CNC Machinist I


Clear Path for Veterans: Career Services
Chittenango, New York

Job Title: CNC Machinist I

Pay Rate: $22-30/hr 

First Shift



Summary/Objective: Produces machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine for vertical and horizontal milling operations; maintaining quality and safety standards; keeping records; maintaining equipment and supplies.

Job Responsibilities

  • Plans machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, orthographic drawings, 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.
  • Programs mills by entering 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 three- and four-jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets, bushings, cams, gears, stops, and stock pushers; indicating vices; tramming heads.
  • 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 drilling, grooving, and cutting, including all vertical and horizontal milling machine specs; 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 manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Documents actions by completing production and quality logs.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Adheres to all safety policies and practices, consistently uses personal protective equipment, and practices good housekeeping.
  • Maintains regular on time attendance and adheres to company policies, procedures, and standards of conduct.
  • 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.

Educational, Experience Based, and Skill Qualifications

  • High School diploma and completion of Journeyman CNC Machinist apprenticeship including the classroom coursework and four (4) years experience in set-up, operation, and optimizing CNC vertical and horizontal machine centers. Full understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. Demonstrates basic CNC programming skills and ability to operate a wide variety of CNC machines. Ability to set up and troubleshoot a wide variety of CNC machines.
  • Ability to read prints, diagrams, and use micrometers, verniers, calipers, and gauges.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Conceptual Skills, Process Improvement, Verbal Communication, Functional and Technical Skills, Controls and Instrumentation, Supply Management, Tooling, Coordination, Inventory Control, Attention to Detail, Judgment

Veterans highly encouraged to apply!

Clear Path for Veterans is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing aid to veterans, their family members and associates. This job is posted by the Career Services department within our organization.

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