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PDS Tech Inc CNC Machinist-Vertical/Horizontal Mill, 2nd shift in De Pere, Wisconsin

Produces machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine; maintaining quality and safety standards; keeping records; maintaining equipment and supplies.


  • Plans machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).

  • Plans stock inventory by checking stock is correct to the part being made.

  • Programs mills and lathes by entering instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tools, offsets, compensation; calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; proving part programs.

  • Sets-up mills and/or lathes by installing and adjusting three-jaw chucks, installing and indicating vices, fixture plates, parallels, tools, attachments, stops.

  • Loads machine by lifting stock into position either into a vice, three jaw chuck or to a fixture plate/parallels.

  • Verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample work pieces; adhering to international standards.

  • Ability to take measurements accurately using various measurement tools; micrometers, calipers, set up and read bore gage.

  • Maintains specifications by observing drilling, boring, grooving, and cutting, including turning/milling, facing, knurling and threading operations; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.

  • Needs to be able to work OT with little notice when required.

  • Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.

  • Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.

  • Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.

  • Documents actions by completing production and quality logs.

  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.

  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.


  • 2 year associates degree is preferred but not required

  • Ability to read blueprints

  • Computer skills are preferred

  • Knowledge of machines, hand tools, and measuring equipment

  • Knowledge of raw materials being used

  • Ability to communicate effectively

  • Must have excellent problem solving skills


Ideal candidate will have some experience with fabrication or machining. Prefer to have individual to be able to read and interpret drawings.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.