CNC Operator

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  • Two years of experience working in a machine shop environment.
  • Requires normal range of hearing and vision.
  • Requires prolonged standing, some bending, and stretching, lifting up to 40 pounds.
  • Requires eye-hand coordination
  • Works in high noise level environment.


Operate and monitor the use of various machining centers such as conventional lathes, drill press, mills, CNC lathes, and CNC mills in the production of precision parts.

Position responsibilities include:

  • Basic Math skills (able to perform calculations necessary to measure machined parts).
  • Measurement skills (able to use precision measuring tools such as calipers and micrometers, plug & thread gages).
  • Basic interpretation technical drawings (able to read and interpret blueprints, planning sheets, sketches and related technical data).
  • Basic QC skills (able to perform and document the inspection requirements to determine conformity of parts machined). 
  • Knowledge of safety standards for equipment being run (understanding how to operate the equipment is critical in order to prevent harm to the operator and equipment damage).
  • Deburr parts (clean/de-burr the workpiece as need).
  • Machine maintenance (check coolants and oil levels daily).
  • House Keeping (clean machine and work area at the end of the shift).
  • Documents actions (production, scrap, quality issues and maintenance needs) by completing required paper and/or electronic logs. 
  • Some mechanical abilities
  • Strong communication abilities
  • Critical thinking abilities
  • Ability to easily adapt to changing environment
  • Ability to monitor operations
  • Ability to quickly react to non-confirming as they occur
  • Flexible hours
  • Team work