CNC Operator Machinist 2-Swing Shift (340)
Job Type

Wagstaff manufactures equipment for aluminum producers, who process formed aluminum into parts and products you use every day.

As an employee of Wagstaff, you’ll enjoy:

FREE employee medical/dental/vision benefit options

Paid non-working holidays

Monthly, site-wide BBQs

Up to 8% retirement contribution

Annual bonuses

1200 Sqft onsite gym, accessible 24/hrs a day

Family-friendly, company-wide events

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Job Summary

Follow prints and specifications to set up and edit CNC machines and/or manual machines, such as lathes and mills, to very close tolerances and to operate these machines for precision work using best and safe practices.


Pay: $24.50-$33.00 per hour, depending on experience 

Swing Shift Premium: Additional $1.00 per hour and increases over time, maximum of $3.00 per hour

Sign-On Bonus: $1,000 (terms & conditions apply)  

Primary Job Responsibilities

  •  Setup and operate CNC and/or manual production machines, primarily mills and lathes
  •  Setup and use, modify if necessary, required fixtures, cutting tools and work instructions to machine parts to specification 
  •  Calculate the appropriate feeds and speeds for cutting operations required to manufacture parts to prints
  •  Identify and troubleshoot any problems with machined parts 
  •  Evaluate tool wear and establish tool change frequency
  •  Perform fixture maintenance and tool replacement edits
  •  Perform all CNC machining processes including editing G&M codes and offsets (CNC only)
  •  Identify product/process improvements and participate with co-workers to implement these improvements
  •  Operate machines using best and safe practices
  •  Must produce parts within required tolerances
  •  Function as a team member and support other teams
  •  Willingness to cross train on other machines as required
  •  Follow documented processes 
  •  Maintain a high degree of quality
  •  Maintain accurate paperwork
  •  Housekeeping/maintenance of work area and machinery 
  •  In order to achieve business objectives, work weeks in excess of 40 hours may be required
  •  Abide by company policies
  •  Other duties as assigned


  • High School diploma or GED
  • Minimum of five (5) years CNC or manual machining experience required
  • May substitute two (2) years experience for Associate of Arts degree in Machining Technology
  • May substitute one (1) year experience for accredited trade or vocational machining certificate
  • Experience in the set-up and operation of multiple types of machine shop equipment
  • Demonstrated understanding of machining properties of multiple types of materials such as steel, cast iron, aluminum, brass, stainless steel and composites
  • Familiarity with operation and maintenance of machines and tooling
  • Ability to machine parts to precise specifications
  • Ability to interpret mechanical drawings for proper applications of tolerances, fit, and process control
  • Experience/training in the proper use of precision measuring instruments including calipers, machinist protractors, radius/thread gauges and micrometers.

Working Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to moving mechanical parts, machinery and equipment, and vibration. The employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. While performing some job duties, there is a risk of electrical shock and other risks associated with a manufacturing environment. Job duties may require work in high, precarious places, work in outside weather conditions, and exposure to extreme temperatures in some cases. The noise level in the working environment is often loud. Because of this environment and associated risks, use of job-appropriate personal protective equipment and clothing is required.

Employment at Wagstaff is dependent on successfully passing a company-paid drug screening and background check upon hire.

Wagstaff, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.