CNC Machinist

Computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinists make precision parts for the engineering and manufacturing industries.

CNC Machinist Job Description Template

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


  • Adhere to quality and safety standards;
  • Maintain shop equipment in full working order;
  • Set machines to complete full cycles to fabricate large number of parts;
  • Prepare a test run to check if the machines produce outputs according to specifications;
  • Adjust programs coding and tool offsets as need to maintain part quality;
  • Work safety to prevent injuries and follow all safety guidelines;
  • Sets-up mills and lathes and/or CNC grinders;
  • Based on required specifications, effectively operate assigned machinery to transform material into quality product;
  • Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data;
  • Inspect all incoming and outgoing parts to and from your work station and validate all finished parts meet the customers prints dimensionally;
  • Continuous standing;
  • Manufactures all equipment on his or her own including prototype equipment with minimal supervision and/or engineering assistance;
  • Understanding of manufacturing process and interaction with other departments;
  • Complete all paperwork as required;
  • Perform startup checks per the SOP.


  • Good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Machine/manufacturing process experience;
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a CNC Machinist or other relevant role;
  • High attention to detail and self-motivation skills;
  • Adjust production speed, materials, and machine settings in order to maximize production efficiency and minimize mechanical errors;
  • General programming skills;
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required;
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime and weekends;
  • Ability to measure tight tolerances (Tape Measure, Micrometer & Caliber);
  • Work flexible and extended hours as needed;
  • Set-up experience required;
  • High school diploma or GED required, technical training or formal education preferred;
  • Completion of a machinist apprenticeship program or a technical certificate;
  • Plastics machining experience a plus;
  • Must pass background check.