CNC Machine Operator/Prog.

1st Shift
Sullivan, MO
Posted 2 weeks ago

American Made Clutches Since 1967

This position is responsible for all program development, improvements, revisions, updates, etc. to control machining or processing of parts by automatic machine tools, equipment, or systems within the Ace Production department.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Determines the sequence of machine operations, and select the proper cutting tools needed to machine workpieces into desired shapes.
  • Revise programs and/or tapes to eliminate errors, and retest programs to check that problems have been solved.
  • Analyze job orders, drawings, blueprints, specifications, printed circuit board pattern films, and design data in order to calculate dimensions, tool selection, machine speeds, and feed rates.
  • Determine reference points, machine cutting paths, or hole locations, and compute angular and linear dimensions, radii, and curvatures.
  • Observe machines on trial runs or conduct computer simulations to ensure that programs and machinery will function properly and produce items that meet specifications.
  • Compare encoded tapes or computer printout with original part specifications and blueprints to accuracy of instructions.
  • Enter coordinates of hole locations into program memories by depressing pedals or buttons of programmers.
  • Write programs in the language of a machine’s controller and store programs on media such as punch tapes, magnetic tapes, or disks.
  • Modify existing programs to enhance efficiency.
  • Enter computer commands to store or retrieve parts, patterns, graphic displays, or programs that transfer data to other media.
  • Knowledge of Mazatrol and Fanuc controllers.
  • Purchase of personal tools as required by company policy.
  • Follows all safety rules regarding machine operation and proper guarding.
  • Assume other duties as directed by the supervisor.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Graduate of a technical school in programming (CAD) is preferred.
  • 2-5 years of CNC programming experience.
  • Knowledge of Mazatrol and Fanuc controllers.
  • Ability to read directions, job orders, measuring instruments (i.e. micrometers, calipers), blueprints, and specifications.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to communicate with other personnel is required.
  • Self-disciplined and self-motivated.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for a long period of time, 90% of the time is spent standing.
  • Must be able to frequently move about the cell (work space) to access moving parts and machinery, etc.
  • Reading and writing ability to follow work order instructions and prepare simple production reports.
  • Manual dexterity to operate machines properly.
  • Visual acuity (corrected) to read instructions, operate machines, and visually inspect parts produced.
  • Frequently relocates metal parts and equipment weighing between .5 (1/2) pound up to 60 pounds at various times.  Finished parts may weigh up to 50 pounds.

Quality Responsibility

Employees shall be committed to continually improve the quality and delivery of our product and services to better satisfy the needs and expectations of our customers.

Commitment to Core Values

Employees shall be committed to the following company core values:

  • Safe
  • Dependable
  • Customer Focused
  • Aligned
  • Great Teammate
  • Constantly Improving
  • Responsible

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