CNC Operator

  • Location
    Santa Ana, California
  • Job type
    Contract/Temp to Hire
  • Category
    Industrial & Manufacturing - Machine Operator

Machine Operator Job Description


CNC Operator Machinist Basic Job knowledge and Duties:

- Edits programs for CNC vertical, horizontal mills, lathe, transmit programs from DNC to machine control and back to the DNC, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculating requirements, including basic math, and proving out 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.

- Ability to measure using inspection tools, such as Micrometer, Height gage, O.D Micrometer, Comparator, Calipers, and experience checking first article / first-run part, and sample workpieces, and adhering to all geometric symbols and 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.

- Clocking in and out of work order operations, and documenting actions by completing production and quality logs.

- Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities reading technical publications.

- Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests, and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.



- Basic math skills.

- Basic blue print reading and interpretation.

- Operate various machines to perform specific operations.

- Ability to learn set-ups and operate machine.

- Handling of customer hardware using proper inspecting tools and methods.

- Read, understand, and check job routers for accuracy.

- Detects and reports defective materials or questionable conditions to the department supervisor.

- Maintains safety by keeping the work area and equipment in a clean orderly condition and follows prescribed safety regulations.

- Candidate must have at least 2 to 5 year of recent manual machine operating experience

- A good mechanical aptitude is required for this position.

- Ability to learn in a machine-operating environment.

- High school diploma or GED preferred but not required

- Candidate must take direction very well, and you must get along well with others

- Candidate must maintain punctuality and attendance.


Temporary to Hire Position

Working hours are 6am – 2:30pm

40 Hours Per Week

Work days per – (5)

Based on experience – wage $15 - $17 start depending on experience.


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