CNC Set-Up Operator

companyAtlas Gunworks
locationShelburne, VT 05482, USA
PublishedPublished: 2/11/2024
Full Time
36-40 / hour
CNC Set-up Operator

Company Profile

Atlas Gunworks is an industry leader in the premium handgun market. We've grown rapidly by bringing fresh thinking, higher quality standards, and shorter lead times to a historic industry.

Every Atlas gun is machined from billet aluminum and steel. We combine the art of hand metal working with our state-of-the-art, multi-axis CNC machine shop.

Every Atlas gun is hand built; the team assembles and fits our pistols one at a time. If you're interested in building the best handguns in the world, please see our current job postings.

Full Job Description

The CNC Set-up Operator must have experience in the set-up, operation, editing, and shop floor programming capabilities for various types of CNC milling centers (Hass, Okuma, DMG, etc.).

The CNC Set-up Operator must have the ability to do both complex and routine set-ups on CNC mills, with proven and unproven CNC programs to obtain the first article on multiple machine types. They must be able to read, interpret blueprints, conduct work piece inspections and able to understand both M and G codes.

Here's what you'll need to be considered for this exciting opportunity:

Minimum two (2) years of operating CNC Milling Machines, including but not limited to 2, 3, 4, and 5-axis machines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Study blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished workpieces, sequence of operations, and set-up requirements.
  • Measure, mark, and scribe dimensions and reference points on material or workpiece as guides for subsequent machining.
  • Select, align, and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mills, lathes, jog borers, grinders, and shapers.
  • Calculate and set controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut, or enter commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.
  • Process all necessary documentation and paperwork for processes completed.


We offer a dynamic work environment and benefits that include:
  • Bonus Program
  • Health Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • 401K (with up to 5% match)
  • Paid time off
  • Sick Time
  • Referral program
  • Employee purchase program
  • Onsite Gym & Personal Trainer

*Must be able to possess a firearm*

**Salary commensurate with experience**

***Only qualified candidates will be contacted***

Salary: $28 - $36.00 per hour based upon experience


Preferred Qualifications:

Requires trades training or equivalent experience and 3+ years of related machining experience.

Experience with HAAS and Fanuc is a plus.

Requires the ability to read specifications, gages, and to execute standard production requirements.

Preferred ability to operate a forklift truck and ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

Read drawings and follow set-up sheets.

Inspect parts using proper inspection equipment.

Fields of study

  • Machining

Salary range

  • 36-40 / hour

Required skills

  • Haas
  • Steel
  • Okuma
  • Fanuc
  • 5 axis Router
  • Aluminum