CNC Shift Leads - Early, Late & Nights

Flexible hours
More than 2 days at home per week
Employment type
Full time
Competitive Salary

Multiple vacancies


Shifts we offer: Morning (06:00 to 14:00) Afternoon (14:00 to 22:00) Monday to Friday & Nights (22:00 to 06:00

Unfortunately we cannot offer sponsorship for this role at this time

Who are CloudNC?

CNC machines are responsible for producing more than $120BN worth of metal components every year, serving every manufacturing vertical from motorsport parts in Formula 1 to satellites in space. Despite this, the software used to control these CNC machines are stuck in the dark ages. It can require hours (sometimes days) of manual instruction by a skilled programmer before a component can be produced

Enter CloudNC! Located in London & Chelmsford, we're pioneers in revolutionising the manufacturing industry. Combining technology and manufacturing; we’re building the world’s most intelligent factory, powered by ground-breaking technology.

What's it like to work together?

We're an ambitious company, building a fast paced factory to give our customers the best experience, so this means our production teams are onsite in our Chelmsford factory. We operate a continuous improvement environment whereby we reflect on what we're doing and why and challenge our previous ideas and experiences within manufacturing. We're a progressive team in our factory who help one another and recognise other teams that unblock us and/or support the other to move fast and maintain excellent quality for our customers. Our software engineers are often onsite to collaborate and understand your experiences, requirements, challenges and specialist knowledge.

We have 80+ people, so we're still learning and building different things from the ground up organisationally, technically and operationally. However, we're experienced enough to have structures and processes to support greater efficiency, collaboration and success! There is always opportunity to shape the company with your thoughts and feedback whether it's through our All Hands questions/polls, 'Ask Me Anything' time, Peakon platform, open door time, focus groups or our inclusion and diversity network. Our onboarding scores are 9+/10 and you'll have a dedicated buddy to connect and share your experiences together, and the People Team are fully dedicated to ensure you're able to hit the ground running.

Our Values

Care about our mission, our work and each other

Share our learning, experience, reasoning and feedback to grow together

Strive to learn more, growing individually to achieve more collectively

Deliver by collaboration, commitment and continuous improvement

CNC Shift Lead Role

We're seeking highly motivated machine shop leaders from the high precision and CNC machining industry to supervise and support the daily production machine shop activities here at CloudNC.

As a CNC Shift Lead your goal is to ensure that the production team are engaged, supported and enabled to complete their scheduled jobs safely and efficiently within the time planned. You will support the team by directing and overseeing the day-to-day activities of the shift, problem solving when required and may also provide direct, hands-on support in programming and overseeing CNC machine operation.

What you'll be doing.

Lead, coach and mentor your shift and problem solve to resolve any issues that cause deviation from the production schedule.

Assist with the management and planning of production / workload in accordance with business priorities.

Manage day by day shift KPI performance to ensure the shift meets the set KPI targets and be familiar with reporting performance metrics on a weekly basis.

Ensure manufacturing best practices are followed to allow efficient completion of all scheduled activities.

Continuous improvement of production manufacturing processes to achieve world class safety, quality, delivery & cost objectives.

Identify skills gaps and implement effective training programs for Production Engineers and Machine Operators.

Conduct daily meetings with your team to communicate priorities based on the production schedule and ensure resource distribution supports the planned activities.

Ensure data accuracy and cell utilisation.

Responsible for team member 1:1s, recognition and feedback.

Support hiring activities for the shift e.g. interviewing

Assist in organising machine maintenance and repair when required.

Maintain a safe working environment, conducting floor walks and ensuring all company procedures are followed and 5S and TPM's are complete.

Other duties as needed where skills match (assembly, maintenance, tooling, operating, deburring etc.)

We're a match if...

You have proven experience of leading/supervising, training and performance management of a team within a CNC machining environment.

You can demonstrate how constructive feedback and recognition is delivered to a team and individuals.

You can demonstrate how you've unblocked team blockers to success, and motivated them through intense and lighter periods of work.

You have a solid understanding of technical engineering blueprints / drawings

You have sound knowledge of CNC programming techniques, product fixturing and production tooling.

You have excellent planning and organisational skills with a continuous improvement mind-set with a focus to build quality into the production processes and reduce waste.

You're a natural problem solver with the ability to generate effective solutions efficiently whilst working under pressure and making quick decisions, implement contingency plans and change team priorities to achieve the required outcomes.

You display excellent communication skills.

You have a flexible / adaptable approach towards change and role model this to teams.

You may have experience in both turning and milling CNC machines and can demonstrate hands on capability with DMG & Mazak machines (a bonus, but not essential).

What you'll receive...

We're nothing without our teams, as such you'll receive;

Stock Options

30 days holiday

Private Healthcare (includes dental, personal health fund, travel insurance, subsidised gym, mental health care, counselling)



Monthly Lunch

Stocked Kitchen

Team Socials

Equal Opportunities Statement

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, valuing individuality and embracing all people. The success of CloudNC is a result of diversity of thought. We recognise this comes from people truly belonging. We encourage different perspectives and skills to collaborate towards our mission - disrupting the manufacturing industry. We celebrate diversity and continually enhance our inclusivity efforts.

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