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CNC Operator 

  • Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Mount, install, align, and secure tools, attachments, fixtures, and workpieces on machines, using hand tools and precision measuring instruments.
  • Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment. Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment.
  • Install mechanical components in production equipment.
  • Stop machines to remove finished workpieces or to change tooling, setup, or workpiece placement, according to required machining sequences.
  • Remove products or workpieces from production equipment
  • Check to ensure that workpieces are properly lubricated and cooled during machine operation. Monitor lubrication or equipment or workpieces.
  • Insert control instructions into machine control units to start operation.
  • Enter commands, instructions, or specifications into equipment.
  • Set up and operate computer-controller machines or robots to perform one or more machine functions on metal or plastic workpieces.
  • Program equipment to perform production tasks.
  • Review program specifications or blueprints to determine and set machine operations and sequencing, finished workpiece dimensions, or numerical control sequences.
  • Study blueprints or other instructions to determine equipment setup requirements.
  • Listen to machines during operation to detect sounds such as those made by dull cutting tools or excessive vibration and adjust machines to compensate for problems.
  • Watch operating equipment to detect malfunctions.
  • Modify cutting programs to account for problem encountered during operation and save modified programs.
  • Program equipment to perform production tasks
  • Input initial part dimensions into machine control panels.
  • Enter commands, instructions, or specifications into equipment.
  • Confer with supervisors or programmers to resolve machine malfunctions or production errors or to obtain approval to continue production.
  • Confer with others to resolve production problems or equipment malfunctions.
  • Implement changes to machine programs and enter new specifications, using computers.
  • Enter commands, instructions or specifications into equipment.
  • Program equipment to perform productions tasks.
  • Write simple programs for computer-controlled machine tools.
  • Set up future jobs while machines are operating.
  • Program equipment to perform production tasks. Clean machines, tooling, or parts, using solvents or solutions and rags.
  • Clean production equipment.
  • Machine Troubleshooting
  • Ability to attain Certification on each machine, Crane, and

Forklift Certification.

  • Enter commands or load control media, such as tapes, cards, or disks, into machine controllers to retrieve programmed instructions.
  • Enter commands, instructions or specifications into equipment.
  • Monitor machine operation and control panel displays and compare readings to specifications to detect malfunctions.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
  • Remove and replace dull cutting tools.
  • Remove accessories, tools, or other parts from equipment.
  • Replace worn equipment components.


Offers of employment are contigent upon passing an HPE (Human Performance Exam) that tests the capability of likely physical requirements of the specific position. 


Position Requirements


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Certification, some College or Trade School Attendance



  • Basic Computer Skills, CNC Programming, Blueprint Reading, Material Knowledge, Construction Math Skills, Communication Skills, Operate Tools like Calipers, Micrometers, Mills and Lathes.


Physical Abilities

  • Lift 100 lbs. frequently, bending, and stooping, ability to stand up to 8 hours. Ability to move back and forth 36” horse.


Work Conditions

  • Dusty environment, noisy environment, visual hazards.
Position CNC Operator  
Location Amfab Bernalillo, NM  
About the Organization Established in 1985, Amfabsteel, Inc. is a design-build structural steel fabricator located in Bernalillo, NM. Nationally known for our design build, design assist, and more widely known for developing the technology to take a project from concept through fabrication almost completely digitally. Over our 31 years in business, we have developed and are continuing to perfect cutting edge, highly innovative technology and fabrication processes. Our enormous strides in developing the technology to go straight from a 3-D model to production enables an output of over 50,000 ton of structural steel annually.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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