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CNC Operator

Traverse City, MI


Posted on August 15, 2018

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About CNC Operator

The ideal candidate will operate CNC machines and machining centers to fabricate precision parts per engineering specifications. Candidate should be able to run jobs with minimal supervision.  Requires a working knowledge of machining techniques and a familiarity with precision measuring tools. Must be able to read blueprint specifications and check parts for conformance. Operators may run more than one unit simultaneously.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Can run machines with minimal assistance.

  • Uses tools such as edge finders, indicators, and probes, to find machine work offsets.

  • Runs parts that meet engineering specifications without supervision.

  • Reads, understands and interprets engineering and manufacturing drawings with working   

  • knowledge of GD&T.

  • Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and   

  • informs lead person of discrepancies.

  • Verifies conformance of finished work piece to specifications using standard measuring tools.

  • Learns/can recognize machine deviation versus cutter or holding problems and informs supervisor.

  • Thoroughly inspects first part run with mid to high level of complexity.

  • Meets job standard times consistently and communicates when not.

  • Ensure part count and data entry is accurate and correct consistently.

  • Accurately complete and maintain all paperwork.

  • Follows all safety guidelines established by the Company, including proper use of safety equipment   

  • and relevant safety procedures.

  • Can solve routine problems and demonstrates some advanced problem solving ability.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent and/or correctable vision.

  • Ability to accomplish tasks and follow directions without deviation from procedures.

  • Requires a high school diploma/GED or graduation from certified technical school,

  • or an equivalent number of years of education and production maintenance experience.

  • Must be highly motivated and able to work independently with a strong attention to detail.

  • 3 to 5 years of related experience desired.

  • Must have working command of the English language, and be able to communicate orally and in 

  • writing (basic oral instructions, simple written memos and instructions).

  • Must be able to read and interpret drawings, follow routers, use simple math to perform basic  

  • calculations, and use basic hand held measuring tools.


  • High school diploma or equivalent, and at least 3-5 years of machinist experience.

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