CNC Router Operator

Marfa Cabinets Inc

Des Plaines, IL

We are looking for a skilled CNC Machine Operator For Woodworking to set up, maintain, and operate HOLZ-HER DYNESTIC 7535. Marfa Cabinets Inc ([]() is a Semi-Custom Kitchen Manufacturer with a focus on e-commerce, located in Des Plaines, IL We are a fast-growing company, and this is an excellent opportunity for anyone who wants to grow. We are a two-second lean company utilizing Lean Manufacturing Principals. We are looking for someone that is stable, reliable, responsible and looking for a long-lasting career.

A great machine operator is reliable and able to work with attention to detail and safety standards. On-the-job training is a good way to discover how to do the job better, so you should have the willingness to learn and improve. Being a team player is essential since all tasks will require close collaboration with co-workers.

The goal will be to ensure that production procedures will be carried on smoothly to maximize efficiency and profits.


• Ability to understand work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, drawings, location of surfaces and machining parameters, interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances, and use of measuring and gauging equipment.

• Using basic math, geometry, and trigonometry to calculate offsets, make compensations establish zero and reference points, and test out the program for proving the part.

• Set-up the router by installing and adjusting appropriate tools and holders based on the job requirements.

• Loads and unloads material on the machine. Operates a forklift in a safe manner.

• Verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run parts, and sample workpieces.

• Maintains specifications by observing and measuring critical dimensions; adjust and reprograms controls as needed; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.

• Advises management of tooling requirements – both replacements required and special tooling for upcoming projects.

• Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.

• Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; advised Production Manager repairs are required by outside service source.

• Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.

• Documents actions by completing production and quality logs

• Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications

• Accomplishes organizational goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

• Assists other production areas/employees when needed and if feasible based on current projects in the router area.

• Maintain the shop in a clean and safe manner. Shop cleaning and organization is everyone’s responsibility. It is not limited to only your work area. Keep shavings cleaned up throughout a production run.

• When pulling material from a bin or area, you are responsible for returning all material moved back to its appropriate location.

• Keep management apprised of any issues or concerns which would interfere with their ability to perform their job to the best of their ability.

• Other duties as assigned by management


• Experience as a machine operator

• Working knowledge of machinery and measurement tools

• Understanding of production procedures

• Adherence to health and safety regulations (e.g. constant use of protective gear)

• Ability to read blueprints, schematics, and manuals

• Analytical skills

• Attention to detail

• Teamwork and communication skills

• Physical stamina and strength

• High school diploma or equivalent; a technical degree is a plus

You should be proficient in:

  • Blueprint Reading

Machines & technologies you'll use:

  • CNC Router
  • Measurement Gauges