Local Motors, Inc.

Knoxville, TN

CNC Operator / Machinist

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for operating and maintaining a hybrid manufacturing cell (additive, subtractive and assembly, 3D printing, milling, and robotic emplacement). As a CNC Operator/Machinist, you will conduct all manufacturing processes involving the hybrid cell and support development work that utilizes the cell.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that work areas are safe, that safety policies and procedures are being followed, and that good standards of housekeeping are being followed
  • Demonstrated proficiency (preferably 2+ years) in setting up and operating CNC machines
  • Load material in printer and all perform necessary set up steps for printing
  • Ensure that tooling and fixtures are identified in advance and are available when needed
  • Participate in production meetings to report on the status of Engineering activities, highlight needs and issues, and participate in discussions regarding the business
  • Follow production guidelines and specifications
  • Carry out preventative maintenance items and basic repair on CNC machines to keep machines up and running
  • Report any issues to the supervisor on duty
  • Perform other tasks as assigned
  • Must be willing to work in a cross-functional organization and be willing to support other area of build based on production needs
  • Understand the company Quality Management System and ensure that all policies, procedures, and work instructions are followed
  • Edit programs as needed to keep parts in tolerance and machines running
  • Set or adjust work and tool offsets so machines are making parts in tolerance
  • Check parts to make sure they are in tolerance
  • Help maintain backup tooling for production CNCs

Educational Requirements

  • High school diploma / GED / Equivalent education
  • Previous experience working in a factory is beneficial
  • Knowledge of 3D printing and machining preferred
  • Basic CAD and CAM software proficiency preferred
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong communication, technical and mechanical skill
  • Physical dexterity
  • Capable of lifting 50 pounds
  • Available for shift work


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