CNC Machinist

HN Precision
November 12, 2021
601 N Skokie Hwy, Suite A, Lake bluff
Job Type




Responsible for setup and operating CNC or manual machines (see below), ensuring that quality plans are followed, ensuring that all safety protocols are followed, ensuring that established production rates are met, and serving as a mentor to other CNC operators.






  • Follow all safety and environmental rules and regulations.
  • Follow the quality control plans.
  • Setup and Operate CNC or Manual machines in manufacturing environment.
    • Sets up and operates tools according to work instructions and engineering/quality control plans.
    • Studies blueprints, work orders, and other specifications to ensure the proper setup sequence is followed.
    • Selects, places, and secures tools.
    • Places and secures workpieces in proper machine table, holding device, or other appropriate surface using clamps and wrenches.
    • Prepares fixtures and feeding devices, starts machine, and engages feed.
    • Observes each machine to verify quality performance.
    • Verifies measuring instruments such as gauges, calipers, and micrometers are in proper working order.
    • Sets and adjusts necessary controls to regulate machines.
    • Complete required paperwork
  • Achieve established production rates..
  • Keep area neat and clean.
  • Performs all assigned machine shop operations.
  • Detects and reports defective materials or questionable conditions to management or designee.
  • Maintains the work area and equipment in a clean, orderly condition and follows prescribed safety procedures.
  • Regularly performs milling, turning, drilling, tapping, de-burring, sawing, and sanding tasks.
  • Performs inspection of machined products, and documents results.
  • Completes and maintains paperwork for parts.
  • Assists in other work areas to perform fabrication, lay-up, infiltration, and sand blasting tasks.
  • All other duties assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.


  • High school diploma or equivalent plus minimum 4 years of experience.
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to operate CNC equipment; experience with FANUC controls required Okuma controls also preferred.
  • Certification of CNC programming



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.


  • Single lifts of up to 35 lbs. and team lifts of up to 70 lbs.
  • Pushing and pulling loads
  • Standing for the full shift (except for breaks and lunch)
  • Bending at the waist and legs
  • Two handed dexterities for HMI and parts manipulation
  • Eyesight needed to read gauges and screens.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


  • Office Space – Climate controlled
  • Industrial Facility – Fans provided in summertime, but not climate controlled. Heat provided in wintertime, but facility still subject to temperature variation.
  • Noisy work environment: ear plugs are available throughout facility for everyone.
  • Smoke/haze due to machines operating, have floor fans and smog hogs throughout facility.
  • Machines may spray coolant or chips of material; safety glasses are always to be worn.
  • Steel-toed (or equivalent) protective footwear required in manufacturing areas.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform duties. Please see Human Resource Manager if you need a medical or disability accommodation.
  • Safety glasses are required in the shop.



  • Performing work in a manner, which meets all product, quality system, and employee handbook requirements.
  • Performing work in a manner, which ensures the safety of personnel, the public, and the environment.
  • Performing work in a manner which follows all statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Identify and complete assigned preventive maintenance actions.
  • Initiate requests for non-conforming material review and disposition.
  • Initiate requests for corrective or preventive actions.
  • Stop performing any work that is not in compliance with all product and quality system requirements until the non-compliance is resolved.
  • Notify any employee of potential violations in meeting product, quality system, or employee handbook requirements; notify supervisor, manufacturing manager, and human resource manager of any safety violations.
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