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CNC Swiss Lathe Machinist - Setup/ Programmer

If you are looking for a career in manufacturing with a competitive compensation package, growth opportunity, temperature-controlled environment, and a good work/ life balance this opportunity may be a good fit for you.


Connecta Corporation has been a leading provider of Swiss CNC Precision Turned Parts for the Aerospace industry since 1987.  Recently under new ownership, Connecta is now looking for a senior level CNC Swiss Lathe Machinist to join our growing team.  This position requires a thorough understanding of operating CNC Swiss Lathes.  You must be motivated and detail-oriented with the ability to follow direction and work with minimal supervision.

Why work at Connecta?

Connecta Corporation has a strong reputation in our industry for quality and control. This starts at the foundation of our company, our machinists. We believe our success lies with hiring the right people and supplying them with the proper tools and training to succeed. Our dynamic atmosphere and friendly team members contribute to our unique company culture. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Read and interpret Drawings on Specifications.

  • Read and follow Routing Instructions, inspection reports, and quality control plans to produce finished parts.

  • Create new and edit existing programs using 2D drawings for Citizen Swiss CNC Lathes.

  • Perform change over and operate Swiss CNC machines to produce First Article pieces.

  • Operate Benchtop lathes and general shop equipment including saws, belt sanders, grinding, and buffing wheels.

  • Inspect parts as required when they are produced using calipers, gages, optical comparators, and micrometers to ensure accuracy.

  • Follow daily shift procedures.

  • Maintain safe, clean, and organized work environment.

Desired Skills:

  • Advanced CNC Swiss Lathe and precision level machining knowledge

  • Reading drawings/ blueprints, GD&T knowledge

  • Attention to Detail and sense of urgency.

  • Proficiency in using a variety of inspection tools and measuring devices including calipers, gages, and micrometers.

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.

  • General knowledge of Machine Tooling


  • CNC Swiss Lathe – Programming experience (2 years)

  • Manufacturing experience – (3 years)

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Competitive pay for Advanced Machinist

  • Work/ Life balance – 1st shift

  • Strong focus on company culture with a positive atmosphere

  • Retirement plan

  • IRA matching

  • Health insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • Vision insurance

  • Company contribution toward insurance costs

  • Life insurance

  • Paid Holidays

  • Paid Time Off

Schedule and Location:

  • Monday – Friday

  • 7:00AM - 4:00PM

  • 3363 Boulevard Pl, Indianapolis, IN 46208

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