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CNC Technician 2nd Shift

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With more than 85 years of brake design and production expertise, Akebono provides the world’s automotive industry with advanced braking and noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) solutions. The company’s commitment to innovation, process improvement, quality control and customer service has positioned it as a key resource for leading OEMs, Tier I brake suppliers and the automotive aftermarket. Key automotive OEM customers include Audi, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

Job Summary

The CNC Technician I will be responsible for maintaining machining production's needs.  Diagnosing, evaluating, and improving, CNC manufacturing processes utilizing knowledge of product design, materials, parts, tooling, CNC equipment capabilities, and quality controls standard.. The CNC Technician is part of the Engineering Department reporting to the Engineering Manager  This position is located West Columbia, South Carolina.

The CNC Technician is responsible for performing the following duties:

  • Assist with day to day troubleshooting and repairing of CNC equipment and related support equipment.  Working knowledge of machining processes, automotive manufacturing methods preferred.
  • Promote the health and safety of all employees.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly work area.
  • Communicate timely with all departments and employees as required.
  • Promote proper work ethic, enforce handbook policies, company procedures and practices, and compliances with OSHA  regulations.
  • Has the authority to stop shipment and / or to stop production to correct quality problems and prevent quality issues form reaching our customers.
  • Working knowledge of PC systems and software such as Microsoft office products.
  • Ability to assist with PPAP, PFMEA and Controls Plans.
  • Working knowledge of PLC ladder logic and CNC programming using G-Code is preferred.
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings and blueprints.
  • Ability to problem solve effectively with diverse groups of people.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to work in and encourage a team environment and facilitate change when necessary.
  • Communicate effectively with customers and subcontractors to resolve issues.
  • Evaluates machining processes by designing and conducting research programs; applying knowledge of design, tooling and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from operators, such as cycle time improvements.
  • Assures product and  process quality by evaluating; testing finished-product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming machining processes and documenting process.
  • Prepares product and process reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends.
  • Provides technical support to maintenance and operational personnel.
  • Keeps equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer's instructions and established procedures; requesting special service.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal network.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • May be assigned other duties as required.


  • 5 years of CNC Operator experience.
  • Basic CNC programming skills preferred.
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