CNC- Lathe Machinist - 1st Shift (Monday - Friday, 5:00am - 1:30pm) - Life Sciences

Position Description

Job Summary

If you want to reshape the world and discover your greatest potential, Saint-Gobain provides one-of-a-kind opportunities for innovative problem solvers.

We're one of only two companies in the world that is consistently recognized as both a top Global Employer and a Top 100 Global Innovator, but Saint-Gobain's remarkable story and culture of innovation begins with a team of nearly 200,000 creative, diverse and passionate team members collaborating across the globe.  We are committed to our mission to improve lives because, every day, we witness the enormous impact of our efforts on the world around us. 


The CNC Machinist – Lathes sets up and operates computer numerical control machines to fabricate parts per work order/drawing requirements in a safety conscious and quality-focused manner. The role is accountable to load parts in the machine, cycle the machine and detect malfunctions in machine operations, such as worn or damaged cutting tools. The CNC Machinist – Lathes utilizes hand tools to deburr, de-gate, or polish and package all production in accordance with the router steps and stamps off operations before moving to the next operation. The position runs productions lots, communicates with co-workers regarding production runs, and maintains a safe, organized and clean work environment.

1st Shift (Monday - Friday, 5:00am - 1:30pm)

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Read blueprint drawings, job orders, tooling instructions or standard charts to determine specification procedures.
  • Program (G Code), set-up and run various machine tools on a conventional and CNC lathe, and punch press machine.
  • Load and indicate part to fixture and secure the work piece in the holding device.
  • Select suitable tools and cutters to perform the required operations.
  • Position and secure tools and tool holders to tool heads.
  • Monitor tool wear and change tools and inserts as required.
  • Use appropriate measuring equipment (such as micrometers, Vernier, height gauges, bore gauges etc.) to ensure that all components produced meet customer specifications.
  • Make quality parts that meet customer specifications and deadlines, without rejection, in a fast paced work environment.
  • Meet ongoing production quotas while working within very close tolerances in a machine-shop production environment.
  • Perform routine machine maintenance.
  • Contribute towards continuous improvement processes and projects in the areas of output, quality, cost and delivery.
  • Maintains work space before, during, and after each scheduled shift in accordance with 5S principles.
  • Contribute to team effort by performing other supporting tasks as directed by the Shift Supervisor or Lead.
  • Follow Saint-Gobain principles of conduct and action, and exemplify the Saint-Gobain Attitudes.

Required Qualifications

  • HS Diploma or GED certificate
  • Minimum 3 years previous work experience as a CNC Machinist with understanding of CNC lathe machines.
  • Experience handling large, heavy parts as well as small components.
  • Ability to read, understand and follow written materials including blueprint drawings, job orders, etc.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use measuring instruments.
  • Basic computer knowledge and good math skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic, attention to detail, good attendance and flexibility to work overtime as needed.

Additional Description

  • Manual dexterity required to operate machinery and program equipment.
  • Good vision to read written materials and measuring instruments.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds

Company Summary

Saint-Gobain’s innovations touch almost every major industry around the world. Within its Life Sciences division, teams are solving critical problems for customers who are getting life-saving medical devices to the frontlines of healthcare, discovering essential medications, and nourishing and connecting the world through consumer, industrial and electronics applications. As one of the world’s leading producers of high-performance polymer products, we improve lives by making simple experiences better and being there in life’s critical moments.

Our team members recognize that we all create the environment for people to succeed, with a culture built on respect, open and honest communication, and honoring our commitments to our customers and each other. And at the heart of our culture, we’ve learned working together makes good ideas, great ones.

With a legacy dating back more than 350 years, Saint-Gobain offers employees the stability and security of a leading Global 500 corporation while operating like multiple small and agile start-ups, where entrepreneurial spirit, pioneering teamwork, and bold, forward-thinking ideas pave new paths.

Every team member is encouraged to develop and leverage their unique expertise and strengths to make the greatest impact on the company and our end users. At Saint-Gobain, you’re empowered and equipped with countless opportunities and resources for professional development. You will find the support you need to create a vision and roadmap for your career, and make that vision a reality.


Invent yourself at Saint-Gobain Life Sciences; and together, we’ll create a better life.

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Legal Statement

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

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CNC- Lathe Machinist - 1st Shift (Monday - Friday, 5:00am - 1:30pm) - Life Sciences

Location: Garden Grove, California

Posting Date: 01/23/2023

Job Code: USA04417

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