Experienced CNC Machinist

Location: Lower Hutt, Wellington
Job Type: Permanent
Reference: 200134082_1562653887
Salary: NZ$26 - NZ$30 per hour + Additional benefits

Our client is a provider of contract manufacturing and precision engineering services to a diverse customer base, some very high-tech and advanced! Our client has a very good reputation for their consistently high precision and efficiency. They have a modern facility in the Hutt Valley with the latest machining centres, mills and lathes.

Many of our clients' clients are currently undergoing rapid growth, and we help our client to grow with them. To do so, we are looking for an:

Experienced CNC Machinist

What can you expect?

You will work as part of a team to run various CNC machining centres, mills and lathes for production of high precision machined parts.

You will be capable of producing basic parts from drawing or model unassisted as well as following setup and process instructions for parts programmed by others.

You will be comfortable monitoring the machining of precision parts and adjusting for tool wear as required.

As a competent machinist you will also process work orders, perform periodic and emergency maintenance, as well as ensure safe work practice and a safe environment.


* Machine parts according to drawing with exceptional attention to detail.

* Set machines and jobs for others, and yourself to run

* Selecting, aligning and securing holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mills and lathes

* Perform measurement and inspection of machined parts

* Assist other team members where required

* Ensure compliance with all workshop practices and procedures

* Work with the management team to ensure equipment is utilised effectively and parts are produced to schedule

* Working as part of a team in the development and improvement of machining processes to become more efficient, repeatable and reliable

* Complete documentation to a standard required by our aerospace customers.

Required background:

* 3+ years experience as a CNC Operator/Machinist on either lathes or mills

* Previous experience setting and running jobs as well as completing QA checks

* Previous experience programming jobs both at the machine and via CAM programs, preferably using GibbsCAM

* Previous experience working to fine tolerances, down to 0.02 microns across multiple surfaces

* A mechanical mind with the ability to problem solve and troubleshoot issues

* Proven ability to handle pressure, understand the importance of customer satisfaction, and work hard to meet deadlines.

Our client is a growing and evolving company with a dynamic and enthusiastic team. We anticipate there will opportunity for personal and career growth within the company for motivated individuals.

If you feel you are the right person for the job or would like further information, please call us straight away on 04 473 99 15, or apply using the button to your right.

Please note that applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a current, valid NZ work permit, and need to be available for an immediate start here in Wellington.

A pre-employment drug screen is part of our recruitment process. We will also need to be able to contact 2 relevant -workplace- referees.

If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please us for a confidential discussion on your career.