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Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.


CNC Operator 1 (142-2)

Plant / Warehouse Operations

Pottstown, PA
ID: 142-2

Chapel Steel is seeking new members to join our Philadelphia/Pottstown team. Hours of work are 7:00am-3:30pm Monday-Friday or 11:30am-10:00pm Monday-Thursday with overtime as needed. Desired candidate will have a minimum of one-year CNC operating experience.


Job Function

  • Responsible for producing machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating a variety of computer numerical control (CNC) machines.
  • Reviews blue prints, work orders, tooling instructions or other written specifications to understand machining characteristics of various metals.
  • Chooses correct material for the job according to work order.
  • Programs machines by entering instructions, including zero and reference points, setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches as well as calculating requirements and part programs.
  • Determines processing specifications such as materials, forms, sizes, surface conditions, material defects dimensions, tolerances, operational sequences and adjusts/reprograms controls as needed.
  • Aligns and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, and materials onto machines.
  • Selects and monitors speeds, feeds and controls and determines operation sequence for various materials and operating conditions.
  • Machines and modifies parts used to repair tools or machines per specifications using tools such as lathes, milling machines, etc.
  • Fabricates, modifies, and/or repairs mechanical instruments.
  • Creates complicated or irregularly shaped parts or sections per established drawings, requiring careful blocking and clamping to avoid springing or distortion.
  • Positions work pieces for processing (may operate a combination of different machines).
  • Operates a variety of machines during processing as required based on work load or business needs.
  • Measures and examines pieces using precision measuring instruments such as calipers, micrometers, scales and squares to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Performs quality control inspections on finished product; for ISO-certified locations, performs In Process Quality Inspections.
  • Cleans equipment according to designated maintenance procedures.
  • Diagnoses problems and makes necessary adjustments and removes scrap from machine.
  • Coordinates and executes material handling.
  • Completes work order paperwork/documentation.
  • Restocks material.
  • May mark identification on material/work pieces before processing.
  • May mark material after processing and store material for additional processing and/or shipping.
  • Responsible for adhering to/ensuring compliance with applicable safety and quality standards.
  • All other duties and responsibilities assigned by management.

Required Skills

  • High School diploma/GED preferred.
  • Experience setting up, operating, and troubleshooting metal working machines preferred.
  • Ability to show adequate manual dexterity, finger dexterity, arm-hand steadiness, and multi-limb coordination required.
  • Ability to read and comprehend written instructions as applied to work situations required.
  • Basic measurement skills, including taking, converting, and/or using measurements of length, width, height, and weight to perform basic math computations correctly required.
  • Basic arithmetic skills to calculate and convert decimals and fractions required.
  • Basic computer proficiency and working knowledge of software applications required.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively required.
  • Ability to make sound decisions based on a combination of factors including knowledge, experience, and judgment required.
  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with supervisors and co-workers required.

Required Experience

  • 0-5 years of relevant experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities required.
  • Warehousing and material handling experience preferred.

This position is located at 201 S Keim Street Building 1A, Pottstown, PA. View the Google Map in full screen.