CNC Machinist
MarquipWardUnited - Phillips, WI

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REPORTS TO: Machine Shop Supervisor

POSITION SUMMARY: Perform duties required to set up and efficiently operate one or more CNC machines to cut, shape or form metal parts to specifications.


Essential Functions

  • Read and interpret blue prints, sketches and technical data to determine tooling requirements, setup procedures, control sequences, spindle/tool coordinates, machining methods, tooling and sequences.
  • Load program into machine controller or enter commands to retrieve pre-programmed routines.
  • Position parts relative to pre-programmed location using parallels, fixtures, shims and other holding devices.
  • Set positions on control panel using offsets to prevent crashing of spindle into part or holding device.
  • Calculate and set machine controls to position spindle in relation to workpiece.
  • Follow prescribed rules for safety and cleanliness, maintaining work area and equipment in accordance with standards and policies for safe conduct and operation of equipment.
  • Report defective material, parts, equipment and unusual conditions to department supervisor.
  • Mount, align, and secure tooling, attachments, and workpiece on machine.
  • Observe and listen to machine operation to detect malfunctions, such as worn or damaged cutting tools.
  • Do first-piece inspection and continuous inspection as needed.
  • Measure finished parts for conformance to specifications, using precision instruments such as calipers, micrometers, dial indicators and gauges.
  • Manage machining jobs to ensure completion of required machining work within specified time frames.
  • Identify, communicate and document improvements to procedures and processes.
  • Comply with company standards for attendance and hours of work.
  • Promote and support company-sponsored affirmative action/equal opportunity efforts.

  • Marginal Functions None identified.


    Education: Knowledge of CNC machine operation, equivalent to two years of advanced trade training.

    Experience: One year of machine shop experience.

    Skills and Abilities: Skills and abilities which may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position:

  • Ability to apply common sense to carry out instructions given in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems in standard situations encountered on the job.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure.
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic with common and decimal fractions.
  • Ability to compute ration, rate and percent.
  • Ability to read basic assembly and/or work instructions.
  • Ability to communicate job related issues to co-workers and supervisor.

  • Physical Activities: which are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.

    Standing, walking, talking, hearing, sitting, climbing, stooping, crouching, lifting, carrying, reaching, grasping, pushing, pulling.

    Physical, Visual and Mental Demands: Physical, visual and mental activities or demands that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.

  • Duties involve continuous lifting or moving (over 70%) of negligible material (1 lb. or less), frequent lifting or moving (41% to 70%) of very light material (1 to 5 lbs.), occasional lifting or moving (16% to 40%) of light material (6 to 25 lbs.), and/or rarely lifting or moving (up to 15%) average material 26-60 lbs.). A significant degree of walking or standing, pushing and/or pulling arm or leg controls or constant pushing and/or pulling of materials.
  • Concentrated mental and visual attention much or all of the time.

  • Environmental/Atmospheric Conditions : Environmental and atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.

  • Worker is protected from weather conditions, but not from ambient temperature changes which may be sufficiently high or low to cause bodily discomfort.
  • Worker exposed to moving mechanical parts, cutting fluids, coolants, grease and oil associated with machining operations.

  • Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids which may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position:

    Calipers, micrometers, fixed gauges, adjustable measuring instruments, and hand tools.

    License(s)/Certifications(s) Required: None Required

    Send resumes to:
    Attn: Culture and People Development
    1300 No. Airport Rd.,
    Phillips, WI 54555

    Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/D/V

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