CNC Mill Machinist
Metals USA - Houston, TX

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Produces machine parts by programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine; maintains quality and safety standards; keeps records; maintains equipment and supplies.


  • Sets up and prepares CNC machine (mill/lathe) and work piece for operations, as required upon

review of Engineering blueprints and/or written specifications

  • Loads part in machine and cycle machine
  • Listens to machine operation to detect malfunctions, such as worn or damaged cutting tools
  • Performs work calculations using shop mathematics, geometry, & trigonometry
  • Possesses and optimizes programming/editing skills to troubleshoot and resolve issues on a daily basis.
  • Performs quality inspections on work performed by using of precision measuring instruments
  • Performs preventative maintenance on equipment
  • Maintains a safe and clean work environment.
  • Works in a team environment
  • Operates other equipment as necessary
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of CNC or manual machines
  • Knowledge of shop mathematics, geometry, and trigonometry
  • Knowledge of machine programming skills
  • Ability to edit machine program
  • Ability to read blueprints
  • Ability to troubleshoot machines
  • Ability to use measuring tools
  • Ability to maintain high quality standards.


  • High School diploma or equivalent plus 3+ years of experience as a Machinist working in a multi-axis (5-axis preferred) CNC machining environment
  • Experience working with GE 1050, Fanuc Series O, 15, or 18, and/or Siemens 840D preferred
  • Strong analytical problem solving with verbal & electronic communication skills
  • Confidence to recommend changes
  • Leadership in safety and housekeeping
  • Oil Field and Aerospace materials experience preferred

About this company
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Metals USA is a leading provider of value-added metal processing and inventory management services. In 2009, Metals USA sold over 912,000...