Protonautics is looking for people who share our passion for high quality solutions. If you feel that your skillset can complement our operations, please apply below.

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    CNC Machinist

    Main Duties/Responsibilities

    The CNC Turner / Machinist is responsible for the programming, set-up and operation of the CNC machinery. They are responsible for communicating any issues affecting the machines with the Production Manager.

    Primary Functions:
    • Program, set up and operate CNC Lathes/Mills to suit products and efficiencies
    • Ensure machines are set up properly, working well, and producing quality products
    • Responsible for inspection of the finished product to ensure it is defect-free and ready for the next step in production or dispatch
    • Machining as per drawings, document packs or instruction
    • Check and maintain machine daily to ensure functionality
    • CNC programming using Mastercam software
    • Housekeeping in and around the CNC machine including putting tools away and removing swarf
    • Tooling management
    • Machine Maintenance including Lubrication, Check coolant levels, First use checks and Machine warm ups
    • Prepare for the job including verifying raw material and verifying job sheets in accordance with the technical drawings
    • Verify Measuring Equipment
    • Complete daily timesheets
    • Other general duties as directed

    Skills & Experience

    • Certificate III Mechanical Engineering or relevant experience
    • Mastercam course
    • Programming and operation of Hitachi, Haas, Mori Seki and Okuma VMC, HMC and Lathes and Mills
    • Knowledge of Haas and Fanuc Controls and Mazak Mazatrol machines
    • Creation of programs using Mastercam CAD software
    • Design and development of holding jigs and fixtures

    Fitter & Turner, Machinist Apprenticeship

    Are you interested in an apprenticeship position starting as a Trade Assistant?

    Our Trades Assistants are responsible for providing support to tradespersons, dispatch and stores as required and report to the Operations Manager.

    Primary Functions:
    • Assist tradesmen
    • Cutting material
    • General Housekeeping of the trades area
    • Basic machine operation
    • Waste removal from trades areas
    • Work piece cleaning, deburring and assembly activities
    • Delivery and collection of goods
    • Other general duties as directed

    If you are reliable, have your own transport, love messing around with cars and motorbikes and want to join a team of likeminded people – apply.

    We will start you in a semi-skilled area and if you show promise, we will sign you up in an apprenticeship within 3 months.