CNC Machine Set-up/Operator

Posted 10 months ago

Job Title: CNC Machine Set-up/Operator
Location: Exeter, NH 03833
Employment Type: Fulltime/permanent/W2

Position Summary:

CNC Machine Set-up performs all the job duties, pre-requisites of the CNC Operator Level I, II, III, and can perform all the tasks proficiently. In addition to CNC Level III tasks, the CNC Set-up will perform additional tasks and have additional job knowledge.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Successfully setup proven / existing programs and processes with minimum supervision / guidance
Proficiency in setting up either vertical or horizontal CNC multi axis machining centers or multi turret lathes with multi-part holding fixtures including defining work and tool offsets.
Setup and measurement of tooling in a variety of holders
Ability to read and edit part programs in order to establish initial setup and mapping the machine out for production readiness
Basic troubleshooting skills in identifying/resolving part tolerance issues caused by various setup, programming, tooling issues.
Strong communication skills and ability to work in fast paced team environment while maintaining professionalism under tight deadlines
Familiarity with variety of materials including aluminum, 400 series stainless, mild steel, etc.
Maintain inventory by verifying receipt of stock and performing necessary completion transactions in ERP system
Train operators on best practices with both machine operation and quality inspection methods
Ability to perform calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; proving part dimensions.
Verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample work pieces; adhering to control plan standards.
Maintains specifications by taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations. Testing of safety features of a machine during setup
Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
Documents actions by completing production and quality logs.
Familiarity and understanding of basic Lean principles including 5S and Visual Management
Operate machines when setup work is complete

Education and or Experience:

Machinist apprenticeship highly desired
Technical college work preferred
Machine Operation Experience
Has operated at least two of these types of machines proficiently;
Horizontal Machining Centers, Vertical Machining (including multi axis) or CNC Lathes (multi-turrets)


Minimum 5 years- experience as a CNC Machine Operator Level III or equivalent.

Skill Level

Can set up and map out effectively with minimal supervision at least one category of machines (CNC Horizontals, Verticals or Lathes) or product line (slides, frames, rifles or barrels)
Can identify and replace worn or damaged fixturing components
Will make tooling recommendations and troubleshoot tooling problems
Can make or direct minor modifications to tooling
Can read programs and make changes to speeds and feeds as well as making fixture offsets without supervision on at least one category of machines (CNC Horizontals, Verticals or Lathes)

Working Conditions:

*Able to lift up to 40 pounds

Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE required in designated areas).

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