CNC Operator (6Pm-6Am)

Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc Springfield , MA 01105

Posted 2 months ago


Perform machinist duties associated with production of components for pistols, revolvers and rifles. Operate computer numerical controlled machines to fabricate parts. Machinists are expected to have achieved advanced skills and be able to perform complex production work in the following areas: set-up, tech support, and advanced CNC machining.


  • Performing all general/intermediate machinist duties and responsibilities

  • Setting-up CNC equipment

  • Loading feed mechanism

  • Verifying settings and adjusting CNC accordingly

  • Maintaining safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations

  • Maintaining equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements

  • Managing a co-worker (most positions have a loader/unloader as a helper)

  • Ability to manage a normal work load operating 6-10 CNC machines

  • Documenting actions by completing production and quality logs

  • Working with all floor supervisors and team leaders, making every effort to maintain production schedules, and limiting waste, scrap, re-works or turn backs

  • Working with Quality Control personnel to maintain the highest quality product

  • Regular attendance (as defined by our policies) is required


Experience, Competencies and Education

  • High School/GED preferred

  • Associate's degree and/or equivalent experience in related discipline preferred

  • 1-3 years related experience is preferred (typically a CNC certification requires completion of a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training)

  • CNC certification preferred

  • Knowledge of CNC controls (ie: Fanuc, Yaznac, Mazak, Okuma), with experience operating Mazak, Mori Seiki, Matsuura, Okuma, Haas, Tsugami (Swiss Turn), and Citizen Screw machines

  • Experience running CNC vertical and horizontal milling machines with 4 and 5 axes, and lathes with 7 and 9 axes

  • Experience with off-line tool setter (Parlec helpful)

  • Ability to interpret CMM reports and adjust CNC accordingly

  • Knowledge of SPC (Statistical Process Control) and the ability to adjust machines to a chart

Must have math skills equal to that used in a machining environment

  • Must have and demonstrate excellent conceptual skills, process improvement, verbal communication, functional and technical skills, controls and instrumentation skills, supply management, tooling, coordination, inventory control, attention to detail, and judgment

  • Must have working command of the English language

  • Must be able to read, write and interpret the English language

  • Must be able to communicate in English verbally and in writing (basic verbal instructions, simple written memos and instructions)

  • Basic computer skills preferred


  • Must be able to sit, stand, walk, climb, bend, stoop, push, pull, carry, reach, twist

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds


Within the Smith & Wesson manufacturing facility, employees may be exposed to manufacturing noise, airborne liquid chemicals, fine particulate dust, ambient temperatures, and industrial lighting. Work environment is similar to most manufacturing operations. May be exposed to excessive noise, temperatures, hazards associated with working around moving machinery, work in confined quarters, exposure to vibrations and shop lighting, continuous exposure to hot temperatures, may be humid, odors, dust, continuous exposure to mechanical hazards, and occasional exposure to chemical hazards.

The following Personal Protective Equipment is required:

  • Safety glasses with side shields and hearing protection required when on manufacturing floor

The use of additional personal protective equipment (PPE) may be required when a job task(s) is being completed in or around your assigned department or in another department, this includes safety eyewear, hearing protection, and safety footwear


Adverse environmental conditions such as noise, heat and fumes are detailed in this section along with the frequency of exposure. Most professional & executive job descriptions are assumed to be under 'Normal Office Conditions'.

  • Firing/Shooting range

  • Outdoor range training environment with possible adverse weather conditions

  • Office environment

  • Be able to handle loud noises

  • Be able to handle difficult customers

  • Be able to diffuse stressful situations

  • Lead exposure

  • Business casual attire

  • Sleeved shirts, full pants

  • Closed toe and closed back shoes

  • Eye, ear and head protection worn on all ranges



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