CNC Operator (MFG.)

Little Rock, AR

Job Description

Department: Manufacturing Shop

Job Summary:
Builds aircraft parts using CNC machinery, shop tools and standard aircraft materials.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- One (1) year of CNC machining experience or equivalent.
- Good mechanical aptitude and understanding of basic machine principles.
- Computer proficient.
- Able to set up and operate all standard equipment related to the CNC machining process.
- Must possess required tools and tool box.
- Able to work from documentation such as drawings, F-Standards, preparation packages and 3d models.
- Good working knowledge of math and geometry and be able to work in both metric and English units of measure.
- Able to lift and transport up to 50 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodation.
- Visual capacity and muscular dexterity to work on fine detail, high cost products with a minimum of errors and rework.

Additional Desired Qualifications:
- CNC experience
- Able to solve practical problems when needed.
- Able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.

Working Conditions:
- Typical factory environment. May work in areas with high noise levels and limited climate control. May work in a confined space. Works with company’s approved adhesives and chemicals and exposed to sanding dust.

Principal Duties/Responsibilities (Essential Functions):
(Identify functions affecting the airworthiness of the aircraft by using the prefix “CRITICAL”)
Critical Functions:
- Work with CNC programs, blueprints, company standards, work instructions, and performs necessary calculations using shop math to complete CNC programs and tasks related to making aircraft parts.
- Apply edge fill compound to honeycomb panels.
- Perform quality checks of fabricated items.
- Communicate and interact well with programmers and management to properly understand intricacies of programs and to efficiently operate the machines.

Routine Functions:
- Maintain a clean and organized work area.
- Complete tasks within assigned time limits.
- Determine work to be accomplished to complete assignments within established schedules and plan accordingly.
- Accurately log computerized labor data collection for time and attendance tracking.
- May lead and train other personnel on specific job assignments as directed by supervision.
- Work in a safe manner in accordance with OSHA and company safety procedures.
- Set up and operate standard shop equipment.
- Select materials from stock.
- Perform all other duties as assigned.