top of page

CNC Mill/Lathe Machinist Level I

Job Description


Performs routine operation/monitoring of CNC mills and lathes and inspection of parts produced in a fast paced manufacturing environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Reads and interprets blueprints, planning sheets, sketches, and related technical data to determine operating procedures and have knowledge of the manufacturing sequences and machining methods required.


Operate equipment at a rate that equals or exceeds quality and efficiency standards as noted on the traveler.

Monitor cutting tools in machine spindle and notifies supervisor of tool wear and/or tolerance problems.

Starts machine and monitors display and machine operation to detect malfunction.

Change cutting tool and adjust coolant direction according to required machining sequence or to measure for conformance to blueprint specifications, using precision measuring instruments.

Notifies supervisor of any potential machine or tool problems and malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining. Cleans machine tools and parts.

Maintains work area in a clean, safe or lean 5S specification this includes outside of machine and 10 minutes before end of shift empty chips and check coolant.  

Communicates with co-workers and supervisors to receive instructions and coordinate activities.

Responsible for proper use, operation and care of all tools, tooling, and inspection equipment. Must adhere to company policy and procedures.

Thorough inspection (visual and mechanical) of parts as specified by Inspection Plan and/or Blue Print.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions;

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.  Notate changes on the traveler as to the running of each job. Accurately update production schedule hourly.

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work on time; Ensures proper requests are completed and approved when absent.

Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long or extended hours when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time and request help as needed.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources.

Quality/Quantity – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality. Meets standards; Completes work efficiently and timely. Strives to increase productivity; Works swiftly.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge of HAAS mill and lathes.
2 years experience operating a CNC mill/lathe
Strong Knowledge of blueprint planning sheets and inspection tools
Organizational skills with a strong attention to detail
Ability to perform in a fast paced production environment
Fluent in English

High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Language Ability:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  

Math Ability:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:
No Computer skills needed.  

Certificates and Licenses:
No certifications needed

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather). The employee is occasionally exposed to vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

bottom of page