CNC Machinist/Technician (Gundrill Specialist)

Grand Rapids, MI

Posted: 08/21/2018 Industry: Precision Manufacturing - CNC Job Number: 2577 Pay Rate: $50,000-$60,000

CNC Machinist/Technician (Gundrill Specialist)  

100% family paid health insurance is just one of the outstanding Benefits along with a higher than average starting wage.

This privately held west Michigan contract manufacturer of precision-machined surgical instruments and complex device components is expanding and in search of highly skilled Gundrill Machinists. Working with one of the premier medical manufacturing teams is only the start of the challenge that awaits the right candidate.


Set-up, operate and program single and/or multiple spindle machines. Monitor and control the quality of machining processes by utilizing process control tools. Maintain the production processes and work within the expected quality standards and efficiencies that are established for the product line.


  • Read part prints and job orders for all product specifications, i.e., dimensions, tolerances, inspection, number of parts to be machined and develop and execute tooling instructions such as; cutting speeds, feed rates, depth of cuts, and cutting tools required.
  • Mastery of machine controls and feed to cycle machine through; production operations, set-up, adjusting tool positions, and changing tools. Also to review machine operating criteria such as cycle time and spindle rpm.
  • install, specify and determine collets, bushings, tools, and stock pushers onto stock feeding mechanism and loads bar stock into feeding mechanism.
  • Install adjust specified cams, gears and stops to control stock and tool movements at each station.
  • Change, position and secure tools in tool holders by utilizing tool monitoring system and presetting equipment.
  • Perform first piece sample inspection according to the operation control plan. By utilizing qualified measuring devices, the machinist monitors the part dimensions through continuous checking of part features and process control tools (such as SPC).
  • Maintain all lubricants and coolants, and other operator maintenance, on the machine that are used in daily operation.



  • Fundamental machining principles; turning, milling, grinding.
  • Fundamental understanding of machining theory, including x, y and z axis, along with edge and centerline pickup.
  • Reading and interpreting technical documentation; including blueprints.
  • Proper use of metric scales, micrometers, calipers, and optical compactors and various other gauges.

Submit resume to: Paula Morisey



  • Proven mechanical aptitude. Proven through documented experience and/or testing.
  • Reading and math skills for interpretation of technical documents used in the manufacturing process.
  • Proven manual dexterity and lift capacity.
  • Official Machine Apprentice training is preferred.

Paula Morisey
Research & Recruitment Specialist

Paula joined the Morisey-Dart Group in August of 2017. She is the firm’s research and recruitment specialist for the medical device and precision machining/manufacturing teams. She is responsible for sourcing and recruiting, lead generation, internet research and various other responsibilities within both the medical device and precision machining industries.

With 25 years at Xerox Corporation in New York, Paula had a prosperous and noteworthy career where she excelled during her tenure. She brings her vast knowledge and expertise in procurement, supply chain, contract administration and project management to the firm. She is a creative and natural problem-solver with proven success in developing and implementing new procedures and processes as well as integrating newly acquired subsidiaries.

Now, she’s using her expertise to build a network of solid relationships in the medical device and precision machining industries that help hiring managers find the top talent they need to improve their organizations.

Paula is Lean Six Sigma certified (Green Belt), has a Master of Science in business management and a Bachelor of Science in education.

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