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CNC Machinist


Summary of Position

Education and/or Experience

A minimum high school diploma or general education development (GED) certificate is required.  A CNC Machinist will typically have a technical certification or degree related to this field.  At least (5) years experience in a job shop environment or an equivalent combination of training and relevant on the job experience is required.  Candidate must possess a working knowledge of CNC Machining capabilities, manufacturing standards and proven ability to read and interpret blueprints.

Essential Duties 

The following duties are deemed essential in the opinion of the Company for an employee to perform with or without a reasonable accommodation as a CNC Machinist:

Skills/ Experience:

  • Fits and assembles machined parts into complete units, applying knowledge of machine shop theory and procedures, shop mathematics, machinability of materials, and layout techniques. Excellent time and project management skills.
  • Studies and designs and interprets blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements.
  • Accurately measure, mark, and scribe dimensions and reference points on material or work piece as guides for subsequent machining.
  • Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines, such as mills, lathes, jig borers, grinders, and shapers.
  • Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors, such as speed, feed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut, or enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.
  • Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls or control media as required.
  • Verifies conformance of finished work piece to specifications, using precision measuring instruments.
  • Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data.
  • Fits and assembles parts into complete assembly, using jigs, fixtures, surface plate, surface table, hand tools, and power tools.
  • Performs all work duties with a customer focus and perspective.

Tools/ Equipment:

  • On a daily basis will use a computer keyboard and mouse to type, access documents, communicate and interact.
  • On a daily basis operates keyboard and other controls to set up and operate conventional, special-purpose, and computer numerical control (CNC) machines and machining centers to fabricate metallic and nonmetallic parts.
  • Verifies dimensions and alignment of assembly, using measuring instruments, such as micrometers, height gauges, and gauge blocks.

Other Non-essential Duties

  • May install machined replacement parts in mechanisms, machines, and equipment, and test operation of unit to ensure functionality and performance.
  • May operate welding equipment to cut or weld parts.
  • May develop specifications from general description and draw sketch of part or product to be fabricated.
  • May confer with engineers, production personnel, programmers, or others to resolve machining or assembly problems.
  • Applicants must be self starters, have the ability to work both alone and in a team environment and must be extremely reliable.