Job Title:  2nd Shift Lead, CNC Setup/Operator


Waterbury, CT, US, 06705

Business Unit:  Haydon Kerk Pittman
Posting Date:  Nov 21, 2023
Job Description: 

The CNC Shift Lead is primarily responsible for the setup and operation of CNC (Swiss/Citizen) machines in a safe and orderly manner while maximizing production output using efficient and effective methods.  This role also serves as a team leader for 2nd shift, ensuring compliance with all safety, quality, and business standards.  This covers all 2nd-shift working roles including, but not limited to: CNC operation, thread-rolling, and deburring.


What you will do:


Productivity, Cost, & Delivery

  • Operate multiple machines simultaneously while proactively keeping all machines in the department running
  • Troubleshoot advanced and complex programs and maintenance issues
  • Must be able to make changes to machine offsets and/or perform program editing to maintain dimensional accuracy.
  • Review blueprints, tool sheets, routings, and specifications for accuracy and manufacturability
  • Communicate correction and improvement needs to the engineering department



  • Monitor and document part quality for self in CNC department, including first part and in-process inspection using tools, gages, and other methods
  • Assure staff compliance to ISO91000 standards and support audit activities as needed



  • Adhere to and support safety procedures and policies
  • Ensure the building, property, and perimeter are safe and secure at the end of every shift
  • Maintain first aid and forklift certifications


Technical Leadership

  • Assist operators and other employees with troubleshooting, stock, and quality issues during shift
  • Assist with other duties such as programming, maintenance, inspection, deburring, etc.
  • Lead, train, coach, and mentor other employees; share knowledge, skill, experience
  • Document material usage on work orders and minimize scrap
  • Perform and document scheduled periodic maintenance and general upkeep of machines in accordance with recommendations
  • Maintain records of settings for CNC part programs and processes within the scope of the department



  • Assist leadership in maintaining integrity, safety, quality, and production rates; promote and reinforce a clean, safe, and professional shop and work environment
  • Promote quality, on-time delivery, continuous improvement, and best practices
  • Promote and communicate continuous improvements including processes, productivity, quality, and safety
  • Promote collaboration, communication, and teamwork within and outside department and shift
  • Bring problems, violations, and/or conflicts to the attention of department managment


We are looking for:

  • High school diploma or GED; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Advanced manufacturing/machine training and/or advanced certification preferred
  • 3-5 years' experience with Citizen and Swiss CNC Machines
  • Demonstrated leadership experience required
  • CNC programming (ESPRIT) experience a plus
  • Strong communication, organizational, and attention to detail required
  • This position requires standing for long periods of time, up to 8 hours
  • This position required the ability to lift 30+ lbs. occasionally, 20-30 lbs. frequently, and up to 20 lbs. constantly

  • This position may be exposed to various industrial cleaning chemicals and oils


Salary Minimum:  Market
Salary Maximum:  Market
Incentive:  No

Disclaimer: Where a specific pay range is noted, it is a good faith estimate at the time of this posting.  The actual salary offered will be based on experience, skills, qualifications, market / business considerations, and geographic location.

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