CAD/CAM Programmer

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CAD/CAM Programmer

Posted 15 January 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
Discipline Body & Chassis
Contact NameMia Biddle

Job description

Position Title: CAD/CAM Programmer

Duration: Contract

Location: Witham, Essex

About the role

  • We have an exciting opportunity for a CAD/CAM Programmer to join our team delivering design, engineering, and manufacturing solutions for some of the world's most exclusive and ultra-premium car programmes.
  • The CAD/CAM Programmer, reporting to the Machine Shop Supervisor, is responsible for programming 3 and 5-axis CNC machines using HyperMill to deliver a range of components and tooling.
  • The machine shop and its team play a key role in the manufacturing operation at the Client and contribute greatly to the solutions we deliver to our clients.
  • If you have a passion and desire for delivering high-end products and components - intricate machining, carbon fibre mould tooling, complex jigs, and test fixtures - then this is the job for you!

Roles and responsibilities

  • Be responsible for programming 3-axis Vertical Machining Centres (VMC's) with the option to bolt on a 4th axis or 4th and 5th axis rotary table.
  • Be responsible for programming 5-axis Universal Machining Centres (UMC's).
  • Be responsible for the programming of 3 and 5-axis machines to run low-volume production jobs.
  • Be responsible for the programming of 3 and 5-axis machines to run one-off prototype parts for both in-house and custom customer requirements.
  • Work with a variety of materials including aluminium, steel, plastics, epoxy tool boards and carbon fibre.
  • Use their CAD skills to draw suitable fixtures for one-off solutions and/or production runs.
  • Work closely with the shop floor team to assist in changes required to help streamline the machining process.
  • Be responsible for assisting the Clients' in-house design team with feedback on the machining feasibility of complex components and tooling.
  • Assist the Clients' in-house training program by training apprentices and other team members where required.

Skills required

  • Possess a good understanding of 3 and 5-axis programming techniques.
  • Innovative in their approach to problem-solving.
  • Have a keen eye for detail.
  • Be forward-thinking in their approach to ensure continuous improvement towards the best solution for production products is driven into all work.
  • Approach all work in a way that ensures the finest quality output, employing necessary checks along the way.
  • Be an effective and motivated team player, able to work both closely with others and in a self-guided capacity.
  • Possess a flexible approach adaptable to changing requirements at short notice.
  • Have good literacy, numeracy, and IT skills, including the ability to read engineering drawings and create detailed set-up documentation.
  • Have the ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Maintain a professional, accountable, proactive, and helpful attitude at all times.
  • Maintain the ability and maturity to give and receive feedback constructively and negotiate with colleagues harmoniously.


  • Minimum of 3 years' experience using HyperMill and HyperCADS.
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in an automotive or aerospace environment.
  • Apprenticeship trained.