The Gleason Works Machinist - CNC Horizontal Mill- Fanuc Control in Rochester, New York

Machinist - CNC Horizontal Mill- Fanuc Control

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Job Description

Position Summary:

Set up and operate a variety of conventional and/or CNC machine tools to produce precision parts and/or instruments by applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures. Verify product by inspection of precision parts to meet defined print specifications.

Machine Tools Include:

  • Lathe - turning to .001” tolerance

  • Mill - horizontal & vertical to .001” tolerance

  • CNC Multi-axis Machining Center to .001” tolerance

  • Internal/External Precision Grinding to .0001” tolerance

  • CURVICâ Coupling Grinding to .00005” tolerance

Job Responsibilities, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Machinist Level I

The Machinist Level I performs machine operations on conventional or CNC machine tools such as lathes, boring mills, milling machines, grinding machines, or shapers:

  • Read and interpret blueprints, program readouts, and technical directives to determine and obtain materials and cutting tools for the job and to visualize the finished part and critical surfaces, dimensions, and tolerances.

  • Complete basic machine set ups.

  • Follow detailed instructions concerning the location of necessary dimensions on blueprints, sequence of machine operations, machine feeds and speeds, tools to be used, alignment processes, and predetermined machined dimensions.

  • Align parts in the machine according to set methods and given reference points, exercising care to keep material, holding fixtures, and machine stops clear of chips and particles.

  • Use knowledge of machine operations to recognize defective tooling, improper coolant flow, the need for changing speeds or feeds, machine malfunctions, or obvious dimensional deviations. Correct the problem by adjusting the machine, cutting tool, or fixture or obtain assistance from a higher level machinist.

  • Use measuring instruments such as internal and external micrometers, vernier height and depth gages, indicators, scales, and various standard or preset snap, plug, bore, or ring gages to achieve and maintain critical dimensions and tolerances during the machining process.

  • Use measuring instruments to check the accuracy of dimensions and maintain dimensions through the use of fixtures or preset machine stops, depending upon the dimensional tolerances allowed.

  • Basic knowledge of trade mathematics including plane geometry and the use of trigonometric functions and machinist handbook formulas.

All Machinists are required to:

  • Have basic computer skills; knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is a plus.

  • Meet daily/weekly production targets.

  • Comply with all company policies, procedures and practices

  • Follow all department processes/procedures through consistent application of sound quality assurance principles.

  • Work cooperatively with all team members.

  • Multi-task and engage in work related activities to maximize productivity.

  • Be willing to learn and participate in operations and development of equipment within the cell.

  • Actively participate in Continuous Improvement initiatives and 5-S projects to support improved operations and cost reduction.

  • Participate in activities related to improvement in Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ) by contributing ideas to reduce scrap and rework.

  • Willingness to work overtime and different shifts as needed to meet productivity requirements and customer expectations.

Preferred Education/Training/Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required

  • Associate’s degree in Advance Manufacturing/Machining desired

  • Basic computer skills; knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is a plus.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that an employee must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job in a manufacturing environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Employees are required to use proper lift assistance for any objects over 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job may include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job in a manufacturing environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts; wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, experience and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed. Employees are required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by their manager or supervisor.


The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed and is not an all-inclusive summary of job duties and responsibilities. The omission of specific statements or duties and responsibilities does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the Company as the needs of the Company and requirements of the job change.

Gleason is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to age, disability, genetic information and/or predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, victim of domestic violence status, arrest or conviction record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

Required Experience

2-4 years operating a CNC lathe or turning center is preferred. Knowledge of Mazatrol and EIA programming is a plus. Entry level candidates will be considered.

Job Location

Rochester, New York, United States

Position Type


The New York State Department of Labor is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.