CNC Programmer
Best Metal Products - Grand Rapids, MI

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Operate computer numerical control machine tools. Loads parts in machine, cycles machine, detects malfunctions in machine operations such as worn or damaged cutting tools.


  • Perform typical machine shop operations.
  • Detect and report defective materials or questionable conditions to management or designee.
  • Maintain work area and equipment in a clean orderly condition
  • Perform inspection of machined products (including documentation of results).
  • Complete and maintain paperwork for parts.
  • Participate in all company training sessions.
  • Reads blueprint for product specifications such as hole locations and dimensions, and tooling instructions such as fixtures, feed rates, cutting speeds, and cutting tools to be used.
  • Computes cutting speeds, feed rates, and dimensions.
  • Moves machine controls and guides to adjust machine.
  • Adds coolant to machine reservoir and turns valve to start flow of coolant.
  • Files, sands, or shapes machined parts.
  • Cleans machined parts.
  • Verifies dimensions of machined work piece with such measuring instruments as micrometers, telescoping gauges, calipers, and dial indicators. Works to tolerance of plus or minus 0.001 inch.
  • Have the ability to change the Jaws and Inserts as needed.
  • Operator must have the ability to create Offsets as needed.


  • Must have working knowledge 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 math to determine tooling offsets, interpret gage readings and do other calculations.
  • Use hand held measuring tools.
  • Must be familiar with all the machines required to perform the tasks stated above.
  • Able to perform basic set-ups on these machines and tools that are used in them.
  • Must be familiar with G & M Code to program.


  • Must be able to frequently lift/push/pull objects that weigh up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to stand the entire shift.
  • Regularly exposed to dust, odors, oil, fumes and noise.

All production workers are expected to be available to work in all areas of production.