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CNC Operator Job Description Sample

CNC Operator Job Description Sample

This CNC operator sample job description can be used to help you create a job advert that will attract candidates who are qualified for the job. Feel free to revise this job description to meet your specific job duties and job requirements.

Job Title: CNC Operator

CNC Operator Job Purpose:

Operates computer numeric-controlled heavy machinery. Understands how the machinery functions and assists with setup and day-to-day operations. Inspects machines and keeps them maintained so that production processes continue smoothly and safely.

CNC Operator Job Duties:

  • Oversees machinery setup to make sure arrangement is safe and ready to handle its assigned load
  • Loads material into machines
  • Cuts, grinds, or drills materials in machine as needed by adjusting speed, the path of the cut, and other factors
  • Performs work by following the company's operating standards and international regulations
  • Regularly inspects machines for mechanical and safety issues
  • Makes sure machines remain well-stocked so that as few interruptions of service as possible exist
  • Verifies inventory and places orders as necessary
  • Examines machinery production output to verify the product is acceptable to move onto the next part of the production process
  • Maintains and updates records about the machine's operations and the team's overall performance
  • Keeps skills sharp by reading up on machinery features and attending safety and other courses to enhance on-the-job operations
  • Keeps a focus on safety by helping others to conduct themselves appropriately around operating machinery
  • Works a flexible schedule to keep up with production demand during busy production periods
  • Pays constant attention to surroundings to reduce accidents and injuries
  • Works cordially with team members

CNC Operator Skills and Qualifications:

Education Through Apprenticeship or Technical Program, Production Experience, Computer Skills, Spatial Skills, Excellent Oral Communication, Safety Mindset, Detail-Oriented, Ability to Track Inventory, Problem-Solving Skills, Mechanical Talent, Physical Stamina


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