CNC Machinist

Job Description

Job Title: CNC Machinist
Location: Plymouth, Devon
Compensation: £34,163.00 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF55985

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a CNC Machinist at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.

The role
As a CNC Machinist, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary where you will produce machined parts by setting up and operating either a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machine or manual/conventional machine towards close and exacting tolerances and finishing specifications.

Day to day, you'll translate the requirements of detailed part drawings into measurements for production, as well as:

  • Perform set-up and calibration procedures for all equipment and accessories to be used on projects.
  • Work to fine tolerances (imperial and metric measurements) and use appropriate measuring equipment (verniers, micrometres).
  • Ensure that all machining procedures are completed in accordance with project spec. Follow all company safety protocols IE POWSA.
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings.

This role is full time, 35 hours per week and is based at on site at Devonport Royal Dockyard.

Essential experience of the CNC Machinist

  • Experience of working within an engineering environment.
  • CNC programming / manual turning and milling experience.
  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude, good time keeping and attendance, self-motivated, ability to work safely.
  • Committed to quality & communication

Qualifications for the CNC Machinist

  • Time served experience in machining.
  • City and Guilds in Engineering / HNC in engineering / or equivalent

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.

Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (

What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Contributory Pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity
  • Opportunity to work with innovative technology.
  • Potential to develop skills.
  • A dynamic working environment.

Babcock International
For over a century Babcock has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal.

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header 'Reasonable adjustments requirement'. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Closing date: 17/06/2024