CNC Machinist

Contact Paul Cullen
  • Salary: €16 - €21 p/hr
  • Location: IrelandLeinsterDublin
  • Sector: Advanced Manufacturing

Job description

Sonas Technical are currently seeking a CNC Machinist for our client, a Precision Engineering company who specialise in Blister Tooling Change parts for the pharmaceutical industry. The successful person will receive a strong remuneration package with a host of benefits and be based in our clients site in South Dublin. The role will involve work in a challenging environment, working with the latest software and technology in a state of the art facility.

Reporting to the CNC Supervisor, the CNC Machinist will be responsible for programming and setting up CNC Milling Machines in the most effective and efficient way to machine parts from design drawings.

The CNC machinist will become knowledgeable with all CNC mills, control panels and programming parameters within the company and understand how to read and interpret drawings.

There are 2 shifts available for this role –

  • Day shift: 7am-4pm Monday – Thursday and 7am – 12pm on Friday – Early Finish on Fridays
  • Evening shift: 4pm-12am Monday – Thursday and 12pm – 5pm on Friday – Early Finish on Fridays


Responsibilities & Duties

  • Prepare and operate CNC machines to perform tasks such as drilling, grinding, milling etc.
  • Understand specifications of the task at hand and the desired result by reading blueprints, mechanical drawings etc.
  • Prepare and load raw materials and parts onto the machines
  • Set machines to complete full cycles to fabricate large number of parts or one off.
  • Supervise the machines while they execute the tasks and make any necessary adjustments to produce a better result
  • Inspect and measure finished products and compare them with requirements to determine if the process has been completed properly
  • Check and maintain machinery daily to ensure functionality (TPM)
  • Be responsible for achieving machine optimisation KPI’s.
  • Achieve agreed targets and KPIs.
  • Ensure right first time components are delivered to both internal and external customers.
  • Take responsibility for addressing quality issues and if unable to resolve, seek guidance from others on how best to resolve them.
  • Maintain safe operations by adhering to all safety procedures.
  • Take responsibility for generating and submitting ideas. Maintain a mindset of continuous improvement by being inquisitive
  • Key Performance Indicators are a vital gage of the process – Right First Time production and achieving efficiency metrics hold high importance

Skills & Ideal Attributes

  • Proven experience as CNC operator
  • Programming experience using G-Codes and M-Codes
  • Skill in operating CNC machinery and tooling as well as precision measurement tools
  • Experience in operation/setting Hitachi, Doosan, Mazak, Hurco or Mori Seiki Mills
  • Knowledge of controllers desired: FANUC, SIEMENS and Heidenheim
  • Experience in one off/ prototyping environment.
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical documents and drawings
  • Computer savvy with basic understanding of computer programming and CAD/CAM
  • Mechanical aptitude and good math skills
  • A keen eye for detail and results-driven approach


  • Quarterly Bonus
  • Sick Pay
  • Refer a Friend bonus
  • Wellness Benefit
  • Early finish Fridays

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