CNC Lathe Operator

Harmonic Drive LLC - Peabody, MA (30+ days ago)

Harmonic Drive LLC engineers and manufactures precision servo actuators, gearheads and gear component sets. Working closely with companies of all sizes to understand their application requirements we will provide a standard catalog product, or fully customized integrated solution, to enable the success of various design projects. Harmonic Drive® is known for our precision engineering and manufacturing, with products being relied upon every day throughout various industries that use robotics in their products and/or services.

Harmonic Drive offers competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including 100% employer paid medical and dental premiums, plus a company paid HRA to cover eligible medical costs until the deductible is met, employer paid Life, Short and Long Term Disability and ADD insurances, 13 paid holidays (including Christmas Eve through New Years Day annually), paid vacation and sick time, discount programs and various company-sponsored events for employees.

Working at Harmonic Drive provides a casual but focused work environment where you will be exposed to projects for world-renown organizations who are changing the way we all work, play and live through the use of robotics that utilize Harmonic Drive's precision products and solutions.


The Precision Machinist I is responsible for the manufacture and inspection of high precision products of varying complexity, under limited supervision. This person will also be responsible for the quality and quantity of work performed.


  • Set up and operate various types of CNC lathes and/or machining centers in accordance with company policy, procedures and time standards.
  • Responsible for machine set-up , operations and inspection of precision parts.
  • Perform various repetitive machining operations primarily on production work or tooling
  • Machine precision products from drawings under minimal supervision and in accordance with established procedures using the ability to read and interpret drawings, sketches and work instructions.
  • Operate various types of machinery, CNC milling, turning and CNC or manual gear making equipment following established procedures
  • Setup tools to precise tolerances in accordance with established procedures.
  • Transmit or receive CNC program information, maintain computerized or manual records as required.
  • Inspect own work
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Must be able to read and interpret drawings, sketches and work instructions.
  • Ability to multitask in an accurate, timely and organized fashion
  • Ability to work with colleagues in a professional and cooperative manner
  • Understanding of the importance of customer service
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Computer savvy
  • Detail oriented
  • Team player


  • High School diploma - some college preferred
  • Technical or vocational school background is helpful
  • 3+ years in a Manufacturing environment
  • Experience with Okuma machine tools a plus.


  • Visual acuity (corrected) to read directions and prints and to inspect machined parts closely to ensure that they meet specifications.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate machinery for precision work.
  • Physical ability to do work requiring frequent stooping, bending, squat, kneel, bend or twist and lifting.
  • Frequently required to sit, stand, move about the shop floor, talk, hear, bend and reach with hands and arms
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds Ability to squat, kneel, bend or twist

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $20.00 to $23.00 /hour


  • Machinist: 5 years (Required)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)