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Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machine Operator

555 International | 4501 S. Western Blvd. Chicago, IL 60609

Full Time | On site

We are seeking a CNC Operator here at 555, International! An amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in retail, commercial, restaurant, and hospitality custom millwork fabrication. We are looking for talented, hard-working team players with creative sensibilities to help with unique challenges and varied assignments. We are looking for a person that can dive right in with a valuable skill set and be responsible for the daily preparation and machining of material for our widely varied custom produced millwork. You will oversee the ongoing operation, maintenance, and cleanliness of the machines, and surrounding work area.


Here our Machine Operators are dedicated members of our team who are comfortable wearing multiple hats throughout the workday. As a contributing member the production process, being a detail oriented, organized individual will make sure you thrive in our fast-paced environment. Being a self-starter, having a willingness to take the bull by the proverbial horns, and outside the box thinking are pluses when it comes to our group. CNC Operators report to senior programmer and shop leadership team members to create award-winning cool shit.


At 555 we are responsible for it all, not just painting pretty pictures. If you come with an eagerness to learn, we can set you up with the tools for success in all other aspects of our world. This position comes with opportunity for growth within the 555 brand.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operation and monitoring of CNC machines throughout the day

  • Machine start-up procedure

  • Loading and running of programs into the CNC machines

  •  Last look, double check of programs prior to running on the CNC machines

  • Problem solving of programs as they may arise as programs are running

  • General material knowledge

  • Prepare parts to be loaded into CNC machines

  • Unload and load parts in CNC machines

  • Monitor machine operating condition

  • Calibrating tooling and maintaining tool database

  • Clean and perform preventative maintenance on CNC machines

  •  Machine shutdown procedure

  • Safety checks throughout the work day

  • Forklift operation to move material around the warehouse

  • Coordinate with team members at all levels within 555 to ensure full coordination of production jobs as they move through the CNC process

  • Rendering Capabilities


  •  Degree, Diploma, or GED or training related to job requirement

  •  Work experience which demonstrates performance competency

  • 2+ Years of experience operating CNC Machining specifically

  • Other machine competencies: Beam saw/Panel saw, CNC point to point, CNC Router

  • Required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms for the duration of the shift

  • Ability to regularly lift and move material throughout the duration of the shift

  • Ability to read, write, and comprehend

  • Ability to perform moderate math calculations

  • Ability to work self-sufficiently. Must demonstrate ability to think independently and work autonomously

Please send resume and samples of your work at

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