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CNC Vertical Turning Lathe Operator (Avon,OH) in Cleveland, OH at Kaydon

Date Posted: 4/3/2018

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Job Description

Kaydon Corp., a SKF Group Co., seeking skilled QUALFIED CNC VTL Operators (Vertical Turning Lathe) to join our team!  SKF is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of thin section bearings and slewing ring bearings. These are supplied worldwide to companies in such diverse industries as aerospace and defense, heavy equipment, industrial machinery, medical systems, renewable energy, and semiconductor manufacturing.

We offer excellent benefits, competitive wages and a best in class 401k. We also offer paid vacation, paid personal time and 13 paid holidays  For more information about our company please visit

Shifts available (with overtime available after training period):

  • 2nd shift hours:  Mon through Fri 3 pm – 11 pm (20 minute paid lunch)
  • 3rd shift hours:  11 pm – 7 am (20 minute paid lunch). Monday – Friday (Sunday night start)

The primary function of this position is the efficient set-up, operation and troubleshooting of CNC machining centers ensuring the proper machining techniques are followed and acceptable levels of quality and productivity are met in a safe manner. VTL Operators must have prior CNC machining exp. (program edits, setups, blueprint, etc.)

 These positions are 2nd or 3rd shift only

  • 2nd shift hours:  Monday through Friday 3 pm – 11 pm (20 minute paid lunch)
  • 3rd shift hours:  11 pm – 7 am (20 minute paid lunch). Monday – Friday (Sunday night start)
  • Starts up and shut down a variety of machine(s) following established company procedures and safety guidelines.
  • Sets up and operates numerically controlled (NC, CNC, PLC and other manual machines) lathes (horizontal & vertical) performing machining operations including: turning, boring and facing castings and forgings. Selects and installs tooling into tool posts, turrets or indexing heads.
  • Mounts work piece in chuck, or faceplate, manually or using hoist or cranes.
  • Performs machining operations on a variety of parts at times with high levels of complexity, ensuring machining operations are performed within established parameters, minimizing scrap and rework with acceptable levels of output.
  • Reads and interprets a variety of engineering and quality specifications.
  • Applies practical and working knowledge of machines to make the necessary adjustments (turning dials, switches, and assigned offset/program controls) to override machine control and correct machine performance.
  • Responsible for all inspections ensuring conformance to specifications using precision measuring instruments. May also perform inspections for other operators if required.
  • Observes numerical displays on control panel and compares with data on process sheet to verify dimensional adjustments, feed rates and speed of machining cuts.
  • Performs continuous improvement (lean) activities as may be assigned or required.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe environment including identification of unsafe conditions.
  • Required personal protective equipment must be worn at all times.
  • Performs other duties and assignments as scheduled and/or required.

Job Requirements

Qualified candidates must have:

  • Solid understanding of shop math and precision (micrometers, precision dial gauges, etc.) measuring instruments.  
  • Must be able to read, write, understand technical documentation, computer literate, read process drawing (blueprints), and engineering specification. 
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent required. 
  • Physically able to perform routine and heavy tasks with full range of motion (pass a 50 lb. lift test)
  • Excellent attendance required
  • Candidate must pass a background check and pre-employment drug screen.




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