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CNC Machinist

Open Position

Location: Richmond, VA
Posted Date: 04/09/21


Position Summary:

The CNC Machinist will produce parts by programming or running CNC machines, setting up and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine, maintaining quality and safety standards, keeping records, maintaining equipment and supplies. This is a 2nd shift position.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Plans machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, orthographic drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters, interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T)
  • Programs mills and lathes by entering instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; proving part programs
  • Sets up mills and lathes by installing and adjusting three-and four-jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets, bushings, cams, gears, stops, and stock pushers, indicating vices, tramming heads
  • Loads feed mechanism by lifting stock into position
  • Verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample workpieces, adhering to international standards
  • Maintains specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling, and thread chasing operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes
  • Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations
  • Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, calling for repairs
  • Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments

CNC Machinist Skills and Qualifications:

• CNC certification
• CNC programming a plus
• Strong manufacturing background
• Conceptual skills, process improvement, verbal communication, functional and technical skills
• Controls and instrumentation, and tooling
• Attention to detail, judgment

Working Conditions:

• Typical manufacturing facility conditions (Indoors ~95% / Outdoors ~5%)
• Facility is heated in winter but not air-conditioned in summer
• Employee must be able to stand on concrete floors for a minimum of eight hours. Kneeling, squatting, bending over, and standing for long periods may be required to perform assigned tasks
• Can occasionally be loud, especially in local areas where grinding or machine testing is taking place. Earplugs are provided for work performed where noise is a factor

Other:

  • Must have own basic tools. The list of provided tools includes box/open end/socket wrench sets, Allen wrench set, screwdriver set, tap handles, pliers, combination square, 9″ level, and tape measure
  • English and metric toolsets are recommended
  • A lockable toolbox is recommended
  • Safety glasses and steel-toed safety shoes are required
  • Long pants and a sleeved shirt (short sleeve at a minimum) are required

We offer a competitive salary, paid time off, and other ancillary benefits, as well as a robust 401k Profit Sharing Plan.