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 CNC Lathe Operator
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Best Metal Products Co. Inc.

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Operate computer numerical controlled machine tools. Loads parts in machine, cycles machine, measures machined output using dial calipers, micrometers and other measuring instruments. Calculates and enters cutting tool off-sets into machine control as required. Able to change and re-zero worn cutting tools and drill bits as needed. Select proper program from machine control and ensure proper tooling installed as directed by setup sheets. Detects malfunctions in machine operations such as worn or damaged cutting tools. Able to read and interpret blueprints to ensure product produced meets dimensions and tolerances. Run production lots, communicate with co-workers and supervisor(s) regarding productions runs, and maintains safe, organized and clean work environment.



  1. Perform typical machine shop operations.
  2. Detect and report defective materials or questionable conditions to management or designee.
  3. Maintain work area and equipment in a clean orderly condition
  4. Follows prescribed safety procedures.
  5. Must be able to perform, but not limited to, the following tasks: turning, drilling, tapping, de-burring, and sanding.
  6. Perform inspection of machined products (including documentation of results).
  7. Accurately complete and maintain required shop floor paperwork.
  8. Participate in all company training sessions.
  9. Assist in other work areas as needed.
  10. Perform all other duties, as assigned.

This is a 2nd shift position, 4pm to 3:30am, Monday through Friday.

Additional Requirements:


  • Must have working knowledge of the English language, and be able to communicate orally and in writing (basic oral instructions, simple written memos and instructions).
  • Must be able to read and interpret drawings, follow routers, use math to determine tooling offsets, interpret gage readings, and do other calculations.  Use hand held measuring tools.
  • Must be familiar with all the machines required to perform the tasks stated above.
  • Able to perform basic set-ups on these machines and tools that are used in them.
  • Must relate and work well with others



  • Must be able to frequently lift/push/pull objects that weigh up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to stand the entire shift.
  • Regularly exposed to dust, odors, oil, fumes and noise.

 All production workers are expected to be available to work in all areas of production.

How to Apply

Send resume to jobs@bestmetalproducts.com.  Use the subject line "CNC Lathe Operator".

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  • Employer Name: Best Metal Products Co. Inc.
  • Address: 3570 Raleigh DR SE
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  • City: Grand Rapids
  • State/Province/Region: Michigan
  • Zip/Postal Code: 49512
  • Website: http://bestmetalproducts.com
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  • Description: Best Metal Products manufactures custom welded hydraulic cylinders for original equipment manufacturers in the mobile and industrial markets. The company was established in 1950 and is privately owned. We have a single location near the airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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