1st Shift CNC Horizontal Machine Operator Level I - Bar and Pallet (Hiring Immediately)

Reports to: Plant Manager

Type: Full-Time (Hourly)

Location: 1420 Cheyenne Ave. Grafton, WI 53024

Degree: High School Diploma or GED

Shift: 1st Shift (Monday - Friday)

Hours: 6:00 am to 4:30 pm

Bonus Sign-on bonus of $1500

Job Summary

RAM Tool, Inc. is a high-tech CNC machining and manufacturing facility in Grafton, WI. We are immediately hiring for available CNC Horizontal Machine Operator Level I (Bar and Pallet) positions. Responsible for basic machining, fixturing, tool set-up, in-process inspection, and final completion of moderately tolerance details (minimum of +/- 0.005 to 0.001).  Work with CNC personnel, toolmakers, engineers, and supervisors to plan and execute the most cost-effective method for producing quality parts. This position is for 1st shift and includes a $1,500 sign-on bonus.

This is not a production machine tool operation position.

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Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operates horizontal boring bars and pallet machining centers
  • Under supervision, performs basic/moderate machining and fittings of numerous kinds of parts in support of production operations or job shop machining
  • For basic jobs, develop processes and set-ups
  • Perform progressive machining operations on work involving moderately close tolerances and/or moderate finish requirements
  • Ensure dimensional accuracy and quality workmanship
  • Complete time travelers, time slips, required inspections, and appropriate paperwork
  • Provide feedback to improve programs, processes, tooling
  • Maintain a safe, orderly, and clean work area
  • Ability to train new hires, as required


  • High School diploma or GED
  • 0-3 years of demonstrated experience or equivalent

Qualifications & Skills

  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints & mechanical drawings
  • Ability to operate manual and CNC machining equipment
  • Knowledge of carbide drills, end mills, inserted cutters, and boring tooling
  • Knowledge of G & M code programming
  • Knowledge of feeds & speeds
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to solve problems using critical thinking skills
  • Ability to organize and manage priorities, meet deadlines, and expectations
  • Ability to measure/inspect: lengths, diameters, straightness, flatness, etc
  • Knowledge of the machineability of ferrous and non-ferrous materials


  • 401K with Company Matching
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Profit Sharing
  • Referral Bonuses
  • Sign On Bonuses
  • Company Paid Disability
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Shift Premiums
  • Safety Shoe Reimbursement

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Solid understanding of the fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.

Physical Demands

The physical demands of the job will include lifting, bending and sitting. Lifting to include picking up, pushing or pulling loads up to 50 pounds. Stand 7 to 8 hours per shift. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

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.

We're Hiring Applicants for 1st Shift CNC Horizontal Bar and Pallet Operator I in Wisconsin

With a focus on nurturing skills and driving excellence, RAM Tool, Inc. in Grafton, Wisconsin is seeking a horizontal bar and pallet operator I. Positioned conveniently and catering to talents from West Bend, Port Washington, Milwaukee, Cedarburg, and Hartford, we are looking for individuals with a flair for machine shop jobs and a passion for CNC operations.



The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principal functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.

EEO/ITAR Statement

RAM Tool is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

U.S. Citizenship is a requirement for all jobs at RAM Tool.

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