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Rocky Mount, NC, US, 27804

Mar 31, 2021

Kaba Ilco Corporation, located in Rocky Mount, NC, is the world's premier manufacturer of the most extensive line of quality key blanks, and distributor of automotive key fobs, key cutting machines and vehicle key programmers available on the market today.  Millions of keys are produced in our state-of-the-art ISO Certified manufacturing facility each week.


We have an immediate need for a CNC Machine Set Up Operator.  The Set Up Operator sets up and operates Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machining centers in the assigned department.


Some responsibilities include:

  • Reads blueprints, layouts, sketches, or work orders to sets up machines appropriately
  • Operates CNC machines to produce all parts to ISO standards
  • Measures dimensions of finished work pieces to ensure conformance to specifications using precision measuring instruments, templates, and fixtures
  • Mounts, installs, aligns, and secures tools, attachments, fixtures, and work pieces on machines using hand tools and precision measuring instruments
  • Stops machines to remove finished work pieces or to change tooling, setup, or work piece placement, according to required machining sequences
  • Transfers commands from servers to computer numerical control (CNC) modules using computer network links
  • Checks to ensure that work pieces are properly lubricated and cooled during machine operation
  • Performs prescribed preventative maintenance on machines as required
  • Completes cross-training on different machines in the area as required by supervision
  • Trains other teammates as required by supervision
  • Maintains the work area and equipment in a clean orderly condition in accordance with 5S protocol and follows prescribed standard procedures and safety regulations
  • Reports to work regularly and punctually as working schedule requires
  • Performs related duties as assigned by supervision


Position requirements include:

  • High School Diploma or GED; Associate degree or higher preferred
  • 2 years of experience in a similar role
  • Must have completed Introduction to CNC and a course for basic and advanced CNC machining operations, or have equivalent job training and experience
  • techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods
  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Able to work independently and with other teammates in the organization to achieve goal
  • Able to identify complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Skilled in oral and written communication, judgment and decision making, organization and coordination
  • High level computer skills: Excel, Word, and PowerPoint (able to manipulate documents using these software packages)
  • Able to stand continuously (7+ hours and over/day); walk, bend or stoop frequently; able to wear hearing protection; able to interpret information using visual acuity; fine motor skills


Kaba Ilco offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, disability, 401(k), and paid vacation.  We also have an on-site cafeteria.



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Nearest Major Market: Raleigh
Nearest Secondary Market: Rocky Mount