CNC Lathe Setup / Programmer

CNC Lathe Setup / Programmer

Job Type:
Full Time
$28.00 – $30.00 per hour based on skills and experience

Position Description

The CNC Lathe Setup/Programmer is responsible for setup, programming and operating horizontal computer numerical control and/or manual machines to machine parts. The machine programmer must be able to read and interpret blueprints and create a G-code program, choose tooling and work holding to process the part. The position runs production lots, communicates with co-workers regarding productions runs, and maintains a safe, organized, and clean work environment.


  • Performs all assigned machine shop operations
  • Detects and reports defective materials or questionable conditions to management or designee
  • Follows tag system, quality procedures and completes all relevant in-process inspection forms
  • Maintains the work area and equipment in a clean, orderly condition and follows prescribed Safety procedures
  • Performs inspection of machined products, and documents results
  • Completes and maintains paperwork for parts
  • Understand all blueprint/operation drawing features before cutting chips
  • Understands job quotas established in router or as instructed
  • Ensure all gages used are calibrated and in good working order
  • Use of overhead crane for loading and unloading parts into machine
  • Perform general maintenance on machine such as changing coolant, oils and other lubricants
  • Carry out all other duties as assigned

Required Skills/Abilities

  • High school diploma or equivalent 3 years’ experience in a similar position, interested in personal development in trade
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Familiarity using micrometers and calipers
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints
  • Ability to write, edit and understand G-code. We are looking for a really talented G-Code Programmer that digs the details and learning!

Other Skills:

  • Willing to learn to become proficient in operating applicable equipment
  • Good attitude
  • Quality and detail oriented
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus and distinguish color.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The  employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee will regularly lift weights above 50 pounds from the  ground and potentially above the shoulders.


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


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