CNC operators are responsible for stocking materials and running parts. They ensure specific directions are followed in order to create an end product that meets the required specifications. This is typically an entry-level position and can serve as a starting point for those who want to work their way up in the industry.
To be successful in this role, operators must have the following traits:
- A keen eye for detail
- Mechanical aptitude
- The ability to perform mathematical calculations
- Basic understanding of computer programming and CAD/CAM software
- Ability to comply with safety guidelines
- Strong problem-solving and multi-tasking skills
What Does a CNC Operator Do?
The essential role of a CNC operator is to set up and operate CNC machines and equipment. On any given day, an operator may unload raw materials, prepare a test run to ensure a machine is working properly and inspect and measure finished products to ensure they meet requirements.
Depending on the kind of parts they specialize in, an operator’s day-to-day responsibilities can vary. However, the following operator job description can be applied to a wide variety of industries.
CNC Operator Job Description
- Load and unload raw materials and equipment
- Set up and calibrate accessories and equipment
- Keep detailed records for equipment and procedures
- Perform necessary maintenance and cleaning on equipment
- Supervise machines as they run and make adjustments as needed
- Inspect finished product to ensure it meets required specifications
- Abide by company safety guideline
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- Competitive Pay Rates
- 10 hrs of PTO time for every 560 hrs
- 24 hr Access to Managers
- Direct Deposit
- Access to Top Manufacturers in SC
- Access to Global Companies
- Fixed indemnity
- Dental and Vision Plan Options
- Term life insurance
- Short-term disability