CNC Specialist - Program, Set-Up, and Operation
TalentPath Group
 Sparta, IL

POSITION: CNC Specialist - Programming, Set-Up, and Operation



Company is seeking a competent CNC Specialist - Programming, Setup, and Operation to perform CNC set-up, programming, and documentation functions ensuring proper set-up, programming and administration of programs used on CNC machines to produce production parts that meet precise specifications.


  • CNC machines to perform various required machine functions and prepares tools, utilizing knowledge of machine tool capabilities, properties of materials, programs, and shop math
  • Performs CNC programming functions to design and produce machined parts to meet precise specifications'
  • Manipulates programs when required for production runs
  • Interprets blueprints/engineering drawings and applies a variety of geometric and trigonometric principles
  • Selects and prepares appropriate tooling, feed, and speed calculations while operating/monitoring CNC machines
  • Inspects precision parts and makes necessary machine adjustments to maintain accuracy, utilizing precision tools and indicators
  • Performs measurements with standard inspection equipment
  • Maintains proper tooling documentation on all CNC machine jobs
  • Completes all required record keeping
  • Trains and assists staff with CNC machine operation and problem-solving
  • Oversees and performs machine tooling activities
  • Monitors tool life to maximize life and minimize tooling related scrap
  • Establishes cost reduction measures for cutting tools
  • Establishes and maintains complete tooling list database with recommended inventory levels, vendor information, tool holding, etc.
  • Performs CNC backups on network
  • Follows all established quality processes, procedures, standards, and customer requirements
  • Performs continuous improvement activities, which include developing and improving machine processes
  • Ensures that the machine(s) and surrounding areas are clean, safe, and well-organized
  • Attends required seminars and in-house training
  • Contributes to and supports the existence of a positive work environment through personal involvement by communicating, interacting and behaving in a manner that promotes productive relationships with coworkers, supervisors, customers, and others with whom such relationships are important to the success of Company operations


  • High School diploma or GED
  • 2-year Machine Technology degree, or similar degree/certification and/or CNC certification
  • 5+ years of CNC machinist and programming experience
  • CAD experience preferred
  • Completion of vendor programming and machine maintenance classes (Makino, Okuma, etc.) preferred
  • Microsoft Work and Excel skills
  • Ability to read blueprints and hold close tolerances
  • Advanced knowledge of running/operating CNC lathes and milling machines and 3 and 2 Axis Programming
  • Advanced knowledge of machining and tool selection, and feed and speed calculations
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the procedures, policies, processes, systems, and technology that impact the CNC work area
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations (including geometry, trigonometry) required to complete all principle duties and assigned tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to convey technical concepts and communicate with all employees and management, and external contacts
  • Ability to write basic to moderately complex documents, correspondence, training materials, manuals, etc
  • Ability to make effective presentations, conduct productive meetings, and participate in group discussions
  • Ability to teach and train others
  • Proficient investigative, analytical, problem-solving, and process analysis skills, demonstrating the ability to correctly identify problems/issues and their root causes and recommend solutions
  • Ability to participate in or lead problem-solving sessions, examine various process variables and sets of data in order to make decisions as to how to solve basic to moderately complex problems and to create or improve a process
  • Ability to look at data, circumstances, and situations in order to resolve the problem/issue, while ensuring all required processes, procedures, and policies are followed
  • Ability to provide guidance and train CNC machine work area staff


Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Full benefits.


For immediate consideration, please send us your current resume.