CNC Set Up Technician

Howell, Michigan, United States

Posted on 03/15/2019 by Omega Point Partners

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Position Details




Manufacturing & Dist / Automotive


Manufacturing / Production

Job Level:

Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)

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We have an immediate opportunity for a CNC Set-up Technician to join a Tier 1 leader in the high volume casting / machining and associated services of metal parts / components used in the automotive industry.  This is a great position with a growing stable manufacturing company and has a competitive compensation package. 


Position is located in Howell Michigan,  Company benefits include Medical with PPO /  HSA Options, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short term / Long term Disability, and a 401k match.





  • Maintains and programs all Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining and automated equipment in order to ensure quality products and minimal down time.
  • 70% of time - Supports all technical matters
  • 15% of time - Prepares machines for prototype installation
  • 15% of time - Changes over revolving jobs
  • Supports all technical matters for machining lines and automated equipment
  • Communicates with Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) Technician to detect problems
  • Executes corrective solutions to fix imperfections
  • Takes on tasks assigned by Technical/ Tooling Engineer
  • Performs CNC machines start up and shutdown
  • Changes worn tools, Edits Programs And Performs Dimensional Analysis
  • Performs troubleshooting of CNC machines and automated equipment.
  • Inspects parts for issues or imperfections and detect source of the matter
  • Performs continuous improvement activities related to tooling, fixturing, process flow, and assembly / automation.
  • Provides assistance, coaching and Training To New And Existing Colleagues
  • Responds to quality and operator machining issues
  • Supports the plant to make process improvements to achieve production efficiency and quality
  • Provides required data reports and system backups
  • Obtains parts needed for new production
  • Loads New Programs For New Production
  • Works toward continually improving processes
  • Learns operations and troubleshoots of new machines
  • Loads and installs different jobs into existing machines that have changing tasks
  • Adjusts machine programming when necessary


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • CNC machining and programing training through school, trade school, or equivalent OJT
  • 3+ years experience as a CNC machinist or setup technician,
  • CNC programming experience M and G Codes
  • Familiarity with CMM reports
  • Able to read blue prints
  • Experience in quality and production machining of aluminum preferred
  • Comprehensive analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • Proven independent thinking with attention to detail
  • Ability to translate technical activities to non-technical personnel

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