CNC Machinist

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Date: Jan 24, 2024

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 119147 
Region: Americas 
Country: USA 
State/Province: Minnesota 
City:  Maple Grove 

General Overview

Functional Area:  OPS - Operations
Career Stream:  PRD - Production
Role:  Machinist 1
SAP Short Name:  MC1
Job Title:  Machinist 1
Job Code:  MC1-OPS-PRD
Job Level:  Band 05
Profile-Holding:  N
Direct/Indirect Indicator:  Direct


The CNC Machinist is responsible for the effective set-up, operation and troubleshooting of new and existing parts and production lots, as well as successfully detecting malfunctions in machine operations.  This position is responsible for operating computer numerical control (CNC) machines to produce quality parts in accordance with detailed engineering drawings to very tight tolerances. Will work with CNC machining centers, CNC multi-spindle drilling machines and other manual drilling machines, single spindle mills, press brakes, and measuring equipment. May edit programs for CNC equipment and interpret geometric tolerances on drawings in order to manufacture parts to specifications.


Job Duties

  • Follows all established company policies, rules and regulations, ISO procedures and work instructions.
  • Works from CAD drawings, sketches and verbal instructions to interpret, plan and lay out own work.
  • Will set up, load parts and operate multiple types of machining equipment in a safe manner, in order to produce Quality parts on a timely basis to very close tolerances.
  • Interpret existing CNC programs and edit if necessary, in order to set up and operate CNC machines.
  • Reviews sequences of machining operations, speeds, feeds and continually offers input in regard to improving the methods of production.
  • Participates in the design and machining of special tooling or fixtures required to manufacture piece parts.
  • Input of CNC programs for new parts, utilizing knowledge of numerical control machine operation.
  • Calculates and codes machine controlling criteria, such as axis movement, type and size of cutting and drilling tools, spindle location, machining start.
  • Monitors and changes tools as required.
  • De-burring parts as required to meet quality requirements.
  • Detects equipment malfunctions or out of tolerance machining and adjusts machine, within capabilities, controls media as required to ensure quality of production.
  • Uses coordinate measuring machines (both Manual and an automated vision system) and hand measuring tools to perform quality inspections. Does a first piece inspection and paperwork of own work, along with monitoring quality parameters on machined parts in-process using inspection sheets.  Performs dimensional inspection of products as required for conformance to quality requirements. 
  • Communicates with supervisor, engineers, quality and other personnel for priority of assignments and to resolve machining or quality issues. 


  • Must possess specific certifications as defined by site operations.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of machine operations.
  • In-depth knowledge of product quality issues.
  • Ability to set up, operate, calibrate and maintain machines and tools.
  • Ability to recognize and address problems in the production process.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work effectively with team members and lead the team to high quality production within tight deadlines.

Job Specifications

  • High School graduate plus trade school training in machine shop practices and procedures, plus 3 years previous related experience using Vertical CNC machining centers and other general purpose machining and inspection equipment. 
  • Must be able to handle all phases of set-up, operation, editing of programs, and solid troubleshooting skills.  
  • Intermediate knowledge and application of precision measuring instruments and the application of such instruments. 
  • Instruments should include but not limited to calipers, ID and OD micrometers, depth gauges, height gauges, and indicators.
  •  Intermediate knowledge of reading drawings and specifications with an understanding of geometric tolerances and dimensions. 
  • Intermediate knowledge of tool holders, cutting tools, boring bars, fixtures, inserts and other accessories used on various machines.
  • Work is performed in standing and reaching positions, and numerous other physical movements will be required as necessitated by each specific job.  Will be required to move heavy equipment and materials.    
  • Follows oral and written instructions. 


This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position. Employees are held accountable for all duties of the job. Job duties and the % of time identified for any function are subject to change at any time.


Positions with AbelConn involve the release of export controlled goods either directly to employees or through the employee’s movement within the facility. As such, AbelConn will require necessary information from all applicants upon an applicant’s acceptance of employment to determine if any export control exemptions or licenses must be filed.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Celestica’s policy on equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran or disability status, or other characteristics protected by law. 
This policy applies to hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral and other aspects of employment and also states that retaliation against a person who files a charge of discrimination, participates in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise opposes an unlawful employment practice will not be tolerated. All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) enables the world’s best brands. Through our recognized customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in Aerospace and Defense, Communications, Enterprise, HealthTech, Industrial, Capital Equipment and Energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges. As a leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions, Celestica brings global expertise and insight at every stage of product development – from drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services for products from advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware platform solutions for the Cloud. Headquartered in Toronto, with talented teams spanning 40+ locations in 13 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.


Celestica would like to thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.
Celestica does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.

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