CNC Operator

Job Locations US-PA-Lititz
# of Openings


The computer numeric controlled (CNC) Programmer/Operator I is responsible for programming computer numeric controlled machine tools. They will be responsible for not only creating new G&M code for equipment to read, but also maintaining and correcting existing programs resident to the company server with support from others. Level I programmers will generate programs per postings on the CNC List(s) with consultation from higher level programmers and others when required. They understand some standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the particular field. A low degree of creativity and latitude is required. This position is also second shift. 


  • Program various CNC machines utilizing MASTERCAM software approved by Tait from solid models, drawings, and any other format provided by other departments such as design
  • Maintain, optimize, and share settings as well as parameters resident to MASTERCAM software approved by Tait such as tooling libraries with assistance from higher level programmers
  • Ability to perform machining calculations including, but not limited to speeds and feeds in a diverse range of tooling and raw materials
  • Nest parts efficiently when and where applicable per production demands
  • Read and interpret blueprints, diagrams, as well as job travellers for direction
  • Establish and maintain professional and productive relationships with all level CNC Operators
  • Develop manufacturing documentation and distribute to the operators as well as others in an organized fashion
  • Able to allocate 80% or more hours “Directly” to contracted jobs each and every shift.
  • Identify, select, locate, and build any and all required tooling for production
  • Recognize any and all tool wear as well as breakage detection
  • Problem solvers that must be able to find resolution quickly and easily
  • Maintain visual perception of finished product and recognize unacceptable burrs, an out of tolerance finish, or any other machining defects.
  • Complete assignments and production sequences based upon the CNC List(s) to meet production goals & schedules as well as input from the machine shop management team
  • Conducts quality control by inspection of materials, products, and equipment to detect defects or malfunctions proactively in conjunction with assigned CNC Operators
  • Assists with basic machine tool maintenance practices when required
  • Manage priorities as they change throughout a shift
  • Assist in process / tooling development for manufacturing
  • Adhere to all company safety policies and procedures as well as sanitation regulations


  • Degree: High school or trade school graduate or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • # Years of Experience: 0-3 years of CNC programming experience in MASTERCAM software that are approved by TAIT
  • Have a mechanical aptitude
  • Proficiency in mathematics, and experience using AutoCAD, MASTERCAM & MS Office
  • Strong oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to handle changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to read as well as write M&G code
  • Prior CNC programming experience is a must in milling, turning, and routing environments is a plus
  • Experience with MASTERCAM and Feature CAM is a plus
  • Strong commitment to detail and error-free performance


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