CNC Machinist

Title: CNC Machinist
Location: Seattle, Washington
Dept.:  Machine Shop
Reports to:  Production Manager
Hours: First Shift Full Time M/F
Posted Date: April 28, 2014 – May 28, 2014


Sets up and operates conventional and computer numerical control (CNC) machines to fabricate metallic and nonmetallic parts.



  • Set-up/run Okuma vertical and horizontal mills, work with leads and supervisor to improve efficiencies.  Support, mentor and train apprentices as needed on 2nd shift.
  • Determines dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations and setup requirements from work-orders, blueprints, drawings, manuals, specifications, templates or verbal instructions.
  • Selects, aligns and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories and materials on machines such as CNC mills, sheers, machining centers and specialized cutting equipment.
  • Assigns operators to specific jobs, providing assistance and monitoring for quality and efficiency.
  • Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed and coolant flow and enters commands to retrieve and input computerized machine control programs.
  • Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining and adjusts machine controls as required.
  • Verifies conformance of finished work piece to specifications.
  • Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or part program.
  • Confers with supervisors/leads or others to resolve machining 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 the Human Resources Director of any safety and health concerns and problems.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Ability to monitor and evaluate CNC programming.
  • Independent, advanced ability to use precision measuring tools.
  • Ability to identify and evaluate the condition of all standard and special cutters, materials and tools.
  • Thorough familiarity with CNC machinery and their individual parts in assigned area.
  • Thorough understanding of work orders, blueprints, tooling and workflow in assigned area.
  • Strong knowledge of quality system concepts and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of American Sign Language preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F

Please send cover letter and resume to or to:
The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
Attn.: Kevin Daniel
2501 S. Plum Street
Seattle, Washington 98144

Telephone: (206) 973-4060
Fax: (206) 436-2244

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