Senior CNC Machinist

Company Description

Caragh Precision is a medical device manufacturing company and a leader in the manufacture of precision engineered products for the top global medical device companies.  It has over 100 CNC Machining Centres and assists in all stages of the product lifecycle from concept realisation to manufacturing.  Based in Parkmore Galway, it specialises in Cardiovascular, Structural Heart and Orthopaedics.

Role Description

A Senior CNC Machinist operates and programmes computerised numerical controlled (CNC) machines. A Senior CNC Machinist in Caragh is responsible for programming, setting up and overseeing the operations of multi axis CNC machines (e.g. Fanuc, Hermle, Willimen & Citizen) to manufacture medical device components under minimal supervision.

Main Duties

• Adhere to company health and safety requirements
• Inspecting materials and specifications
• Creating, reading and interpreting drawings and specifications
• Create CNC programmes to produce one-off and/or mass-produced components
• Capable of selecting correct cutting tooling and machining strategies
• Capable of selecting appropriate tool holding and work holding
• Preparing and loading raw materials onto the machines
• Cycles the machine, and detects malfunctions in machine operations, such as worn or damaged cutting tools
• Achieving the required production levels
• Communicates with and trains co-workers
• Planning stock inventory and ordering parts
• Conducting machinery checks on a daily basis
• Responsible for maintaining quality and safety standards and procedures
• Maintains a clean work environment, keeping records, and maintaining equipment


• A minimum of a Mechanical or Precision Engineering Diploma or Qualified Toolmaker or Fitter
• Experience as a CNC milling or sliding head lathe machinist
• Strong computer skills with a good knowledge of CAM software, preferably Mastercam
• Familiarity with machines such as Fanuc, Hermle, Willimen & Citizen would be a major advantage
• Strong knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
• Experience machining stainless steels, titanium, cobalt chrome and medical grade polymers would be an advantage
• Strong maths/numerical skills
• Excellent technical and analytical skills
• Highly developed attention to detail and concentration
• Excellent ability to read and interpret drawings
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong team player with the ability to train co-workers


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