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CNC Machine Operator

Last Updated Date:  Mar 30, 2023

Wahpeton, ND, US, 58075

Company:  Bobcat

Job Information

Safely set-up and operate equipment including, but not limited to, lathes, machining centers, hobs, heat treating equipment, welders, presses, saws, broaches, grinders, drills as required to support CNC machining operations.

Role & Responsibility

Essential Functions

  • Perform work associated with the operation of machining cells to manufacture products assigned to those cells.
  • Rotate and support operators in cells per the training matrix.
  • Measure, examine, and verify parts in order to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments such as micrometers and document accordingly.
  • Set up, adjust, and operate all of the basic machine tools and any specialized or advanced tools in order to perform precision machining operations.
  • Monitor the feed and speed of machines during the machining process to ensure efficient operation per documentation to include but not limited to setup sheets.
  • Observe machine characteristics to diagnose machine malfunctions and determine if adjustments or repairs are required.
  • Document and provide feedback on issues that prevent cell from achieving targeted production run rates.
  • Perform routine maintenance on equipment to include but not limited to routine cleaning, removal of chips and maintaining lubrication/coolant levels.
  • Set controls to regulate machining, or enter commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media as required.
  • Provide feedback to supervisory and manufacturing personnel to ensure effective operation of equipment within a cell.
  • Confer with CNC programmers in order to check and ensure that new programs or machinery will function properly, and that output will meet specifications.
  • Clean and maintain work area per 5 S plans.

Other Duties

  • Must report all injury, incidents and near misses to supervisor within the shift, regardless of severity.
  • Must be able to operate a walk behind forklift and a lift truck. Operators are required to maintain annual OSHA forklift training.
  • Must fill out daily production boards as well as the 5S metric boards for their specific cell.
  • Must follow Red Tag procedures.
  • Required to correctly identify and label parts for their specific area with correct quantity and location.
  • Assists in the instruction and training of others as requested by supervisor.
  • Perform critical to quality checks as required.
  • Perform other non-essential duties as assigned by management.

Job Requirement

  • Must be able to follow established methods and procedures and perform work accordingly, possessing basic machining knowledge and the ability to read build sheets and blueprints. 
  • Candidate must also have the ability to work rapidly and under time pressure for extended periods of time in order to meet build requirements. 
  • The ability to communicate with supervisors and fellow workers in both written and verbal forms at a level normally acquired through the completion of high school or equivalent is required. 
  • Job specific skills, techniques and safe work and equipment operating practices are learned through on-the-job and classroom training. 
  • General instructions are given on recurring duties, operations or assignments; detailed instructions are given on new duties, operations or assignments.
  • Education Required: High School Diploma/Equivalent
  • Travel Required: <10%


Work Environment

  • Work is performed in a shop environment. 
  • Conditions include proximity to moving and mechanical parts, exposure to high noise levels requiring the use of hearing protection and exposure to vibration through the use of tools and equipment. 
  • May be subject to air and skin exposures to chemical hazards and atmospheric conditions that may affect the respiratory system such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists and gases.
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment as directed by Bobcat safety policy.

Physical Demands

  • The overall level of work is defined as medium to heavy duty. 
  • Employees are expected to exert 35 to 50 pounds of force occasionally (2-3 hrs. per shift), and/or 11 to 20 and/or 21 to 50 pounds of force frequently (3-6 hrs. per shift), and/or greater than negligible up to 20 pounds of force constantly (6 hrs. or more per shift) to move objects.

As a part of the Doosan Group, which employs more than 43,000 people in 38 countries worldwide, the company offers its customers products and solutions to help build stronger businesses and communities. Based in Seoul, South Korea, with its North America headquarters in West Fargo, North Dakota, Doosan Bobcat is a leading global manufacturer of construction, agriculture, landscaping and grounds maintenance equipment, attachments and services. The company is committed to empowering people to accomplish more. 

Doosan Bobcat North America is home to world-renowned brands, including Bobcat® compact equipment, Doosan® portable power products, Ryan® and Steiner® grounds maintenance equipment and Geith® attachments. Doosan Bobcat North America is a tradename of Clark Equipment Company.

Doosan is committed to a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, citizenship status, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. Individuals with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation in the application process or who need assistance accessing the information on this website should call 701-241-8700. Doosan is a VEVRAA federal contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans.

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Nearest Major Market: Wahpeton

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