CNC Machinist

Job Purpose:

Candidates will set-up and perform all operations relating to the manufacturing of complex, tight tolerance aerospace components produced in multiple manufacturing cells. Responsible for assuring productivity levels are optimized.


  • Operating computer numerical control (CNC) and other manufacturing machines, to produce machined parts; maintaining quality and safety standards; keeping records; maintaining equipment and supplies
  • Plans machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).
  • Use blueprints or operation sheets to ensure proper dimensions and tolerance levels for the finished product.
  • Measure dimensions of finished product to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments, templates, and fixtures.
  • Troubleshooting malfunctions when possible and alerting the appropriate personnel when necessary.
  • Regulating machining by utilizing machine instrumentation knowledge, including setting and adjusting controls.
  • Meeting production deadlines by following manufacturing schedules and procedures.



  • At least 4-5 years of CNC operation experience.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical computations. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. GD&T knowledge.
  • Ability to use measuring equipment – calipers, micrometers, height gauges, indicators, depth gauges, & size blocks.



  • Must be accurate, detailed oriented, and quality conscious
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Process Improvement and Lean Manufacturing
  • Reliable/Adaptable


Job Type: Full-time
Job Location: Portland, CT
Required education: High school or equivalent
Required experience:
CNC Milling: 4 years
CNC Lathe: 4 years
Aerospace: 3 years
Blueprint Reading: 3 years
Mathematics: 3 years
Small Tools: 3 years
GD&T: 3 years
Salary commensurate with experience. $14.00 to $25.00