CNC Machinist Setup/Operator

Chisago City, MN

Posted on Sep 29, 2021

Job Description

At Kendall Howard, our team is made up of hungry, humble, and capable people who are making a difference every day within the technology industry. Why work for Kendall Howard? Well, besides the normal (401K, competitive wages and benefits package for all full time employees, yada, yada, yada..) perks, we have some awesome other stuff! We have salon discounts (whoop, whoop), many potluck days (as in like I gained 5 lbs. from working here), holiday parties (who doesn’t like a reason to celebrate?), and let’s not forget the fantastic people (I mean we did write this awesome job description, so we have to be pretty cool right?).

Kendall Howard has a position for an experienced CNC Machine Operator because we are expanding our manufacturing capabilities. This CNC Machinist will program, setup, and run our brand new MAZAK VCT200C Machining Center. We are all excited to bring precision machining into our pristine manufacturing environment and you could be the one to show us the way!

Principal Responsibilities

  • Must be able to do setups and take projects from start to finish with first- article sign off.
  • Make changes to existing CNC programs and tooling when necessary.
  • Develop new CNC programs from either cad model or blueprint.
  • Be responsible for designing fixtures, write g code program, select tooling, i.e. machine, machine part to spec.
  • Help develop tooling, including special cutting tools and fixturing
  • Follow all production documentation (ie. setup sheets, routing sheets, blueprints) and advise on any changes.
  • Clearly communicate issues and expectations to management.
  • Document all new part events and milestones and provide status reports to management

Desired Qualifications

  • Mazak VTC-200C 2 years or equivalent (Required)
  • 2 Years of work experience in CNC programming (Required)
  • Precision manufacturing to high tolerances
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Rapidly adapt and respond to changes in environment and priorities
  • Excellent communication, leadership, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of vertical CNC machining centers
  • Tooling, machining and inspection skills required
  • Must be able to read blueprints
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $22.00 – $30.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • CNC programming: 2 years (Preferred)
  • with the Mazak VCT-200C Machine Center: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

Work Location: One location


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