CNC Operator 1 – B Shift

    • Job Tracking ID: 512256-783129
    • Job Location: West Henrietta, NY
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: July 27, 2021
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:


CNC Operator 1 - B Shift 


Machine Shop

Reports to

Machine Shop Supervisor



RPO is a global leader in precision optics, optical components, and optical assemblies. We specialize in a full spectrum of products & services including - Design and Engineering, Systems Integration, Lens Assembly, Visible and Infrared Components, Glass and Plastic Molded Aspheres, and Thin Film Coating. As one of the fastest growing companies in Rochester, RPO offers exciting career paths and work on market-leading programs. See below one of many career opportunities to join to RPO team!


Job Summary

The CNC Operator 1 will be responsible for working closely with his/her manager, supervisor and or team to monitor and produce high precision components. The job requires attention to fine detail and an ability to maintain consistent process proven by frequent in process inspection. In addition to processing parts, operators are required to maintain equipment, documentation and tooling required.


Job Responsibilities

Core Job Duties:

  • Run machine and meet daily production targets
  • Regularly required to take detailed measurements with Micrometers, Calipers, Indicators, Height Gauges, Thread Gauges, Pin Gauges, CMM, Smart Scope, and Comparator.
  • Communicate with Lead or area Manager about any issues or problems in production immediately
  • Process parts or components on jobs in que at a minimum of 100% of your available time
  • Ensure that all required data entry is occurring for each job and that all required information is being accurately entered
  • Adhere to check good pass good inspection criteria and in process inspection for all jobs
  • Strict adherence to trained process / work instruction and ownership of communicating any inconsistency, questions or issues
  • Clean and maintain machinery and work area in department daily
  • Deburring parts.


Area Specific Job Duties:

* None

Experience and Skills:

Qualifications, Requirements and Competencies


Educational Requirements:

  • GED or High school diploma
  • Vocational education desired


Minimum Requirements:

  • Familiarity with computers to include but not limited to Microsoft Office
  • Proficient math skills
  • Ability to follow directions and attention to detail
  • Capable of understanding blueprints or drawings for both mechanical and optical standards
  • Ability to work in a challenging, fast paced and high-stress environment
  • Good mental dexterity and decision making
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Analytical troubleshooting / problem solving
  • Good time management skills


Language Skills:

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents. Ability to communicate effectively to team members and management.


Additional Requirements:

  • Pursuant to ITAR, EAR, and other export compliance laws and regulations, applicants for this position must be U.S. Persons as defined by U.S. law, i.e., U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents ('Green Card' holders), persons granted refugee status or asylum status in the United States, or temporary residents granted amnesty.


Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, reach with hands and arms and to use hands and fingers to handle, maneuver parts
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear
  • The job may involve prolong periods of sitting/standing
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. May involve prolonged periods of magnified inspection (eye strain)
  • Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp
  • The employee is frequently required to use the computer
  • The job will require regular lifting and moving of 30-50 lbs.

Work Environment:

  • May involve the use of oils and solvents.
  • Subject to some soilage and irritation from cleaning solutions. (Lab Coats provided)
  • Generally, works in a clean environment and works to maintain the environment as such.
  • Safety Glasses are required
  • May require area specific safety training
  • This position works in a manufacturing environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
  • The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne paper particles.
  • May work at different workstations as needs require


Compensation & Benefits

RPO offers highly competitive, total compensation packages linked directly to employee’s professional experience. RPO’s benefits include: Tuition Reimbursement Program, Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, 9 paid holidays, generous paid vacation and sick time and a 401(k) plan after a 60-day waiting period. Additionally, we work a 4/10 work week that provides for every Friday as a non-work day.



This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


Rochester Precision Optics is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people.


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States, and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.