CNC Lathe Machine Operator

Fullerton, CA 92835

Employment Type: Contract Industry: Manufacturing Job Number: 16629 Pay Rate: $26.00 - $30.00/ Hour Based on Experience

Job Description

Position summary:

Prepares and sets up the CNC Lathes within the department for the fabrication of a variety of hardware used in the aircraft industry.


Essential skills and experience:
  • Sets up and operates 2 axis, sub-spindle, and y-axis lathes machines to produce quality parts within the standards on the route sheet.
  • Selects the correct speed and feeds for various materials according to operations designated on the route sheet.  
  • Knows threads for both tapping and chasing of internal and external classes.
  • Holds close tolerances with the standards of each operation outlined on the route sheets.
  • Must be able to check own work using measuring instruments, prior to obtaining first article inspection. 
  • Performs first articles.
  • Inspects dimensions and surface finish of products.
  • Performs daily PM (check fluid levels, lubricating levels) as assigned.
  • Provide technical support to personnel in lower classifications.
  • Works safely at all times.
  • Advises supervisor of better and more economical ways of completing operations on Material Removal Rate (depth of cut, feeds, and speeds) and tooling/process improvements.
  • Exercises good housekeeping practices in work area.
  • Must become familiar with Adams Rite Aerospace designs and manufacturing processes and standards.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


Role qualifications:

Skills, Abilities, and Other Requirements:

Thorough understanding of setting tool offsets and live tools (milling cutters).  Knowledge of setting up CNC lathe/mill operations for use with ferrous, bar, and extrusion in various alloys.  Understands 3-4 controls and must be able to learn a new control without formal training.  Intermediate knowledge in the use of calipers, micrometers, height gage, or any measuring instrument required to check part correctly. Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions as well as interpret blueprints, sketches, and engineering data to plan and layout complete sequence of operations, according to the route sheets provided.  Must be able to problem solve, perform first-time setup with minimal assistance, run multiple machines at the same time, read CNC programs, debbur parts, and program CNC Screw Machines, if assigned.  Certified Operator or ability to receive Certified Operator status upon filling position.



Education and Experience:

Three to five years experience in set up and operation of CNC Lathe machines. 


Physical demands and work environment
  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand for long periods of time, walk, sit, use hands to finger, reach with arms and hands, climb stairs, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 lbs.
  • Work environment: Factory environment, exposure to machine noise, metal particles, dust, and coolant.  The noise level is high.



The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performance by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


Meet Your Recruiter

Alexis Cabero
Branch Manager

As Branch Manager, Alexis Cabero focuses on identifying talent for a variety of industries including medical devices, administrative support, customer service, engineering, and human resources. Graduating from The University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Arts and Digital Media, Alexis’ recruiting career began in 2014 while staffing for assisted living facilities, where she matched passionate healthcare professionals to provide personal non-medical care for home care clients. Alexis is passionate about helping others recognize their potential, and does so by using a thorough discovery process with her candidates to better understand what areas they excel in and providing opportunities exclusive to Marquee Staffing.

While out of office, Alexis enjoys spending her free time with family and her five dogs.

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