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CNC Machinist

Durham Staffing Solutions Harlan, IA Salary, Varies
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Our client is looking to add career-minded machinists to their growing team on first and second shifts. The selected team member will assist with daily production, scheduling, and setup of both CNC and conventional machines. In this position you will have the opportunity to work with a variety of materials and components while working through special setups for customer projects. This position offers competitive wages, great benefits, and continued career development opportunities.


Set up and operate computer numerical controlled (CNC) vertical machining centers, CNC lathes, and 4 axis controllers to produce high tolerance and precision metallic and nonmetallic parts by performing the following duties.

  • Follow all safety policies, procedures, and guidelines per the Employee Handbook, Haz Com program, Lockout Tagout, employee training, and safety documents.
  • Read, study, and accurately interpret blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerance of finished workpieces or parts, sequences of operations, and setup requirements.
  • Create, adjust, or modify CNC programs either manually or with Computer Aided Machining software (CAM).
  • Measure, mark, and confirm specification dimensions and reference points on material or workpieces as guides for subsequent machining.
  • Select, align, and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mills, lathes, and drill presses.
  • Calculate and set machine controls to regulate machining factors such as speeds, feeds, coolant flow, depth and angle of cut, or enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.
  • Start and observe machine operation to detect malfunctions, collisions of machine or tools, out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls or control media as required.
  • Verify conformance of Quality of finished workpiece to specifications through drawings specifications, fit or function of a part, or measurement using precision instruments such as calipers, micrometers, height gages, thread gages, go-no-go gauges, and other equipment as trained or assigned.
  • Set up and operate machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data to avoid crashes or machines, tools, or material.
  • Assist with determining best practice machining methods.
  • Offer labor times, rates of machining and feasibility for cost estimating.
  • Assemble parts into complete assembly per: drawings, fit and function, and customer specifications.
  • Confers, discusses, and analyzes conformity, application, or function of completed parts with engineers, internal customers, or others to resolve machining or assembly problems.
  • Design, produce, and implement fixtures, set up tools, or guarding to safely and efficiently hold or produce material for CNC machining applications.


  • Associates degree or completion of an apprenticeship in Machine/Tool and Die Technology required.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a manufacturing environment required.
  • Ability to run and set up both conventional and program CNC equipment required.
  • Exhibit problem-solving skills and excellent communication skills.
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Full-time Employee
Date Posted July 22, 2024
Date Closes August 21, 2024
Located In Harlan, IA
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Varies
Shift Custom
Hours 1st: 6am-2:30pm / 2nd: 2pm-12:30am
SOC Category 51-4041.00 Machinists
Zipcode 51537
Name Personnel Consultant
Address 5830 S 142nd Street
City, State and Zip Omaha NE 68137
Phone (402) 827-8003
FAX (402) 827-8006

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