motorsport, F1 and supporting the rapidly growing electric car market.

The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for programming our Mitutoyo CNC Coordinate Measuring Machines in addition to other key inspection equipment, such as our Keyence Camera-based Image Measuring System, FARO Arm and 2D FabriVISION laser inspection machine.


The Role

  • Produce & prove-out advanced CNC Mitutoyo CMM Programs from 2D Drawings and 3D CAD models which are efficient and operator friendly to use in production
  • Program other inspection equipment such as our Keyence, FARO Arm and FabriVISION
  • Inspect using hand measuring equipment such as height gauges, vernier callipers and micrometres
  • Setup and produce required documentation including FAIR's / ISIR's, SPC reports
  • Contribute towards and oversee the design and production of any required CMM or inspection fixturing making full use of our in-house 3D printer
  • Work alongside the Production and Quality team to ascertain key requirements and priorities
  • Communicate accurately to operators, section leaders and the quality department any deviations to customer drawings or specifications
  • Assist in evaluating and improving current CNC manufacturing processes by applying expert knowledge to reduce scrap and improve internal and external quality levels
  • Establish quality procedures and develop/train operators to ensure the improved manufacturing and inspection process is maintained
  • Keep updated and continually research the very latest measuring technology, techniques, probing systems, fixturing strategies
  • Provide support to the Quality department and Production as required including operation first off approval, first article inspection reporting, investigation and problem solving and process auditing


The Person / Skills Required

The successful candidate will ideally have had a proven background in CNC machining, preferably having served a recognised apprenticeship or equivalent qualification. It is likely that they will have spent time as a CNC Programmer / Setter and then moved into a Quality based role.

  • Have an excellent understanding of technical engineering drawings, GD&T, FAIR's / ISIR's, SPC, Gauge R&R & 8D Reporting
  • Experience of programming and operating Mitutoyo MCOSMOS
  • Experience of other Inspection Software and Systems, Measurlink SPC, FARO CAM2, Keyence IM & FabriVISION (Training will be provided as required)
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Collaborate in a team environment to continuously improve ways and working
  • Work flexibly and efficiently as part of the manufacturing team and to support other team members as required, comply with all quality, health & safety and environmental rules and policies


The Successful Applicant Will Receive

  • Top rate of pay depending on experience
  • Overtime readily available and paid at premium rates
  • 33 days holiday per year (including public holidays)
  • Loyalty scheme with an additional day's holiday for every 5 years completed
  • Company pension scheme
  • Company paid training
  • Death in service life insurance scheme
  • Workwear and PPE provided

Hours of Work

7:30am - 4pm Monday to Thursday 7:30am - 1pm Friday

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