CNC Miller (4 and 5 Axis)

Job Title         –  CNC Miller (4 and 5 Axis)               Job Type        – Full Time

Sector             - Manufacturing                                   Location         – Basildon

Salary             - Competitive Hourly Rate                  Reporting Line – Machine Shop Lead

plus O/Time


The Company

AER are designers, manufacturers and builders of award-winning race engine solutions that have led the way in the motor sports industry. Established since 1997, AER is based on the Essex/London border. The company promotes a positive, diverse workforce with an approachable and welcoming culture.

The Opportunity

AER is a successful Engineering Manufacturing company offering a stable and well rewarded career in the machine shop servicing premier motorsport customers. The opportunity is a standard/advanced level position in a manufacturing environment. The successful candidate will be a CNC Miller - Programmer/setter/operator, to programme, set and operate 4 and 5 axis CNC Milling centres with Heidenhain control system.

Demonstrating initiative, attention to detail and good productivity with a commitment to ‘getting things done’ is very important.


Role Outline:

  • Responsible for understanding engineering drawings
  • Programming from scratch using hypermill software and Heidenhain controls,
  • Selecting tooling, setting and operating the CNC machinery.
  • Involved in producing small batch work and one offs.
  • Understanding task requirements and completing as assigned.
  • Asking questions and assisting wherever possible.
  • Raising concerns and making suggestions for improvement where appropriate.
  • Establishing professional relationships with staff.
  • Maintaining a high degree of professionalism and diligence.
  • Promoting a safe working environment in accordance with health & safety standards, requirements, and procedures

Prior Experience:

  • Experience in automotive or aerospace environments desirable
  • Extensive experience of Programming CNC Mills using Heidenhain control system, 5 years’ experience desirable
  • Experience with large castings
  • Must be able to Set, and operate the machines.
  • Hypermill experience will be an advantage.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of engineering drawings.

Key Skills:

  • An interest in motorsport
  • Capability to set and run own machines
  • A proactive team player, with a positive 'can do' attitude.
  • Enthusiastic with a genuine desire to understand and improve the business
  • Recognising that tasks need completing correctly, accurately, and regularly.
  • Demonstrating initiative and capability to problem solve
  • Ability to operate under pressure, demonstrating resilience and a calm approach
  • Confident in answering detailed information requests
  • Well organised with a methodical approach to work
  • High Level of diligence
  • A valid driver’s licence may be required.
  • Manual handling – ability to handle correctly and lift to a safe lifting weight


Qualities and Behaviours:

  • A self-starter who demonstrates self-initiative, a positive attitude and is motivated to improve and problem solve whilst working hard as part of a team.


Hours of work & Benefits

40-hour, full-time week, working 8 hours a day Monday – Friday, flexible across the hours of 6.00am to 5.15pm with a 45-minute lunch break. The role is based on site at the AER unit in Burnt Mills Industrial Estate owing to the nature of the job responsibilities

AER offer a competitive salary, flexible working hours and a company stakeholder pension scheme.

Application Process & Closing Date:

If interested please click apply and send your details

Please include:

  • a copy of your CV
  • a covering email explaining why you are a suitable candidate for the role
  • current salary and salary expectations
  • availability to start / notice period