Jobs Available at ANCA Head Office, Australia


To apply for a position, please submit your CV and cover letter to Erin Cooper - HR Partner at




ANCA Pty Ltd is a long established, privately owned, Australian manufacturer of precision CNC Tool and Cutter Grinding Machines and is recognised globally for its world class leading edge products and technologies. Our brand is synonymous with constant improvement, innovation, engineering excellence, quality and pride. With our head office in Bayswater, Victoria, ANCA also has branches in USA, Asia and Europe.

We are currently seeking a Manufacturing Engineer - CAM in our Bayswater Head Office reporting through to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager. The manufacturing engineer will apply manufacturing engineering principles, techniques & systems to implement and support production processes that achieve productivity, quality, output, and OH&S deliverables & targets as set; whilst creating a collaborative, cohesive and supportive environment for Machine Shop personnel.

Key accountabilities of the role will include but are not limited to;


Machining Process Design
  • Select appropriate tooling for applications with optimal efficiency and safety in mind.
  • Design Jigs, Fixtures + Gauging to optimize productivity and meet item specifications
  • Develop CAM + Process methods with setup + cycle reduction, high quality, reliability and repeatability and safety as priorities.
  • Standardize + rationalize all aspects of machine component manufacture across all areas of allocated Work Centre
  • Source and procure all required infrastructure, tooling, fixturing and gauging where required

People Management


  • Provide technical and process related advice, information and documentation to Machine Shop operators that includes; the safe operation of the machine, tooling, manufacturing process, and ancillary equipment
  • Support the training of new and existing staff to maintain the complement of skills and knowledge
  • Conduct effective employee relations and provide feedback to management/supervisors about employee relations issues and or grievances
  • Conduct regular tool box talks with Machine Shop operators of the allocated Work Centre to ensure clear communication and continuity of the process requirements
Production Engineering
  • Apply manufacturing methods, using Lean principles to in line with the Anca Production System (APS) philosophies
  • Work with Design Engineers to clarify + optimise design intent to ensure all manufacturing requirements are met for all New Product + Process Introduction
  • Work with vendors to ensure parts/equipment/technology/consumables are fit for purpose
  • Work with relevant Machine Shop Supervisor(s) to provide timely support to improve production flow and address quality issues
  • Use root cause analysis to identify and eliminate quality issues to progress towards a “Right First Time” manufacturing process
  • Work closely with the tooling, fixturing + gauging suppliers to optimise quality, delivery, and cost
  • Use resources efficiently to provide high standard of product delivery
  •  Ensure that the Change Management Process is strictly followed to ensure process and revision changes are correctly managed and delivered as per the effectivity dates
Data Management
  • Prepare necessary supporting documentation for production staff, to aid manufacture, assembly, and inspection throughout the product life cycle
  • Precisely manage the Manufacturing Engineering database(s) to prevent and eliminate errors
MRP and ERP Systems
  • Create routes and Bills of Materials in MRP system on a timely basis.
  • Create policies and communicate MRP related information to internal stake holders
  • Ensure high level of data integrity is maintained to improve the accuracy of information
Continuous Improvement
  • Project manage continuous improvement activities from feasibility to implementation, to achieve departmental budgets
  • Conduct cost-benefit analysis on all continuous improvement projects to aid justification in departmental objectives
  • Initiate improvement projects based on data analysis and extensive research

Ideally the successful candidate will possess the below skills, attributes and experience;

  • Proven competency in component manufacture through traditional machining techniques with a minimum of 5yrs experience in these areas
  • Proven comprehension of design principles and their application to manufacturing engineering and production environments
  • Proven comprehension of CNC machine programs and functions, including Macro’s and probing cycles
  • Proven experience in applying Siemens CAD + CAM NX software within a production environment
  • Ability to operate CNC machines and demonstrate to staff when required
  • Possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to autonomously manage small to large projects, prioritising tasks and delivering within agreed timeframes
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise and negotiate with internal and external suppliers
  • Demonstrated understanding of routes and BOM structure
  • Demonstrated root cause analysis and problem solving skills
  • Proven skills in Microsoft Office applications to an Intermediate Level, particularly in MS Excel
  • Ability to enter and maintain accurate data in Database, PLM, and ERP systems
  • Uncompromising attitude towards health and safet


If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your covering letter and CV asap to Erin Cooper –