Manufacturing Technician - CNC

Proto Labs, Limited
25000.00 GBP Annual
10 Aug 2017
23 Aug 2017
Contract Type

Reporting to

Manufacturing Engineer

The Company

At Proto Labs, we're not only one of the fastest growing manufacturing companies in the UK, we're also the fastest in the world at what we do - so being extraordinary is a way of life. If you are looking for an extraordinary career opportunity, you've come to the right place as we are looking for additional people to join our team.

Proto Labs is the world's fastest source for custom prototype and low- to mid-volume parts. With our 3D Printing, CNC and Injection Moulding services, our speed and versatility lets you take your parts from the very early stages of prototyping all the way up to short-run production of 10,000+ parts - all with one technology-driven, quick-turn company.

The Role

You will be responsible for planning, designing, setting up, modifying, optimising and monitoring CNC Machining processes. Identifying and implementing improvements under Safety, Delivery, Quality and Cost whilst working off shift when needed to ensure continuity amongst the team when implementing new processes and procedures. You will prepare for new process introduction including design and procurement of jigs, tooling where necessary and engage in creative problem solving to address operational issues. Participate in factory layout changes to facilitate capacity increase or operational improvement and be the go-to person for technical problems/fault finding, giving advice and guidance as needed. Support training department and department managers to create and maintain work instructions and other training material as needed to support training efforts.

Skills / Knowledge / Experience

  • Knowledge of CNC machining essential - Fanuc controls and / or worked on Haas CNC Machines
  • Successful experience of managing projects.
  • Excellent influencing skills.
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing/ engineering environment essential.
  • Experience of implementing kaizen methods.

The Candidate

The role will appeal to an individual capable of working within a fast paced environment. You will have the initiative to approach challenges with enthusiasm and the ability to react to rapid changes in prioritisation whilst maintaining a clear focus on the company objectives. High attention to detail, problem solving and communication skills are a must as is having a proven mechanical aptitude.


  • Company bonus scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Daily flexible working plan
  • Excellent working environment

Successful applicants will be contacted 5 weeks after submitting their application. Due to the large amount of applicants, we will only contact successful applicants to go through to the next stage.