CNC & CAM Graduate Trainee

Construction and Property, Engineering, Manufacturing & Processing, Marine, Transport & Logistics
Falmouth, Cornwall
Salary Details
£20,124 to £23,500 dependent on skills and qualifications.
Hours of work
Full time
Job Type
Closing Date
Cockwells are expanding the scope of their CNC operations and as such are looking for a new member of the team.

Job Description

Having recently acquired a new 3D CNC machine, Cockwells are expanding the scope of their CNC operations and as such are looking for a new member of the team. Whether you already have CNC and CAM experience or are new to this field but keen to train and develop a career in this specialism, we really want to hear from you.

The items produced by our CNC operators are mainly high-end bespoke components for motor launches and superyacht tenders therefore we are looking for someone with a keen eye for detail and the ability to see potential issues before they arise.

Your duties and responsibilities will include (or be developed to include):

  • Being responsible for setting and operating machines to produce product with consistent results that is within specification and to acceptable levels of quality.
  • Correctly read drawings, use measuring equipment to measure dimensions and to maintain high standards of workmanship.
  • Correctly recording details of activities performed, stock control and production control
  • Identify and highlight to supervision process faults, errors and non-conformities.
  • Undertake assembly, packing, cleaning and all machining and operating duties in the plant as the need arises.
  • Understanding the risks, control measures and safety devices for the equipment operated and surrounding areas.
  • Maintaining consistent, satisfactory levels of housekeeping.
  • Conforming with all health and safety standards, particularly in relation to wood working / processing machinery
  • Perform simple machine cleaning and maintenance duties.

Experience and skills core to the role:

  • Knowledge of CAD software (Rhino 3D and AlphaCAM)
  • Ability to read engineering drawings
  • Knowledge of boatbuilding material properties
  • Knowledge of the principles of wood machining

You will:

  • Work conscientiously with great attention to detail.
  • Take a proactive approach to supporting continuous improvements to processes and quality standards
  • Work well within a team
  • Be able to follow a plan even in a high-pressure environment

Company Description

Cockwells enjoy an enviable reputation as a company at the forefront of designing and building the highest quality boats, motor launches and tenders. The Company cleverly integrates traditional boatbuilding skills with innovative engineering and modern techniques to build custom and semi-production vessels of the highest quality using both wood and composite materials.  Following a major investment and redevelopment of their established base at Mylor Creek near Falmouth, Cockwells is looking forward to exciting times ahead, creating new opportunities and investing in the future of the Company and its workforce.

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Other Application Details


  • The place of work is normally at our site at Ponsharden roundabout or at our main offices at Mylor Creek Boat Yard, Mylor Bridge, Falmouth TR11 5NS


  • £20,124 to £23,500 dependent on experience and qualifications.


  • Interviews will take place at Cockwells in Falmouth, as and when suitable applications are received. Please note this employer is interviewing as they go so this position may close early.   Closing date 2/1/2022


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