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Dawnlough is a leading High Precision Engineering company that has rapidly grown to become a major supplier to some of the leading Aerospace and Medical Device companies around the world. Dawnlough is at the forefront in innovative solutions for a broad range of customers manufacturing needs. Dawnlough is now part of the Acrotec Group. Acrotec is one of the main players in the European Medtech subcontracting market.

Your Role

This is a full-time role for an experienced Lath Programmer / Machinist. The successful candidate will be responsible for programming, operating and maintaining lathe machines. The Lathe Programmer / Machinist will also be responsible for adhering to health & safety requirements, quality control inspections and working in line with best manufacturing practices to ensure optimal machine performance

Key Responsibilities

  • Work within Dawnlough’s health and safety requirements
  • Interpret engineering drawings and specifications
  • Loading raw materials onto machines, along with selecting appropriate work/tool holdings
  • Generate programmes to produce precision components with volumes varying from one-off instances to mass-production
  • Capable of analysing and selecting optimal turning strategies
  • Achieve production targets and output requirements
  • Communicate and contribute as part of a team
  • Carry out required preventative machine maintenance
  • Carry out quality inspection on finished components to ensure quality standards are adhered to

Requirements for The Role

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Lathe programmer / machinist in a high-precision production environment
  • Proficient in G-Code programming; experience with Alkart CNC Wizard software is advantageous
  • Knowledge and understanding of GD&T
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Highly developed technical and analytical skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team, and independently when required, in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience machining various materials such as stainless steel, aluminium and medical grade plastics
  • High competency in reading and interpreting engineering drawings and CAD

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Bike to work scheme
  • On-site parking
  • Health Insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

Job Category: Toolmaker
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Galway

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