CNC Machinist Technician 1st Shift, 6:30a-3:00p, 30M11:00a

companyHitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc.
locationMilford, NH 03055, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/26/2024
CNC Machinist
Full Time
26-30 / hour
No manufacturing experience? No Problem! Our on-site "Center for Excellence" new hire training program will set you up for success. Founded in 1946 and headquartered in Milford, New Hampshire (USA), Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc. is the premier supplier of complete-to-print, high-volume, complex thin-wall investment castings and fully-finished casting-based subassemblies and components to industry. The company leads the industry in volume production, reduced lead-times and just-in-time manufacturing. Hitchiner produces castings in hundreds of different alloys for a broad spectrum of global markets and customers that include the leaders in the automotive, aerospace, and other industries.

We offer an enriching environment where learning and growing become part of your career. Hitchiner is dedicated to fostering the professional growth and development of our employees. We offer upward mobility and internal promotions.


Hitchiner offers highly competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including:
  • Onsite Primary Care at the Hitchiner Health and Resource Center for convenient and no cost preventative, acute and chronic medical and behavioral health services for employees and their dependents.
  • Onsite state of the art Gym/Fitness Center, open 24/7 for all employees
  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Basic and Accidental Life Insurance (company paid)
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance (company paid)
  • 401K (pre-tax and ROTH) with Excellent Company Match and Immediate Vesting
  • Company Profit Sharing Plan
  • 3 weeks' Vacation to start; 4 weeks' Vacation at 5 Years; 5 weeks' Vacation 10 years seniority
  • We set you up for success with our "Center for Excellence" onsite training center for new hires and existing employees to improve new learning and continuous growth
  • Training and Educational Assistance Programs

Primary Function:

Perform diagnostic, troubleshooting and simple repairs of CNC machines. Also set up and insure operation of all machines so parts can be finished to specific dimensions with maximum output.

Tools and Equipment:

Variety of programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Interface devices between PLC and machine subsystems. Software for offline program design and debugging. Electronic test equipment for components and circuitry. Manual and automatic milling, pressing, drilling and measuring machines, various inspection and manufacturing tools such as hand-held grinders, grinding belts, various types of deburring tools and belts, tote pans, gages, fixtures, venires, go-no go pins, micrometers, mechanics hand tools, comparator and personal safety equipment. Use of gages and the maintenance of same.


Cast metal parts (product), fixtures, machine fluids (coolants, cleaning fluids, etc.). Electrical circuit components within electrical panels, electrical circuit boards and components, electric motors, VFDs, motor starters, wires, mechanical devices operated by PLC controls

Direction of Others:

May be involved in technical direction and training of machine operators as well as developing less experienced set up personnel. May lead projects for installation and startup of new controls or repair and troubleshooting of existing controls.

Working Procedure:

The following are the usual major job duties, but this job description does not preclude the performance of other duties as assigned by the supervisor:
• Perform Diagnostics and troubleshooting of CNC controls, drives, servos and other components.
• Perform simple repairs to CNC machines without direction from maintenance and Shadow OEM repair technicians on complex repairs to learn and understand how these repairs are made for the future.
• Troubleshoot, repair and rebuild hydraulic and pneumatic fixture components.
• Work with engineering to improve automation and fixture systems. Operate manual and word address tool room machine tools in an efficient, safe and correct manner under the supervision of tool room staff until proven competent to use equipment correctly and under guidelines set forth by the manager.
• Work with engineering to develop new and improve existing processes.
• Train production staff on TPM procedures for each machine. Develops manufacturing processes by studying product requirements, creating programming geometry and tool paths using available programming systems, and developing/specifying all support fixtures, tooling and gages required.
• Choose part holding methods, design and build required fixtures, ensuring the designs are assigned a part number, properly documented, approved, and released.
• Select appropriate cutting tools for the material being machined, including standard purchased tools or custom cutting tools providing purchasing the information required to procure and adequately stock the tools.
• Set-Up and run parts through the manufacturing process to find and correct any errors or process inefficiencies before handing over to production personnel for operation.
• Monitors and improves manufacturing process capability and productivity.
• Responds to corrective action requests, as needed.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops.
• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed Develops manufacturing processes by studying product requirements, creating programming geometry and tool paths using available programming systems, and developing/specifying all support fixtures, tooling and gages required.
• Research and requisition proper replacement parts necessary to perform repairs.
• Document procedures and make recommendations as to upgrades or process improvements.
• Must follow all safety requirements of job as outlined on the job safety card
• Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor
• Complete all paperwork associated with the job. Correctly maintain all forms and instruction sheets
• Maintain a clean and orderly working environment
• Inform your supervisor about problems that occur
• May be required to handle hazardous waste by collecting and transferring the waste into proper containers at satellite storage areas or storage areas and assuring that the containers are properly inspected, labeled, and closed as required. Must follow correct instruction for handling hazardous waste and report any deviations to supervisor immediately. Must attend yearly instruction in hazardous waste handling and review of current procedures if job duties could affect non-compliance.

Special Skills and/or Experience:
• Completion of AS in Precision Manufacturing or comparable program or equivalent experience .
• Minimum of 3 years of previous CNC programing experience.
• Must be proficient programming multiple brands of controllers.
• Must be proficient in Solidworks including modeling, prints, assemblies, etc.
• Must be able to understand and perform to quality standards and policies.
• Must have prior usage of inspection devices.
• Ability to read blueprints/schematics.
• Vision requirement of 20/30 near correctable.
• Experience using digital hardware and software up to and including programming.
• Requires sufficient strength and physical dexterity to frequently lift up to 50 lbs.

Minimum Education Requirements:

High School graduate or GED

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap, or any other legally protected status.

For more information or questions, please contact Katie Demmons at 603-732-1503 or katie_demmons@hitchiner.com.

Salary range

  • 26-30 / hour

Required skills

  • Solidworks