Machine Setter/Operator


Machine Shop

Reporting To:

Team Leader


October 2020


  • Set and operate machinery in any cell as directed by supervision;
  • Set and operate a cell unsupervised;
  • Set machine tooling and jigs in accordance with production engineering and Company quality standards;
  • Complete first-off’s and appropriate checks in compliance with Company quality and production engineering standards;
  • Load and unload components from machinery;
  • Achieve production targets – where variances occur, report to the Cell Leader or Senior Cell Leader;
  • Communicate breakdowns or machine abnormalities to the Cell Leader, Senior Cell Leader or a member of the maintenance team;
  • Stamp product to verify conformance with the Company quality standards;
  • Good house-keeping within your area of work;
  • Observe and comply with all Company health, safety, quality and environmental standards;
  • Adhere to your shift pattern, break and lunch times.


  • Operate and set machinery in accordance with the Company’s production engineering and quality procedures;
  • Perform frequency gauge checks in accordance with the Company’s production engineering and quality procedures;
  • Report defects to cell leader, this includes scrap and RTS. Setter operator to report work order, part number and reason to the Cell Leader;
  • Ensure tooling is fitted correctly and running in accordance with specification sheets;
  • Complete daily short interval scheduling sheets clearly, accurately and in a timely manner;
  • Complete daily/weekly machine setter operator checklist – coolants, oils and machine health and safety;
  • Train operators or setter operators as and when required;
  • Dispose all consumable items in accordance with the Company’s ISO 14001 procedures;
  • Undertake KPS activities as directed by the Cell Leader;
  • Perform TPM as and when required;
  • Wear Company issue health and safety personal protective equipment at all times.
  • Ensure machinery guarding is in place when machinery is operational.
  • Report damaged or faulty guarding or machinery to the Cell Leader immediately.


  • Working in accordance with the Company’s health and safety, environmental, product engineering and quality procedures;
  • Setting and operating machines as and when required in a safe manner. This may include setting machines for operators on different lines;
  • In accordance with the point above, the setter operator is responsible for 1st off’s as well as leaving machinery in a safe and capable state for the operator if setting in a different cell;
  • Completing all paperwork as set out above in a timely manner;
  • Training operators or setter operators in a safe manner of work;
  • Reporting any variances in machining to the Cell Leader;
  • Good housekeeping within your working areas;
  • Wearing Company issue PPE at all times.