CNC Set up Specialist

Elkmont, Alabama

Posted in Medical and Nursing

Job Info


Position Summary: Incumbent is responsible for setting up CNC equipment, training operators, supporting operators, conducting first and last article inspections, in process inspections, supporting material activities such as cutting and delivering steel, operating CNC equipment in a production capacity as needed. Incumbent ensures that optimum productivity is achieved by maintaining equipment in operation, ensuring that operators are able to remain at their stations producing parts, reducing set-up times to improve operational efficiency, reducing cycle times for part processing, and by consistently monitoring operator output against standards.

$27 per hour plus .60 shift diff.

  • Must be able to work second shift Monday Thru Saturday 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM


  • Assist in instilling a zero tolerance for unsafe conditions and/or unsafe acts. A leader by example of "Safety First".
  • Supports CNC operations to achieve maximum productivity by:
    • Performing technically intensive changeovers
    • Providing CNC operator support via training, materials, productivity monitoring and feedback.
    • Troubleshooting production related problems.
    • Assisting in-process quality inspections.
    • Running production when not providing one of the above.
  • Drives production process improvements through reduced set-up times, increased outputs and improved first pass yields.
  • Measure dimensions of finished workpieces to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments, templates, and fixtures.
  • Mount, install, align, and secure tools, attachments, fixtures, and workpieces on machines, using hand tools and precision measuring instruments.
  • Stop machines to remove finished workpieces or to change tooling, setup, or workpiece placement, according to required machining sequences.
  • Check to ensure that workpieces are properly lubricated and cooled during machine operation.
  • Calculate dimensions or tolerances, using instruments, such as micrometers.
  • Machine parts to specifications, using machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders.
  • Measure, examine, or test completed units to check for defects and ensure conformance to specification, using precision instruments, such as micrometers.
  • Uses Effective and Respectful communication style to support operators in finding ways to improve productivity, quality, efficiencies, and safety.


  • Must pass standard hands-on assessment to be considered for this position.
  • Must pass the CNC Operator test with a score of at least 80%.
  • 3 year's experience as a CNC Operator including completing own set ups on CNC machines.
  • Demonstrated history of a positive attitude and good team work skills.
  • Able to read and interpret blue prints, and use precision measuring devices.
  • Able to operate various machines including side loader, forklifts.
  • Must be able to identify, locate and use various tools that they may need to load into the machine.
  • Mechanical aptitude in working with a variety of machines. (Advanced shop math skills to include calculation of machine cycle times, operational efficiencies, a plus).
  • Understanding of Snap-on's Quality Management system.
  • Understanding of shop safety requirements.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Snap-on's "Who We Are".
  • Must be a problem solver to be able to troubleshoot the machine if something goes wrong.
  • Understands CNC machines that they are working on and know its capabilities and limitations.
  • Possess a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Must be able to work second shift Monday Thru Saturday 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM

  • Machine Tool Technology Degree or comprable experience (at least 5 years)

Physical Requirements : Physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions are:
  • Sitting, bending, standing and/or walking for an extended length of time (typically 8 hours); Light lifting on a repetitive basis or lifting on an occasional basis of approximately 30 pounds; repetitive motions required in some jobs; visual acuity required in most jobs, eye-hand coordination and the ability to concentrate for extended periods of time.

Environment :
  • Climate controled (air conditioned and heated)
  • NO Rotating shifts
  • Snap-on has been in business over 100 years (Job Security)
  • Essential Worker

Company-paid benefits include:

  • Basic dental.
  • Basic life.
  • Basic accidental death and dismemberment coverage.
  • Short term and long term disability.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Business travel accident insurance.
  • Tuition Reimbursement $5250 per year
  • Other health education programs including smoking cessation, annual wellness screening and seasonal flu shots.

Employee-paid benefits include:
  • Medical ( A choice of 3 Medical Plans)
  • Vision Plan
  • A choice of Two Dental Plans (High Option Plan is employee paid)
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Optional additional Life and Accidental death
  • Legal Services Plan
  • Eligibility for Benefits is after 31 days of employment

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