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CNC Operator


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We are looking for a skilled CNC Operator to set up, maintain and operate machinery. You’ll ensure the interminable and efficient running of production. A great CNC operator is reliable and able to work with attention to detail and safety standards. On-the-job training is a good way to discover how to do the job better, so you should have willingness to learn and improve. Being a team player is essential since all tasks will require close collaboration with co-workers. The goal will be to ensure that production procedures will be carried on smoothly to maximize efficiency and profits.


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  • Prepare and operate CNC machines to perform tasks such as drilling, grinding, milling etc.
  • Understand specifications of the task at hand and the desired result by reading blueprints, mechanical drawings etc.
  • Translate instructions into computer commands so the machines can perform the correct function
  • Prepare and load raw materials and parts onto the machines
  • Supervise the machines while they execute the tasks and make any necessary adjustments to produce a better result
  • Inspect and measure finished products and compare them with requirements to determine if the process has been completed properly
  • Check and maintain machinery daily to ensure functionality
  • Report on issues, malfunction or defective parts
  • Ability to read blueprints, schematics and manuals
  • Test operation of machines periodically to guarantee their smooth running


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  • Proven experience as CNC operator
  • Skill in operating CNC machinery and tooling as well as precision measurement tools
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical documents and drawings
  • Computer savvy with basic understanding of computer programming and CAD/CAM
  • Mechanical aptitude and good math skills
  • A keen eye for detail and results-driven approach
  • Good communication abilities
  • High school diploma or equivalent; certificate or diploma in engineering or relevant discipline is a plus
  • Successfully completed apprenticeship is required
  • Physical stamina and strength to lift heavy items

Potential interview questions

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  • What experience do you have as a CNC operator?
  • How do you ensure precision in your work?
  • What computer programming knowledge do you have?
  • How do you handle machine malfunction?
  • What safety procedures do you follow at work?