CNC Mill Operator – Experienced

Job Summary

  • Meets all requirements of a CNC Lathe Operator Class B – Trained. Reports to Production Manager.

Essential Functions

  • Use computer to upload and download programs from the server to the lathe and from the lathe to the server. Keep current programs on file at the lathe.
  • Make sure Job Book is kept in order and work with engineers to ensure any changes or revisions are documented.
  • Know how to work the schedule to get the most parts done with minimum down time on machine and instruct other Lathe Operators in doing the same.
  • Check aims to be sure part is being cut properly to the program specifications.
  • Calibrate and check micrometers and calipers throughout the day.
  • Train other employees on CNC Lathe and instruct in optimizing operations.
  • Proofread programs for new parts, modifying and optimizing program as needed and warranted.
  • Able to bend, stoop, twist, reach, lift 40 pounds and stand on feet for an extended period of time.
  • Ability to read blueprints and use comparator.
  • Know tool types and wear, how to set tools and how to sweep a hole.
  • Know feeds and speeds and how to read codes.
  • Keep shared areas clean.
  • Pack up job to move on to the next operation.
  • Sweep and mop floor around machine and wipe down machine daily
  • Assist others as need with physical tasks

Knowledge Requirements

  • Ability to read blueprints.
  • Ability to use comparator.
  • Know tool types and wear.
  • Know how to set tools.
  • Know how to sweep a hole.
  • Problem solving skills
  • Results Driven
  • Attention to detail
  • Organization Skills
  • General Math Skills
  • PC Proficiency

Other Functions

  • Keep shared areas clean.
  • Pack up job to move on to the next operation.
  • Sweep and mop floor around machine daily.
  • Wipe down machine daily.
  • Assist others as needed with physical tasks.

Job Qualifications and Requirements

  • Must be 18 years old.
  • High School diploma or GED preferred.
  • Must have at least one year of previous CNC Machining experience.
  • Must be able to do basic math, read, write and speak English.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with supervisor and coworkers.
  • Must be able to work competently with minimal supervision.
  • Must possess organizational ability in order to set priorities, organize workload, and meet deadlines.

Other Information

  • Must provide personal hand tools and toolbox.
  • Must sign Confidentiality Agreement.
  • Due to production requirements night shift and/or overtime and holiday hours may be required.
  • Must be able to obtain an inspection stamp.

The above descriptions are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this position.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.  Also, this document describes the current position.  It is not an employment contract.  Our company reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time.

The L.H. Thomson Company is a privately held manufacturing company with 80 employees, centrally located in Macon, Georgia.  Thomson is located 90 miles south of Atlanta and is a short commute to Warner Robins, recognized as one of “The Best Places to Raise Kids” in Business Week.

Thomson offers an excellent benefits package and competitive salary.  Come make a difference at Thomson.  See our website at


L.H. Thomson Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with all applicable employment laws and is a Drug Free Work Place.