Computer Numerical Control Machines Operator

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Monday, 14 September 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 28 September 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Organization Name Research Laboratories 

About University

Khalifa University is a world-class, research-intensive institution in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The University’s mission is to seamlessly integrate research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in science, engineering and medicine, and also to be a catalyst towards Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision for a knowledge-based economy. Khalifa University has three campuses in the city of Abu Dhabi – the KU Main Campus, Masdar City Campus and the Sas Al Nakhl Campus, the latter two housing the internationally renowned Masdar and Institute and Petroleum Institute, respectively.

Brief Description

The Computer Numerical Control Machines (CNC) Operator is responsible for setting up and operating  CNC machinery, maintaining quality and safety standards, as well as equipment and supplies.Detailed


  • Plan and manufacture machining components by using existing Machine Shop facilities, studying work orders, plans, materials, drawings, specifications, and machining parameters; inspect and measure the  components after manufacturing
  • Plan and maintain stock inventory by checking stock to determine amount available, anticipate and  place orders for needed stock in coordination with the Machine Shop Supervisor; verify receipt of stock  and follow‐up procurement of items
  • Prepare a list of consumables and spare parts to be procured based on the budget allocation; prepare and submit a list of instruments and accessories to the Machine Shop Supervisor as necessary
  • Configure and operate highly sophisticated machinery including CNC Milling machine, CNC Lathe and  other machines  • Document and maintain records relating to Machine Shop operations and tool holders in identified  places
  • Design and prepare drawings for the jobs to be done in CNC machine, 2D drawings and 3D models  for students and faculty
  • Organize and prepare a process document before conducting operations in CNC and conventional  machines
  • Perform strict daily checking and flushing on CNC machinery, weekly checking on the oil level, regular  cleaning and safety points
  • Initiate and report forewarnings to Machine Shop Supervisor when progressive steps are identified  to counteract damage to machinery
  • Prepare layout and formatting for documentation of activities (work order format, job card format,  local purchase request format, packing request format, store issue and control format etc)
  • Prepare CAD drawings for outside fabrication
  • Properly and safely load and unload new machineries and equipment using pallet trolleys and jib cranes
  • Fix gas and water lines in other labs, as and when requested by other faculties
  • Maintain equipment by completing and submitting scheduled preventive maintenance reports to Machine Shop Supervisor, and initiating repair work orders, including compressors and vacuum pumps
  • Construct handmade tools for coining, winding, etc. 
  • Deliver  operational  tutorials  and  regular  safety  trainings  to  students  on  equipment  handling,  operation, policies and procedures of machine shops, and maintenance for students
  • Adhere to the University's information security and confidentiality policies and procedures, and  report breaches or other security risks accordingly
  • Coordinate with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as  and when needed
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Line Manager

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications: 

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in related field.  

Required Experience: 

  • Expats:A minimum 3 years of relevant experience. 
  • UAE Nationals:A minimum of 0‐1 year of relevant experience

How To Apply        

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