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CNC Machinist

K&A Resource Group
Job Description

Summary of Responsibilities

The CNC Mill Operator sets up, operates to mill, plane, shape, groove, or profile metal work pieces.  This job description indicates the general nature and level of the work that is expected.  It is not designed to contain a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities.  Other duties may be required

Primary Responsibilities


  • Selects and installs cutting tools and other accessories according to specifications, using hand tools or power tools

  • Adjusts controls to set cutting specifications, position cutting tool and workpiece in relation to each other, and start machine

  • Observes machine operation and adjusts controls to ensure conformance with specified tolerances.

  • Turns valve to begin and regulate the flow of coolant on work area

  • Verifies alignment of workpiece on machine, using measuring instruments, such as rules, gauges, or calipers

  • Selects cutting speed, feed rate, and depth of cut, applying knowledge of metal properties and shop mathematics

  • Moves cutter or material manually or by turning handwheel, or engages automatic feeding mechanism to mill workpiece to specifications

  • Studies blueprint, layout, sketch, or other specifications to determine materials needed, sequence of operations, dimensions, and tooling instructions.

  • Records production output.

  • Makes templates or cutting tools
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