CNC Vertical Mill Operator

CNC Vertical Mill Operator Job Description


Sparks, MD
Employment Type: 
Full Time
Job Category: 
High School or GED

Rugged Science is looking for a strong candidate to be a key player in fabricating aluminum enclosures for our products. A full-time, first-shift, CNC Vertical Mill Set Up Operator is needed to provide expertise in processing metal work through designated work centers and equipment. The CNC Vertical Mill Set Up Operator will be responsible for processing aluminum through our machining center. Parts will be constructed for production volumes, prototypes, and any other shop or facility needs. Activities of the CNC Vertical Mill Set Up Operator will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Strictly adhere to all safety requirements

  • Be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Set up of CNC Vertical Mill

    • Create program offsets
    • Program overrides as needed
    • Manual operation as needed
  • Operation of CNC Vertical Mill

  • Perform all documentation as required

  • Change tooling as needed

  • Load/unload of raw materials and finished parts

  • Monitor CNC Vertical Mill for processing errors

  • Utilize various measuring and inspection tools

  • Perform 1st piece verification off machine prior to releasing production

  • Reviews/reads blueprints and specifications

  • Clarifies work specifications.

  • Perform work within expected rates and costs

  • Assist in processing prototypes and special orders

  • Provide feedback to leadership regarding fabrication limitations and best practices.

  • Follows Company procedures regarding material movement

  • Reports directly to the Fabrication Shop Manager.

  • Occasional day travel may be required

    The ideal candidate will have the following experiences:

  • High school graduate required

  • 5 years’ experience in machining

    • Vertical mill
    • HAAS experience a plus
  • 2 years’ experience with MRP systems

  • Paint experience a plus

  • Aluminum fabrication experience a plus

  • Chromate conversion experience a plus

  • Lift truck training a plus

    The ideal candidate will have the following traits:

  • Self-motivated

  • Desire and drive to keep busy

  • Mechanically inclined

  • Metal working knowledge

  • Technology oriented

  • Desire to learn new processes

  • Fraction to decimal conversion

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

  • Valid driver’s license (Required)


Rugged Science is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Manufacturing Company