CNC Lathe Machinist

Kitagawa NorthTech, Inc.
December 1, 2021
301 E. Commerce Drive, SCHAUMBURG
Job Type


CNC Lathe Machinist

Kitagawa NorthTech, Inc. Schaumburg, IL

While the Kitagawa (KNI) brand is globally recognized for its world-class standard Metal Workholding Solutions, it is also evolving years of machining and engineering experience into a new realm with its growing Custom Engineered Workholding Solutions. We are seeking to add a CNC Machinist who will play a key role in our continued success.

Position Description & Responsibilities

  • Set-up, operate and program (Conversational - Mazatrol) Mazak QT Lathe machines
  • Work from process sheets, blueprints, setup cards, machine status boards, and verbal, as well as written instructions.
  • Operate various types of computerized numerical controls to manufacturer a finished machined product by performing a wide range of machining operations within tight tolerances.
  • Determine the sequence of machine operations and select the proper cutting tools needed to machine work pieces into the desired shapes.
  • Work with supervisor, programmer, and support teams to resolve problem situations as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Minimum of 2 years' experience required

  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Manual Lathe experience a plus
  • Use a variety of measuring equipment such as calipers, I.D, O.D micrometers, thread gauges, dial bores, etc.
  • Read and understand blue prints and follow setup/ process sheets
  • Ability to use a variety of mills, drill presses, and equipment including tumblers, hoists, wrenches, tool holders, vices, etc.
  • Advanced math skills including calculations of feeds, speeds, and distances, print conversion, geometry and trigonometry.
  • Understand machining properties of various raw materials (S7, 1018, 4140, etc)
  • Use a variety of measuring equipment such as calipers, I.D, O.D micrometers, thread gauges, dial bores, etc.
  • Working knowledge of deburring, chamfering and measuring equipment
  • Good communication skills including the ability to give and receive oral and written instruction.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds frequently throughout the shift
  • Follow safety requirements, perform daily maintenance, inspect machinery and product for quality.

Kitagawa NorthTech, Inc. offers an outstanding compensation & benefits package, including a guaranteed bonus.

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