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Offline Programmer / Technical Assistant

  • £24-£28k DOE
  • Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to work scheme
  • Tiptree, Essex, CO5 0JA

Alexander Cleghorn Ltd is a leading UK based manufacturer focused on high-quality panel production.  Specialising in tailor-made MDF, plywood, melamine and laminated panel products, we manufacture bespoke components to individual specifications, whether the requirements are for one piece or one million.

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Offline Programmer/Technical Assistant to join our Technical Department in Tiptree, Essex.


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Job Description

The role

The primary function of this role is to interpret customer requirements and create CNC programs to specification to facilitate the manufacture of desired parts.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Offline programming using WoodWOP for HOMAG machines
  • Drawing imports via HOMAG Pro
  • Collaborative approach with the drill shop regarding machining methods or programming advice
  • Creating and seeking customer approval of 2D technical drawings using Auto Cad software

The ideal candidate will be able to display the following attributes:

  • Logical thinker with the ability to plan and organise own workload
  • Have excellent attention to detail
  • Able to resolve queries appropriately.
  • Identifies problems, managing to resolution.
  • Investigative nature.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with customers and suppliers.
  • Maintain excellent working relations with key departments and managers to ensure communication is well delivered throughout
  • Must be pro-active and able to multi-task within a busy working environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, self-motivation, and enthusiasm are essential, as is the ability to meet deadlines.

Working hours will be Monday to Friday, 07:30 am to 17:00 pm. Flexibility with working hours is essential as overtime will be required from time to time.

The role

To be considered for our Offline Programmer/Technical Assistant role, you will have the following skills and experience:


  • Formal training for CNC programming software such as WoodWOP is desirable but not essential as training can be given.
  • Able to read and interpret technical drawings and specifications


  • Knowledge of CNC programming preferably within a sheet material production setting desirable.
  • Knowledge of general engineering and manufacturing processes.
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