CNC Machinist

Job Title:  CNC Machinist
FLSA Status: Hourly Non-exempt

Set up complex parts and operate computer-numeric-controlled (CNC) machines to perform one or more machine functions on work pieces.


  • Maintain confidentiality of the company’s proprietary information, finances and personnel issues
  • Set up manual and 3-Axis CNC mills and lathe equipment without supervision
  • Read, create, edit, and manipulate Fanuc, G-codes, M-codes, mills, lathes, and multi-spindle lathes with live tooling
  • Understand and properly use inserts, fixtures, and tooling
  • Change cutting tools and adjust machine feeds and speeds as needed
  • Read blueprints or process sheets for specification such as dimensions and tolerances, tooling instructions, feed rates, cutting speeds, depth of cuts, and cutting tools
  • Select proper equipment, including tooling, fixtures and accessories to complete tasks
  • Adjust machine settings to provide the best quality part with the greatest efficiency
  • Utilize measuring tools to verify product quality
  • Perform self-inspections using calibrated inspection equipment
  • Utilize measuring equipment used in the industry such as calipers, micrometers, height gauge and other measuring equipment needed to complete work
  • Utilize production work orders (traveler) and other supporting documents
  • Setup mills and lathes by installing and adjusting three and four jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets, bushings, cams, gears, stops, indicating in vices


  • Consistently display a sense of urgency in meeting all deadlines and goals, keeping in mind that quality and timeliness are of paramount importance to management and our customers
  • Knowledge of CNC equipment capability and daily maintenance
  • Skill in performing mid-level math skills efficiently and accurately (including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division using whole numbers, fraction and decimals)
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes related to the aerospace industry.
  • Skill in using measuring tools such as calipers, micrometers and other inspection gauges
  • Skill in reading and interpreting documents such as work orders, drawings, internal and customer specifications, manuals, and safety regulations.
  • Very strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written


  • High school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years of experience with aerospace CNC machining, drawings, and specifications or equivalent education/experience required
  • 2 years CNC programming experience is a plus
  • Technical degree is a plus

Physical Demands/Work Environment

  • Occasionally lift or move or carry up to 50 lbs
  • Constant exposure to indoor manufacturing environment
  • Occasional exposure to chemicals, fumes, and moderate/loud noise
  • Constantly stand and walk throughout the workday
  • Frequently reach with hands and arms; use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel material
  • Constant use hands/fingers to grasp, pinch, pull, feel, or handle and manipulate parts and tools
  • Frequent repetitive motions
  • Constant requirement of specific vision abilities including close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to focus
  • Must constantly wear eye protection (required) and ear protection (recommended). Industry standard safety equipment is provided by the Company.