CNC Machinist

locationHayward, MN 56043, USA
PublishedPublished: 3/5/2024
CNC Machinist
Full Time
Job Type



Lou-Rich is currently seeking a highly skilled and experienced CNC Machinist to join our team in Hayward, MN. As a key player in the manufacturing process, you'll be responsible for operating and maintaining the computer-controlled machinery that brings our customers' products to life. Your expertise in programming, setting up, and operating CNC machines will be crucial in ensuring the production of high-quality precision parts.

Innovance, Inc.

Innovance is the holding company for a family of four, 100% employee-owned, Minnesota-based manufacturing companies (Lou-Rich, ALMCO, Panels Plus, Mass Finishing). Our mission is to lead, nurture, and grow a team of industrial manufacturing companies committed to making our OEM customers' products better.

About Lou-Rich

Lou-Rich is a fully integrated contract manufacturer specializing in complex projects. We provide precision machining, metal fabrication, assembly, and sourcing solutions to a variety of industries, including some of North America's largest OEMs. Companies of all sizes from Fortune 500 companies to small, fast-growing operations trust Lou-Rich with their most vital and complex manufacturing projects.

As a 100% employee-owned company, you'll have a direct stake in the success and growth of our business, providing a unique sense of ownership and motivation for your work. In addition to a competitive pay range, you'll also receive excellent benefits and the opportunity to receive additional profit-sharing bonuses.

Essential Functions:
  • Read blueprints, drawings, specifications and shop orders for all manufactured parts. i.e., dimensions, tolerances, inspection, number of parts to be machined and tooling instructions such as; cutting speeds, feed rates, depth of cuts, and cutting tools required.
  • Use machine controls to cycle machine through; production operations, set-up, adjusting tool positions, and changing tools. Also to review machine operating criteria such as cycle time and spindle rpm.
  • Change, position and secure tools in tool holders by utilizing tool monitoring system and presetting equipment.
  • Perform first piece sample inspection according to the operation control plan. By utilizing qualified measuring devices, the machinist monitors the part dimensions through continuous checking of part features and process control tools (such as SPC).
  • Maintain all lubricants and coolants on the machine that are used in daily operation.
  • Keep work area clean.
  • Punching, employing recognized tooling and procedures where tolerances are close.
  • Assist lower-level operators to develop skills and to produce production parts to spec.
  • Operates all common machine shop equipment and hand tools skillfully.
  • Machine set up, adjustments and check out programming and operates machines to perform a series of progressive machining operations to exact tolerances and finish specifications requiring considerable skill.
  • Sets up machines for less skills machine operators.
  • Produces precision items beyond the capabilities of production machine operators.
  • Oversees production area to make sure machine operators are sweeping daily, disposing of scrap properly, and maintaining the workplace in a safe and orderly manner.

  • The machinist is required to be on their feet for up to twelve hours using their hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear around machinery. They will also be required to frequently walk, sit, stoop, kneel or crouch.
  • The machinist must be capable of lifting and moving up to 15 pounds; frequently lift and move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus on optical devices.
  • Individuals will work near moving mechanical parts of machinery and electrically activated devices.
  • Individuals are occasionally exposed to airborne particles.
  • Perform math skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Knowledge of decimals, fractions, and metric/English conversions
  • Overtime is typically voluntary. However during busy production periods overtime will be required.
  • Operate overhead hoist/crane to assist with the lifting parts into and out of the fixture.
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities that result in reducing variation and waste in the manufacturing process.
  • Using a specified training format, work closely in training new machinists.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required languages

  • English