CNC Lead – 2nd shift

Costa Mesa, CA - Contract To Hire - Job ID #2338

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Job Summary: 

Under general supervision, lead, train, assign and coordinate work in CNC Lathe area; demonstrate and explain machining techniques and work procedures; performs other related duties as assigned. 


Reports to: 

Machine Shop Manager   


Examples of Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Monitors assigned manufacturing operations within CNC lathe area;  
  • Sets up, operate CNC lathes and other related equipment;  
  • Requests purchases of tools and supplies;  
  • Review employee problems with department supervisor and manager;  
  • Works closely with CNC Programmer concerning programmed jobs;  
  • Expedites work as directed;  
  • Train operators how to operate jib crane and bridge crane to load and unload parts; 
  • Familiar with hitching and rigging equipment and their use; 
  • Participates in performance evaluations and reports performance infractions to supervisor and department manager;  
  • Performs other duties based on production requirements or needs of department management. 
  • Regular punctuality, attendance, and absence reporting in conformance with company policies is essential to the successful performance of this position; and 
  • Fully comply with company rules, policies, procedures, and safety guidelines to ensure safe and effective operations. 



Any combination equivalent of, but not limited to, the following: 



Considerable experience in CNC lathe operation in a machine shop setting; working knowledge of Jib cranes and Bridge type cranes. Working knowledge of machine shop operations and manufacturing practices; minimum high school diploma, supplemented by course work or training in leadership fundamentals.  



  • Able to analyze and solve machining and work process problems;  
  • Knowledge of CNC lathes, equipment set up and operation;  
  • Able to communicate effectively with employees and supervision both orally and in writing;  
  • Able to read and interpret instructions, schematics and manufacturing and engineering drawings;  
  • Able to train, develop and check the work of subordinates; and 
  • Knowledge of quality control inspection methods and casting layout work. 
  • Ability to operate jib crane and bridge crane; and 
  • Knowledge of safe hitching and rigging techniques to manipulate parts. 


Physical Requirements:   

  • Ability to bend, reach, lift, move, and carry tools and materials weighing 25 pounds or less;  
  • Ability to reach and adjust equipment control settings; and 
  • Ability to perform essential functions of the job, as defined;  
    • Reasonable accommodations provided upon request. 


Special Requirements:   

Acceptable set of machinist's tools may be required; and 

Safety shoes required. 

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