Circle-Y: CNC Operator

Job Description:


  • Are you good with your hands?
  • Do you have the ability to read blueprints?
  • Have you previously operated a CNC machine?
  • Does working for a family-centric organization based in a small-town environment appeal to you?
  • Do the values of stewardship, versatility, and family resonate strongly with you?
  • Do you find the improvement of people’s lives through stewardship of God-given resources inspiring?

Then Circle-Y is for you!

The ideal candidate will operate a CNC machine (lathe, mill, drill press, etc…) and manual rollers, saws and hand tools in the production of products related to various customer job orders.

Position Responsibilities include(but not limited to):

  • Learns how each piece of equipment is set up to run for production
  • Enters computer commands to retrieve stored parts data and graphic displays, such as simulated patterns or templates
  • Calculates and codes machine controlling criteria, such as table movement, type and size of cutting and drilling tools, spindle location, and machining from start point, feed rate and speed, utilizing knowledge of numerical control machine operation
  • Enters commands to title and store layouts in computer memory in order to build and maintain source files
  • Keys in command to transfer data listings or layouts to other media, such as hardcopy or storage device
  • Operates as initial quality control inspector on all parts produced
  • Wears all safety equipment (glasses, gloves, ear plugs, back belts, etc.) as required by management and company safety policy
  • All other duties assigned by management


  • Demonstrated ability in the comprehension of and practical application of workmanship standards
  • Ability to read blue prints, display basic math skills and work with DOS
  • Ability to visually inspect product
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills


  • Ability to use all applicable machinery and equipment
  • At least two (2) years of manufacturing experience preferred
  • Ability to be trained on the job with more challenging equipment

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to stand up to ten (10) hours daily (67-100%)
  • Must be able to obtain parts and supplies 10-50 feet away less than 1 hour per day (0-33%)
  • Must be able to walk, climb, reach, stoop, bend, kneel, squat and twist waist frequently (34-66%)
  • Must be able to rotate wrists and shoulders frequently (34%-66%)
  • Must be able to use hands for repetitive grasping, pushing, pulling and manipulation (34-66%)
  • Must be able to use foot for repetitive movement as in operating foot controls (0-33%)
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds frequently (34-66%) and 75 pounds assisted (team manual lift or with hoist) lift occasionally (0-33%) from one (1) to four (4 ) feet levels
  • Must be able to carry 40 pounds occasionally (0-33%) from 10 to 60 feet distances
  • Must be able to push and pull a pallet jack weighing from 200 to 2000 pounds and up to 4000 pounds with team manual assistance (0-33%)

Work Environment:

This position requires that the employee be able to work in and around the following elements:

  • Indoors and outdoors
  • Loud noise environments
  • Climate-controlled environment
  • Extreme heat or cold (weather-related)
  • Wet or humid conditions (weather-related)
  • Fumes from equipment or airborne particles