General Overview:

The position is responsible for setting up, operating, editing, and troubleshooting Mazak and/or Matsuura CNC machines. This includes addressing alarms, maintaining custom fixturing, and assisting with process improvement to ensure business results are achieved.

Specific Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Set-up, calibrate and operate CNC machines in an efficient manner.
  • Install, adjust and maintain various fixtures (i.e. vacuum plates, vises, center point chucks)
  • Assist with process development with NX programmers, Engineers and Management
  • Diagnose then recover from machine alarms
  • Demonstrated ability to read and understand CNC Programs and layouts as required
  • Work with and coach operators on a daily basis
  • Make offsets for cutting tools
  • Complete machining operations on various materials
  • Recalibrate mills after maintenance was completed
  • Perform new CNC machine set-up and changes
  • Perform routine maintenance checks on machines
  • Adhere to all quality and safety standards within the department
  • Maintain clean and organized work area with emphasis on safety, quality, efficiency, and utilization
  • Comply with state and federal law safety regulations in addition to company safety and security procedures
  • Continually seek to improve work processes and individual performance
  • Assist in training of other employees
  • Adhere to all company policies and operational procedures

Supplemental Job Functions: 

  • Perform other duties asked or assigned 
  • Some travel is required


  • Minimum 2 year degree in Machine Technology or CNC trade school diploma required; Bachelor degree in related field of study a plus
  • 3 – 5 years of experience in either a prototype or job shop environment setting up and operating CNC equipment (lathe or mill) required; tooling experience a plus
  • Experience with 3, 4 and 5 axis mill/ lathe setup and operation
  • Experience operating Mazak machines a plus
  • Experience operating Matsuura machines a plus
  • Experience with NX Unigraphics CAD/CAM software a plus
  • Must be mechanically inclined
  • Understand the concept of tool wear and cutter compensation
  • Must be able to work well socially with others
  • Knowledge of cutting feeds, speeds, and tool life
  • Knowledge of GD&T symbols
  • Knowledge of CNC mill/lathe setup and operation as well as shrink fit tooling
  • Skilled in the use of measuring instruments such as indicators, gage blocks, dial bores, and inspection plate methods along with in-process inspection of precision machined parts
  • Ability to work with close tolerances (within .001”) of all processes
  • Ability to comprehend work offsets
  • Understanding of G & M code and able to do minor G & M or EIA Mazatrol programming
  • Able to safely operate hand held and stationary power tools
  • Ability to follow direction from supervisors, technical leads and computer or printed instructions
  • Able to work well in an integrated collaborative team environment
  • Highly self-motivated and able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Pragmatic and pro-active problem resolution skills required
  • Superior organizational skills, analytical skills as well as time management and prioritization abilities
  • High standard of attention to detail required
  • High level of confidentiality required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact with different levels of management and teams
  • Must be punctual and have good attendance
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays if needed
  • Valid Driver’s License and able to pass full background check and drug testing

Physical Requirements: 

  • Visual acuity (corrected) to read directions and drawings and to inspect machined parts closely
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate machinery for precision work
  • Able to lift or carry up to 50 lbs. independently
  • Stand, squat, kneel, or sit for extended periods of time
  • Job Type: Full-time

Equal Opportunity Employer: 

In order to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws and Regulations, KAM must determine U.S. citizenship or U.S. visa/immigration status of all prospective applicants for this position. Any citizenship information provided will be reviewed solely for export control compliance purposes and handled in accordance with policies prohibiting discrimination based upon classifications protected by federal, state, or local law.

Please note that any offer for employment may be conditioned on authorization to receive technical data controlled under U.S. Export Control Laws and Regulations without sponsorship for an export license.

Job Type: Full-time

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