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Machine Shop Job, Wichita, KS

CNC Machinist

Metal Arts Machine Co. is seeking a CNC machinist to aid our company in its mission to deliver custom metal parts of superior quality at incredible prices. As one of our CNC machine operators, you will interpret client specifications, set up the machine and monitor it as it operates. You will make critical contributions to our company’s reputation, ensuring the excellence of our products by following inspection protocols and detecting errors before products are released. You will report to the assigned lead.

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Job Responsibilities

  • Determine the fixtures, attachments and tools necessary to complete jobs according to set-up documents, and mount them to the machine before beginning cutting
  • Discuss project specifications with engineers and supervisors to guarantee consistency between plans and products, and collaborate to modify designs when existing ones are not feasible
  • Oversee cutting process, make adjustments throughout each job, catch mistakes as they happen, take necessary measures to eliminate errors and notify lead of any changes made
  • Supervise machine temperatures, ensure the machine has adequate warm-up and cool-down time between jobs and replace coolant periodically
  • Review and interpret cutting plans, enter them into control outlets before jobs and alter them to correct mistakes when necessary
  • Inspect all finished products for accuracy and uniformity to ensure product quality and uphold the company reputation
  • Perform daily, weekly and monthly maintenance tasks to ensure machine longevity, including lubrication, cleaning and tool replacement

Job Skills and Qualifications


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • At least one year of experience operating CNC machines
  • Comfortable using tools and maintaining machinery


  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities
  • Values precision and enforces quality standards
  • Ability to understand G-code and M-code