CNC Machinist - Mill / Lathe

  • Van der Graaf
  • 13771 Cavaliere Drive, Shelby Township, MI 48315, USA
  • May 06, 2024
Full time Manufacturing Skilled Labor

Job Description

We are currently seeking a skilled CNC Machinist to join our growing team. VDG Corp. is a well-established industry leader in drum motors for conveyor applications. If you would like to join a dynamic team while improving your skills, then we would like to meet you!

We offer a competitive salary, company paid benefits, 401K match-up, vacation/sick time and other perks. Check us out at Apply today!

This position involves set up and operation of CNC lathe and milling machines to prescribed tolerances. Operate conventional engine lathes, milling, and grinding, drilling, sawing, and boring machines.

About VDG

Van der Graaf is the leading Manufacturer of drum motors for over 37 years. We are internationally recognized manufacturer of high precision, heavy duty and efficient power transmission equipment for the conveyor industry with modern manufacturing plants in United States, Canada and Europe.

The unique drum motor is a one component conveyor drive which houses all parts internally, eliminating the need for external components like motor, gearbox, sprockets, chain, chain guard and pillow block bearings. The drum motor offers a versatile, less complex, and more efficient way to power your belt conveyor.

We provide reliable solutions through innovation, precision manufacturing processes and after sale support.

Our mission today continues as a manufacturer of superior products to meet customer needs in a changing marketplace.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Responsible for setup and operation of large CNC Lathe and CNC Mill
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings, blueprints, charts, tables and various symbols regarding tolerances, surface finishes, etc.
  • Set up and adjust production machinery/tools
  • Program or perform program modifications
  • Monitoring of tools, fixtures, and machines
  • Fit and assemble components and machine parts to close tolerance
  • Maintain, repair and calibrate precision measuring instruments
  • Quality inspections
  • Document and report deviations from specifications and tolerances
  • Maintain inspection records and complete inspection reports
  • Verify dimensions of parts machined using precision measuring instruments (e.g., micrometers, calipers)
  • Loading and unloading
  • Manual de-burring of finished products
  • Perform basic maintenance of machines and keep track of preventative maintenance schedules.


  • Minimum 5 years CNC machining experience, consisting of machine setup & operation
  • Ability to read and understand programs to a degree that will allow you to modify / edit programs.
  • General machinist certification an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience with gear manufacturing
  • Ability to read & interpret blue prints, drawings, charts & tables.
  • Motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong analytical skills and keen attention to detail.

At VDG, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected, and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve.

If you require an accommodation for the recruitment/interview process (including alternate formats of materials, or accessible meeting rooms or other accommodation), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.