Posted on: August 4, 2022
Responsible for set-up and operation of CNC machines in
compliance with inch and metric drawing specifications. Possess the
ability operating and performing set ups on both vertical and
horizontal milling machines. Responsible for the proper use and
maintenance of all measuring tools and devices used in inspection
of all components. Works under general supervision. Although the
location of the position is in Sterling, VA, from time to time it
may be required to undertake duties at other Thorlabs
Essential Job Functions - include the following, but are not
Performs set ups on both Vertical and Horizontal CNC Milling
Machines (3 & 4 axis).
Experience with Okuma, Mazak and Fanuc controls.
Understanding of manual programming (G codes/M codes).
Familiar with the operation of DNC systems.
Machines and/or fabricating precision tools and fixturing to tight
tolerances and complex geometries based on specifications.
Solid understanding of mechanical design and dimensioning
principles which includes reading blueprints and geometric
Demonstrates a high level of knowledge in programming and overall
Understands material properties (rates of expansion, strength,
hardness) and special machining requirements.
Measures, inspects and troubleshoots dimensions of finished work
pieces to ensure conformance to specifications.
Completes routine and priority tasks defined by management to
ensure on time deliveries.
Performs periodic machine maintenance such as but not limited to
dismantling or partly dismantling machines and performing repairs
that mainly involve the use of hand tools in scraping and fitting
Comply with safety regulations and maintains clean and orderly work
Minimum 4 years of experience in a similar position preferred plus
training in CNC Programming
High School Diploma or equivalent or equivalent work experience
CNC certification or CNC Trade School, a major plus
Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of Lean Principles including "Just in Time", and Setup
Time Reduction a plus
Prototyping experience a plus
Strong sense of ownership and work ethic, written and verbal
Proficient computer skills is a must
Strong ability to work well in a group atmosphere, and comply with
high quality standards.
Strong ability to shift from one task to another to address
changing production priorities.
Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal
Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified
individuals will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or
expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics,
disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not
intended as and do not create employment contracts. The
organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees
can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.
Keywords: Thorlabs, Sterling , CNC Machinist, Other , Sterling, Virginia
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