Harlan, IA

CNC Machinist

Job Title: CNC Machine Operator

Location: Harlan, Iowa

Salary: $20-28/hour

Job Summary of the CNC Machine Operator: As a CNC Machine Operator, you will be responsible for operating and maintaining both CNC and conventional machines. You will work with various materials and components, ensuring that special setups for customer projects are properly executed. CNC Machine Operator duties 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 Machine Operator :

· Interpret blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals or sample parts to determine dimensions, tolerances, and setup requirements for finished workpieces or parts and sequences of operations.

· Create, modify, or adjust CNC programs manually or using Computer Aided Machining software (CAM).

· Measure, mark, and confirm specification dimensions and reference points on material or workpieces for machining purposes.

· Select, align, and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, and materials on machines like mills, lathes, and drill presses.

· Set and regulate machine controls to adjust machining factors such as speeds, feeds, and coolant flow, or input commands to control media.

· Monitor machine operation and make adjustments as needed to avoid malfunctions, collisions, or out-of-tolerance machining.

· Ensure the quality of finished workpieces by verifying conformance to specifications using precision instruments such as calipers, micrometers, and gauges.

· Perform trial runs to verify machine accuracy and prevent any potential collisions or damages.

Education & Experience of the CNC Machine Operator :

· Completion of an Associate degree or apprenticeship in Machine/Tool and Die Technology

· Certification from a Certified Apprenticeship Program

· Ability to operate both conventional and CNC machines and perform setups

· 3-5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment

· Experience in a quality control environment

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