VMC Machine Operator and Programmer

Pay: $20.00 Per Hour Minimum, based upon experience and/or schooling.

Position Type: Full-Time, 40 Hours Per Week Minimum

Shift/Work Days: First Shift, Monday-Friday

Minimum Requirements:

Education: No Minimum Education Level Requested Professional Licenses / Certifications: No Licenses or Certifications

Requested Vehicle: No Vehicle Requested

Drivers License: No Drivers License Requested

Endorsements: No Endorsement Requested

Age: No Age Requested

Experience / Qualifications: Vertical machining operator with prior experience. 

Duties and Responsibilities of the Job: 

​Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.

  • Align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, or materials onto machines.

  • Calculate dimensions or tolerances, using instruments such as micrometers or vernier calipers.

  • Confer with engineering, supervisory, or manufacturing personnel to exchange technical information.

  • Diagnose machine tool malfunctions to determine need for adjustments or repairs. 

  • Machine parts to specifications, using machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders.

  • Maintain machine tools in proper operational condition.

  • Monitor the feed and speed of machines during the machining process.

  • Set up, adjust, or operate basic or specialized machine tools used to perform precision machining operations.

  • Design fixtures, tooling, or experimental parts to meet special engineering needs.

  • Confer with numerical control programmers to check and ensure that new programs or machinery will function properly and that output will meet specifications.

  • Fit and assemble parts to make or repair machine tools.

  • Measure, examine, or test completed units to check for defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments, such as micrometers.

  • Operate equipment to verify operation efficiency.

  • Program computers or electronic instruments, such as numerically controlled machine tools.

  • Set up or operate metalworking, brazing, heat-treating, welding, or cutting equipment.

  • Study sample parts, blueprints, drawings, or engineering information to determine methods or sequences of operations needed to fabricate products.

  • Support metalworking projects from planning and fabrication through assembly, inspection, and testing, using knowledge of machine functions, metal properties and mathematics.


Insurance: Health, Life, Disability, and Vision Insurance

Leave and Holidays: Personal Leave, Vacation, Paid Holidays

Retirement & Financial: Retirement, 401K Plan, Profit Sharing

Education and Training: Tuition Reimbursement 

To apply for this position, send your resume to

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