Career Opportunities at Carville


Posted 28 August 2018

CNC Setters / CNC Programmers / Operators (Turning and Milling roles)

Location: Dorking, Surrey

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent


The Company:

Carville is a well-established manufacturer and renowned experts in machining, bonding and finishing engineering grade plastics, especially Acrylic.  They supply global, blue-chip customers in industries including life sciences, medical devices and industrial applications with solutions including fluidic manifolds and optical components.

The Roles:

We are looking for both a skilled CNC Turner and CNC Miller.  These are likely to be two separate roles but candidates with a mix of these skills will be highly regarded. The roles are to a set and operator a number of our CNC machines. The operators needs to be able to work on their own but also play a team role to ensure that components are manufactured to the drawing and within tolerance. The operator must also be able to multitask across a number of machines and be proactive to ensure components meet quality requirements. The company is progressing with a Lean manufacturing programme and this role would require the operator to assist in implementing best practise skills.


Programme CNC machining centres

Milling Centre examples

  • Brother VMC
  • Dugard Twin Pallet VMC
  • Dugard 4+1 Axis
  • Fanuc Drill Mate.

Turning Centre examples

  • Nakamura
  • Hass Lathe


Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years CNC machining experience
  • Apprenticeship or technical qualification such as an HNC/HND or City & Guilds
  • Full knowledge of Fanuc and Siemens controls
  • Set up fixtures, tooling and programmes
  • Able to read and understand engineering drawings


Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; CNC Programmer, CNC, Operator, CNC Operator, CNC Machinist, Machine Operator, Machinist, Turner, CNC Turner, Programmer, CNC Operative, CNC Engineer, Machine Operative, CNC Setter, Setter, CNC Programming, Machine CNC Turner, CNC Engineering, Heat Treatment, Precision Machining, PMMA, Plastics Engineering, Fanuc Drill Mate, Dugard Twin pallet VMC, Brother VMA may also be considered for this role.

If interested in this position, please send your CV to


Job Title:  Development Engineer

Reporting to:  Technical Manager

Location:  Station Road, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1HQ

Salary:  Competitive, range depending on experience


The Role:

This role is an important part of the R&D team to support Carville’s growth plans and continuous product and process innovations.   The main part of the role will be leading internal research and development projects, primarily around plastics bonding techniques but also other precision machining challenges.  Another part will be supporting specific client design and development projects covering a range of areas including fluidic manifold design, bonding, fabrication, and machining.   You will be supported by a wealth of in-house knowledge of machining and bonding, but expected to lead projects in a disciplined way ensuring any experimental work is planned and results recorded with recommendations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Planning a schedule of development projects and prioritising
  • Designing R&D projects including objectives, methodology, experiments and pass/fail criteria
  • Hands on execution of R&D projects
  • Creating project reports with clear conclusions and recommendations
  • Liaising directly with clients


Essential Skills & Experience: 

  • Minimum Level 3 qualification in a technical/engineering based subject
  • Experience working with plastics
  • Hands on approach to development
  • Ability to read technical drawings
  • Product or process development experience
  • A methodical/”design of experiments” approach to development
  • Some client facing experience or aptitude to do this


Nice to have:

  • CAD skills (Inventor Autodesk preferred) including drawing creation and checking
  • Polymer material science experience or qualifications
  • Polymer engineering experience and qualifications
  • Mechanical engineering qualification
  • Plastics machining experience
  • Fluidics design experience

If interested in this position, please send your CV to

CNC Machine Programmers – Setters – Operators

Carville are currently looking to recruit additional skilled CNC programmers and machinists who will ideally have experience in the machining of acrylic and other engineering plastics. The ideal candidates will also have an aptitude towards the production of new parts and new process development. Carville are recognised as leaders in the machining of acrylic and other plastic materials and we will provide training and development for the successful individuals.

If interested in this position, please send your CV to