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Prince Industries CNC Operator - 2nd Shift in Carol Stream, Illinois


Prince Industries is looking for a CNC Operator in our Turning or Swiss Department on 2nd Shift. Hours are Monday - Friday 4:30pm - 1am. This position operates machines such as Citizen, Tsugami, Eurotech, and Multiplex.


  • Understands and observes all necessary safety procedures: safety glasses, shoes, ear protection, machine interlocks, lifting guidelines, etc. as designated in specific work area assigned.

  • Operates production machinery to print specifications.

  • Performs a variety of tasks by using established guidelines with limited judgement to perform functions of the job.

  • Visually and dimensionally inspect production parts for any defects and reports defects to immediate supervisor.

  • Verify conformance of workpiece to specifications, using measuring instruments such as micrometers, calipers, and go-no-go gauges.

  • Required to use statistical process control techniques.

  • Relies on instructions and preestablished guidelines to perform the functions of the job.

  • Reads blueprints for such information as dimensions and tolerances (i.e. GD&T)

  • Reads and interprets the Job Traveler for such information as number of workpieces to be machined, job rate, sequence of operation, etc..

  • Understands and follows Prince Industries quality certifications (i.e. ISO, QS) as relates to position.

  • Independently perform all job duties of machine operation with little or no instruction required such as:

  • Machine startup

  • Adjust tooling to maintain proper sizes

  • Replace broken or worn tooling

  • Identify non-functioning safety equipment or unsafe conditions

  • Conduct daily preventative maintenance checks to include proper coolant levels, filters, fan operation, cleans the machine as needed,etc.

  • Secures all tooling and instruments required (Doc: PQ01F03).

  • Completes necessary job related paperwork to include tags, inspection documents, production log, etc...

  • Cleans all spills and noticeable grease spots on floor in shop.

  • Responsible for maintaining the quality, protection and storage of the completed product (ex: layer packing, rust preventative oils, box weight, etc.)

  • Identify necessary tooling required for safe and efficient daily operation. (i.e. insert changes, drills, work holding, etc..)

  • Proficient in the use of basic inspection equipment (including height gauge and optical comparators)

  • Able to begin simple machine set ups and/or machine adjustments as needed (ex: remove and/or set tools or diamonds, reset jaws, collets, guides, etc.)

  • Transports finished materials, manually or using pallet jack, to area indicated on the Job Traveler.

  • Maintains established production rate as indicated on the Job Traveler and reports any discrepancies immediately to department supervisor.

  • Observes and listens to machine operation to detect malfunctions, such as worn or damaged cutting tools, etc.

  • Positions and secures workpiece in holding device, machine table, chuck, centers, or fixtures.

  • Maintains good housekeeping in work area.

  • Works under direct supervision.

  • Works effectively with all department personnel and co-workers in a harmonious and cooperative manner to meet the needs and goals established by the company.

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by supervisor; may include department transfers to meet production needs.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

  • Previous experience, apprenticeship or formal training

  • 1-3 years of related turning and/or swiss machining operation experience


  • Ability to recognize and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor and co-workers as needed.

  • Ability to comprehend and follow simple oral or written instructions.

  • Ability to perform intermediate shop math skills and calculations: fraction conversions, divide, multiply, percentages, etc.

  • Basic computer skills required in order to perform inquiry, data collection or input.

  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures within production field.


  • Regularly required to stand and reach the duration of shift, 8-10 hours.

  • Frequently required to talk or hear.

  • Occasionally required to walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or bend.

  • Frequently required to perform repetitive or short-cycles work.

  • Regularly lift, push or pull up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision in which 20/20 vision or corrected vision to 20/20 vision is required..

  • Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts

  • Occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles resulting from metalworking coolants and oils.

  • The noise level in the work environment is generally loud, in which hearing protection is required.


  • Paid vacation and holidays (9 per year)

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Plans

  • Short and Long Term Disability Plans

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with strong employer match

  • Company paid life insurance & AD&D

  • 100% tuition reimbursement for job relation classes

  • PPE reimbursement

  • Your specific benefits package will depend on your position, location, and years of service with Prince.