CNC Lathe and/or Mill Set Up & Operator

Southern Gear & Machine, Inc.   Miami, FL   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on March 19, 2023

Southern Gear & Machine, Inc. is seeking candidates for a full-time CNC Lathe and/or Mill Set Up & Operator position. For more than 60 years, we have been delivering the highest quality precision gears and gearboxes to the world’s most innovative industries, including aerospace, defense, medical, and more. Pay is commensurate with experience. This position includes fully paid medical and life insurance plans, 9/80 schedule, a 401(k), holidays, sick days and 2-weeks’ vacation.

Position Offered:    CNC Lathe and/or Milling Set Up & Operator Machinist 

This person will produce machined parts by setting up and operating computer numerical control (CNC) machines, maintaining quality and safety standards, keeping records, and maintaining equipment and supplies.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Operate and set up CNC Lathe and/ or Mill Machines. (FANUC control)

  • Follow work order instructions, set up fixtures, work zero coordinates (G54, G55…).

  • Setting up tool offsets (H offset, and D offsets).

  • Read mechanical drawings and understand very tight tolerances.

  • Measure all parts using the adequate instruments (calipers, micrometers, height gages, etc.).

  • Apply safe manufacturing practices and use proper personal protective equipment e.g., safety glasses, safety shoes, and hearing protection (as needed).

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a machine tool occupation.

  • Ability to setup/run lathes, mill machines, and various machine shop tools.

  • Ability to read blueprints and use precise measuring tools.

  • Ability to interpret geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).

  • Minimum high school diploma is required. College course work or trade school training preferred.

  • Must have strong attention to detail, and high level of accuracy in work product.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, bend, sit, reach, stoop, crouch, climb, balance, feel, and communicate. This position will be regularly exposed to dust, odors, oil, fumes and noise. Must be able to frequently lift, pull, push objects that weight up to 30 pounds.

Hours:  1st and 2nd Shift available - Monday through Friday, 9/80 work schedule.

Pay and Benefits: Hourly pay rate will be commensurate with experience. This position includes a generous medical, and life insurance plan, a 401(k) plan with Company match, paid vacation, and holidays.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. Final candidates must successfully pass post-offer, pre-employment, drug screen and background check. 

Export Control: The position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.