Milling Set-up Technician – Forest City Gear

Set-up and operate CNC mills.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ability to set up, troubleshoot, and operate machinery in secondary department including mills, honing, and lapping machines as a plus.
  • Ability to assemble parts as needed
  • Verify part quantity with the job traveler
  • Make machine adjustments as required to maintain print specifications
  • Study and determine the part tolerances and methods of measurement for each job
  • Deburr parts when necessary
  • Ability to run more than one machine while maintaining run times and quality as required
  • Use micrometers, height gages, optical comparators and visual checks for part inspection
  • Maintain a clean and organized department and work area
  • Communicate with coworkers and supervisor as needed
  • Determine when cutters needs replacement or resharpening
  • Assist in determining tooling & fixturing needs
  • Interpret blue prints
  • Complete all necessary paperwork as required in a timely & accurate manner
  • Continually analyze and improve machining process to improve efficiency and quality
  • Machine programming
  • Inspection sheet creation
  • Prep for future jobs
  • Update process prints
  • Update inventory for tools and fixturing

Non-Essential Job Functions:

  • Train others as needed
  • Work on miscellaneous projects as needed


  • Medical, Dental, Prescription, Eye
  • Holiday shut-down
  • Paid vacation and paid personal time
  • Life insurance, 401K
  • Education opportunities

Environmental Conditions:

  • Noise intensity level exposed with this job Loud
  • Exposure to fumes, odors, dusts, and gases Occasionally
  • Exposure to hazard of moving mechanical parts Occasionally


  • Minimum of five years on CNC machines at least two years on mills
  • Ability to think critically and ask questions of others in order to foster continuous learning efforts
  • Ability to use micrometers, indicators, and precision gages
  • Attention to detail
  • Sense of urgency
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to develop alternative solutions when needed
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to adhere to 6S and lean standards
  • Ability to stand and walk for up to 5 hours at a time
  • Ability to occasionally lift boxes up to 40lbs and regularly lift boxes up to 20lbs
  • Knowledge of all departmental machine capabilities
  • Basic general inspection equipment knowledge and skills
  • Basic materials knowledge
  • Communication skills to train others as needed
  • Basic math & geometry skills (Math skills including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry)
  • Work in a safe manner in execution of all duties

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift/carry 20-50 pounds
    • (upward pulling)
  • Lift/carry Occasionally
  • Stooping Occasionally
    • (bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist, requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles)
  • Reaching Frequently
    • (extending hands and arms in any direction including upward and downward)
  • Walking Occasionally
    • (with normal breaks)
  • Sitting Occasionally
    • (with normal breaks)
  • Standing Frequently
    • (with normal breaks)