CNC Machinist

 Carlson Company is seeking machinists that are interested in joining a dynamic, growing organization. We are looking to add multiple positions to our team at all levels of experience. Schedules for these positions are flexible. Please apply if you would like to learn more about this opportunity and our team.

Company Summary

Managed as part of the RBI portfolio, Carlson Company is a leading fabricator of specialty wide-diameter flanges used across a wide array of industrial applications across the United States including oil & gas, military, wind power, food processing, power generation, and utilities. Holding an ISO-9001 certification, Carlson leverages more than sixty years of experience, a robust assortment of precision CNC drilling machines in a state-of-the-art facility, and a commitment to speedy, quality work to ensure it is the go-to partner.

Essential Job Functions

  • Plans machining by studying work orders, drawings, materials, specifications, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).
  • Configure mills and lathes by entering instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; proving part programs.
  • Loads machine with work pieces using overhead crane or forklift.
  • Verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample work pieces.
  • Maintains specifications by observing operations and managing traceability; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; editing programs; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Meets production goals in terms of cycle time, quantity, and quality.
  • Maintains safe operations by keeping work properly cleaned and within 5S standards and by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.
  • Operates overhead cranes and must be able to drive forklift safely and efficiently.
  • Maintains equipment by completing basic preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; initiating repair work orders.
  • Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Documents actions by completing required paper and/or electronic logs.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities in the progression track; reading technical publications.
  • Participate in required meetings and training.


 Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Attendance - Reports to work as scheduled. Follows established procedures for breaks. Notifies supervisor in advance of scheduling changes.
  • Dependability - Demonstrates a positive attitude and promotes cooperation with supervisors, peers and others.
  • 5S - Keeps their work area clean and orderly after each shift. Cleans and organizes during extended cuts on machine.
  • Work Attitude and Stewardship - Demonstrates a positive attitude and promotes cooperation with supervisors, peers and others. They also focus on utilizing company resources as a good steward.
  • Job Knowledge - Understands duties, responsibilities and has ability to use materials as needs with the level of proficiency required to accomplish the work.
  • Initiative - Self-directed, efficient, creative and resourceful. Assumes extra work and adapts quickly to new responsibilities.
  • Quantity and Quality of Work - Meets or exceeds daily work quota requirements with accuracy and care for customer.
  • Problem Solving/Decision Making - Ability to assess a problem and offer solutions for resolution.

Educational and Experience Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • One to Two Tear Vocational/Technical School certification/apprenticeship program; or
  • Five years’ experience in CNC machining; or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

Work Environment/Physical Demands

  • Ability and willingness to perform/comply with following:
  • Willing and able to raise and transport articles weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Willing and able to walk, stand, stoop, sit and carry material on a daily basis on even and uneven terrain.
  • Willing and able to work outside in harsh weather conditions and/or in manufacturing/warehouse environment with varying temperatures.
  • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Willing and able to work unscheduled overtime.
  • Willing to work in a manufacturing environment where noise levels can be high (with adequate hearing protection available).