CNC Associate
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 4/12/2018

Job Description


CNC Associate 1st shift Operates CNC machines to fabricate parts using programs and process documents. Assembles machined parts into complete units using process prints and instructions. Ensures conformity using various gauging and measuring techniques. Complies with and follows documented processes as they relate to start-up, manufacturing techniques, quality check schedules, PM’s, clean-up, and productivity, and record-keeping.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty once fully trained, as well as willingness to train others in the area. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


  • Selects, aligns, and secures workholding fixtures, chuck jaws, cutting tools, attachments, accessories on lathes and machining centers.
  • Possibly could set controls to regulate machining factors, such as speed, feed, coolant flow, or enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.      
  • Observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining.
  • Verifies conformance of finished workpiece to specifications using precision measuring instruments.  Verifies dimensions and alignment of assembly using measuring instruments, such as micrometers, height gauges, and gauge blocks.
  • May install machine replacement parts in mechanisms, machines and equipment, and test operation to ensure functionality and performance.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area and maintain all equipment, to like new appearance, according to maintenance plans and established procedures.
  • Participates in cell meetings and events.
  • May confer with engineers, Production Technician, production personnel, programmers, or others to resolve machining or assembly problems. Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Documents actions by completing production and quality logs.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, clients, co-workers and management.
  • Continue to grow lean knowledge and use the tools to identify and assist with continuous improvement.
  • Other duties may be assigned.      
  • During periods of varying product demand, may be assigned to various manufacturing duties across value streams.

Job Requirements


Decision making and solving problems


Ability to prioritize

Exceptional integrity

High degree of professionalism


Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Area expert

Team player


High School Diploma or GED preferred. Previous machining background. General mathematical abilities. Knowledge of calipers and micrometers. Experience with geometric dimensional tolerances.

Key Performance Metrics


Product quality

On-time delivery



The ability to read and interpret documents such as general business periodicals, safety rules, quality instruction and process documentation, operating and maintenance instructions, technical and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports, productivity charts, and production correspondences. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of employees and managers, customers, clients and the general public.


Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Higher math skills including geometry and trigonometry and concepts necessary to prove out and modify part programs.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and to stand 100% of the day. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal to moderate.


If a conditional offer of employment is extended, the following pre-hire requirements will be administered and assessed; certain proof of your legal right to work in the United States in compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Service rules, pre-employment drug screen, general physical abilities, and background checks, as appropriate.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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