Machine Shop Supervisor (CNC Machine Shop)

Optex Systems - Richardson, TX3.4

Full-timeEstimated: $34,000 - $45,000 a year

CNC Machine Shop Supervisor

Optex Systems, in business for 30 years and located in Richardson, Texas is seeking a full-time Machine Shop Supervisor.

About Optex

Optex Systems, Inc. started in 1987 with a team of optical and mechanical engineers who have since earned a reputation for delivering the most reliable and high-quality optical systems available while reducing the total cost of ownership

Optex products are delivered through prime contractors, direct government buyers, and are installed on a variety of military vehicles both land and sea. These products have earned a reputation for world-class field performance. Additionally, we are expanding and making our products available to the commercial sector.

T*asks and Responsibilities*

Management Functions:

  • Manages day to day needs of the Machining department, making sure employees follow company rules and policies
  • Must maintain a safe work environment
  • Works with scheduling to meet production goals
  • Instructs team on set up techniques
  • Instructs team on troubleshooting techniques
  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules, using knowledge of capacities of machines and equipment
  • Researches and evaluates the effectiveness of machinery, equipment and shop procedures and recommends and implements changes to improve operational efficiency

Technical Functions

  • Set up and operates CNC mills, Bridgeports, lathes, and other machining equipment
  • Inspect completed work for conformance to specification using tools such as calipers, height gauges, micrometers, etc.
  • Programming of new and existing product to improve operational efficiency
  • Familiar with cutting speeds, feed rates, depth of cuts and cutting tools to be used on basis of experience and knowledge of plastic and metal properties
  • Maintain and edit programs to improve processes.
  • Selection and ordering of tooling to optimize tooling life and on hand tooling inventory
  • Works with other departments to provide support with regard to machining methods, inspection procedures production equipment, etc.
  • Qualifications/Abilities*
  • Setup and operate CNC equipment
  • Program CNC equipment using GibbsCAM
  • Knowledge of Fanuc language, G and M Code
  • Setup and operate Bridgeports
  • Ability to read and understand Military Drawings
  • Ability to use Measuring Tools (calipers, indicators, micro-hite, sine plate, etc.)
  • Good PC skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, etc)
  • Strong math skills
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 7-15 Years of Experience with CNC equipment
  • 5-7 Years of Experience programing using Gibbs
  • or Equivalent Experience Required


  • CNC machining centers
  • Manual Bridgeport
  • Manual Lathe
  • Manual Horizontal Mills

P*hysical Demands*

  • Frequently able to lift 25 lbs
  • Occasional lifting of 50 – 75 lbs
  • Constant exposure to indoor manufacturing environment
  • Constantly stand or walk throughout the work day
  • Constantly wear eye-protection and apron at work stations


Job Type: Full-time


  • CNC Machinist: 7 years (Required)
  • Supervisor: 4 years (Required)
  • Fanuc M and G Programming: 7 years (Preferred)
  • CNC Equipment Gibbs Cam: 7 years (Required)
  • Manufacturing: 5 years (Preferred)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Richardson, TX 75081 (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Preferred)