T&H Lemont is seeking a CNC lathe operator

T&H Lemont has an immediate opening for a full-time CNC Lathe Operator in Countryside, Illinois. Candidates for this position are highly qualified, experienced, and dynamic individuals familiar with working in a shop environment. Program, set up, and operate a CNC lathe. Work directly from prints to determine the best method to complete work, including feeds and speeds, per industry standards. Two years of experience, Mazak and Mori Seiki brand machines, conversational programming, tolerances to +/- 0.001 inches.

Ideal candidates are familiar with modern shop practices, know how to use all the common shop tools efficiently, and work with minimal supervision.


  • Check work orders, prints, and drawings
  • Write and edit programs at machine interface
  • Select proper tooling to produce parts efficiently; sharpen or replace tools as necessary
  • Manufacture or select appropriate work holdings and fixtures
  • Establish and set appropriate toll offsets
  • Perform mechanical tasks including loading and unloading vises and fixtures
  • Manufacture parts from raw materials to completion per blueprints, work orders, customer specifications, and tolerances
  • Measure the first part and in-process parts to conform to blueprints, work orders, customer specifications, and tolerances
  • Trim or de-burr parts or otherwise finish parts to conform blueprints, work orders, customer specifications, and tolerances
  • Select and use appropriate measurement devices for inspection
  • Continuously review work orders with Supervisor to organize and optimize workflow
  • Bring any problems or issues to attention of the Supervisor, and seek resolutions
  • Suggest changes for continuous improvements


  • Age minimum: 18 years
  • High school diploma (or equivalent)
  • Ability to read part drawings
  • Solid, fundamental understanding of production operations and processes
  • Good mechanical aptitude, familiarity with hand tools and measuring instruments, comfortable in a shop environment
  • Provide own tools

Other Qualifications

  • Fundamental understanding of production operations and processes
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Clean, organized, and multi-task-capable
  • Work successfully as part of a team
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to read G-code preferred
  • Tool design experience preferred
  • Machine repair experience preferred

Physical Demands 

  • Ability to walk, stand, and use hands 100% of the work day
  • Ability to bend, stoop, or twist 50% of the work day
  • Ability to push, pull, lift, and carry up to 75 pounds
  • Ability to work in a shop environment – contentious exposure to potentially hazardous metal working machinery and equipment, loud noises, dust, mist, oils, and solvents 


  • 401(k) plan
  • Insurance: Health, dental, vision
  • Health savings account
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Life, dependent life and AD&D insurance
  • Voluntary term life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays off – 9 annually

T&H Lemont, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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