CNC Operator (All Shifts) in Raleigh, NC at Wakefield Thermal Solutions

Date Posted: 6/2/2022

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    Raleigh, NC
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Job Description

Wakefield Thermal is part of The Heico Companies, and in aggregate, Heico’s businesses generate more than $2 billion in revenues. Wakefield Thermal is a global leader in innovative thermal management solutions for a diverse range of markets. Building on over four decades of leadership and experience, Wakefield Thermal designs, manufactures, and sells thermal management products that remove excess heat generated by electronic components. These products include heat sinks, extrusions, bonded fin assemblies, custom panels and enclosures, liquid cold plates, precision compression clamp systems, and accessory products.


Sets up computerized numerically controlled machine tools and related equipment for machining operations. Participates in problem-solving activities and contributes to quality improvements. Operates machines when required.  Trains other department employees and provides performance assessment feedback to supervisor.   Takes initiative to stimulate team-based quality and productivity improvement activities, supporting the basis for continuous improvement.  Actively promotes teamwork atmosphere and supports team development.


  • Works from drawings, blueprints, job layouts, or other written specifications, determine feeds, speeds, tooling, and operational sequences.
  • Set up and inspect the first article part on any proven program and turn it in for Quality Assurance verification at an 80% approval rate.
  • Change cutting tools and location of workpieces during the machining process.
  • Installs cutting tools and various work holding devices to handle the size of stock to be machined.
  • Operates and adjusts machines until parts are produced to conform with specifications and time standards.
  • Makes necessary adjustments to set-ups during the course of operations to maintain accurate production.
  • Responsible for completeness of secondary setups.
  • Detects and reports improper operation, faulty equipment, and unusual conditions.
  • Detects and reports significant variances in job standards.
  • Upon completion of “First Article of Verification,” trains and monitors the work of the operator assigned to that machine.
  • Run multiple CNC machines.
  • Performs secondary operations as defined by travelers, using various machines/tools such as files, drill presses, and sanders.
  • Assists operators on which dimensions to inspect, (proper tools and gauges).
  • Ensures quality of parts before forwarding them to the next operation/process.
  • Responsible for cleanliness of his/her own work area and the general housekeeping of the Company.
  • Reports any unsafe conditions to Supervisor/Management/Maintenance.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 1 to 3 years CNC Set up experience.
  • 1 to 3 years experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Mandatory 4th axis machining experience.
  • Understanding of and experience with offsets and adjusting them.
  • Understanding of and experience with G52 line in CNC program.
  • Experience with an edge finder and dial indicator.
  • The ability to read and interpret blueprints is a must.
  • Ability to use micrometers, calipers, height gauges, and dial indicators.


Continuous mental and visual attention is required.  Requires constant alertness or activity.  Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.   The employee is frequently required to stand and occasionally required to walk, sit, kneel, crouch, or crawl.   The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.

Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the essential functions of this position, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is exposed to airborne particles and chemicals.   The noise level is usually very loud.  The employee is required to wear safety glasses, hearing protection, and safety shoes.


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