CNC Machinist

Job description

Department: Machine Shop

This position is responsible for producing machined parts by programming, setting up,
and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine.


  • Personal Effectiveness – Meets established timelines; follows through to ensure completion of assigned objectives, seeks feedback to improve performance, and demonstrates a positive, “can do” attitude
  • Innovation and change – Looks for opportunities to improve processes and services, makes an effort to learn and develop new skills, and is resourceful and enthusiastic in responding to new challenges
  • Fostering Teamwork – Is open and honest in dealing with others, demonstrates commitment to team objectives, and sees challenges facing department and helps the team to address them
  • Quality Services – Delivers high quality services accepts responsibility and takes action to address quality issues, and helps operations
  • Integrity – Adheres to a standard of ethical conduct that promotes trust and open communication, earns trust by living up to commitments, and can be counted on to keep confidences


  • Programs mills and lathes by entering instructions, including zero and reference
    points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches;
    calculating requirements.
  • Sets-up mills and lathes by installing and adjusting three and four-jaw chucks, tools,
    attachments, collets, bushings, cams, gears, stops, and stock pushers; indicating
    vices; tramming heads.
  • Loads feed mechanism by lifting stock into position.
  • Verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample workpieces.
  • Maintains specifications by measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting
    processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn
    tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.
  • Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements;
    troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Documents actions by completing production and quality logs.


  • Verbal Communication, Functional and Technical Skills, Coordination, Attention to
    Detail, Judgment, Manual Dexterity (use of hands), Physical Strength (lift/move up to
    45 lbs), Physical Stamina (stand for extended periods)
  • Exposure to moving mechanical parts, vibration, airborne particles, chemicals,
    and/or fumes
  • Warehouse temperature fluctuate due to weather conditions
  • Noise level can be loud, at times