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CNC Swiss Lathe Machinist - Setup/ Program Editor

Why work at Connecta?

If you are looking for a career as Swiss Machinist with a competitive compensation package, growth opportunity, on the job training, 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 CNC Swiss Lathe Machinists to join our growing team. 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.

This position requires a thorough understanding of setting up jobs and operating Citizen Model CNC Swiss Lathes. You must be motivated and detail-oriented with the ability to follow direction and work with minimal supervision. In this role you are encouraged to work with other machinists to overcome obstacles and grow in your role. Our machinist are able to setup and operate all machine models on the floor and produce a large variety of parts for the aerospace industry.

CNC Swiss Lathe Machinist - Setup & Program editor

Job Responsibilities:

  • Set up, tear down, clean up, and edit programming on multi axis Citizen Swiss Lathes (Models: L12, L20, M32).

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

  • Read and interpret Drawings on Specifications.

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

  • Edit existing programs for Citizen Swiss CNC Lathes.

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

  • 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 knowledge of CNC Swiss Lathes and precision level machining

  • Knowledge of multi axis Swiss Machines (L12, L20, M32 Citizen Models)

  • Ability to set up, tear down, clean up, and programming of Swiss machinery

  • 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 – Setup, Tear down, and Programming at the machine (2+ years)

  • Manufacturing experience – (3 years)

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Competitive Pay for Machinists

  • 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

6:00AM – 3:30PM | 7:00AM - 4:00PM

3363 Boulevard Pl, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Expected hours: 40 – 45 per week

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