CNC Mill Operator

companyGraham Corporation
locationBatavia, NY 14020, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/10/2024
CNC Operator
Full Time
26-30 / hour
Position Summary: 1st shift Lay out, cut or trim parts or components to dimension, contour or bevel as specified by drawings, bills of material, or oral instructions, using flame cutting plasma arc torch.

Key Results Areas by level of work

Level I: Quality - Complete and accurate work performed efficiently

1. Production quality and efficiency using appropriate tools and equipment, qualified to perform special processes as needed
  1. Work from drawings, layouts, specifications, etc., plan sequences, selects tooling, arbors, speeds, feed rates, holding devices, etc.
  2. Works to specifications maintaining quality standards involving the use of scales, micrometers, calipers, dial indicators, and other measuring devices.
  3. May prescribe special grinding of milling cutters to accommodate unusual conditions, material characteristics or applications.
  4. Uses a variety of precision measuring tools for set up.
  5. Operates and makes in-process checks
  6. Required to use several hand tools such as square, scale, wrench, etc.

g. Consistently meets customer's quality requirements and expectations.

2. Follow instructions - oral and/or written

a. Can properly read all blueprint and work instructions

b. Will provide instruction and guidance to employees assigned to assist and as required, will participate in training of welders and other employees of the department of lesser classification.

c. Performs other duties as assigned by their supervisor, or his/her designate.

3. Safety & housekeeping

a. Work may require use of scaffold, ladders, forklift, and/or scissor lift.

b. Work may require the use of a crane to move part.

c. Maintains a clean work area with no clutter.

d. Practices safety at all times while at work.

e. Follows safety policies and procedures and speaks up when others are non-compliant.

f. Wears all safety equipment for area of work.

4. Continual Improvement suggestions

a. Identify, recommend and/or implement continuous improvement opportunities that result in improved quality and increased capacity.

b. Keeps an open mind to others continuous improvement suggestions

c. Bring continuous improvement suggestions to the appropriate team member.

5. Professional Development

a. Demonstrates initiative, positive attitude, and enthusiasm for the job

b. Will follow up with supervisor on professional development goals and opportunities

c. Takes an interest and lets it be known that they have a desire to grow with the company



To qualify for this position, an individual must possess the knowledge, training, experience and abilities required.

Education and Training

• High school GED Required

• Trade school/BOCES in Machining Fundamentals


• BOCES training or its equivalent in progressive Machine Shop assignments for a three to four year period


• Must be willing to work overtime as required.

• Minimal travel may be required


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

1. Ability and willingness to abide by set policies and/or safety programs established by GHM, our clients, and/or regulatory agencies which govern our performance and behavior in the normal course of our work while on GHM or the client's property or job site.

2. Strong organization and time management skills.

3. High attention to detail.

4. Demonstrate behavior consistent with company values.

5. Ability to work independently, with minimal direction as a highly motivated self-starter and within a team oriented culture.

6. Exhibits polite and professional communication via phone, e-mail and mail.

7. Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

8. Maintain a collaborative relationship with internal and external stakeholders.

9. Obtains support and cooperation from others and reciprocates; demonstrates positive behaviors, displaying tact, respect, and understanding when dealing with others; proactively engages and confronts issues to achieve continual improvement.

10. Meets challenges with resourcefulness, generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others attention.

11. Demonstrates pride in workmanship and commitment to continual quality improvement; maintains clean, organized work area; maintains accurate and timely labor reporting; makes improvement based on lessons learned; maintains strict adherence to quality system requirements.

12. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

13. Ability to thrive in a team environment.

14. Strong training skills.

Physical and Mental Demands

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

• Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is primarily required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, lift and bend. Required to speak and communicate clearly with others. Corrected vision to 20/20 or adequate and ability to identify and distinguish colors.

• Mental demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to read, write, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, present information to others and work under pressure.

• Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is also exposed to high level of manufacturing and equipment noise. Duties are performed indoors in a manufacturing environment with temperature changes. Exposure to hazardous materials, fumes or airborne particles and moving mechanical parts with vibration.

Work Authorization

Must be able to work in the U.S without sponsorship.

Salary Description


Salary range

  • 26-30 / hour

Required skills

  • Plasma