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Cutting Shop – Router Operator

Location : Grange, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

About SF

If you are interested in joining a growing company within Europe’s largest industry, then SF Engineering may be right for you. As one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of products and solutions for the global food industry, a career at SF is beyond what you would expect.

At SF we realise that our employees are one of the keys to our success. We look for individuals who share our passion to succeed. As a leader in our field, we are growing rapidly and have a number of exciting positions available at our Sligo site in the West of Ireland, including that of a Cutting Shop Router Operator.

Responsibilities (not limited to):

  • Part of a Production team preparing stainless steel and/or plastic parts and kits to support the Production schedule
  • Responsible for the operation of a CNC router to manufacture bespoke plastic profile parts including:
    • Programming the router computer with supplied nesting programmes Loading of material
    • Replacement of cutter heads and holders and adjusting and/or installing new attachments as necessary
    • Daily/weekly/monthly maintenance
    • Conducting safety checks prior to operation of each nesting programme Measuring and checking finished parts to ensure they comply with the design specification
    • Final finishing of parts such as deburring and drilling and/or tapping of holes
  • Ability to interpret 2D/3D drawings
  • Skilled operation of fabrication hand tools (drill/grinder) to ensure a high quality finish is achieved
  • Conduct ongoing QC checks to ensure product meets with SF’s expectations around quality
  • Make a positive contribution to maintaining a workplace that is healthy, safe and tidy
  • There will be training opportunities for other equipment within the department such as the CNC brake press, CNC laser and saws
  • Expectation to train/work in other areas of the Business to support operational demands

    Requirements :

    • Previous experience in the Food Processing industry an advantage
    • Skilled operation of CNC machines an advantage but not essential as full training will be supplied
    • Must be proficient in the operation of fabrication hand tools (drill/grinder)
    • Ability to read 2D & 3D drawings
    • Strong organisational skills with the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities
    • Must be able to work well on your own or as part of a team using your own initiative and solve problems as they arise
    • Must be highly flexible and motivated with a ‘can do’ attitude
    • Essential tickets; FLT and Manual Handling
    • Advantageous tickets (but not essential); Abrasive Wheels
    • Must be able to effectively liaise with support departments to achieve operational efficiency
    • A good eye with high attention to detail
    • Willing to be flexible in the role and to support the need to shift resource as and when


    How to Apply

    If you are interested in this position, please complete the form below or feel free to reach out to with any questions or for an informal chat about the role.

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