CNC Machine Operator

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  • Location: San Marcos, Texas |
  • Type: Direct Hire |
  • Job #382826 |
  • Salary: $47,840.00 |

Priority Personnel is hiring CNC Machine Operators for a manufacturing company located in San Marcos, TX. 

Pay rate: $22/hour

Work Schedule: 2nd shift Mon-Fri/2:30pm-10:00pm

Job Duties:

  • Ensure the CNC machine operates in accordance with the guidelines of the company
  • Oversee the machines while they execute the tasks and make the necessary changes to produce improved results
  • Check machinery daily to guarantee functionality
  • Record all machine actions by completing production and quality logs
  • Communicate logistics issues that arise in the process of creating a part
  • Ensure that results of machining process align with client expectations
  • Conduct regular CNC machine assessments
  • Plans machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, orthographic drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances
  • Operates CNC, by entering instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; proving part programs.
  • Sets-up mills and lathes, CNC, by installing and adjusting three- and four-jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets, bushings, cams, gears, stops, and stock pushers; indicating vices; tramming heads.
  • Recognizes, deploys and properly uses inserts, fixtures and tooling
  • Loads feed mechanism by lifting stock into position.
  • Verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample workpieces; adhering to international standards.
  • Maintains specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and thread chasing operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.
  • Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Evaluate experimental procedures and recommend change or modifications for efficiency and adaptability to setup and production
  • Documents actions by completing production and quality logs.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests, exploring opportunities
  • Performs other related duties and tasks as required.

Knowledge and Experience

  • 2 years' work experience in CNC machining operator
  • Experience should include 3 axis, conversational programming, like Mazak
  • Experience working with sheetmetal products is a plus.
  • Ability to translate mechanical documents and engineering drawings Gibbscam is a plus for programming VTL
  • Understand basic Fanuc controls
  • Blueprint reading skills
  • Able to understand geometric signs and tolerances
  • Capable of reading and using measuring instruments
  • Knowledge of Algebra and math functions

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