Allegion CNC Operator, 2nd Shift in Princeton, Illinois

CNC Operator, 2nd Shift

The CNC Operator is responsible for the operation of the CNC machine and for the autonomous maintenance of the equipment. In addition, CNC Operators will be responsible for the equipment performance output metrics and quality of parts processed through the Machining Department. Operators will be required to adhere to standard work, perform set-ups, and meet production requirements.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, which are to be performed accurately, efficiently, within company safety and quality standards, and within required time frames as needed. Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • 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

  • Transfer commands from servers to computer numerical control (CNC) modules, using computer network links

  • Check to ensure that workpieces are properly lubricated and cooled during machine operation

  • Set up and operate computer-controlled machines or robots to perform one or more machine functions on workpieces

  • Insert control instructions into machine control units to start operation

  • Review program specifications or blueprints to determine and set machine operations and sequencing, finished workpiece dimensions, or numerical control sequences

  • Monitor machine operation and control panel displays and compare readings to specifications to detect malfunctions

  • Enter commands or load control media, such as tapes, cards, or disks, into machine controllers to retrieve programmed instructions

  • Modify cutting programs to account for problems encountered during operation and save modified programs

  • Calculate machine speed and feed ratios and the size and position of cuts

  • Adjust machine feed and speed, change cutting tools, or adjust machine controls when automatic programming is faulty or if machines malfunction

  • Implement changes to machine programs and enter new specifications, using computers

  • Determine condition of tooling to ensure efficiency of operation and minimization of scrap

  • Perform quality checks, including statistical sampling, process capability monitoring

  • Run first piece, inspect, and obtain Quality Department approval where required

  • Follow safety regulations; keep work areas and equipment clean and orderly using 5S standards

  • May perform other duties as assigned and extend into other areas as needed

  • Flexibility to work overtime as required

  • Perform tasks in a timely and accurate manner KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to use a variety of gauges

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships

  • Ability to work effectively in independent situations and exercise good judgment to reach sound conclusions

  • Ability to use Kanban workflow for optimal build performance

  • Must demonstrate strong analytical/problem-solving skills and time management skills

  • Must demonstrate strong verbal communication skills

  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions, schedules, rules, procedures, etc.

  • Ability to read, interpret, and perform from various documents, including method sheets, assembly drawings, production reports, blueprints, printed shop schedules, KanBan cards/boards, operating maintenance instruction and procedure manuals, etc.

  • Ability to properly identify components and gain extensive parts knowledge

  • Ability to identify and obtain appropriate parts for work station operation

  • Ability to judge distances, spatial relationships, and perform visual and / or mechanical inspections; ability to distinguish colors and finishes

  • Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming

  • Intermediate math and computer skills; ability to use the AS400 computer application

  • Ability to use precision measuring tools and equipment, including micrometers and calipers

  • Ability to perform jobs at the same or lower labor grade than current job PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to demonstrate manual dexterity; ability to use fingers and hands to feel, handle, or squeeze; reach with hands and arms; twist/turn body; perform repetitive motions

  • Ability to stand, walk, and/or sit, frequently and for extended periods of time

  • Ability to occasionally climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl

  • Ability to continuously lift up to 5 pounds, frequently lift up to 25 pounds, occasionally lift up to 60 pounds, and rarely lift over 60 pounds. Any lifts over 35 pounds should be done with assistance. MECHANICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance

  • Ability to use two hand controls

  • Ability to use pneumatic tools

  • Ability to use testing equipment


  • Exposure to various chemicals including greases, oils, and adhesives in safe exposure amounts and approved for use in our facility by EHS

  • Exposure to temperature changes

  • Exposure to moderate noise levels with intermittent loud noises

  • Exposure to vibration

  • Exposure to dirt and/or dust

  • Exposure to sharp objects and parts

  • Exposure to moving mechanical parts, protected by approved guarding and controls EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • One year of related experience

*This job description is not intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee and are subject to change as necessitated by operational requirements.

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