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CNC Machinist ( GG7 )

Date: 11-Mar-2023

Location: Sevenoaks, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job title: CNC Machinist

Location: Sevenoaks, Fort Halstead

Company: QinetiQ


About the role:

The CNC Machinist will be conducting the Machining/Sectioning of explosive materials/articles and associated rigs/equipment.  You will be based at Sevenoaks and Southend-on-Sea with travel reimbursed, you will also get the travel time added to your salary.


What I will be doing:

  • You will be responsible for the delivery of accurately machined explosive components often with new complex shapes/designs to Project Managers/Delivery Leads/Customers.
  • You must demonstrate knowledge of programming and use CNC control systems.
  • Provide support for the construction of work programme costing including time estimating.
  • You will develop new practical skills and broaden knowledge through on-the-job training and/or external training.
  • Support proactive maintenance of machining equipment.


What do I need?

  • You must have experience in machining and programming of CNC Mills, Saws and Lathes.
  • Experience with energetic materials is not essential as training will be given.

Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.