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PDS Tech Inc CNC Machinist IV in Machesney Park, Illinois

PDS Tech is seeking candidates for a CNC Machinist position in Rockford, IL.

POC: Clyde (813) 463-2513 or email ccallwood@pdstech.com


Follows standardized, pre-determined procedures to set up and operate computer numerical control and conventional work centers to machine a wide variety of standard and special component parts of average complexity which are utilized in the manufacturing of pneumatic cylinders.

Work from inspection cards, work orders, charts, blueprints and verbal instructions to:

  • *Works at primary computer numerical work center on a regular basis to meet production-scheduling requirements. May occasionally cross train or work at additional work center (s).

  • *Install and adjust various types of tooling in the work centers.

  • *Insert computer programs into CNC work centers.

  • *Cut, and/or position raw materials into machine center jaws/fixtures.

  • *Progress first piece through the initial run analyzing and making standard adjustments to tooling programs and operating parameters of work centers (speeds, feeds, basic M&G codes, etc).

  • *Operate work centers to perform progressive turning, drilling and tapping machine operations, which are of average complexity to produce stated quantities of component parts.

  • *Monitor ongoing operations through machine cycles, load and unload work centers as necessary on a concurrent basis.

  • *Inspect parts for stated dimensions and surface imperfections.

  • *Performs basic troubleshoot to identify problems affecting machining operations involving tooling, materials, work center and programs. Needs assistance from others to resolve.

  • Modify cutting tools as necessary.

    • Prepare the required paperwork and place completed work in designated location.
  • Perform preventative maintenance as required

  • Notify supervisory personnel of equipment and operating difficulties.

  • May assist & train lower level machine positions.


  • Minimum of 6 years CNC machining experience and/or 4 years manual machining experience.

  • Proficient in the use of cutting tools and measuring instruments

  • Read and understand blueprint drawings

What they are looking for

  • Experience setting up and operate CNC milling machines

  • Experience with 3-5 axis lathes (Vertical & Horizonal)

  • Read and interpreted blueprints to perform operation of CNC Lathe machines

  • Experience with drill and tapping

  • Main Controls: Siemens, Fanuc, and Mazatrol

  • Strong Shop Mathematics

  • Programming experience is not required, they will not be programming. Another department covers that.

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.