CNC Machinist II

Syracuse. NY [NJ]
Syracuse, New York

Last Day to Apply: June 30, 2023

Job Title: CNC Machinist II

Reports To: Machining Supervisor

Pay Rate and Hours: $25.00-$28.00/hour based on experience. There is a test to determine skill level. Hours are 2nd shift, approx 3:30 pm to 12 am.

Benefit package includes paid holidays, bonus and referral programs, paid vacation, 401K, 100% company paid life insurance, sick time, supplemental short term disability insurance, dental, medical, accident, safety awards, cancer and critical care insurance. 


In this role, incumbent is to produce machined parts by setting up and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) milling machine, maintaining quality and safety standards, associated record keeping, maintaining equipment and supplies.


  • Using blueprint or process sheet, set up jobs and operates one or more of a variety of multi axis CNC milling machines/tools.
  • Obtains first piece approval from quality inspection.
  • At specified frequencies, uses a variety of hand inspection tools to compare part dimensions with blueprint or process and record data.
  • Diagnoses, analyzes and troubleshoot problems.
  • Monitor tooling for wear and breakage and replace as necessary.
  • Verify counts with job traveler documentation and complete associated reports and records.
  • Plans machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).
  • Plans stock inventory by checking stock to determine amount available; anticipating needed stock; placing and expediting orders for stock; verifying receipt of stock.
  • Enters instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; proving part programs.
  • Sets-up mills by installing and adjusting tooling and attachments, collets, bushings, cams, gears, stops, and stock pushers; indicating vices etc.
  • Loads feed mechanism by lifting stock into position.
  • Verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample workpieces; adhering to international standards.
  • Maintains specifications by observing milling, taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.
  • Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturing instructions, troubleshooting malfunction and calling for repairs as necessary
  • Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Documents actions by completing production and quality logs.
  • Trains CNC Machinist employees as needed.
  • Adheres to all safety policies and practices, consistently uses personal protective equipment, and practices good housekeeping.
  • Applies classroom and on the job post training information, knowledge, skills, and abilities consistently in a quality oriented manner (wherein the KSAs are part of the jobs tasks, duties and other tasks as requested).
  • Performs other tasks as directed including deburring parts and performing other operations during cycle.

Desired Education/Experience/Skills:

  • Technical, BOCES, or high school graduate with two (2) years experience in set-up and operation of CNC vertical and horizontal machine centers or equivalent.
  • Ability to read prints, diagram, and use micrometer, verniers, calipers, and gauges.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to walk, remain on feet for extended time periods, reach, stoop. Kneel and lift up to an including 35 pounds as needed.

Armstrong is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other protected status. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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