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CNC Operator (A Shift)

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Permanent contract
Garden Grove
Salary: Not specified
No remote work
Experience: > 5 years
Education: High School Diploma
Skills & expertise
Presentation skills
Business acumen
Mechanical skills


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The CNC Operator utilizes both analytical and technical knowledge to maximize efficiency through the operation of CNC lathe machines used in the manufacturing of various types of fittings, special products, and new or revised products.  The CNC Operator is responsible for consistency in the operation and quality processes in accordance with product/process specifications and quality standards.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•    Proficient with the operation of up to 2 CNC machines (lathes and mills) according to blueprints, specifications, manufacturing orders and work instructions.  

•    Maintains correct dimensions of parts while running the job using measuring instruments such as micrometers, comparators, calipers, and gauges. 

•    Verifies the conformity of parts to blueprints/specifications during and/or after the run. 

•    Replaces and aligns dull and broken cutting tools as required to maintain conformity of parts.

•    Recognizes improper machine functioning and reports findings to lead or supervisor.

•    Uses passdown logbooks and face-to-face turnover meetings to communicate status of machine(s) to include: times tools were last changed, maintenance issues that occurred during the shift, performance of the machine during the shift, and status of ongoing setup (to include if collets were changes, tooling at each position changed and aligned, program loaded, 1st article pieces complete and verified, etc)

•    Must be able to prioritize workload. Individual must be able to proficiently demonstrate the ability to measure and work to close tolerances.

•    Relies on work instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. 

•    Demonstrated technical knowledge and experience in reading and interpreting blueprints, the use of shop tools and measuring instruments. 

•    Demonstrated ability to perform Statistical Process Control (SPC) checks per specification and acts in accordance with output. Demonstrated knowledge and use of Shop Floor Systems.

•    Familiar with standard practices, procedures and concepts within the metalworking field. 

•    Ability to work under general supervision with a wide-degree of creativity and latitude is required. 

•    Reports any safety violation, machining equipment misusage and/or improperly performed work to supervisor.

•    Responsible for complying with the rules and regulations set forth by federal, state and local government, LISI Aerospace, and HSE procedures.

•    Responsible for attending all HSE provided training. All employees are responsible for complying with HSE procedures, policies, plans, reporting requirements, and safe operating procedures at all times. 

•    Required to bring any known or suspected non-conformance for all company procedures or legal requirements to management’s attention immediately.

•    Continually seeks opportunities to improve HSE performance by establishing objectives, targets, benchmarks, and reporting results.

•    Implements and suggests waste elimination initiatives specifically related to the department such as recycling opportunities to elimination of production and waste.

•    Performs a variety of other tasks and duties.

Ways of working, Experience, and Behaviors

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

•    Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses experience to complement data; understands the work flows and procedures. Ability to calculate and set controls which regulate machining factors (tool sequencing, speed, feed, depth & angle of cut).•    Technical Skills – Technical skills in manufacturing processes and methods including flow, layout, assembly and production equipment. Basic knowledge of CNC controls.  Demonstrated mechanical aptitude in troubleshooting machine problems and initiating repairs of machines.•    Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens intently to others and seeks clarification; Provides clear and pleasant responses to inquires regardless of the situation; Presents complex concepts in a simple manner to achieve understanding of benefit plans at all levels of the organization. Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

•    Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Places success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed; Recognizes accomplishments of team members.

•    Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Aligns work with strategic goals.

•    Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget;  Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.

•    Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

•    Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently; Plans for resources in a creative way only adding cost as absolutely necessary;  

•    Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

 Supervisory Responsibilities                               

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.May assist in the technical coaching of trainees and/or operators.  

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.                            ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Education and/or Experience

•    High School Diploma or GED.   Technical Schooling preferred.•    Work experience in a fastener manufacturing environment•    Basic knowledge of CNC operation, machinery and operating procedures, preferred.•    Proficient in blueprint interpretation, key process parameters and SPC data acquisition.•    A minimum of five (5+) years of combined technical education and experience.Language Skills Ability to read and comprehend correspondence and basic technical procedures.  Demonstrated ability to read code/machine language, write basic reports and instructions to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills                               Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts and calculations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, ratios and standard units of measurements. 

Reasoning Ability                               Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and follow instructions in written and basic diagram formats.  Demonstrated application and execution of different problem solving techniques while prioritizing workload, tasks and functions to internal &/or external situations.

Computer Skills                               To perform this job successfully, an individual should have basic G-Code understanding.  Microsoft Word, SPC, and departmental applications (Shop Floor System). 

Certificates, licenses, registrations•    MasterCAM certification preferred


Physical Demands 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand for extended periods of time, speak or listen, and walk. The employee is frequently required to use eye-hand coordination, repetitive hand movement and manual dexterity use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee must frequently bend, reach to shoulder level and lift, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. Hearing level within normal and average range.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud in the manufacturing unit.

Safety and Environmental  The responsibilities of the position include compliance with company and governmental safety, environmental and hazardous materials regulations and procedures. Employee will be required to wear personal safety equipment such as safety glasses, hearing protection, or proper footwear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in specified areas.


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