Welcome To Chris Reeve Knives - Applying For The CNC Lathe and Turning Machinist / Turn precision knife parts / 4-day Workweek Position

As a Chris Reeve Knives CNC Lathe Machinist, you will have a diverse and enriching experience from the get-go. Your job will entail producing precision machined parts for a well-established knife manufacturing company. You will work primarily in hardware and lathe parts production, though additional help in the CNC mill shop may be required. The job is a full-time position, based in Boise, and designed for those who are interested in a truly comprehensive business experience.


  • Conceptual Skills
  • Process Improvement
  • Verbal Communication
  • Functional and Technical Skills
  • Controls and Instrumentation
  • Supply Management
  • Tooling
  • Coordination
  • Inventory Control
  • Attention to Detail
  • Judgment


  • Planning machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, orthographic drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).
  • Planning stock inventory by checking stock to determine amount available; anticipating needed stock; verifying receipt of stock.
  • Programming mills and lathes by entering instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; proving part programs.
  • Setting-up mills and lathes by installing and adjusting tools, attachments, collets, bushings, stops, and indicating fixtures and vices.
  • Verifying settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample workpieces; adhering to international standards.
  • Maintaining specifications by observing; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Maintaining safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.
  • Maintaining equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Maintaining continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Documenting actions by completing production and quality logs.
  • Updating job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.
  • Accomplishing organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

SCHEDULE: Mon-Thurs 7AM-5:30PM or 5AM-3:30PM; Schedule will be determined at time of hire.

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