CNC Set Up - Lathe

Posting ID:
San Fernando Valley

Position Summary:

Choose and install tools and holding fixtures to adjust program thru first article approval.


Use existing program for setting up several CNC lathes for secondary operation machining of bolt blank.

Essential Functions:

Control and maintain inventories of cutting tools and fixtures. Adjust speeds and feeds for optimum productivity. Download, adjust and upload CNC programs.  Direct the work of one or more helpers tending to the machines.

Daily tasks:

Inspect production and obtain the CNC program to run production. Assemble tools and fixtures required to machine and inspect parts.  Set up and start machines thru first article.  Instruct operators for running and monitoring production.

Minimum Qualifications:

Computer literate for loading (up and down) CNC program. Program editing of “G” codes experience.  3 or more years of metal machining experience.  Ability to perform simple math calculations. Lifting up to 25 lbs and moving 40 lbs pans with dollies.


High school diploma or equivalent. Good understanding of math and computer literacy in Windows environment and Fanuc “G” codes.

Reporting Relationships:

Reports to CNC department supervisor.

Working Conditions:

Standing and walking to monitor several machines – providing instruction to helper.

Success Factors:

Production oriented willingness to learn & transfer knowledge to trainees.