CNC Machinist

Location: Reading, PA

We have an exciting opportunity for a skilled machinist in the Reading, PA area. This is a full-time position with direct hire potential.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Proficiency in operating a variety of department machines such as CNC machines, CNC lathes, cylindrical grinders, milling machines, engine lathe, tracer lathe, crush foam grinder, drill press, EDM equipment, Bridgeport mill, radial arm drill press, measuring tools, and optical comparator
  • Working knowledge of reference calibration standards and electrodes
  • Experience in CNC programming and the ability to make modifications to CNC programs
  • Strong understanding of shop mathematics, the machinability of materials, and layout techniques
  • Familiarity with testing procedures and guidelines
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team-oriented environment
  • Positive attitude and excellent communication skills for seamless collaboration
  • Adaptable to fast-paced and dynamic work environments
  • Continuous improvement mindset with the ability to suggest process enhancements
  • Ability to work on various machines and tools, contributing to a team approach to problem-solving


  • Operate department equipment independently, demonstrating a solid understanding of testing procedures and guidelines (excluding NDT & RCBs)
  • Perform machining of test specimens and parts using CNC and other lathes
  • Set up and operate cylindrical grinders to produce low-stress ground test specimens
  • Machine blank samples into reference standards based on provided blueprints or drawings, while accurately documenting all relevant information
  • Manufacture, maintain, or machine jigs, fixtures, or parts required for the Met Lab or other departmental needs
  • Calibrate movements on milling machines, electric discharge machines, surface roughness indicators, and micrometer sets
  • Read lab travelers and determine furnace utilization
  • Notify supervision of any out-of-calibration conditions (as found)
  • Undertake additional duties and special projects as assigned


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 year of relevant experience
  • Proficient in MS Office, including Outlook and Word
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective problem-solving skills with the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Capacity to make independent and sound decisions
  • Ability to operate department equipment with minimal supervision
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