CNC Machinist / Turning Set Up Operator

Job Description


Sets up and operates computerized numerical control machine to perform a complex series of progressive machining operations to meet precise tolerance and finish requirement by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Produces manufactured parts, sets up equipment, routinely inspects parts to ensure high quality, and offers suggestions to make improvements whenever possible.

  2. Reviews blueprints, travelers and set-up sheets to determine setup procedure, machining sequence, and dimensions of finished work piece. Determines whether program exists from previous run and retrieves when available. Enters commands to retrieve preprogrammed machine instructions from database.

  3. Attaches chuck-jaws to machine and machines jaws according to setup instructions. Assembles cutting tools in tool holders and positions tool holders in machine turret as specified or inserts cutting tools in specified machine holders. Manipulates controls and enters commands to index cutting tool to specified set points and to start the machine.

  4. Inserts stock piece, closes door, punches appropriate controls to start and stop the process. Changes cutting tools and location of work piece during machining process, on semi-automatic machines as specified in setup instructions. Observes and listens to machine operation to detect malfunctions such as worn or damaged cutting tools. Removes debris with compressed air as needed between steps. Replaces tools as necessary. Removes burrs on finished parts. May machine materials other than metal such as composites.

  5. Measures work piece for conformance to specifications using a variety of precision measuring instruments such as caliper, micrometer, or plug (go/no-go) gauge provided. Changes tooling to machine parts according to specifications when tooling malfunctions. Performs offsets and program edits, as needed, to improve machine operations. Revises "tool data" in program as necessary to correct tolerances. Notifies cell leader/supervisor of discrepancies that cannot be corrected. May operate several machines simultaneously. May receive advanced training in CNC programming as experience progresses.

  6. Serves as good "role model" to Trainees and Operators of less skill and experience.

  7. Performs daily maintenance to ensure that equipment and work area are clean and organized at all times.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Graduate of a one year Technical Degree program in Machining and/or six months to one year related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read and interpret single piece blueprints, travelers and documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to communicate problems and malfunctions clearly to supervisor.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to understand basic principles of trigonometry and geometry.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where occasionally only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.


Familiarity with CNC computers and related software. Ability to establish and sustain harmonious working relations and to communicate effectively with production, supervisory and management employees is essential to accomplishment of primary responsibilities.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Regular attendance, with rare unscheduled absences, and no extended absences is critical to maintenance of efficient operations and meeting due dates.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Company Description
GEM Manufacturing located in Kenosha, WI is currently hiring for a CNC multiplex/turning and milling positions on first shift and 2nd shifts First shift is , Monday - Thursday 5:30am to 3:30pm and second shift 3:30pm to 2pm. As our business continues to grow we offer option of over time. We are a climate controlled environment on the shop floor area. Hearing protection is offered but our shop floor is quiter than most shop. We pride our company on being well organized and working together as a team.
This family owned business has been established for 45 years employs around 50 skilled employees and growing. We manufactur over 2,000 different parts while being registered with ISO 9001 and API Q1 Compliant, Level 3 PPAP and APQP Support. Currently we serve agriculture, hydraulic, and engery markets. Check out our website: gem-mfg.com
After 60 days our company pays 100% of our employee's medical insurance and after 180 day we pay for 100% of your life insurance and short term disability. Our company has reimbursement for safety prescription eye glasses, steel toe safety shoes, bonus for attendance and many more great benefits.

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