CNC Lathe Machinist

CNC Lathe Machinist Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a CNC Lathe Machinist to join our team.


  • Manage tooling life, make adjustments, change offsets, and modify programs as needed;
  • Adhere to industry safety standards;
  • Set-up and operate CNC Lathes;
  • Inspect Product while practicing quality assurance procedures;
  • Perform in-process inspection as required to ensure 100% quality product;
  • Retrieve appropriate tools from tool crib to complete job;
  • Meet schedules and maintain quality standards;
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications;
  • Set up machines;
  • Understand and follow machining policies, instructions, work rules and safety guidelines;
  • Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations;
  • Change tools and make offset adjustments;
  • edit CNC programs as required;
  • understand and make adjustments to hold geometric tolerances and geometric dimensions;
  • load/unoad tools.


  • Reading, writing and math ability;
  • Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations;
  • 3-5 years CNC Lathe Machine Operator experience;
  • General programming skills;
  • Typical machine shop environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, however some loud noises occasionally occur;
  • Basic shop math (addition, subtraction, trigonometry);
  • Ability to perform own set-ups helpful;
  • 5+ years of experience or have a portfolio of work, certificates, and letter of recommendation if you are a recent graduate;
  • Able to read and understand blueprints;
  • 5th axis experience is a huge plus;
  • Reliable transportation;
  • 3-5 years CNC Lathe experience – stable work history;
  • Mill turn manufacturing experience is helpful, but not required;
  • Perform Basic Edits;
  • Strong interpersonal skills.