TLS - CNC Lathe and Milling machine Setter/Operator

Job Role: This is a permanent full time role of 39.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Role Location: Based Barwell, Leicestershire LE9 8BE

Immediate opportunity for a CNC Lathe & Milling machine Setter / Operator to join our innovative precision Lens engineering company.

True Lens Services, TLS, are recognised worldwide for lens innovation, having an unbeatable reputation in the design, manufacture and servicing of lenses for the film and television industries in the UK and Internationally.

We are now looking to recruit a CNC Lathe & Milling machine Setter / Operator. Working as part of our small friendly team, you will have responsibility for operating CNC Fanuc Lathe controlled machines and Hurco Milling machines, alongside supporting the workshop team with duties including cleaning, deburring and finishing of components. 

Involved with small batch precision runs in a light engineering environment, you will primarily be working with aluminium and small intricate pieces.  You will be an integral part of the TLS team in our overall lens build as your parts come into action. Together we support our commitment to ensure that we inspire through innovation, passion and quality.

Previous experience of working in a manufacturing environment on Hurco milling machines with 3 and 4 axis machining and Fanuc controlled lathes, 2 axis with live tooling, C and Y axis is required, with experience of setting/programming an advantage.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Run CNC lathe and milling machines and to maintain high quality components
  • Support the workshop operations with running, checking, cleaning and deburring of parts
  • Ensuring standards of health and safety are maintained in all areas of work, including following safety procedures when operating machinery and tools
  • Working alongside skilled engineers, learning all areas of the business – specifically running the machines and maintaining high quality standards in production
  • Maintaining accurate records and completing administrative tasks 
  • Working as part of a team to ensure adequate cover is available at all times.

Role requirements:

  • 3 years CNC experience and exposure to both milling and turning
  • Experience of Hurco milling machines with 3 and 4 axis machining, Fanuc controlled lathes, 2 axis with live tooling, C and Y axis
  • Experience of setting/programming lathes and milling machines an advantage
  • Good eye for detail, neat and tidy, good housekeeping
  • Able to be a team player and work independently
  • Ability to work in a busy environment within a varied role
  • Good communication skills
  • Willing to take additional training and activities to develop skills and knowledge
  • Flexibility to perform ad-hoc duties expected of the role.

Additional Information: You may come from a background as an CNC Operator, Setter, CNC Miller, CNC Machinist, Fanuc, CNC, Milling, Hurco, tooling. 

Ref: TLSWCNC0404

If you want to become part of the TLS future, please apply with your CV and a covering letter via the link, or email

True Lens Services are an equal opportunities employer. 


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'To inspire through innovation, passion and quality'