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Skilled CNC Machine Programmer/Setter/Operator


Hughes Pumps manufacturers pumps rated to 2800bar & 375kW (40,000psi and 500hp), used for water jetting, industrial cleaning, cutting and pumping applications in oil & gas, petrochemical, ship repair, construction, marine and other industries. We are the only manufacturer in the UK of this specialist type of pump.

The Job

We are looking for a motivated & accomplished CNC Machinist to join our team. You must have experience of working in a precision engineering environment and have a keen eye for detail.


Main purpose of the job:

To produce high quality components, in line with drawing tolerances & conditions, efficiently & accurately, as required by our specifications.


Person specification:

  • Skilled CNC machine programmer/setter/operator, with experience of Heidenhain controlled Vertical Milling Machine and Fanuc Control CNC Turning machines. Any Mazak Integrex experience would also be desirable.  
  • Time served engineer with good general CNC machining experience.
  • Flexible, courteous, friendly, and positive approach
  • Able to interpret engineering drawings.
  • Able to use a wide variety of measuring & inspection equipment.
  • Able to work under own initiative.
  • Eligible to work in UK.


Main responsibilities:

  • Produce accurate, high-quality components with optimum efficiency.
  • Ensure all programmes are saved as per company procedures.
  • Competently set & operate CNC turning machines using operating systems for each machine.
  • Plan & specify tooling requirements for production, including any jigs & fixtures or special cutting tools.
  • Carry out inspection, including first-off inspection of colleagues work.



  • Hours of work are 8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday, 8.00am to 3.30pm on a Friday (39 hours) with a 30-minute break
  • Overtime is available on occasions but is not guaranteed. Staff are expected to work additional hours when required to meet critical deadlines.
  • Private health care (after qualifying period)
  • 25 days holiday
  • Workplace pension
  • 3-month trial period

Do you have relevant experience and live near to our factory in Washington, West Sussex? If so, apply below: 

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