CNC Machinist - Setup / Lead Operator

United States of America
Greer Stop Nut
Full Time
February 1 2021



With more than 120 operations and about 20,000 employees worldwide, Precision Castparts Corp. is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, forged components, aerostructures and highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace applications. In addition, we are the leading producer of airfoil castings for the industrial gas turbine market. We also manufacture extruded seamless pipe, fittings, forgings, and clad products for power generation and oil & gas applications; commercial and military airframe aerostructures; and metal alloys and other materials for the casting and forging industries. With such critical applications, we insist on quality and dependability – not just in the materials and products we make, but in the people we recruit.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, this over 10 billion dollar company employs more than 20,000 people worldwide.  PCC has over 120 plants and has a presence in twenty-six states in the US and in over a dozen countries. PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers and shareholders while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.

Effective early February 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffett, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

PCC Fasteners and Engineered Products, which include the PCC Industrial & Distribution Group, consist of specialized manufacturing businesses that produce fasteners, precision components, systems, tooling, and engineered system solutions for a diverse group of end customers in the automotive, aerospace & defense, industrial machinery, and other performance-driven markets.

PCC Fasteners and Engineered Products' manufacturing operations are spread over four continents, forming a network of industry-leading companies, which enables our customers to utilize our experience and deep product knowledge wherever they need it. Embedded in a culture of continuous improvement, our assets and industry leadership insure that we will consistently deliver our customers the best value in the markets we serve.

Greer Stop Nut has been recognized for more than 50 years as a premier supplier of internally threaded locking fasteners. Operating out of a 90,000 square foot facility in Nashville, Tennessee, the Greer Stop Nut® Locknut product portfolio consists of nylon insert hex, clinch, and spline nuts, plus a variety of all-metal nuts in standard and made-to-order configurations.

Greer Stop Nut® Locknuts meet MS, MIL, AN and NAS specifications and are available in a variety of finishes, platings, and materials. The nylon insert material resists most organic acids, oils, greases and common solvents and mineral acids. The toughness and resiliency of the nylon insert withstand the highly abrasive action caused by nicked threads in mating fasteners, thereby increasing reliability and reducing downtime from failed installations.

Greer Stop Nut has an immediate opening for an experienced CNC Machinist, highly skilled with Swiss-Style screw machines.  This position will be responsible for the complete setup of all Swiss machines without supervision. Candidates should be capable of performing as a Lead to the other CNC Operators, providing them with regular coaching and guidance.  Key essentials for this role include: Working well in a Team environment, having a strong comprehension of GD&T and blue print reading, understanding Lean Manufacturing concepts, and utilizing SFM (speeds and feeds) to manufacture complex alloys. 

The duties and responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring all CNC machines are fully setup to produce high quality parts
  • Meeting all production schedules and deadlines
  • Effectively communicate, coach, and lead the entire team of CNC Machinists in the plant
  • Provide feedback and updates to Management on production metrics and goals
  • Diagnose tool wear patterns and determine causes
  • Provide input into product optimization
  • Perform open bench quality inspections 
  • Consult with tooling and equipment vendors to find optimal solutions

To be considered for this opportunity, candidates should have:

  • At least Three (3) to Five (5) years of prior CNC Machinist experience utilizing and setting up Swiss-style screw machine equipment.  More than Five (5) years of prior and relevant work history is strongly desired.  
  • Prior experience in a Lead capacity or higher, responsible for providing guidance and coaching to a Team of other Machinists.
  • Prior experience as a CNC Programmer is highly desired.
  • All candidates should have no less than a High School Diploma (or equivalent), however advanced education in a related field is strongly desired. 
  • Strong math skills are essential in this role.
This role requires an extensive working knowledge of Swiss-style CNC screw machines, including setup, operation and programming.  The ability to Lead and elevate the Team of other Machinists is vital.  As Lead CNC Machinist, this position will partner with other key Operations roles within the company through effective communication methods, and serve as the technical expert for the plant's CNC equipment.  

Prior experience using Tsugami swiss-style machines is greatly desired.  Experience with Haas, Doosan, and Cubic CNC equipment is a also a plus.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

This requisition is closed to applications.