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Orchid Orthopedic Solutions Machinist, CNC, Orchid Chelsea in Chelsea, Michigan

SUMMARY OF POSITION The Machinist, CNC set ups, operates and tends CNC lathes and/or mills to apply processes to plastic parts.

The Machinist, CNC reports to the Supervisor, Operations and within the machining value stream.


  • Set up and operate 3-axis, 4-axis or 5-axis machines, including performing tool changes and setting tool and work offsets
  • Perform setups that are a low to medium level of complexity
  • Adjust machine controls and change tool settings in order to keep dimensions within specified tolerances
  • Load correct programs to the machine
  • Move controls to set cutting speeds and depths, feed rates, and to position tools in relation to work-pieces
  • Select and properly load the correct fixtures for the job (proper tools, holders, clearances as needed)
  • Set proper holding pressure on vises and collets
  • Perform in-process inspection of parts to verify conformance with specifications, using instruments such as gauges, micrometers, and dial indicators
  • Sign off and verify CMM scans
  • Verify previous operation documentation is correct
  • Support quality and compliance by utilizing One Orchid global processes and complying with all Quality Management Systems (QMS) documentation requirements and establishing/supporting plan(s) to meet/exceed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Quality that support Safety, Compliance, Six Sigma Quality, On-Time Delivery (OTD) and financial objectives.


  • Ability to read blueprints, including GD&T (ex: theoretical, tolerance zones, radius)
  • Ability to set tool and work offsets
  • Familiarity with setup procedures (setup sheets, check sheets and control plans)
  • Ability to make operational adjustments, including tool and fixture changes
  • Intermediate math skills
  • Determine tooling requirements before starting a set up
  • Demonstrated measuring skills using the following equipment: optical comparator, manual CMM, bench comparator, MICS, calipers and gauge pins
  • Understanding of machining terms and knowledge
  • Ability to apply logic and reasoning to solve problems, including identifying strengths/weaknesses, locating alternative solutions and conclusions, and approaches to problems; and making high-quality, timely decisions

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Education and Certification

  • High School Diploma or equivalent


  • 1 year of running CNC lathes or mills preferred
  • 1 year of running or programming robots preferred

ABOUT OUR VALUES AND LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES As a member of our team, leading from our values is foundational.

Values: Integrity First: We Do the Right Thing Teamwork: We Are All Connected Relentless Pursuit: We Are Driven & Curious


  • Frequently operates a computer
  • Frequently inspects and places parts
  • Willing and able to work long hours including overtime as required.


  • Candidates offered employment must submit to a pre-employment background check and pre-employment drug test Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States through eVerify EOE, including disability/vets.

Position: Machinist, CNC, Orchid Chelsea1st shift (Level I) Robotics experience a plus

Company: Orchid Orthopedic Solutions

Job Location(s): Chelsea, MI

Employment Term: Regular

Employment Type: Full Time

Work Hours (i.e. shift): 1st shift

Starting Salary Range: Not Provided

Required Education: High School or Equivalent

Required Experience: Open

Required Security Clearance: None

Related Categories: Skilled Trades - Machinist, Production - Metal/Plastic Workers, General Labor/Semi-Skilled