NPI CNC Operator

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Sets up computerized numerically controlled machine tools and related equipment for machining operations for new product development. Products will be first articles and pilot lots for process verification. Participates in problem solving activities and contributes to quality improvements. Operates machines when required. Trains other department employees and provides performance assessment feedback to supervisor. Actively promotes teamwork atmosphere and supports team development.


  • Works from drawings, 3D CAD models, and programs developed by CNC Programmers
  • Set up and inspect first article parts
  • Use basic measurement tools to measure parts to customer drawings and 3D CAD model
  • Learn and utilized advanced inspection systems such as Keyence vision system
  • Solve technical machining problems to yield conforming products
  • Work with CNC Programmers to develop sustainable machining programs
  • Work with QC inspectors to troubleshoot nonconforming conditions
  • Establish effective setup procedures, generate work instructions for future production runs
  • Change cutting tools and location of work pieces during machining process.
  • Installs cutting tools and various work holding devices to handle the size of stock to be machined.
  • Makes necessary adjustments to set-ups during course of operations to maintain accurate production.
  • Detects and reports improper operation, faulty equipment, and unusual conditions.
  • Run multiple CNC machines.
  • Utilize manual machines to manufacture parts to drawing and CAD model
  • Ensures quality of parts before forwarding them to next operation/process.
  • Responsible for cleanliness of his/her own work area and the general housekeeping of the Company.
  • Reports any unsafe conditions to Supervisor/Management/Maintenance.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum 3 years CNC setup experience.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Mandatory 4th axis machining experience.
  • Prototyping and first piece development with programs experience a plus.
  • Familiarity with HAAS controls a plus.
  • Ability to use micrometers, calipers, height gauges and dial indicators.
  • Ability to read and interpret GD&T blueprints a must.


Continuous mental and visual attention is required. Requires constant alertness or activity. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and occasionally required to walk, sit, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the essential functions of this position, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is exposed to airborne particles and chemicals. The noise level is usually very loud. The employee is required to wear safety glasses, hearing protection and safety shoes.

Note: This job description provides an outline of the essential functions and qualifications necessary for this position. It is not all-inclusive and duties may change, be added or deleted according to business need.


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