CNC Machine Operator

companyPrecision Pulley & Idler (PPI)
locationHumboldt, IA 50548, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/21/2024
CNC Operator
Full Time
Job Title: CNC Machine Operator (Lathe) Division: Precision Pulley & Idler (PPI)

FLSA: Non-Exempt Grade: 3

Job Status: Full Time Travel Required: 0%

Revision Date: April, 2024 Reports To: Production Supervisor


To perform the set up and operation of a CNC Lathes - Including all lathes within the Machine Shop.


The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

More specifically, the employee owner will:

  • Perform setup and operation of CNC (or manual) Lathe - Typical operations include: ID and OD turning
  • 'Lathes' encompasses the potential to learn on all lathes, including barfed systems
  • Produce quality parts that fall within the supplied, or standard, tolerances
  • Be able to use measuring equipment to validate and ensure part quality
  • Read and follow work orders, including Production Schedules and Manufacturing Orders
  • Achieve a throughput level that is at or above expectation
  • Occasionally run multiple machines, simultaneously
  • Work with a good attitude and willingness to be flexible with daily demands
  • Perform all activities in a safe manner, per job specific training and general safety rules
  • Be able to distinguish the size difference of the tube stock, shafting, slugs, and plates
  • Be able to perform programming sequence to create new programs
  • Be able to change out tooling - Including: cutting inserts, tool holders, drills, etc.
  • Perform required preventative maintenance
  • Maintain knowledge on differences between pulleys and pulley subcomponents
  • Willingness to work in other areas/functions within the plant
  • Regular, consistent attendance.
  • Perform routine maintenance and cleaning
  • Communicate positively with supervisors, fellow workers, and other internal customers

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and job orders.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Know how to read manual and digital micrometers, bore gauges, dial calipers, tape measure, depth micrometer and inside micrometer.
  • Math and mechanical abilities.
  • Concentration required when programming.
  • Regular, consistent attendance.

  • High school diploma or a general education degree (GED); or
  • One to three months related experience and/or training; or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Continually participate in additional training related to the job.

To perform this position successfully, individual should demonstrate the following work competencies:

  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Uses equipment properly.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves issues in a timely manner.
  • Communication Skills - Speaks clearly, listens and receives clarification, respond to questions.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction, and takes responsibility.
  • Quality Assurance - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Ethics/Professionalism - Treats people with respect; Works ethically and with integrity.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures.
  • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee:

  • Must be able to frequently stoop/bend.
  • Must be able to regularly use hands and arms.
  • Must be able to regularly stand and walk.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds with hoist available.
  • Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision.
  • Specific hearing abilities required for this job include the ability to hear equipment alarms and the ability to hear instructions from others.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee may occasionally be exposed to heat and humidity (non-weather) and industrial equipment.
  • The employee is frequently exposed to moderate temperature, humidity in the work place and industrial equipment.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to coolant and hot metal chips.
  • Steel-toe safety shoes, safety glasses, hearing protection, when necessary, protective gloves and welding equipment on occasion.
Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Precision, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Employer will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with Precision, Inc.

Required skills

  • Steel