CNC Lathe Machinist

As a Chris Reeve Knives CNC Lathe Machinist, you will have a diverse and enriching experience from the get-go. Your job will entail producing precision machined parts for a well-established knife manufacturing company. You will work primarily in hardware and lathe parts production, though additional help in the CNC mill shop may be required.  The job is a full-time position, based in Boise, and designed for those who are interested in a truly comprehensive business experience. 


  • Conceptual Skills
  • Process Improvement
  • Verbal Communication
  • Functional and Technical Skills
  • Controls and Instrumentation
  • Supply Management
  • Tooling
  • Coordination
  • Inventory Control
  • Attention to Detail
  • Judgment

    • Planning machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, orthographic drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).
    • Planning stock inventory by checking stock to determine amount available; anticipating needed stock; verifying receipt of stock.
    • Programming mills and 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.
    • Setting-up mills and lathes by installing and adjusting tools, attachments, collets, bushings, stops, and indicating fixtures and vices.
    • Verifying settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample workpieces; adhering to international standards.
    • Maintaining specifications by observing; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
    • Maintaining safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.
    • Maintaining equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
    • Maintaining continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
    • Documenting actions by completing production and quality logs.
    • Updating job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.
    • Accomplishing organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. 


    JOB TYPE: Full-time

    SCHEDULE: Mon-Thurs 7AM-5:30PM or 5AM-3:30PM

    PROFESSIONAL LEVEL: Intermediate to expert

    SALARY: Competitive, depending on experience. Benefits available after 90 days.

    REQUIRED EDUCATION: High school or equivalent

    PROGRAM LANGUAGE: Mastercam, Featurecam