5 Axis CNC Machinist/Operator

at Cox Machine Inc. in WICHITA, Kansas, United States

Job Description

5 Axis CNC Machinist/Operator (1st & 2nd shift)

Set up and operate a variety of 5 & 3 axis machines, cutters, and work holding tools to produce precision parts.   Includes reading and understanding the function of precision instruments to verify product conformance.  

Position Responsibilities

  • Calculate dimensions or tolerances, using instruments such as micrometers or calipers and portable CMM or FARO.
  • Machine parts to specifications, using 5 & 3 axis machines
  • Set up, adjust, or operate basic or specialized machine tools used to perform precision machining operations.
  • Align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, or materials onto machines per set up documentation.
  • Measure, examine, or test completed parts to check for defects and ensure conformance to customer using precision instruments, such as micrometers, calipers, and faro arms.
  • Monitor the feed and speed of machines during the machining process.
  • Maintain machine tools in proper operational condition.
  • Study sample parts, blueprints, drawings, or engineering information to determine product conformance
  • Operate equipment to verify operational efficiency.
  • Diagnose machine tool malfunctions to determine need for adjustments or repairs.
  • Confirm with engineering, supervisory, or inspection personnel to verify technical information.
  • Fit and assemble fixtures and cutters to make or repair customer product.
  • Dispose of scrap or waste material in accordance with company policies and environmental regulations.
  • Separate scrap waste and related materials for reuse, recycling, or disposal.
  • Evaluate machining procedures and recommend changes or modifications for improved efficiency or adaptability per Kaizen process.

Basic Skills

  • Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Technical Skills

  • Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Programming Writing computer programs for various purposes.
  • Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

  Handling and Moving Objects

  • Assemble electromechanical or hydraulic systems.
  • Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures.
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
  • Install mechanical components in production equipment.
  • Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment.
  • Move product using pallet jack or fork lift to designated area

Inspecting Equipment

  • Check for safety hazards per 6S checklist
  • Verify calibration and offset alignment of production equipment
  • Verify certification of inspection equipment

Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

  • Maintain production or processing equipment.
  • Replace worn equipment components.

Tools and Technology

  • Boring bars
  • Bayo Reamers
  • Cutters
  • Calipers
  • Micometers
  • Hand Tools
  • Dotcos/Grinders
  • Gauge Pins
  • Drill Presses
  • Power Tools
  • Multiple types of go/no-go gauges
  • Height gauges
  • Air gauges
  • Faro Arms

Technology Analytical software

  • Verisurf Inspection Software
  • GUI Operation Software

Industrial control software

  • Edit CNC
  • HAAS Controls
  • Fanuc Based Controls
  • Siemens Based Controls


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 1-2 years of running 3,4, and 5 axis numerical control machines preferred


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Job Posting: 12381133

Posted On: Jan 13, 2023

Updated On: Jan 17, 2023

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