CNC Setup Operator in Aiken, SC at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 11/7/2018

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    Aiken, SC
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Job Description

Seeking a mid-level CNC machinist with 2+ years’ experience. To be considered for this role, you must possess a sound understanding in the setup of CNC, uploading/downloading programs, GD&T, reading and understanding blueprints, G-code reading/writing, use of measurement equipment, and more. Relocation candidates are welcome and assistance is provided. For immediate consideration, please send your updates resume to


  • Efficiently setup CNC machine(s) to part print specifications by following the setup process.
    • Uploading and downloading job programs from the system
    • Identifying all appropriate tooling and set all tooling to the proper length and/or diameter and verifying units/stations/tooling are properly centered.
  • Operate and maintain production needs and maintain quality of parts by inspecting part dimensions given by the appropriate method and tooling sheet.


  • Responsible for reading and interpreting blue prints including GD&T
  • Read, write and edit programs in G-Code and other CAD/CAM software and identify areas of opportunity for program efficiency.
  • Verify revision levels on method sheet, tooling sheet and router match, alerting Supervisor if discrepancies are found.
  • Identify, document and dispose of scrap.
  • Must setup and load material into a bar feeder/bar loader.
  • Step through program and make offsets to complete a part to print specifications.
  • Verify revision levels on router and method sheets.
  • Install appropriate tooling and touch off.
  • Change inserts, drill boring bars, etc. when needed and return all usable tooling to the tool crib. Recycle all Carbide tooling.
  • Troubleshoot any production issue in regards to machining and getting assistance for program related issues.
  • Add hydraulic oil and/or cutting fluids to the machine(s) when needed.
  • Make appropriate offsets and/or speed and feed adjustments to program if needed to maintain part quality.
  • Train others and share knowledge
  • Obey all safety rules and stop work if continuing is unsafe or will create an unsafe condition. Report all safety concerns immediately.

Perform any other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.


  • Knowledge of CNC machine(s) setup
  • Knowledge of inserts including wear characteristics, insert style (WNMG, VNMG, CCMT, etc.), insert nose radius and grade of insert.
  • Operate all aspects of the machines; (powering machines up and down, bar feed operation, restarts, faults, etc.)
  • Read and use calipers, micrometers and other measuring equipment
  • Tooling knowledge and the ability to identify types of tooling and tooling wear characteristics
  • Programming knowledge and ability
  • Excellent communication skills required
  • Act with the utmost integrity, professionalism and positive attitude.
  • Must be a team player.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of two (2) year’s experience as a CNC Machinist II or equivalent
  • Basic Shop Math
  • Advanced blue print reading
  • Geometrical Dimensioning & Tolerance
  • Experience using Calipers, Micrometers, Height Stands and Bore Gages.
  • Must clearly demonstrate ability to set up multiple machines and pass an assessment prior to moving to in LG6


  • Basic Valve School- 30 days                                           


  • While performing duties you may be required to stand, walk, stoop, bend, twist and/or lift up to 50 pounds throughout an entire shift. May be required to work more than 8 hours in a day or 40 hours in a week based on production needs.


  • Exposed to manufacturing plant conditions and elements including but not limited to noise, dust, dirt, oil, and grease.
  • PPE's will be required including safety glasses, ear plugs and/or safety shoes.
  • May be required to work at different work stations as determined by business needs.


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Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.



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