CNC Machinist


CNC Machinist

@ Westfield Fluid Controls

Job Requirements:

  • Responsible for the programming and operating of CNC mills and lathes

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:
    • Analyzes blue prints for required tooling, material, and lead time
    • May pull required fixtures, holding devices and materials
    • Inserts tools in tool holders or installs per-set tools in machine
    • Sets and sharpens tools as necessary
    • Adjusts tool travel distances
    • Inputs required program instructions
    • Monitors machine operations, inspects machined parts to ensure job specifications are maintained
    • Other duties may be assigned

Job Tasks:

  • Assess and mitigate safety and environmental risks
  • Study blueprints or other instructions to determine equipment setup requirements([1])
  • Plan production or operational procedures or sequences
  • Program equipment to perform production tasks
  • Determine production equipment setting
  • Select production equipment according to product specifications
  • Conduct test runs of production equipment
  • Enter commands, instructions, or specifications into equipment
  • Calculate dimensions of work-pieces, products, or equipment
  • Perform basic equipment maintenance / housekeeping
  • Draw guide lines or markings on materials or work-pieces using patterns or other references
  • Mount materials or work-pieces onto production equipment
  • Position patterns on equipment, materials, or work-pieces
  •  Redline (edit) diagrams or blueprints for work pieces or products


Job Requirements:

  • Capable of reading and comprehending ANSI Y 14.5 prints
  • Maintain good housekeeping habits
  • Maintain program data base and CNC documentation
  • Participate in problem solving and continuous improvement efforts

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years in manufacturing environment compliant to ISO9001:2008 AS9100


  • Computers and Electronics — Basic knowledge of electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications
  • Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods
  • Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar


  • Safety and environmentally conscious – Assess hazards and take proper steps to mitigate risks to self, coworkers, and environment
  • Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively
  • Programming — Writing computer CNC programs for various machining production purposes
  • Operation Monitoring — Watching program and machine advance through steps, monitoring the progress with an understanding of the expected outcome to insure a machine is working properly
  • Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes
  • Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance
  • Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for existing and predictive problem-solving and decision-making
  • Complex Problem Solving — Recognizing complex problems and related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to plans and actions of others
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Make choices based on the consideration of the costs vs benefits of potential actions
  • Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design
  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspecting products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time a
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it

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Location: Lafayette, LA
Date Posted: May 01, 2024
Application Deadline: August 08, 2024
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