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CNC Machinist

Gastonia, NC · Manufacturing
CNC Machinist  - 1st Shift

Gastonia, NC
Red Valve Gastonia is looking for a Machinist to join our Machine Shop Team. The Machinist will be accountable for setting up, operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting manufacturing production equipment to manufacture products according to production specifications, schedules, volume/cost/wastage targets, and quality standards.

Company Summary
Since 1953, Red Valve has set the standard for solving the world’s toughest flow control challenges through unmatched elastomer design and manufacturing experience. Red Valve is dedicated to exceeding customer expectations with proven, creative, high-value solutions. Red Valve has a passion for innovation and creativity, with a wealth of patents and best approaches developed for customers' needs. The people of Red Valve embrace this passion every day, providing reliable solutions to customers' most demanding challenges, wherever and whenever they are needed most.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
  • Correctly reads job specifications from build sheet/work order/blueprint/specification, to determine exact material required and machines materials to produce sub-assemblies or finished products
  • Set up and operate multi-axis machining centers
  • Responsible for tool identification and assessment for applicable job request
  • Understand G Code programming
  • Manufacture parts to meet production and quality requirements
  • Ensures that all equipment and tools are maintained in working order
  • Tracks production via daily management and ERP system
  • Notifies supervisor of any mechanical or material issues
  • Maintains a clean and safe work area.
  • Responsible for maintaining high quality standards
  • Participate in Kaizen events and continuous improvement/lean initiatives
  • Maintain work cell through 5S and housekeeping
  • May need to operate a forklift
  • Participates in special projects as required 

  • 1 to 3 years’ CNC experience (CNC Lathe experience required)
  • 1 to 3 years’ experience running Lathe equipment and or machinery, as well as setup and manual operation
  • 1 to 3 years’ experience with blueprints and tolerances
  • 1 to 3 years’ experience in an industrial environment

High school diploma or general education degree (GED), or three (3) years of experience and/or training or equivalent combination of experience and education.

Physical Demands
To perform this job successfully, the physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle and feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to crouch. The employee may occasionally lift items as heavy as 50lbs. Specific vision abilities may include the employee’s ability to see near and far distances.


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