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


Prince Industries is looking for a CNC Setup Machinist in our milling department on 2nd Shift - 4:30pm - 1am Monday through Friday. This position operates machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, secondary equipment and grinders, to machine metallic and nonmetallic workpieces by performing the following duties.


  • Machine setup, operation and startup; adjusts tooling to maintain proper sizes, replaces broken or worn tooling.

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

  • Ability to read blueprints.

  • Visually and dimensionally inspects production parts for any defects and report defects to immediate supervisor.

  • Reads and interprets job travelers.

  • Secures all tooling and instruments required; Positions and secures work piece in holding device, machine table, chuck, centers, or fixtures.

  • Observes daily preventative machine maintenance: proper coolant levels, filters, fan operation, cleans machines, etc.

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

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

  • Transports finished materials, manually or using pallet jack.

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

  • 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.


  • Machines: HAAS and Mazak.

  • Ability to quickly use the control panel to do offsets and edits on 2-3 of the above mentioned machines.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience on the above mentioned machines.

  • Strong work ethic: Willing to work OT to meet tight deadlines as needed.

  • Tolerance: Ability to machine parts to +/- 0.0005? for diameter and +/- 0.001? for length.

  • High school diploma or GED


  • 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.