CNC Production Engineer - Turning

3–4 days per week at home

A little flex time

Employment type
Full time
Competitive Salary

CNC Production Engineer for Turning (Lathes)


late Shift 2pm to 10pm Monday to Friday

Relocation allowance available (Depending on your location)

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 groundbreaking 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 robust 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

We discussed what motivates teams, what great leadership looks like, and why someone would join us, in an inclusion and diversity workshop with many of our teams. We also discussed our culture at length as a leadership team. We decided our values should be simple but effective at representing what it's like at CloudNC, what gets you recognised and enables you to succeed.

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

The CloudNC Manufacturing Team

The manufacturing team at CloudNC are masters of our machines. Many of our team have Formula 1, aerospace, automotive a medical background or a mix of several industries.

They're broad in experience and responsibilities, meaning they can produce estimates, run machines and provide machine strategies to support our customers and business needs. This means they have full accountability of a part's journey from quoting to the finished component.

Often you'll see them working together to reduce cycle times and optimise manufacturing processes to make parts that delight our customers.

They advise on design for manufacture to support our customers with critical projects.

They enjoy collaborating with our software engineers to support our development and progression of our world-first software for autonomous machines. This includes advancement in fixture and tooling techniques.

The team are flexible and they've embraced the fast-moving, changing nature of being part of a start-up.

Never losing sight of our mission, the team have taken on the challenge to support CloudNC in building it's first fully autonomous factory.

What you'll be doing...

Estimation for Quoting:

Manage requests for quotations submitted by the commercial team in a timely manner.

Produce time estimates for quotes including, programming time, machine setup & run times, and define tools needed.

Accurately input estimates within our Factory Operating System.

CNC Turning:

Programme our lathes (DMG)

Generate toolpath design, model preparation and continuous improvements within CAM & CNC.

Determine the manufacturing process of a new product from the fixture/work holding stage through to the finish product.

Ensure that the correct tooling is available to complete a job, and order all necessary consumables throughout the production process when required

Proveout of Program:

Set the lathes, reviewing and understanding machining strategies and offer improved solutions which may increase productivity.

Prove programs to production status.

Troubleshoot CAM and Machining related issues.


Offer guidance on design changes to aid the manufacturability of components.

Offer technical support to the commercial team and our customers.

Culture & Factory Improvement:

Collaborate with and mentor/train the junior teams e.g. CNC Operators when required.

Comply with health and safety procedures.

Contribute to our continuous improvement culture.

Use our tools and technologies for time tracking, updates and reporting to help us gain data to optimise our algorithms as part of building our own factory management software.

We're a match if...

You have substantial experience in CNC Turning and have worked across a number of industries giving you exposure to different materials and complex parts. Experience with bar feeder and Celos controls advantageous.

You're proactive when it comes to improving machining strategies and will enjoy sharing your knowledge, coaching others in a collaborative environment.

You have used your knowledge as a CNC turner and programming lathes, to accurately provide quotes to our sales team, estimating CAM programming, machine setup and machining run times, job-specific tooling costs, and additional post processes.

The ability to offer guidance on design changes that will aid the manufacturing of components would be an added bonus. The use of any internal factory operating system software is also desirable.

What you'll receive...

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

Competitive Salary

Stock Options (permanent employees)

30 days holiday (on a 5 day week)

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


Enhanced primary, secondary and adoption parental pay & leave (maternity/paternity)

Monthly Lunch

Stocked Kitchen

Air conditioned Factory Floor


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 improve our inclusivity efforts.

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3–4 days per week at home

A little flex time