Night CNC Machinist Trainee

companyRichardson Manufacturing Company
locationSpringfield, IL, USA
PublishedPublished: 10/12/2023
CNC Machinist
Full Time
26-30 / hour

Are you looking for a career instead of a job? Richardson Manufacturing Company is looking for career minded individuals to join our team as a CNC Machinist Trainee. In this role, you will receive paid classroom and on-the-job training to learn the CNC Machinist trade. No previous machining experience is required. The ideal candidate is mechanically inclined and has a strong desire to develop into a CNC Set-Up Machinist.


For 7 decades, Richardson Manufacturing Company has gained the experience and knowledge needed to achieve the goal of total quality and reliable service. This Company is wholly committed to continuous improvement while providing the best possible products and services to its customers at all levels within its organization. Our repeated success of completing numerous jobs for world-wide leaders since our beginning is a testament to our achievement in the large machining industry. Richardson Manufacturing Company has a solid and well-deserved reputation for being a reliable source for high precision tight tolerance machining with exceptional quality for any type of part, large or small.

  • Position and fasten work pieces.
  • Align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials onto machine.
  • Select the appropriate tools and materials to be used in preparation of machinery work.
  • Machine parts to specifications using machine tools such as CNC Mills, CNC Lathes, and Grinders.
  • Set up, adjust, and operate all of the basic machine tools and many specialized or advanced variation tools to perform precision machining operations.
  • Calculate dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and instruments such as micrometers, depth micrometers, inside diameter gauges, and outside diameter gauges.
  • Read and understand gauging sheets.
  • Read and interpret blueprints to insure parts are being made according to specifications.
  • Listen to machine and tooling to ensure machine and tooling are running properly.
  • Operate hoist in order to load parts onto machining center, lathe, or mill.
  • Takes job down efficiently (Tooling, cleaning fixtures, putting gauges back, etc).

  • Actively participate in the 5S program, which is to Sort, Set In Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain in order to maintain a highly productive work environment.
  • Assist with keeping the department and machinery clean
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints.
  • Basic Math Skills
  • Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Basic English Language Skills

  • No previous machining experience required
  • Manufacturing & Industry-Related Technology Training is a plus

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 essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to listen to machine and tooling to ensure the machine and tooling are operating properly.
  • The employee is required to use both hands to secure large parts to fixtures.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision to inspect parts and read various measuring instruments.
  • The employee must be able to lift, push, or pull 50 pounds during set-ups.
  • The employee must be able to bend and kneel to check parts.

Todd D. Chance

Director of Human Resources


Richardson Manufacturing Company

2209 Old Jacksonville Rd.

Springfield, IL. 62704

Phone: (217) 546-2249

Fax: (217) 546-9433

Fields of study

  • Machining

Salary range

  • 26-30 / hour

Required languages

  • English