CNC Machinist Second Shift at Nordson Corporation in Salem, New Hampshire

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Job Description:

Collaboration drives Nordson's success as a market leader in Industrial Precision Solutions and Advanced Technology. Our employees thrive in an environment where we help each other reach our personal best and enable our company to continuously improve and grow, and our customers to succeed. You will find Nordson employees sharing our success by giving back in the communities around the world where we live and work.

Nordson MEDICAL designs, engineers and manufactures complex devices and components with applications in wound healing, surgical and minimally invasive, fluid management, pulmonology and interventional and structural heart. Our pioneering Advanced Polymers team was the first to manufacture and supply medical balloons to the medical device industry. Nordson MEDICAL works with doctors, start-ups and large medical companies around the world at any point in the product lifecycle, from concept to launch and beyond.

Job Summary

The CNC Machinist is primarily accountable for the safe, efficient set-up and operation of a Machining Center consisting of a CNC Lathe, Bridgeport, and multiple 3-axis Millers to manufacture parts that meet drawing, quality, cost, and on-time delivery requirements. Proper operation and care of equipment is expected. Experience with Mastercam is preferred.

Additional responsibilities: safe and efficient operation of additional machine shop equipment including manual milling machines, manual lathes, surface grinder and other manual machines to fabricate metallic and nonmetallic parts. Ensure proper stocking of materials, job-specific tooling, and supplies for the cell. Accurate record keeping is essential.

Necessary candidate characteristics include high dependability, organization, motivation, efficiency, effectiveness, documentation and interpersonal skills, cooperative and inclusive behaviors, attention to detail, and independent demonstration to meet departmental objectives.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Set Up, Adjust Offsets, and Operate multiple 3-Axis CNC Millers

  • Set Up, Adjust Offsets, and Operate CNC Lathe

  • Set Up and Run Manual Bridgeport, Lathe, Grinders, Saws, Drill Press and Other Manual Machine Shop Equipment

  • Calculate Dimensions and Tolerances Using Knowledge of Mathematics

  • Set up and Run Tightly Dimensioned Parts having Challenging-to-Maintain Specifications Such as Parallelism, Concentricity, True Position, Flatness, etc.

  • Create, Verify and Edit Programs in Mastercam

  • Understand and Troubleshoot CNC Programs and Processes

  • Demonstrate Knowledge of Feeds and Speeds

  • Fabricate, Polish and Inspect Custom Production Tooling and Parts to Specification

  • Use Precision Instruments Such as Micrometers, Verniers, Gauges, Indicators, Machinist Scales, and Optical Comparator

  • Work with Various Materials Including Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Brass, Delrin, Teflon, Polypropylene

  • Perform Material Prep Bench Work Including Filing, De-Burring, Grinding and Lapping

  • Perform Preventative Maintenance on Assigned Machines and Equipment

  • Perform Routine Maintenance According to Daily, Monthly or Annual Machine Checklists and Schedules

  • Maintain Continuity Among Work Shifts by Documenting and Communicating Actions, Irregularities, and Continuing Needs

  • Record All Activities in a Timely Manner Using the Job Tracking System

  • Identify and Escalate Machining / Machine Shop Issues to Supervisor; Participate in the Resolution as Required

  • Implement Lean Manufacturing Principles and Tools to Reduce Waste

  • Identify and Support Continuous Improvement Activities

  • Maintain 5S / Housekeeping Standards within Work Area

  • Other Duties as Required

Education and Experience Requirements

Education: High School or Technical School Diploma, GED, Technical Certifications and Experience Considered

  • Experience with Mastercam preferred

  • Experience with Fanuc Controls preferred

  • Minimum of 5 years CNC Machinist Experience

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to Verify CNC Program File

  • Understand G and M Code

  • Complete Assigned Training, Understand and Comply with all Quality, EH&S, and Departmental Requirements. Report Concerns to Supervisor

  • Follow Good Manufacturing and Good Document Practices (GMP/GDP) at all times

  • Complete Assigned Work Meeting Quality and Efficiency Expectations

  • Verify Calibration Status of all Machines and Tools Prior to Use

  • Perform Machine Validations by Following Documented Protocol

  • Ability to Train New or Lower-Level Machinist

  • Self-Motivated and Work Independently with Minimal Supervision

  • High Attention to Detail

  • Positive Attitude, Reliable, Team Player

  • Problem Solving Ability

  • Communication Skills, Written, Oral, Electronic (MS Word, Outlook, Excel)

  • Daily Data Entry to Excel

  • Experience with Sheet Metal Shears, Sheet Metal Brakes, Welding and/or Machine Building is a Plus

  • Stand / Walk for the Majority of the Shift

  • Ability to Lift up to 50lbs

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Travel Required


Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check, consistent with applicable laws.