CNC Operator Machinist

US Rod is currently looking for a CNC Operator Machinist.


The Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator Machinist is responsible for performing CNC operations at the manufacturing plant.

Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Plan machining by studying job packets, routings and notes, blueprints, materials, specifications, reference planes and orientations, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).
  • Program mills and/or lathes using CAD/CAM software and/or entering program G/M-code, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; proving part programs; organizing and maintaining updated programs.
  • Sets-up mills and/or lathes by selecting, installing, indicating and adjusting required work-holding, tools, fixturing, tool holders, attachments, indexers, and stops.
  • Verify settings by measuring first piece and submitting for first piece approval. Performs sampling measurements during production run per ISO procedure frequencies.
  • Maintain specifications by observing machine cycles; taking measurements; troubleshooting, adjusting and reprogramming; monitoring and replacing tools; adhering to quality procedures.
  • Achieve routing setup and run times and report any difficulties to shop lead.
  • Maintain open communications by documenting actions, irregularities and attentive needs and by completing production and quality paperwork, setting up and/or maintaining organized setup note system.
  • Maintain safe, clean and organized working conditions by adhering to safety and housekeeping procedures.
  • Maintain equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; reporting repairs requiring service to shop supervisor; keeping equipment clean.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in company arranged educational opportunities, reading technical publications, trying new technologies, and discussing and sharing experiences with others. • Accomplish organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments; performing other duties as assigned including but not limited to better utilization of long cycle times to complete additional value-added work.
  • Support and participate in the organization’s Continual Improvement Program to conform to API Q1/ISO 9001:2015 requirements by complying with the Quality Policy and procedures and meeting QMS objectives. • Understand the implications of not conforming to QMS requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • High School diploma/GED required.


  • Five (5) plus years of experience in the manufacturing sector.
  • Experience working in an API Q1/ISO 9001:2015 environment a plus.


  • Machine operation.
  • Use of Measurement Equipment.
  • Tooling applications.
  • Programming Editing and Programming.
  • G-code/M-code and/or CAD/CAM software.
  • Functional and Technical skills.
  • Conceptual skills.
  • Process improvement.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Blueprint reading and Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerances.
  • Basic Math Skills.
  • Ability to work with little to no direct supervision.
  • Willingness to work overtime to meet production demands.


  • Reasonable accommodations are made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
  • Ability to lift to 55 pounds.
  • Ability to work in a hot environment.
  • Sitting, bending, standing, walking, 8-10 hours per day.
  • Must comply with any safety or PPE requirements.
  • Exposure to production environment.


  • Attention to detail.
  • Produce error-free work.
  • Deadline-oriented.
  • Make sure that customers’ requests come first.
  • Self-starter who thinks of innovative, faster ways to accomplish tasks.
  • Work with minimal supervision.
  • Flexible and able to adapt to our dynamic environment.

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