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ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility.

ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility.

CNC Operator

Country/Region:  US

North Mankato, MN, US, 56003

Req ID 59317 North Mankato, United States


Operates CNC machining centers/mills, CNC turning centers/lathes, and hand operations, by performing the following essential duties and responsibilities, but not limited to the following:



Will include, but not limited to the following areas:


Perform change overs and operate work centers as instructed by the Production Team Leader.


Setup and operate drill presses, hones and other hand and power tools.


Look for and suggest improvements to processes and operations to the Production Team Leader.


Seek assistance from a CNC Lead Setter when production issues arise.


Monitor quality per ISO work instructions.


Perform tool offset adjustments and tool changes as needed to maintain required quality of parts.


Pack parts properly to prevent damage during transportation to next operation.


Create Documents Change Request (DCR) using kbox when needed to correct or upgrade process documentation.


Interpret blueprint and job specifications to determine dimensions and tolerances.


Perform inspections and tests to ensure parts meet the quality dictated by associated technical documents.


Operate equipment per written instructions.


Read and operate inspection equipment to ensure a quality product at all times.


Assigned work area, tools and gauges will be clean, and kept neat, safe and orderly at all times.


Follow all company policies and procedures and applicable laws.


Will work overtime as requested by supervisor.


Recognize and comply with all safety rules.  Hearing and Eye protection will be worn when required.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Employees must complete general safety training such as Right to Know (includes: Hazardous Communication, Emergency Response Plan, AWAIR, and Forklift & Pedestrian Safety) annually. The employee must follow the rules stated in our safety policies and programs including but not limited to the Shop Safety rules. The employee is to report any unsafe conditions, unsafe acts, near misses, illnesses, and injuries to their supervisor immediately.



High School Diploma or GED.



Ability to read English and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 



Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent).



Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



Ability to read blueprints and precision measuring tool/instruments.  Ability to operate a computer and have working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. 




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk and reach with hands and arms.


The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee is required to request assistance for anything exceeding 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration.


Hands are exposed to metals, oils, solvents, and water-soluble coolants. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Be part of our ZF team as CNC Operator and apply now!


Barbara Fischer

(1) 507 3864032


At ZF, we continuously strive to build and maintain a culture where inclusiveness is lived and diversity is valued. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that all our employees can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this vision in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape the future of mobility.

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Nearest Major Market: Mankato

Job Segment: CNC, Equipment Operator, Forklift, Machinist, Warehouse, Manufacturing