South Elgin, IL 60177 US
Company: Sterling Engineering
Location: South Elgin, IL
Job Type: Full-time - Contract to hire.
Our Machining Department specializes in producing custom parts, prioritizing quality, efficiency, and precision. We train our CNC machinists to become programmers, enhancing their skills and expertise. We operate primarily on low production runs, focusing on excellence in all aspects of our machining processes. If you're an experienced CNC Machinist who thrives in a challenging and innovative environment, we invite you to apply.
As a CNC Machinist, you will:
Program, set up, and operate CNC machines based on blueprints and work instructions.
Develop programs for 3/4/5 axis machines using CAM software, with a particular emphasis on Mazak 5 axis machines.
Monitor machine performance, adjusting feeds and speeds while ensuring optimal material and tooling selection.
Ensure precision and accuracy in part dimensions using measurement instruments, verifying conformity to specifications.
Troubleshoot CNC machine operations and programming issues, striving for continuous improvement in quality.
Maintain a clean and organized machining environment, minimizing waste and optimizing efficiency.
To succeed in this role, you'll need:
High school diploma/GED. Associate's degree in machine tool or related field preferred. Vocational training or equivalent is a plus.
3+ years of hands-on experience in CNC machining, including prototype parts production.
Proficiency in reading blueprints and utilizing SPC data acquisition methods.
Strong mathematical skills and familiarity with the metric system.
Knowledge of measuring equipment, fixtures, and hand tools for setup and finishing.
Ability to diagnose deviations and make necessary corrections to ensure quality output.
High proficiency in CNC programming applications, preferably with GibbsCAM experience.
This position offers the following schedule:
Evening shift, Monday to Thursday: 6:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Friday: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
No weekends required, providing an excellent work-life balance.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package to our employees, including:
401(k) retirement plan
Employee assistance program
Flexible schedule options
Flexible spending account
Health insurance coverage
Health savings account
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Profit sharing opportunities
If you're a dedicated CNC Machinist with a passion for precision and innovation, we welcome your application. Join our dynamic team and contribute to the production of custom parts that make a difference.
Meet Your Recruiter
Max Francis is a seasoned Engineering Recruiter specializing in the Automation Division at Sterling. With five years of invaluable experience in recruitment, Max is on a mission to help individuals find their perfect career move—one that aligns with their professional goals and supports their families.
As an Engineering Recruiter, Max excels in the Automation Division, leveraging his deep industry knowledge to connect candidates with opportunities tailor-made for their unique skill sets and aspirations. He understands that finding the right career move is a pivotal moment in people's lives, and he thrives on being a part of that journey.
What Max finds most exciting and rewarding about his work is the opportunity to guide individuals to their ideal career fit. He recognizes that this transition is an exhilarating time for most people, and he derives immense satisfaction from helping them navigate the path toward their next professional adventure.
Max's advice to job seekers is grounded in the value of connections. He believes that having a well-connected recruiter within the industry you aspire to be in can open doors to companies and positions that may not be readily available on job boards. In today's competitive job market, he encourages candidates to connect with a recruiter early in their job search journey. While he advocates for candidates to continue their independent job searches, he emphasizes the benefit of having an additional set of experienced eyes on the market.