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CNC Lathe Operator - Level 1 1 - Full Time

The Timken Company - Hiddenite, NC

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Posted on 07/09/24 (Ref: NCGRK86liu)

CNC Lathe Operator - Level 1 1 - Hiddenite, NC - The Timken Company

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Position Summary:

Timken/American Roller Bearing is currently seeking CNC Lathe Operator (Level 1) for its facility located in Hiddenite, NC working day shift (630a-230p). A successful CNC Lathe Operator (Level 1) values safety, quality, productivity, and customer service.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Studies Print, Shop Traveler, or U.E. to determine machining to be done, dimensional specifications to be met, Set-Up, and operating requirements.
  • Locates jaws, tooling and inserts needed and installs on lathe.
  • Modifies EIA programming or creates own program as necessary to change cut sizes, speeds and feeds, tool positions and program stops.
  • Inspects all dimensions of first-run piece to include O.D., I.D., Width, undercut size, radius, groove width and depth, roundness, angles, and all other part dimensions for conformance to specifications, using micrometers and precision dial gauges.
  • Completes and records various data sheets during the process for record keeping purposes.
  • Keeps work area orderly and machine maintained by emptying hoppers, ensuring coolant tanks are full, stacking parts in a safe manner, and checking machine fluids and filters.
  • Follow all PPE and Safety precautions.
  • Proper use of hoist (s) and material handling.
  • May operate two machines simultaneously.
  • Perform other duties as required and assigned.


  • High School Diploma, or GED.


  • Excellent basic math skills plus decimals and fractions.
  • Advanced mechanical aptitude.
  • Basic reading and writing skills.
  • Ability to use basic tools, read gauges, micrometers, and blueprints.
  • Ability to read and interpret programs in order, to determine if modifications are needed.


The minimum length of time required to attain quality and quantity standards of assigned work under normal supervision is up to six months.

Physical Demand:

  • Constant standing to set up and observe machine operations.
  • Physical lifting of parts is frequently required, up to twenty-five pounds. Use of hoist is frequently required for heavier weights.

Required Personal Protective Equipment:

All associates are required to wear protective eyewear, hearing protection, and slip resistant, steel-toed shoes at all times while on the plant floor.

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

CNC Lathe Operator - Level 1 1 - Hiddenite, NC - The Timken Company

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