CNC Operator

May 26, 2022
Des Plaines
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Adecco is assisting a client in Des Plaines, IL in their search to fill a CNC Operator position. This is a temp to hire opportunity and pay will be based on experience.

Schedule is 2nd shift, Monday-Friday, 2PM-10:30PM , with overtime as needed.


  • Perform proper set-up and calibration procedures for all equipment and accessories to be used on projects
  • 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)
  • Programs mills and lathes 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
  • Sets-up mills and lathes by installing and adjusting three- and four-jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets, bushings, cams, gears, stops, and stock pushers; indicating vices; tramming heads
  • Loads feed mechanism by lifting stock into position.
  • Verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample workpieces, adhering to 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.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments


  • Inspect the work area and machines that were used during the day prior to leaving at the end of each shift



  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred not required
  • Extensive knowledge of machine maintenance and operation required
  • 2+ years’ experience using production machinery preferred but willing to work with entry level.
  • Math Skills: Good math skills will help CNC machinists understand complex instructions, how schematics work and make sure items are designed and built correctly.
  • Problem Solving Skills: CNC machinists will need to know why machines are not at peak performance, how to increase output and how to fix errors.
  • Attention to Detail: CNC machinists will work with precision equipment.
  • Mechanical and Technical Skills
  • Process Improvement
  • Controls and Instrumentation


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