Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Set up, troubleshoot and/or operate one or more of the following machine(s) under limited supervision: CNC lathe, CNC mill, bandsaw, manual mill, manual drill press, and other power tools.
  • Read and interpret technical drawings to set-up parts appropriately to ensure conformity and cycle time requirements.
  • May transfer CNC programs between CNC equipment.
  • Monitor to ensure Tool Life Management is implemented across the cell and in the respective machines which have automated systems.
  • Works with manufacturing engineering and programming to prove out programs and lock them out, standardize and make minor changes to existing programs in accordance with established procedures completing PCR’s
  • Enhances and follows approved work instructions and drawings provided.
  • Operate one or more of the following machine(s) concurrently in assigned area under limited supervision: CNC Lathe, CNC Mill, manual mill, manual drill press, grinders, and other power tools.
  • Perform basic machine adjustments, if necessary (ex. tool offsets).
  • Set tools per Tooling Set Sheet
  • Read and interpret technical drawings to verify machined parts.
  • Advise management of process deficiencies and make continuous improvement recommendations
  • Visually or mechanically inspect parts for defects (cracks, chips, dimension, surface finish, etc) as part of in-process inspection; records results and notifies lead/supervisor of deviation as appropriate.
  • Comfortable to use the following for measuring and inspection: various types of micrometers and calipers, profilometer, height gauge, indicators, edge finders, thread gauges, pin gauges, and bore gauges with master ring.
  • Understands and meets or exceeds production and quality standards
  • Follows approved work instructions and drawings provided.
  • Required to perform some simple machine preventative maintenance functions, i.e. checking coolants, checking lubricants, and changing filters, etc.
  • Keeps machines and work area clean; notifies supervisor or maintenance when machine abnormalities occur.
  • Possess the ability to use the computer system for basic departmental transactions.
  • Safely move components with lifting devices such as overhead cranes, jib cranes, and fork-lifts.


  • Educational background in manufacturing or equivalent experience working on CNC machines.
  • CNC Machinist with a Certified of Qualification an asset.
  • 5+ years of experience running 4 and 5 axis CNC mills, multi-axis lathes, long lathes, and/or mill/turn machines.
  • Able to read and interpret engineering component drawings including a strong understanding of metrology
  • Demonstrated ability as an adaptable team player with strong communication and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong ability to work independently to complete assignments promptly while maintaining the high standards required in our industry.
  • Experience using lifting devices (cranes and forklifts).