Tool Room Machinist
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 22 days ago
Job Description


1st Shift

$25 to $30 per hour

Purpose: Produces machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating manual and computer numerical control (CNC) machines maintaining quality and safety standards; keeping records; maintaining equipment and supplies.


  • Plans machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, orthographic drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).
  • Plans stock inventory by checking stock to determine amount available; anticipating needed stock; placing and expediting orders for stock; verifying receipt of stock.
  • Programs mills and lathes by entering instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; proving part programs.
  • Sets-up mills and lathes by installing and adjusting three- and four-jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets, bushings, cams, gears, stops, and stock pushers; indicating vices; trimming heads.
  • Loads feed mechanism by lifting stock into position.
  • Verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample work pieces; adhering to international standards.
  • Maintains specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and thread chasing operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.
  • Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Documents actions by completing production and quality logs.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • No direct reports for this position.

Language and Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to interpret and create documents on an Intermediate level.
  • Ability to apply mathematical skills on an Intermediate level.

Computer Skills:

  • CAM experience a plus
  • SAP a plus
  • Microsoft Excel a plus
  • Internet Explorer a plus

Education/Work Experience:

  • HS Diploma/GED
  • Minimum of 3 years CNC experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years equivalent work experience or journeyman status.

Equipment and other Skills:

  • Welding a plus

Physical Demands:

  • Stand, Sit, Walk, Talk, Use of hands and Reaching – Regularly
  • Bend - Frequently
  • Stoop, Kneel, Crouch or Crawl - Occasionally
  • Clear vision
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Environmental Conditions:

  • Working near moving mechanical parts
Loud noise levels


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
3+ years
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