To manufacture and fabricate machine parts and operate CNC equipment.  To repair, rebuild, or overhaul all types of production and service equipment in the facility.


  • Uses full range of precision measuring and gaging tools to perform inspection before start of job.  
  • Ensuring the accuracy & maintenance of the CNC machinery 
  • Operating other industrial machinery, including hydraulic press, grinder, borer, overhead crane, forklift, etc.
  • Fitting the right tools to active machines
  • Performing proper set-up and calibration procedures for all equipment and accessories
  • Setting tolerance levels and cutting speeds
  • Translates the requirements of detailed part drawings into measurements for production
  • Inspecting workflows to ensure that technical and quality standards are met
  • Devising a work plan to efficiently carry out daily machining
  • Performs repair, rebuilding or overhaul work of manufacturing or service equipment from blueprints, company manufacturing manuals, written or verbal instructions.  
  • Starts up and shuts down equipment in line with company safety procedures for equipment under power and OSHA requirements. 
  • Frequently works with other tradespersons such as millwrights, electricians, pipefitters, etc.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints to plan setup and operation of all types of machine shop machine tools.
  • Makes repair parts if not commercially available nor available from company central inventory stores.
  • Plans setup and operates typical machine shop machine tools, producing parts to tolerances and company specifications. Uses typical machinist’s handtools.
  • Sets up and tests production equipment under power, testing for mechanical difficulties, tracing to their sources and correcting problem.


  • Works with other technicians to help complete bigger and more complex jobs
  • On second and third shifts and weekends may also act as stores attendant, providing machine parts and obtaining material requisition slip.
  • Cleans up sweepings of machine tool operation scrap and places in trash bin.


  • Completion of formal apprenticeship program or completion of in-company, four-year training program to satisfaction of plant training committee.
  • Works with power driven equipment; overhaul and repair work may involve assignments in overhead structures or work beneath machinery. Frequent stooping and bending required.
  • Works with costly metals where possibility of damage or spoilage is high.
  • Close attention and care is required to prevent damage to complex machine tools. High mental and visual effort required.