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Job Title: CNC Operator

Job Summary: We are seeking a skilled CNC Operator to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for operating computer numerical control (CNC) machines to produce high-quality parts and components. The CNC Operator will work with precision equipment to cut, shape, and finish materials according to specifications. The ideal candidate will have experience in CNC programming, machine setup, and troubleshooting.


  • Set up and operate CNC machines to produce parts and components according to specifications
  • Read and interpret blueprints, schematics, and technical drawings
  • Select and install cutting tools, machine attachments, and accessories
  • Adjust machine settings to optimize performance and quality
  • Monitor machine operations and make adjustments as necessary
  • Inspect finished products for accuracy and quality
  • Maintain equipment and perform routine maintenance as needed
  • Collaborate with team members to ensure production goals are met
  • Adhere to safety guidelines and maintain a clean and organized work area


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience operating CNC machines and working with precision equipment
  • Knowledge of CNC programming and machine setup
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, schematics, and technical drawings
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work with precision
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and stand for extended periods of time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate degree or technical certification in machining or related field
  • Experience with CAD/CAM software
  • Experience with multiple types of CNC machines
  • Experience with manual machining and tooling

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. While performing the duties

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What is the best way to find and hire a Cnc Operator near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Cnc Operator applicants. Employers posting their Cnc Operator job on Indeed get about 10 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Cnc Operator applicants?
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Hourly paid workers, such as Cnc Operators are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 106% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Cnc Operator applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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