CNC Machinist (Set-Up - Lathes)

Belden Universal is seeking a highly skilled CNC/Swiss machine Set-Up person for the power transmission industry in Hillside, IL. The position is responsible for setting up, and operating CNC machines.

Belden Universal offers competitive pay commensurate with experience, benefits package, a 401-K match, 10 paid company holidays and 4 paid personal days per year. Come join us in our newly constructed, air conditioned, clean, and well-organized production facility 12 miles west of downtown Chicago.

CNC Machinist Job Duties:

  • Plans machining by studying work orders, blueprints, materials, specifications, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).

  • Programs multi-spindle CNC lathes by entering instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; proving part programs. Effectively and expeditiously program, set-up, and operate Automatic or CNC Swiss/Star CNC machinery, manufacturing parts that meet requested tight tolerances.

  • Sets-up lathes by installing and adjusting various types of tools.

  • Loads feed mechanism by lifting stock into position.

  • Verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample workpieces; adhering to international standards.

  • Maintains specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and thread chasing operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.

  • Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.

  • Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions.

  • Documents actions by completing production and quality logs.


  • 3-years' experience in operating/setting up multi-axis lathes

  • G-Code Programming

  • Conceptual Skills

  • Process Improvement

  • Verbal Communication

  • Functional and Technical Skills

  • Controls and Instrumentation

  • Tooling, Coordination

Belden Universal is a forward thinking company committed to bringing the newest innovations to our customers. If you are a goal driven, solution-based individual who can also work in a team-approached engineering atmosphere, we want you on our team. 


For more information on Belden and job opportunities, please send your resume to:

Belden Tools, Inc. (Human Resources)

4100 Madison Street
Hillside, IL 60162

Fax: 708-344-0245


(708) 344-4600
4100 Madison Street
Hillside, IL 60162

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