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CNC Lathe Operator-2nd

Location : Milwaukee
Job Type : Temp/Contract to Direct
Compensation : 25.00 USD/HOUR
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
Machining Center Op

2nd shift



Under the direction of the Supervisor or Lead Person, the CNC Lathe Operator plans, sets up, adjusts and operates all CNC lathes to perform series of machining operations such as turning, boring, threading, and facing, on products having exacting tolerance and finish requirements; instruct assisting personnel on correct procedures. 



Includes the following, other duties may be assigned. 


  • Read detailed blueprint, job order, tooling instructions, and set up sheet for specifications such as dimensions, tolerances, type of holding fixtures, and cutting tools to be used. 


  • Mount chucks, fixtures or other work holding devices.  Majority of the work is performed with chucks. 


  • Position and secure tools in tool holders on turret and cross slide. 


  • Load programs.  Analyze complex program; adjust programmed speeds, feeds, tooling and operating sequences as needed. 


  • Position and secure work piece in chuck. 


  • Index turret and adjust positions of tools at each station in relation to work piece to assure clearance between moving parts and machining of specified dimensions and tolerances. 


  • Operate lathe; direct flow of coolant against tool and work piece.  Frequently operate more than one machine. 


  • Use micrometers, vernier, thread gages, bore gages and various other precision measuring equipment to set up, adjust and check dimensions. 


  • Troubleshoot lathe machine problems; notify supervisor of any machine or quality problems and notify programmer of needed program changes or adjustments. 


  • Maintain CNC lathe; perform preventive maintenance as needed. 


  • Process all necessary documentation and paperwork for processes completed. 


  • Train and guide assisting personnel on set ups and operations.  Assist other operators the more difficult set ups and operations. 


Required Qualifications :

  • Requires trades training or equivalent experience and 3+ years of related machining experience. 

  • Requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, decimals, and percent

  • Requires the ability to operate various equipment. 

  • Requires a knowledge of gear principles, tooling, material characteristics, machine shop procedures, abrasives and general machining practices. 

  • Requires the ability to read specifications and gauges and to complete standard production documentation. 

  • Requires ability to operator a forklift truck and the ability to lift up to 40 lbs 

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