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Scenic Fabrication - CNC Operator (Part-Time)

companyWizard Studios
locationNew York, NY, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/31/2024
CNC Operator
Part Time
WHO WE ARE

Wizard Studios is a national event production company whose unique and award-winning special event visioning, design, and implementation abilities.

We take simple but elegant ideas or complex concepts and manifest them into highly crafted yet scalable public and private events. Our firm maintains a lifelong belief in the power of special events as the most effective means to engage, inspire, and inform people who come together and experience our productions. It is through opportunities to share common cultural, recreational, or educational activities that connect the participants, exposing them to new concepts, experiences, and venues.

WHY WORK HERE:

We have designed & built our culture around a set of core values. We look for candidates who embody those values and will help bring them to life through their work. As part of the interview process, we share those values with candidates and actively search for people who will thrive in our environment.

CHIEF OBJECTIVES: The CNC OPERATOR will collaborate with or carry out the designs as dictated by the Project Manager and DraftsPerson-Designer. They may collaborate on fabrication methods, file creation, build schedules, and physical fabrication.

They will use the CNC machinery safely and accurately to perform a variety of functions.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • Safely and efficiently operate CNC machines to perform tasks such as drilling, grinding, milling, etc. according to predetermined deadlines.
  • Safely and efficiently prepare and load raw materials and parts onto machines
  • Set and supervise machines to complete full cycles to fabricate a large number of parts
  • Ensure the finished product meets high-quality standards. The CNC Operator may make adjustments to machines as needed to produce better results.
  • Alert the Shop Manager and Project Manager to issues with the project or parts
  • Collaborate with the Project Managers as needed to accurately create Build Schedules that align with needed turnaround times and budget requirements.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Conduct routine maintenance of all CNC machinery, check and maintain machinery daily to ensure functionality, and complete daily shop/area organization and upkeep.
  • Prepare test runs to check if machines produce outputs according to specifications
  • Understand the specifications of the task at hand and the desired result by reading blueprints, mechanical drawings, etc.
  • Translate instructions into computer commands so the machines can perform the correct function(s).
  • Prepare and load raw materials and parts onto the machines
  • Ability and a strong desire to follow all safety regulations

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Diploma, certificate, or equivalent in engineering or relevant discipline a plus
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience operating 3-5 Axis CNC Routers required
  • Programming (2 years of experience is preferred)
  • Professional ability to read and interpret blueprints, mechanical documents, and drawings w/ a keen eye for detail
  • Proficiency in CAD/CAM software for creating and editing CNC programs (a working knowledge of Fusion360 is a plus)
  • Fluency or general knowledge of VectorWorks a plus
  • Experience with basic fabrication hand tools and equipment (i.e. measuring devices, hand tools, grinder, and other special deburring tools)
  • Professional skill in operating precision measurement tools
  • Good math skills
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work as a team
  • Ability to organize their work across multiple projects
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to assess future issues
  • Ability to identify and communicate tooling and machine problems
  • Strong sense of pre-production and ability to create a Build Schedule
  • Possess the desire to learn and grow skillset through diverse and challenging projects.
  • Possess a strong desire to learn and grow with the company.
  • General carpentry and scenic finishing skills are a plus
  • Stand for a minimum of 8-hour shifts with minimal breaks
  • Work in awkward positions, including forward reach, lateral reach, squat, overhead reaching, twisting and forward head and rotation of neck
  • Lift up to 30lbs frequently
  • Diploma, certificate, or equivalent in engineering or relevant discipline a plus
We have designed & built our culture around a set of core values. We look for candidates who embody those values and will help bring them to life through their work. As part of the interview process, we share those values with candidates and actively search for people who will thrive in our environment.

OUR PURPOSE: Wizard Studios exists to produce world-class events and experiences that leave an indelible impression on our audience.

OUR MISSION: Partnering with you to consistently deliver creative and technical excellence. Reputations are always on the line.

OUR BRAND PROMISE: Since 2002, exceeding expectations to ensure you hire us again!

CORE VALUES:

WORKING TOGETHER - Teamwork across all departments maximizes our collective impact to inspire, challenge, and support each other to be our best and sustain our effort.

INNOVATION - Solve unique problems with unique solutions.

ZEAL - Anticipate people's expectations and strive to consistently over-deliver on our promises.

AMBITION -Passion for what you do makes us a great place to work.

RESPECT - Open communication kindly delivered.

DEPENDABLE - Be accountable for your actions.

• Wizard Studios is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online. Please visit https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm for more information.

Required skills

  • 5 axis Router