CNC Machinists

Department: Manufacturing | Location: Saginaw, MI

Status: Hourly, non-exempt | Reports to: Plant Supervisor/Plant Manager

Our employees enjoy a 4 day work week, employer paid medical, dental and vision for the employee, available overtime, company paid apprenticeship program and tuition reimbursement.

Job Summary

Sets up and operates numerically controlled horizontal/vertical lathe/mill to perform machining operations (turning, boring, facing, threading) using castings, forgings and bar stock. Reads process sheets/work instructions and blueprints to determine machining to be performed.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Daily Activities to include:
    • Set up, program and operate equipment as directed
    • Completes customer product requirements as associated with work order
    • Determine appropriate tooling/gages for part production/inspection
    • Perform in-process inspection as required to ensure 100% quality product
    • Identify discrepancies in estimated setup and run times and resolve with leader
    • Responsible for document and data control of programs, tool lists, and other related data with respect to job packets
    • Responsible for cleaning and performing general maintenance on equipment
    • Responsible for maintaining a clean, organized work area
  • Responsible for stopping production if a part or process problem is identified and notifying leader or quality personnel
  • Initiate nonconforming product procedures when necessary
  • Assist in training of other machinists
  • Responsible for identification and elimination of any unnecessary waste
  • Participates in corrective and preventative activities as required
  • Participate in and support the Mistequay Quality System and Environmental, Health and Safety policies
  • Responsible to participate in continuous improvement and associated training
  • Responsible to adhere to the company Quality Policy, and to understand and follow all applicable Quality Work Instructions and Procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • General programming skills
  • Basic shop math (addition, subtraction, trigonometry)
  • Blueprint reading and GD&T skills
  • Ability to perform part inspection using inspection equipment
  • Good understanding of gage calibration
  • Ability to perform own set-ups helpful
  • Basic understanding of Quality Systems
  • Technical trade certification or related experience

Physical Demands/Work Environment

Working conditions are normal for both the administrative and manufacturing environment. Work may involve lifting of materials and product up to 50 pounds. Working in the manufacturing environment requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to safety glasses, gloves. Loose fitting clothes and jewelry are not permitted in manufacturing. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.