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CNC Machinist / Programmer

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Great Baddow, United Kingdom
Closing date
30 Jul 2024

Job Details

Location(s): Chelmsford

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,500 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 10 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.

Development CNC Machinist

We currently have a vacancy for an experienced CNC machinist to work at our site in Great Baddow, Chelmsford.

As a CNC machinist within our manufacturing centre, you will be instrumental in assisting with the delivery of innovative research projects to quality, time and budget. Liaising with engineering and technical staff within the BAE Systems Digital Intelligence Laboratories (DI Labs), this role will provide you with the chance to become involved in challenging activities within a friendly and dynamic environment.

Your main responsibilities as a CNC Machinist will involve:

You will be required to manufacture small batch / prototype and production components ranging from highly accurate aerospace components through to lab use demonstrator items within time and budget.

The successful applicant will need to be able to programme, set and run 3, 4 & 5 axis CNC milling machines using Edgecam CADCAM software and also via the machine control.

Also required is the ability to programme, set and run CNC turning machines as well as operate manual milling machines and lathes.

The successful applicant will need to be able to work on their own initiative and demonstrate a flexible working attitude as part of this interesting role.

Ensure that all manufacturing activities are undertaken in line with DI Labs process and SHE requirements.

Your skills and qualifications as a CNC machinist:


Experienced multi-axis CNC machinist (turning & milling)

3D CADCAM programming experience

Able to programme, set and operate different machine tools, as well as operate manual milling machines and lathes

Qualified to NVQ Level 3 Engineering (or equivalent) or higher

Apprentice trained


Experience of working closely with designers and engineers to assist with the DFM attributes of new hardware design.

Experience of aerospace component manufacture, first article inspection reports etc.

What we're looking for in you:

You will have strong problem-solving skills. You must also possess excellent communication skills to effectively articulate technical information to a variety of engineers and customers. You will be expected to gain security clearance for this role.

Life at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence

By embracing technology, we can interact, collaborate and create together, even when we’re working remotely from one another.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds - the best and brightest minds - can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential.

Division overview: Capabilities

At BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Capabilities is the engine that keeps the business moving forward. It is the largest area of Digital Intelligence, containing our Engineering, Consulting and Project Management teams that design and implement the defence solutions and digital transformation projects that make us a globally recognised brand in both the public and private sector.

As a member of the Capabilities team, you will be creating and managing the solutions that earn us our place in an ever changing digital world. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours.


BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to more than 4,500 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. With a rich heritage in helping to defend nations and businesses from advanced threats, we work collaboratively across 10 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data. We use the latest technologies, best practices and processes – combined with expertise gained from over forty years of application – to empower customers to detect and defend against the latest threats, transform their organisations, and secure their communications across multiple domains.

Everything we do creates a safer future. In a new age of cyber threats, our people have a shared vision to protect the connected world, to create and deliver intelligent global solutions across a dynamic technological landscape.  

The nature of our business means that we’re constantly looking for the very best people to fulfil our ambitions, and help you realise yours.

We’ve built a place that supports the changing needs of our multi-cultural, diverse, global workforce and we believe everyone can make a difference.

Careers webpage: Careers | BAE Systems






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