CNC Lead

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Title:  CNC Lead
Location: Seattle, Washington
Dept.:  Operations
Reports to:  Plant Manager
Hours: Full Time M/F


Assists production manager in the oversight of personnel who set up and operate the computer numerical control (CNC) machines.


  • Directs production personnel in CNC are in scheduling and arranging jobs for most effective workflow.
  • Advises and monitors CNC machinists in the entry of commands to retrieve, input or evaluate computerized machine control programming.
  • Assists and oversees production set-up personnel, machinists and machine operators in the study of blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications or template to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations and setup requirements.
  • Stages materials and specific job kits to proper areas.
  • Assists and coordinates set-up and production personnel in the calculation and setting of controls for the CNC machines.
  • Oversees the verification of conformance of finished work pieces to specifications.
  • Researches and assists in the investigation of rejection tags and compiles production reports when necessary.
  • Monitors machines and equipment in CNC area for safe and proper operating condition. Arranges for the installation of machines and/or replacement parts and equipment with the Maintenance Department and tests operation of unit to ensure functionality and performance.
  • Confers with supervisors, engineers, inspectors, programmers and/or machinists and production personnel to resolve production problems.
  • Ensures the adherence to production safety and health standards, policies and procedures by monitoring personnel, machinery and work environment.  Immediately notifies supervisor and/or Human Resources Director of any safety and health concerns and problems.
  • Independently prepares performance review for one or more areas of the shop and assists Production Manager with personnel support, training and workflow issues.


  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • At least 12 years of experiences setting up various CNC machines
  • Strong ability to relay clear, concise instructions.
  • Thorough knowledge of machine shop geometry and trigonometry.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to analyze and edit CNC programming (if applicable).
  • CPR/First Aid certification preferred.
  • Advanced ability to use precision measuring tools.
  • Advanced ability to evaluate the condition of all standard and special cutters, materials and tools.
  • Thorough familiarity with all machinery and equipment and their individual parts, in assigned area.
  • Independent understanding of work-orders, blueprints, tooling and department workflow.
  • Strong ability to work in a Team Oriented environment.
  • Ability to interact with a diverse group of workers in a positive and respectful manner.
  • Strong knowledge of quality system concepts and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of American Sign Language preferred.
  • Strong ability to assist and mentor employees with varying degrees of developmental disability and uncommon behavioral patterns.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F

Please send cover letter and resume to or to:

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
Attn.: Don Helsel
2501 S. Plum Street
Seattle, Washington 98144

Telephone: (206) 436-2160
Fax: (206) 436-2244
TTY: (206) 324-1388

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