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CNC Lathe Machinist
Title:CNC Lathe Machinist

Reports to: Machining Manager

To set up and operate Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) Lathe machining centers to machine metallic and nonmetallic parts.


  • Plans machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, orthographic drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).
  • Plans stock inventory by checking stock to determine amount available; anticipating needed stock.
  • Generates CNC programs by entering instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; proving part programs.
  • Set-up of CNC lathes by installing and adjusting three- and four-jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets, bushings, stops, and stock pushers; indicating vices; tramming heads.
  • Loads feed mechanism by lifting stock into position.
  • Knowledge and use of lifting devices, overhead cranes, and fork-lift trucks.
  • Verifies settings and produces quality parts by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample workpieces; adhering to international standards and Ahaus 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.
  • Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Documents 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; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Conceptual Skills, Process Improvement, Verbal Communication, Functional and Technical Skills, Controls and Instrumentation, Tooling, Coordination, Attention to Detail, Judgment


  • Seeking a highly trained and skilled individual
  • Vocational education and/or Associate's Degree preferred
  • 5-10 years of experience in a non-production environment preferred
  • The following areas of expertise are required to be an effective Machinist:
    • Machine tool operation
    • CNC programming
    • Math skills, including knowledge of dimensional tolerances and GD&T
    • Precision measurement instruments
    • Reading and interpreting blueprints
    • General Computer skills
    • Verbal and written communication skills


  • Machinists may be subject to the following:
    • High noise levels from machinery
    • Fumes, dust, vapors, mist
    • Coolants, oils, cutting fluids, and other chemicals
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