CNC Machine Operator

CNC Machine Operator Job Description Template

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


  • 3-5 years’ 5-Axis CNC Experience OR we will train if candidate holds Tech School Certification;
  • Ability to read blueprints;
  • Ability to perform the process & produce final quality checks;
  • Ability to independently set-up and operate assigned equipment;
  • Identify product defects and complete appropriate documentation when defects are identified;
  • Ability to load and unload machine with first piece checks and required documentation;
  • Notifies management of product discrepancies, equipment malfunctions and/or personal injuries.;
  • Provide timelines to clients;
  • Use hand lift truck, overhead pendant controlled crane or hoist to lift, move or position product in work or storage area;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned;
  • Maintains work areas in a clean, orderly and safe manner to include returning tools to designated areas.;
  • Aligning material and putting together parts to build more complex units;
  • Must be able to read engineering drawings and understand tolerances;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Inspect using basic inspection equipment (calipers, micrometers, depth gage, etc.).


  • Good hand/eye coordination;
  • Basic computer navigation and utilization skills;
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs throughout the shift;
  • Manufacturing experience;
  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem and to think in such a way as to produce a new concept or idea;
  • Must be able to set up and operate more than one machine;
  • Solid work history;
  • High attention to detail and self-motivation skills;
  • Knowledge in the use of Calipers, micrometers, depth gauges and other inspection equipment;
  • Must be able to safely use a lift or hoist to load large plates into machines;
  • Must be able to lift objects up to 50 lbs;
  • General Machining knowledge;
  • Mid-level – 2+ years of manufacturing experience is required;
  • General mechanical ability.