Job Title:  CNC Machinist 2

Req ID:  34888
Job Category:  Skilled Trades

West Chicago, IL, US, 60185


At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Job Details

Our dental segment, HuFriedyGroup, enables dental professionals to reduce risk, improve efficiencies, drive compliance, and enhance patient and staff safety.  At HuFriedyGroup, we are committed to helping dental professionals perfect their craft and deliver the highest level of care to each patient.   

CNC Machine Setup Level 2 can setup complex parts from start to finish on CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines. They also will help maintain daily production through tool changes, changeovers, and daily maintenance. 

Short Description

Starting Range- $25-$29 hourly


Schedule: Multiple Shift Options, Monday-Friday



$3,000 Sign on Bonus! (Not applicable to internal applicants)

Healthcare, Vision, Dental, Quarterly Bonuses, 401K Match, PTO, Company Holidays



  • Practice safety standards as identified by the Company Handbook, orientation, and verbal instruction from supervisory staff. This includes safety glasses, proper shoes, lifting techniques, and safe chip handling.
  • Maintain clean and organized work area, this includes, but is not limited to, tool boxes, tools, machines, gages and gage tables. This includes wiping down tools in tool box and keeping the tool box in an organized manner in which to reduce time to find tools needed to setup machines.
  • Captures setup and tool change time through logging in and out of jobs through data collection terminals.
  • Report to Supervisor or Manager the cycle time and production rate of all jobs attended to.
  • Change stick tools (including knurls), reamers, drills, and boring bars. Live and static.
  • Performs daily maintenance as required per department, boring jaws, aligning fixtures or vises, cleaning collets or guide bushings.
  • With supervision, does minor program edits, changing tool locations, or speed and feed as directed by engineering.
  • Set’s up repeat jobs.
  • Completes 100% of the dimensions on a 1st article submission.
  • Conducts visual inspection on part to ensure fillets, breaks, part finishes, blends and workmanship meet company standards.
  • Completes job related paperwork accurately and completely which includes but not limited to, tool layout sheets, offset sheets, etc.
  • Optimizes cutting tool speeds and feeds using manufacturers suggested data.
  • Optimizes part cycle time by applying best possible machining practices, by working with engineering and suggesting time saving techniques, or areas for improvement.
  • Mentors and guides lesser skilled machine operators and Set-Up operators to achieve desired skill level.


  • Ability to work independently and as a team in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Maintain positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors
  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance
  • Read and understand a complex blueprint/geometric tolerance interpretation.
  • Understand and demonstrate tool selection via vending machine and tool crib. Can explain and identify different nose radius tools to ensure correct inserts are being used.
  • Can read and follow setup instructions, tool layout sheet, machine setup checklist, and other setup related documents
  • Can changeover machine to run product in the same family, “turnings”, “cones” etc.
  • Abilityto analyze customer part drawing to develop process, tooling and fixture requirements to produce parts within specified print tolerances.
  • Can write a CNC program using Computer Aided Manufacturing software (CAM) package.
  • Knowledge of tool holders both live and static, cutting tools, and inserts.
  • Full knowledge of CNC control panel and safety features available on the control, single block, optional stop, distance to go, etc.

Education Degree

High School Diploma or GED

Required Experience

  • 8-10 years prior machine shop experience setting up in a precision manufacturing environment
  • 8-10 years of using and reading various measuring instruments. 
  • 8-10 years of working with multi-axis CNC lathes, Swiss type CNC lathes, and vertical machining centers.


STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Req ID:  34888
Job Category:  Skilled Trades

West Chicago, IL, US, 60185

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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