CNC Machinist Lathe Setup & Operate

Projects, Inc.

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Glastonbury, CT

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:



Projects Inc. is looking for an experienced CNC Lathe Operator. Projects Inc. is a manufacturer of complex small machined components in the Aerospace and Power Systems industries and has been in business for over fifty years. The Lathe Operator will be responsible for the set up and operation of various lathe machines. This position requires an experienced operator who is about to also handle setup and is a proactive and results-oriented individual.


  • Set up and operate various Lathe jobs ensuring part conforms to specifications and requirements.
  • Make offsets and necessary modifications or adjustments to ensure parts are to spec.
  • Perform in a fast paced environment meeting or exceeding production standards with a mindset for both Quality and Productivity.
  • Read and understand blueprints and work instructions/operations sheets.
  • Accurately verify and document dimensions using standard measuring instruments, such as micrometers, depth gages, height gages, dial calipers, and Optical Comparators.
  • Hold tight tolerances associated with the machining of precision Aerospace, and Power Generation parts.
  • Being able to troubleshoot and offer suggestions on how to resolve machining problems/issues is helpful but not required.
  • Maintain 5S practices on machines and in the work area. Comply with all company and safety rules and regulations. Wear necessary personal protective equipment as required.
  • Maintain a positive attitude.
  • In addition to Lathe duties, cross-training may be required to learn and perform other duties as necessary.


 Job Requirements: Physical Limitations: Work may require bending, lifting up to fifty (50) pounds, pulling, pushing, sitting, reaching, and standing for up to eight (8) hours per day. Minimum Education Required: High School Diploma, technical school degree, or equivalent. Minimum 3 Years of Experience setting up CNC Lathe machines (Fanuc controls, Hardinge, Mori Seiki machines).Key Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Great work ethic and attitude
  • Ability to learn and understand
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Detail-oriented
  • Teamwork
  • Strong desire to succeed

Hourly Pay Range:  $21.00 to $28.00


Acknowledgments: The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their manager.

Projects Incorporated is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, medical condition, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or any other basis protected by law.

Drug-Free and Alcohol-Free Workplace

In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, Projects is committed to providing a safe, quality-oriented, and productive work environment. Alcohol and drug use and abuse pose a threat to the health and safety of our employees, to the security of our equipment, facilities, and product quality. For these reasons, Projects is dedicated to the elimination of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace.

This policy applies to all employees and all applicants for employment at Projects. Human Resources is responsible for the administration of this policy.


Applicants being considered for hire must pass a drug test after written acceptance of an offer of employment and before beginning work. Refusal to submit to testing will result in disqualification of further employment consideration.

All applicants are subject to pre-employment drug testing and will be assigned to a testing facility designated by Projects and directed to provide a urine specimen. Collected specimens will be sent to a federally certified laboratory and tested for evidence of marijuana, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines, PCP, benzodiazepines, methadone, methaqualone, propoxyphene use, and specimens may be tested for other illegal drug(s) and/or legal cannabis.

Job Type: Full-time