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CNC Machinist - Chelsea Plant

Chelsea, MI

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We are looking for a 1st ( 5am - 3pm) and 2nd (3pm - 1am ) shift CNC Machinist



The Machinist is responsible set up and operation of CNC lathes and mills.



  • Set up and operate 3-axis machines, including performing tool changes, setting tool and work offsets
  • Perform setups that are a low to medium level of complexity
  • Adjust machine controls and change tool settings in order to keep dimensions within specified tolerances
  • Load correct program to the machine from the S:/ drive
  • Move controls to set cutting speeds and depths, feed rates, and to position tools in relation to work-pieces
  • Select and properly load the correct fixtures for the job (proper tools, holders, clearances as needed)
  • Set proper holding pressure on vises and collets
  • Perform in-process inspection of parts to verify conformance with specifications, using instruments such as gauges, micrometers, and dial indicators
  • Train and mentor operators
  • Sign off and verify CMM scans
  • Verify previous operation documentation is correct
  • Support quality and compliance by utilizing One Orchid global processes and complying with all Quality Management Systems (QMS) documentation requirements and establishing/supporting plan(s) to meet/exceed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Quality that support Safety, Compliance, Six Sigma Quality, On-Time Delivery (OTD) and financial objectives.


  • Minimum of 2 years of experience operating CNC lathes and/or mills



Job Requirements


  • Understanding of and ability to set tool and work offsets
  • Familiarity with setup procedures (setup sheets, check sheets and control plans)
  • Ability to make operational adjustments, including tool and fixture changes
  • Understand how to determine tooling requirements before starting the set up
  • Ability to properly use edge finder and indicator (finding part zero by finding edge or indicating for location)
  • Demonstrated measuring skills using the following equipment: optical comparator, manual CMM, bench comparator, MICS, calipers and gauge pins
  • Understanding of machining terms and knowledge
  • Ability to read blueprints, including GD&T (ex: theoretical, tolerance zones, radius)
  • Familiarity with Cartesian coordinates
  • Ability to apply logic and reasoning to solve problems, including identifying strengths/weaknesses, locating alternative solutions and conclusions, and approaches to problems; and making high-quality, timely decisions



Our client has a comprehensive benefit package for our employees, including:

  • 401(k) employer match
  • Paid holidays and vacation
  • Health insurance including medical, dental and vision
  • Short term disability, long term disability and life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program, including free counseling sessions
  • Incentivized wellness programs (personal health coach, challenges, etc.)


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