Job Opening: CNC Machinist Lead

Shift: Second Shift

Pay: $25.00 – $28.00/hour, depending on experience


What would I do?


This position is responsible for supporting all second shift machinists and operators and supervising general control of shift workflow.

The purpose of this position is to make sure efficiency levels are met, in addition to keeping people on task and following standard operating procedures, rules, and policies set forth in the employee handbook.

This position is required to run machines while serving the role of lead person.


  • Set up, prove out and edit new part programs and existing part programs on various CNC machines
  • Read, interpret and edit machine code
  • Calculate and adjust tool speeds and feeds to match machining conditions
  • Use CMMs, surface measuring equipment and optical inspection equipment to verify part dimensions
  • Read and interpret part prints and Geometric Tolerancing
  • Assist all second shift machinists and operators in the manufacturing of products to meet company’s quality standards and production quotas
  • Be the point of contact for general shift work issues, machine issues and logistical issues
  • Lead all problem resolution attempts, with the support of the Production Manager
  • Support enforcement of company policies as described in the Employee Handbook
  • Other duties as assigned


Do I have what it takes?


  • Must have High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License
  • Must have 5+ years of CNC Machinist experience, required
  • A strong milling background is preferred with exposure to turning a plus
  • Must have in-depth experience gained by schooling, training and on-the-job experience necessary to operate machining centers, vertical mills and single and twin spindle lathes
  • Must have 1+ years of leadership experience, preferred
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills, strong verbal and written communication skills and strong listening skills
  • Must have proficient planning and organizational skills
  • Must be detail oriented and think analytically
  • Must use solid judgment and independent thinking
  • Must be effective with time management and capable of handling frequent interruptions
  • Computer skills must be sufficient to operate computerized controls with pre-programmed software systems and Microsoft Office products
  • Must be able to stand for up to 5 hours at a time


I’m interested!


Apply today under ‘Contact Us’ – ‘Join Our Team!’  You can also email your resume to asawicki@aztalan.com.  If you have what we are looking for, Human Resources will contact you to schedule a phone interview so you can tell us all about the amazing teammate you’ll be!


The Importance Of Precision CNC Machining

One of the valuable aspects of the services provided at Aztalan Engineering, Inc. is our commitment to precision and accuracy with every part and component we manufacture.

While some companies offer precision CNC machining as part of the services they offer in their shop, at Aztalan Engineering, Inc. it is a focus. We work with companies of all sizes looking for parts manufactured from metal alloys, plastics, and composite materials. Over the years we have worked with very specialized metals such as titanium, Inconel, Hastelloy and MP35N. We have also have extensive experience with aluminum, alloy steel, stainless steel, nickel, copper, and brass.

Of course, with more and more industries moving into plastics and composites, we have also expanded to offer precision CNC machining with these materials as well. We can work with acrylics, nylon, polyurethane, Teflon, Ultem, Ketron PEEK, Acetal, and PVC as well as many others. This is a very different process than working with alloys and one that many machining services don’t provide.

The Importance of Precision

We also understand how these different materials respond to different machining processes. This combination of knowledge, expertise and real-world experience in working with these materials allows us to choose the best precision CNC machining option for the given part or component.

With this advantage, your design team can rely on our engineers to provide the relevant information on options and choices. This can cut considerable time off the design stage and also decrease the chances of a design or material flaw being found during the design testing phase.

Our focus on precision and tight tolerance manufacturing is an experience that will benefit your team. With our state-of-the-art equipment and our highly trained operators and technicians, we can produce the prototype and then move into full-scale production as and when you require.