CNC Operator

Location: Harlan, IA

Job Title: CNC Machinist

Location: Harlan, Iowa

Salary: $20-28/hour

Job Summary of the CNC Machinist: In this CNC Machinist position, you will assist with daily production, scheduling, and setup of both CNC and conventional machines. You will work with various materials and components and handle special setups for customer projects. CNC Machinist responsibilities include setting up and operating computer numerical controlled (CNC) vertical machining centers, CNC lathes, and 4-axis controllers to produce precise metallic and nonmetallic parts.

Job Responsibilities of the CNC Machinist:

• Reads, studies, and accurately interprets blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample parts to determine dimensions, tolerance, sequences of operations, and setup requirements of finished workpieces or parts.

• Creates, adjusts, or modifies CNC programs manually or with Computer Aided Machining software (CAM).

• Measures, marks, and confirms specification dimensions and reference points on material or workpieces as guides for subsequent machining.

• Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mills, lathes, and drill presses.

• Calculates and sets machine controls to regulate machining factors such as speeds, feeds, coolant flow, depth and angle of cut, or enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.

• Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions, collisions of machine or tools, out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls or control media as required.

• Verifies conformance of finished workpiece to specifications through drawings specifications, fit or function of a part, or measurement using precision instruments such as calipers, micrometers, height gauges, thread gauges, go-no-go gauges, and other equipment as trained or assigned.

• Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data to avoid crashes or machines, tools, or material.

Education & Experience of the CNC Machinist :

• Associate degree or completion of an apprenticeship in Machine/Tool and Die Technology

• Certification of completion of a Certified Apprenticeship Program

• Ability to run and set up both conventional and CNC equipment

• 3-5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment

• Experience in a quality environment

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