CNC Machinist


Established in 2014, Advanced Materials is part of the Progressive Technology group and has grown to be a leading supplier of composite tooling and inserts to a diverse range of industries.

An award-winning, first choice supplier to Motorsport, Advanced Materials occupies a state-of-the-art 18,000 sq.ft facility in Newbury, Berkshire.

Offering a full turnkey solution including design, pattern-making, tooling, inserts and carbon fibre components, the business aims to re-enforce its position as one of the leading suppliers to the composite industry.

The Role

  • Operating large frame CMS machining centres, 5 axis DMU Evo 50 and 3 Axis Robodrill to manufacture customer orders.
  • Utilising Fanuc and Heidenhain controllers to process a variety of different components in different materials including epoxy tooling board, Rohacell structural foams, and composite materials.
  • Working for the Production Manager, the CNC Machinist/ Operator will ensure that all components are processed to the manufacturing schedule to the correct quality as specified by the customer.
  • Interface with the company ERP system to ensure traceability of all manufactured components is critical to meeting the demanding quality requirements of our customers.
  • We are looking for a highly motivated, excellent team player that enjoys working in a fast-paced environment that can meet and surpass the standard for the team, enabling excellent working practices and behaviours.
  • Adaptable and willing to meet the demands of the customers and business during busy periods of the year.


  • Previous experience working in pattern and composite machining is desirable, however full training will be provided to the successful candidate.
  • A track record of working in a fast-paced environment, working to tight deadlines is important for the successful candidate.
  • Successful candidates will have experience which demonstrates an ability to learn new skills, in a busy working environment.
  • Knowledge and experience of working to technical drawings, specifications and requirements.

Qualifications & Attributes

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Good fundamental academic background, no specific criteria
  • Understanding of IT systems and controls, including working to procedures and interfacing with ERP software
  • Ability to read technical drawings is desirable
  • Excellent team worker – due to the type of work we produce, cooperation and communication is key to our success
  • Logical reasoning – manufacturing lots of challenging components requires a methodical approach to achieve maximum consistency
  • Good organisational skills to avoid error during manufacturing
  • A strong attention to detail and ability to work under pressure
  • A can do attitude with a positive mindset and enthusiastic approach to learning

Key interests

  • Interested in Motorsport, Automotive and Aerospace, Advanced Materials is a fast-paced exciting business that will work in conjunction with these industries to deliver on challenging projects throughout the year.
  • What we do is make composite tools and moulds for manufacturing carbon fibre components for motorsport and automotive industries.
  • Working as part of a team and succeeding as a team with a passion for delivering high quality components.
  • Pursuing career development, aspiring to be part of something new, or looking for a new opportunity within a similar industry, this machinist role could provide many future career possibilities as the business evolves.


  • 25 days holiday
  • Reporting to Production manager
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Private health care
  • Company pension scheme
  • Life insurance
  • Company phone
  • Subsidised onsite cafe
  • Subsidised Gym membership

Contact Details

To discuss this role further, send us an email or call 01635 500480.

Alternatively, email your CV directly to Rob West

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