CNC Machine Operator - 6PM - 6AM


Asheboro, NC, US

REQ ID:  43989


With over 80 years as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers through materials science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions. Customers across aerospace, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation turn to Kennametal to help them manufacture with precision and efficiency. Every day approximately 8,700 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated $2 billion in revenues in fiscal 2022. Learn more at Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

CNC Machine Operator
Rotating - 12 Hour Shift (2/2/3) 6:00 pm - 6:00 am
Pay: $20.00/hour starting pay + shift differential
Salary determination is based on overall experience
$1000 sign-on bonus


Job Summary:

Sets up and operates equipment’s operational feed and speed; follows established procedures for operating various conventional and/or CNC (computerized numerical control) manufacturing equipment for tasks such as cutting, grinding, and threading to fabricate, form or shape manufactured parts, tools, or parts assemblies from raw materials.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manufactures quality products to dimensional specifications in order to meet customers’ demands.
  • Selects and measures raw materials and parts to specifications to prepare for production processing.
  • Load the CNC program and adjust for basic-level programming changes.
  • Set up and operate, in an efficient timely manner, machine tools, such as mill-turns, mills, lathes, or grinders.
  • Align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, or materials onto machines. 
  • Work from and read blueprints and set and check work to various quality control gages.
  • Move all materials, either physically or mechanically, necessary to complete assignments.
  • Perform inspection of machined products by selecting and setting up precision gaging to ensure external and internal quality specifications and requirements.
  • Operate up to four CNC machines simultaneously.
  • Performs specialized technical tasks required to support operations (e.g., IT development, research support, skilled trade).

Education and Experience

  • High School Degree or GED.
  • Technical school certification or an Apprenticeship program of completion is preferred.
  • Manufacturing experience of 1 - 3 years of automated/CNC experience is required.

Basic Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Basic troubleshooting and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to modify program parameters.
  • Ability to handle basic or standard CNC complexity.
  • Working knowledge and skills to perform a defined set of analytical/scientific methods or operational processes.
  • Applies experience and skills to complete assigned work within own area of expertise.
  • Complete all necessary documentation, electronic data entries, and communications accurately and timely.
  • Understand written instructions, willing and able to communicate those instructions to others.
  • Read process instructions and drawings and recognize/attend to details.
  • Adhere to and follow all company safety policies and procedures to assure commitment to a 100% safe work environment.
  • Support the Lean Enterprise initiatives and continuously strive to improve customer satisfaction through improved quality, reduction in waste, and improved productivity.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) methods of dimensioning, as well as proper use and care of precision measurement tools.
  • Knowledge of shop math, including geometry and conversions.
  • Interpersonal skills with good communication working in a team environment. 



  1. We offer a generous benefits package including but not limited to; Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life Insurance, PTO, and 401(k) with company matching at 6%. EEO.
  2. $20.00/hr starting pay. Salary determination is based on overall experience.
  3. Shift Differential Pay.
  4. Tuition Reimbursement.
  5. Willing to train individuals with an education in CNC machining.
  6. $1,000 Sign-On Bonus.


Kennametal Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. As such, it is the policy of Kennametal Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, veteran status, or other protected status, group, or characteristic under federal, state, and/or local law or regulation. It is Kennametal Inc.'s policy to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

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