1st Shift CNC Apprentice


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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • On the job training in all areas of the machine shop value stream.
  • Set up and operate manual lathes, mills, grinder and other manual equipment.
  • Deburr and wash components via use of manual cutting/grinding tools, pneumatic buffers, drill presses, tumblers, sandblasters, ovens, ultrasonic cleaners, etc.
  • Operate horizontal and vertical band saws per shop order requirements.
  • Accurately maintain raw bar stock inventory from P.O. receipt to shop order issuance.
  • Operate CNC equipment (Lathes, mills, multi-spindle, multi-axis) under the direct supervision of senior machinists.
  • Inspect and record critical dimensions of components per requirements.
  • Follow all policies and procedures as applicable for each component produced.
  • Place orders for tooling, replenish tooling, and cycle count tooling using the CAP system on an as needed basis.
  • Communicate daily with planner and supervisor to assure scheduled deliveries.
  • Play an active role in regards to “Lean” processes by working and communicating with Planning, Quality, Engineering and Peers to identify and implement ways to improve process flow.
  • Responsible for keeping the work area and equipment safe, clean, and organized.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must be actively enrolled in or have completed a vocational program related to manufacturing / machining.
  • At least 1 years’ experience in an Engineer-to-Order JIT atmosphere preferred.
  • At least 1 years’ machining experience preferred.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Attention to detail with a strong work ethic a must.
  • Commitment to world class quality standards and continuous improvement.
  • Proven ability to read and understand blueprints.
  • Proven ability to read and understand part acceptance criteria and procedures.
  • Well organized and multi tasked self-starter.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Basic knowledge of computer programs such as MS Excel, MS Word, and MS Outlook.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to use vision scopes for long periods of time.
  • Ability to use hand tools for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds routinely.
  • Planned and unplanned overtime.
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