Attention to detail and an insightful mind, that makes a good CNC turner

To celebrate 15 years of mixing and matching foreign talent to Belgian companies and SME’s, we’re listing the top 15 most requested profiles. We’ve talked about order pickers, maintenance technicians, truck drivers and seamstresses but today we’re shining a light on the profile of a CNC turner. Find out what this job has to offer.

Ever wondered how many parts it takes to build a well-functioning machine? And if you have, have you then gone one step further to question where those finely crafted steel parts might come from? At Link2Europe we know the answer, because we’ve had the pleasure to recruit many CNC turners for the metal, plastic and industry sectors in Belgium and their eye for detail still amazes us till this day. Read up on the profile of a CNC turner and see if our open vacancy might just be the thing for you!

The art of finely crafted steel parts

We’ve already touched on the importance of the metal industry in Belgium in one of our previous profiles: the metalworker. We’ve stated that the metal industry is the base of all the other industries since finely crafted steel parts are a necessity for the building of quality machines. And right at this starting point is where we find our next profile: the CNC turner. He makes those finely crafted steel parts by using a CNC machine.

CNC stands for “computer numerical control.” These machines make parts by using computer software that is pre-programmed to tell the machine what to do. A CNC machine allows for three-dimensional cutting tasks to be accomplished with a single set of prompts. Once the programming is put into the machine, a CNC machine will operate on its own. But it still needs an operator to make things go smoothly!

Silhouette: CNC turner

Being a CNC turner is no serial work, it requires attention to detail and an insightful mind. You are responsible for the quality pieces you produce and you keep an eye on the maintenance of your machine. Therefore an eye for detail and tidiness is definitely needed.

A day in the life of a CNC turner

You are responsible for the delivery of accurate workpieces. Therefore you check the pieces once they are produced and make sure they fit the demanded quality. You are responsible for your machine and can determine the adjustment values and the condition of the pieces and the tools. Throughout your work, you record data for production and quality monitoring such as malfunctions and interventions. You also need to maintain your stock of raw materials and order extra when your stock is low.

Your income and the most common benefits

  • Salary range on average of €13-15 per hour (Read our blog on inflation because in Belgium, rising prices mean rising salary!)
  • Meal vouchers
  • Holiday money
  • End-of-year bonus

What makes a good CNC turner?

  • You have experience with setting and programming CNC machines.
  • Reading plans is no problem for you.
  • You can work with a caliper and other measuring devices.
  • You have a technical education.
  • Communicative level of English (knowledge of Dutch or French is a plus).

Ready, set….work!

Fancy life as a CNC turner in Belgium? Enjoy carefree employment with Link2Europe as a partner. We take care of you from the moment you are selected right up until the organization of your temporary employment offers you a permanent placement. But even after that, we’re still here to answer any and all of your questions since we’re always there for the growing community of international talent, permanently stationed at Belgian companies and SME’s.

Exited, motivated, ready to be part of the community? Send us your CV today or check out our open vacancies!

Attention to detail and an insightful mind, that makes a good CNC turner