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CNC Operator Machinist

Blue Grass Manufacturing is a leading provider of high-quality, engineered products manufactured in the US.  We are seeking an experience CNC Operator Machinist for our operation in Lexington, KY. 


Job Responsibilities:

-Produces machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating (CNC) multi axis lathes and mills: maintaining quality and safety standards; keeping records; maintaining equipment and supplies.


Job Duties:

-Plans machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, orthographic drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).

-Programs 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.

-Sets-up mills and lathes by installing and adjusting three- and four-jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets, bushings, cams, gears, stops, and stock pushers; indicating vices; tramming heads.

-Loads feed mechanism by lifting stock into position.

-Verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample workpieces; adhering to international standards.

-Maintains specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and thread chasing

operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.

-Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.

-Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.

-Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.

-Documents actions by completing production and quality logs.

-Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.

-Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

-CNC Operator Machinist Skills and Qualifications:

-Conceptual Skills, Process Improvement, Advanced mathematical skills, Verbal Communication, Functional and Technical Skills, --Controls and Instrumentation, Supply Management, Tooling, Coordination, Inventory Control, Attention to Detail, Good judgment.

-Experience with tool room equipment and swiss screw machines a plus



-Medical, Dental and Vision HSA and PPO plans

-Paid vacation and holidays

-401 (k) package with company match

-Company paid Life insurance

-Disability options available

-Company bonuses (varies by position)

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