CNC Operator

Job Locations US-CA-City of Industry 
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An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


With minimal supervision, sets-up and operates various CNC multi axis mills and dual spindle lathes with live tooling including editing programs and use of precision measuring tools while adhering to all safety requirements.


  • Working from engineering blueprints, machines parts to very close tolerances and specified finishes
  • Must be able to adjust offsets on the machine and change inserts and tools as needed
  • Inspect and approve your own machined parts and conduct Statistical Process Control as required
  • Check and verify machine maintenance has been done on equipment
  • When required, edit programs to machine special parts and tools
  • Must have thorough knowledge and understanding of speeds and feeds based on various raw materials being machined
  • Set-up and operates various CNC mills and lathes insuring machine cycle times and tool life is optimized
  • Must be able to tear down set-ups and prepare tooling for the next job prior to finishing the current job. For example, should be preparing the next set-up while the machine is in cycle time.
  • Continuously improve machine set-up times and switch overs. Participates in Rapid Continuous Improvement (RCI) Kaizen
  • The CNC operator may also assist on equipment they are not familiar with to gain experience and learn new processes. For example, CNC grinding equipment.
  • Other related tasks as assigned
    • Must be thoroughly familiar with related Job Safety Analysis (JSA)
    • High School graduate or equivalent
    • Strong math skills
    • CNC machining certificate preferred 
    • Must be thoroughly knowledgeable of machining codes




  • Must be thoroughly familiar with related Job Safety Analysis (JSA)
  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Strong math skills
  • CNC machining certificate preferred
  • Must be thoroughly knowledgeable of machining codes
  • 3 to 5 years of successful experience operating various CNC mills and lathes including 5-Axis Mills and dual spindle CNC lathes with live tooling
  • Must have knowledge of metallurgy and various raw materials including plastics
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints
  • Ability to use Micrometers, Calipers, Height gage and all other precision measuring equipment including the comparator
  • Ability to pass programming codes competence test
  • Programming knowledge helpful but not necessary








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