CNC Machinist



Skillful operation of a CNC lathe or machining center with capability of operating conventional machines such as a lathe, mill, drill, broach, hone, or grinder to produce a quality finished part.



  • Observe all safety, environmental, and health policies.
  • Operate one or more of the following machines.  CNC lathe, CNC machine center, mill, lathe, hone, broach, drill, or grinder.
  • Check shop tickets, drawings, and rough castings to verify that the correct part is being machined and to determine the method of machining the part and the tooling required.
  • On conventional machines plan sequence of operations; locate and use proper fixtures and machine attachments; determine method of work holding and clamping required; Determine most efficient speeds, feeds, depths of cuts, and number of cuts; Determine and select tooling, cutters, blades and grinding wheels required
  • Load, select, and edit programs if necessary.
  • Change and set tooling.  Debur parts as necessary.
  • Inspect parts as necessary with appropriate precision measuring instruments to maintain proper tolerances and dimensions.
  • Adjust machines during operation to achieve correct tolerances and dimensions.
  • Notify supervisor of known or suspected problems with machines, tools, drawings, or parts.
  • Dress, sharpen, and replace tooling as required.
  • Perform standard preventative maintenance on machines.
  • Keep machine and work area clean.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.



  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.      
  • Work with math concepts such as the fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only little standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.   
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds, bend, squat, walk, and be on your feet for an entire shift.
  • Exposure to dust, noise, shop heat, and exposure to ambient heat in summer, exposure to coolants in machines.



  • Associates degree or equivalent from 2 year college or technical school; or 2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of both.
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