This position reports directly to the Manufacturing Manager, with responsibilities as listed below.
The normal schedule for this hourly non-exempt role is 7:00AM to 6:00PM, from Monday through Thursday and 7:00AM to 6:00PM on Friday. Overtime in addition to any overtime hours that may be planned as part of the regular shift is sometimes required. Overtime may be scheduled as an extended workday, beyond the normal shift, and/or on weekends or normally non-scheduled time.


  • Shift Supervisor and assure smooth, consistent, and reliable production operation

      • Working in partnership with the Shift Supervisor, to ensure safe, smooth, and efficient workflow and timely processing of orders and materials by assigning and monitoring the work of shift machinists.
      • Conduct periodic checks and formally approve work movement between operations or processes.
      • Assist with machine and employee scheduling for maximum output.
      • Monitor machines to ensure maximum quality and output.
      • Assist in scheduling employees daily work activities for efficient quality output.
      • Lead will be responsible for driving change within their area.
  • Lead by Example – Train, Coach and Counsel
      • Provide hands-on training and consistent, regular feedback to new and experienced employees on proper machining techniques and approaches.
      • Consistently train employees on new jobs and processes to ensure consistent skills growth.
      • Maintain close, constant feedback with the Manufacturing Manager regarding progress and status, including opportunities for improvement, and concerns. Help identify individuals with the potential for further development and growth.
      • Assist Manufacturing Manager with performance reviews, goals status and suggested areas for improvement.
  • Set-up, Adjust, and Maintain Machining Processes
      • Using published reference materials, set-up and qualify production jobs as required to support customer needs. Identify and follow up on improvement opportunities to reduce labor, improve quality, and increase outputs.
      • Perform machining and post – machining finishing activities (polishing, deburring, chamfering, etc.) manually or with electric / pneumatic mechanical tools as appropriate for the job at hand.
      • Conduct and review first piece and in-process inspection results to assure accuracy and adequate responses.
  • Other
      • Assist with Shift Supervisor and other lead responsibilities during absences.
      • Assist in selection of new employees by participating in the interview processes and providing feedback.
      • Special projects as assigned.


  • Core CNC competencies, with strong knowledge of G&M codes.
  • Precision and strong attention to detail
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team, with limited supervision
  • Basic computer literacy with baseline skills in ERP systems
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Ability to train & mentor
  • Must be able to safely and accurately operate equipment, follow all rules and established processes


  • High school diploma and on-the-job training or an apprenticeship; certificate and associate’s degree preferred.
  • Experience with horizontal and vertical CNC mills (Matsuura and Mori experience preferred); CNC lathe a plus
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience or equivalent training on CNC mills, with minimum of 5 years’ experience independently performing set-ups.
  • Experience machining product sold into a regulated industry strongly preferred.
  • GD&T training/certification a plus


This position is generally indoors, in a well-lighted, heated, fan-cooled production environment. All work is primarily standing (90 + % of the shift) with the exception of breaks, lunch periods, and the occasional meeting. Polishing and post machining finishing activities are regular and frequent, and these require a high degree of sanding, heavy polishing, and metal finishing that are combinations of fine motor activities and coarser work. The incumbent is required to regularly lift, carry, bend, move, and manage materials weighing up to 45 pounds each on a regular basis.

This position description may be amended, changed, or added to at any time.