CNC Mill Operators needed

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Mar 15, 2016 12:27:00 PM
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CNC Mill operator positions open due to expansion of production 

Two candidates will be selected for this position.

CNC Mill operators needed to bring up a program and read the job details provided. The job set up should be detailed enough to know which vice, how the part is oriented and which tools (type/size/length) are required. The programmer work with the operator to provide the required documentation. We are a job shop, so the parts and experiences change day to day and week to week.
Operators will be primarily working on tooling for internal use, and as experience level increases new jobs and parts will be added. This is a position with growth opportunities for the operator and the company. Other machining related jobs may be assigned as needs arise.

Areas that will help a potential operator are math skills pertaining to manipulating algebraic equations. Common application is calculation of cutting speeds and their relation to tooling. General knowledge of G-codes and CNC operation is essential, CAD/CAM experience is a bonus. We use SolidWorks for 3D modeling and tool path generation. Experience with a Bridgeport CNC mill is helpful, but not absolutely necessary. CNC equipment will be added, and the operators selected will be involved in the selection process.

While a technical degree is not a requirement, a general understanding of materials and processes, such as an CIM AS degree, would be beneficial but not absolutely required. We do offer tuition reimbursement, for full time employees to attend colleges and tech schools, in fields related to their job or aspirations within the company.

Some on the job training will be provided to familiarize with the roles and duties of day to day operation and maintenance of the equipment.

Health insurance contributions as well as vacation and holiday pay. We have several company events through the year to participate in as well. We are a non-union shop, with many of the same policies that you would find in a union shop. As a small family run company, the owners are expected to perform multiple job duties through the week. We expect our employees to be able to enjoy and value the diversity and flexibility we offer. In the last 32 years we have not had a single layoff. Turnover is very minimal, and we are a tight knit group working towards a common goal.

Official Job Description 

Job Title: Advanced Machine Operator
Department: Plant Operations
Reports To: Plant Manager
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Prepared By: David Morrow


Sets up and operates variety of machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, saws, and grinders to
machine metal workpieces requiring a high level of expertise (e.g., complex jobs, tight tolerances,  etc.) into finished product by performing the following duties.

include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Studies work instruction to visualize machining required, and plans sequence of operations.
  • Selects method of holding workpiece.
  • Lifts workpiece manually or using hoist, and positions and secures it to holding device such as machine table, chuck, centers, or fixture.
  • Verifies workpiece position.
  • Selects feed rate, cutting speed, depth of cut, and cutting tool (bar tool, rotary cutter, or abrasive wheel) for each operation.
  • Positions and secures tool in toolholder (chuck, collet, or toolpost).
  • Moves controls to position tool and workpiece in relation to each other, and to set feeds, speeds, and depth of cut.
  • Starts machine, turns handwheel to feed tool in workpiece or vice versa, and engages automatic feeding device.
  • Turns valve handle to start flow of coolant against tool and workpiece.
  • Observes operation
  • Verifies conformance of machined finished product to specifications.
  • Measures, marks, and scribes workpiece to lay out for machining.
  • Devises ways of clamping workpieces and makes special jigs and fixtures as needed.
  • Maintains and repairs shop equipment as needed.
  • Maintains identity of workpiece throughout process according to procedures.


This job has supervisory responsibilities over those who assistant in the operation of the furnace and maintenance of the radial forge.


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.


High school diploma or GED with minimum five years of equivalent industrial experience and/or training preferred.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common
fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


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.


None required.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand and sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk, climb or balance, and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


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 moving mechanical parts and extreme heat. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.

FM-62-01-07 Rev. C

Employer: High Performance Alloys, Inc. 
Contact HR: Sutton Krogstie
Ph: (765) 945-8230
Toll free (USA)  800 HPALLOY  or  800-472-5569

Topics: cnc job, industrial job, manufacturing job

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