Maintenance Technician - CNC Machinist
CompanyNorth Wind Solutions
LocationOak Ridge, TN
Job TypeFull Time
Job Description



Complies with set safety standards while performing essential job functions. Complies with all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency and Company directives related to building operations and work safety. Performs assigned day-to-day repairs, emergency and preventive maintenance.  Completes maintenance and repair records as required. Reviews assigned work orders.  Estimates time and materials needed to complete repair.   Assists with installation and modification of building equipment systems. Assists with troubleshooting and repairs of buildings and installed systems.



Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on structures, systems and components; following procedures, diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions.
  • Produces machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine; maintaining quality and safety standards; keeping records; maintaining equipment and supplies.
  • Produces machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine; maintaining quality and safety standards; keeping records; maintaining equipment and supplies.
  • Understanding software and programming languages is a requirement for CNC machinists.
  • Comprehend specifications, and determine correct machine setup to achieve the correct final product.
  • Programs 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.Sets-up mills and lathes by installing and adjusting three- and four-jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets, bushings, cams, gears, stops, and stock pushers; indicating vices; tramming heads.
  • 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.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Perform HVAC installation, diagnostics and repair.
  • Perform machine set up and adjustments, including belt and coupling alignment.
  • Perform new installations and facility modifications including pipe fitting, carpentry, welding and millwright activities.
  • Locate sources of problems by observing devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments.
  • Maintain continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Troubleshoot production issues to eliminate downtime.
  • Maintain records of maintenance on all plant equipment.
  • Adhere to plant safety polices and contribute to a safe workplace.
  • Respond to requests for equipment repairs.
  • Actively and positively participates in problem solving sessions, work planning meetings, pre- and post- job briefs, and other similar activities.
  • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE), anti-contamination clothing, respiratory equipment, etc. as required by work order, radiation work permit, or activity hazard analysis.
  • Work on projects from the initial brief, through the design and development stage, to the testing of one or more prototypes, to final manufacture and implementation.
  • Implement cost-effective equipment modifications to help improve safety, reliability and throughput.
  • Consider the implications of issues such as cost, safety and schedule constraints.
  • Meet physical qualifications of a radiation worker, and have ability to qualify as a Radiation Worker II

Supervisory Responsibilities:

May be assigned responsibility of task lead.


Education: H.S. diploma or equivalent; strong analytical skills and the ability to effectively communicate to all levels of the company is required.

 Experience: Five years related experience; minimum three years of experience in industrial maintenance; minimum four-year apprenticeship program or have a combination of over four years' work experience and some college or industry courses in machining., Fabrication and Plumbing. 

Computer Skills:
Microsoft Office, Internet navigation.


The Physical Demands and Work Environment characteristics described below are critical features of this job, and are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to wear personal protective and safety equipment. This equipment includes but is not limited to safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, and hard hats. The employee is occasionally required to climb stairs, ladders, and stand for extended periods of time. Reading vision, Ability to speak, Sitting, Standing, Walking, Climbing Ladders, Bending, Stooping, Crouching, Kneeling, Balancing, Reaching overhead, Reaching horizontally, Gripping with the hands, Use of both hands, Lifting 50 pounds.


Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8714 or e-mail for assistance.

North Wind Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.