CNC Operator

Website Johnson Controls

CNC Operator Job Highlights

Title CNC Operator
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Port Arthur, TX, United States
Company Johnson Controls

Company Profile

Johnson Controls transforms the environments where people live, work, learn and play. From optimizing building performance to improving safety and enhancing comfort, it drives the outcomes that matter most. The company is dedicated to protecting the environment and delivers promise in industries such as healthcare, education, data centers, and manufacturing.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a CNC Operator to join its team.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants should have a High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Associate’s degree in a technical field with 2 years of experience in programming or a minimum of 5 years of equivalent industry experience.
  • Advanced training, certification, and education (a plus)

Work Experience

  • Possess a combination of work experience and education.


  • Ability to manage software, files, solid models, and other interfaces associated with programming software.
  • Collaborates with Manufacturing Engineers or works independently to develop manufacturing/machining processes from drawings to create a part that meets specifications at the lowest cost.
  • Creates tool drawings and set-up sheets for the machine operators.
  • Demonstrate safe work practices in accordance with the Johnson Controls Safety Program, OSHA, and EPA.
  • Design fixtures to hold parts on a specific machine.
  • Determines proper tooling to be used for various required base metals. Establishes optimum feeds and speeds. Understands the effects of these variables on the machining process.
  • Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Maintains specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling, and thread chasing operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Must understand and work with multiple models of machine tools and manufacturer’s controls.
  • Plans machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, orthographic drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).
  • Prepare and operate CNC machines to perform tasks such as drilling, grinding, milling, etc.
  • Programs mills and lathes by entering instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; proving part programs.
  • Sets-up mills and lathes by installing and adjusting three- and four-jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets, bushings, cams, gears, stops, stock pushers, and indicating vices.
  • Troubleshoots manufacturing problems to determine if the issue is a process problem versus a machine issue.
  • Verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run parts, and sample workpieces; adhering to international standards.
  • Writes complex programs for multiple-axis lathes, milling, and drilling machines (4 or 5-axis).
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.


  • Proven experience as a CNC operator with minimal supervision, and must be willing to work with others that they interact with to resolve problems and meet customer requirements.
  • Must have excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend general business documents, computer printouts, and drawings.
  • Must have strong organizational skills, a desire to learn, and be detail-oriented.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to handle new and changing tasks, follow instructions and defined procedures, and show a willingness to learn.
  • Must be able to work well with others and be a productive team member.

Preferred Qualifications

  • G-code and CAM software i.e., Mastercam software
  • GibbsCam
  • Haas and Okuma machines and tooling experience
  • Renishaw probing Macros

Work Conditions

  • Extended hours or overtime may be required based on workload.
  • The general work area is in a production environment where moderate levels of noise or heat and cold occur.
  • Frequently operate mechanical equipment such as forklifts, overhead cranes, pallet jacks, ladders, etc.

Physical Demands

  • Occasionally be required to physically lift, pull, push, or apply force up to 50 lbs.
  • Occasional grasping, bending, stooping, and twisting are involved.
  • Extended periods of squatting, standing, climbing, kneeling, and walking are occasionally required.
  • Must have constant free mobility of hands, wrists, and arms in order to operate hand tools, computer equipment, and materials storage equipment.
  • Some physical and mechanical dexterity is required.


  • 401(k) savings plan and company match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life insurance
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance/health spending
  • Paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Voluntary benefits: ID Theft; Critical Illness, Pet Insurance, Legal Support
  • Wellness Program

Employer’s Statement

Johnson Controls is an Equal Employment Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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