Position Summary:

Prepares and operates numerical control machines or machining centers to perform various machine functions, such as cutting, drilling, milling, reaming, boring, and broaching of metallic and nonmetallic work pieces, utilizing knowledge of machine tool capabilities, machinability of materials, and shop math.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Reads and follows blueprints, planning sheets, sketches, and related technical data to determine tooling requirements, setup procedures, control settings, and machining methods and sequences.
  • Mounts, aligns, and secures tooling, attachments, and work piece on machine.
  • Selects and installs cutting tools in machine spindle.
  • Loads control media, such as tape, card, or disk, in machine controller or enters commands to retrieve preprogrammed instructions from database.
  • Calculates and sets machine controls to position spindle in relationship to work piece and to regulate factors, such as cutting depth, speed, feed, and coolant flow.
  • Starts machine and monitors displays and machine operation to detect malfunctions.
  • Stops machine to change cutting tools and setup according to required machining sequence or to measure parts for conformance to blueprint specifications, using precision measuring instruments.
  • Enters commands or manually adjusts machine controls to correct malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining.
  • Operates machine manually to perform non automated functions and when automatic programming is faulty or machine malfunctions.
  • Discusses control media errors with supervisor or programming personnel to resolve problems.
  • May clean machine, tooling, and parts.
  • May perform machine maintenance.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Must be able to program, set-up and operate CNC Mills and other machines
  • Read and interpret blueprints
  • Knowledge of GD&T
  • Produce parts from blueprints, drawings , 3D Cad models or verbal instructions to specifications
  • Knowledge of G and M codes, ability to edit programs as needed
  • Experience with tight tolerance parts made from various materials
  • Ability to utilize precision inspection equipment/tools such as calipers, micrometers, bore gages etc.
    Strong attention to detail
  • Use shop support equipment, saws, sanders grinders etc.
  • Knowledge of related machine tooling
  • Ability to modify or grind tools as needed for machining

Position Qualifications:


HS Degree or equivalent required.


Minimum of 3 years experience in job shop environment.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

Production/Manufacturing environment.

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Requires walking, standing, bending and lifting for long periods of time.

Vision abilities required to validate and enter data on computer.

: This list does not represent all physical demands. Descriptions are representative of those that must be met by employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the jobs’ essential functions.