Star Prototype of Zhongshan in China is looking for a highly skilled CNC Engineer/Master with Estimating experience. You will have more than ten years of hands on experience of CNC programming and/or CNC machine operation. You will be able to do 3D CNC programming with a system such as Delcam PowerMill or similar. (Training will be provided in PowerMill if it is not your system.) Your role is to supervise a team of young and highly motivated Chinese engineers in our estimating team.

Star Prototype was founded in 2005 by Gordon Styles (49), a British 5-axis CNC machining specialist and 3D Printing entrepreneur. STAR now has 150 employees (including 14 foreigners), USD 12m sales turnover. The company has grown at 30% each year for three years and is profitable. Gordon’s policy is to maintain a large cash balance and have no debt. All machines and equipment are fully paid for before they go in the shop.

This is a really awesome opportunity for someone that is looking for a new and exciting re-start in life. China is not what you read in the press. It is a modern well run country with huge opportunity and freedoms you cannot imagine. You’ll be surprised…

If you are interested in discussing this opportunity please contact Gordon Styles directly on


  • Minimum 10 years experience as a CNC programmer operator.
  • Management experience.
  • Delcam or similar knowledge is critical – preferably 5 years minimum experience.
  • Must have an excellent grasp of speeds, feeds and cutter selection for the whole range of materials.
  • Must know how to set up a wide variety of geometries.
  • Chinese language skills are a bonus, but not necessary. A highly skilled translator will be provided.

Tooling Team Manager

Star Prototype is a fast growing, 100% British-owned rapid prototyping and rapid tooling company in the beautiful city of Zhongshan. STAR makes prototype and small series molds and moldings in 3 to 30 days and is 97% export. Star Prototype is seeking a Tooling Team Manager to run its Rapid Tooling Sales and Project Management Department. This is an excellent opportunity for personal growth and to improve your English. The owner, Gordon Styles, works full time at the Zhongshan factory and you will report directly to him or his American colleague Jonathan Ross, both of whom speak Mandarin Chinese. Please direct your resume to Minimum Requirements Extensive experience in designing, making, inspecting, and trialling of plastic injection molds Extensive experience quoting prices Experience in managing a team of people Minimum CET-4 or equivalent in English Experience in pressure die casting is preferred

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