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Operator CNC 2 or 3

Company: Rochester Precision Optics LLC
Location: West Henrietta
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:


Operator CNC 2


Machine Shop

Reports to

Machine Shop Manager


RPO is a global leader in precision optics, optical components, and optical assemblies. We specialize in a full spectrum of products & services including - Design and Engineering, Systems Integration, Lens Assembly, Visible and Infrared Components, Glass and Plastic Molded Aspheres, and Thin Film Coating. As one of the fastest growing companies in Rochester, RPO offers exciting career paths and work on market-leading programs. See below one of many career opportunities to join to RPO team!

Job Summary

An Operator CNC will be responsible for working closely with his/her manager, supervisor and or team to monitor and produce high precision components. The job requires attention to fine detail and an ability to maintain consistent process proven by frequent in process inspection. In addition to processing parts, operators are required to maintain equipment, documentation and tooling required.

Job Responsibilities

Core Job Duties:

Run machine and meet daily production targets

Regularly required to take detailed measurements with Micrometers, Calipers, Indicators, Height Gauges, Thread Gauges, Pin Gauges, CMM, Smart Scope, and Comparator.

Communicate with Lead or area Manager about any issues or problems in production immediately

Process parts or components on jobs in que at a minimum of 100% of your available time

Ensure that all required data entry is occurring for each job and that all required information is being accurately entered

Adhere to check good pass good inspection criteria and in process inspection for all jobs

Strict adherence to trained process / work instruction and ownership of communicating any inconsistency, questions, or issues

Clean and maintain machinery and work area in department daily

Deburring parts.

Area Specific Job Duties:

Start up and warm up machines

Replace cutting tools and inserts

Touch off tools

Ability to perform basic part set-ups.

Accurately measure parts and determine adjustments needed

Control cutter and work offsets.

Inspection of finished parts to determine parts meet specification.

Train, assist, and support other employees running jobs to keep parts in tolerance.

Provide Inspection documentation, review notebooks, in process inspection documentation, and insure inspections are being recorded at production machining centers.

Question and review any issues with Machine Shop Supervisor, and Technical Lead in your area.

Must be available to work unscheduled overtime to meet production needs.

Qualifications, Requirements and Competencies

Educational Requirements:

GED or High school diploma

Vocational education or solid work experience.

Minimum Requirements:

5-10 years of relevant experience

Familiarity with computers to include but not limited to Microsoft Office

Proficient math skills

Ability to follow directions and attention to detail

Capable of understanding mechanical drawings

Ability to work in a challenging, fast paced and high-stress environment

Good mental dexterity and decision making

Excellent communication skills

Analytical troubleshooting / problem solving

Good time management skills

Experienced in Machine Set-ups

Understanding Mechanical drawings and GD&T

Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents. Ability to communicate effectively to team members and management.

Additional Requirements:

Pursuant to ITAR, EAR, and other export compliance laws and regulations, applicants for this position must be U.S. Persons as defined by U.S. law, i.e., U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents ("Green Card" holders), persons granted refugee status or asylum status in the United States, or temporary residents granted amnesty.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, reach with hands and arms and to use hands and fingers to handle, maneuver parts

The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear

The job may involve prolong periods of sitting/standing

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. May involve prolonged periods of magnified inspection (eye strain)

Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp

The employee is frequently required to use the computer

The job will require regular lifting and moving of 30-50 lbs.

Work Environment:

May involve the use of oils and solvents.

Subject to some soilage and irritation from cleaning solutions. (Lab Coats provided)

Generally, works in a clean environment and works to maintain the environment as such.

Safety Glasses are required

May require area specific safety training

This position works in a manufacturing environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne paper particles.

May work at different workstations as needs require

Compensation & Benefits

RPO offers highly competitive, total compensation packages linked directly to employee's professional experience. RPO's benefits include Tuition Reimbursement Program, Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, 9 paid holidays, generous paid vacation, and sick time and a 401(k) plan after a 60-day waiting period. Additionally, we work a 4-day 40-hour work week that provides for every Friday as a non-workday.


This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Rochester Precision Optics is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people.


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States, and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

4-10 hour workdays, Monday - Thursday.
6AM - 4:30PM


Keywords: Rochester Precision Optics LLC, Rochester , Operator CNC 2 or 3, Other , West Henrietta, New York

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