CNC Lathe Operator

CNC Lathe Operator Job Description Template

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


  • Inspect completed work to ensure accuracy to the required specifications;
  • Monitor machinery for problems during production;
  • Required to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted;
  • Mechanically inclined with good basic mathematical knowledge;
  • Must stand for prolonged periods of time;
  • Ability to calculate dimensions and tolerances for production;
  • Ability to read simple part drawings;
  • Possible mandatory overtime after training period;
  • Ability to read/use measuring instruments such as micrometers and dial calipers.


  • Ability to multi-task and organize production workloads on multiple machines;
  • Previous experience running CNC machinery;
  • All lathes on our floor are late model with main and subspindles, live tooling and bar fed;
  • Positive attitude and pride of workmanship;
  • Must be able to run machines, change tools, make offsets, measure and deburr parts;
  • Ability to read and understand tight tolerances, blueprints and fill out production SPC sheets.