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CNC Machine Operator - 1st Shift

Monticello, MN
Posted on Aug 9, 2023 Full time R19572
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At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to THINK OUTSIDE.

Job description

Are you ready to join the ride with Polaris Inc? Polaris employees embrace every challenge with a combination of knowledge, expertise, innovative thinking and relentless pursuit of a better solution. It’s a mindset summed up in three simple words: Consider It Done. And it’s a standard we hold ourselves to every day. We’re expanding our team and hiring Machine Operators to work on our 1st shift.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Operates CNC equipment and is responsible for the proper use of machines, tooling and inspection equipment
  • Loads parts into machine and verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run and sample parts
  • Maintains production rate in terms of cycle time, quantity and quality assigned to the job
  • Uses various measuring tools such as calipers, micrometers and other inspection gauges
  • Verifies fixture setup using all necessary inspection equipment under supervision
  • Performs in process inspection of machined parts and accurately completes the required paperwork such as the Inspection Process (IP) sheet
  • Documents and communicates among shifts any actions taken (e.g., changes, concerns) on machine operations
  • Completes secondary operations such as deburring, assembling and washing parts during the machine cycle time per the print and machining process

Machine Operator Key Requirements:

  • High School education or GED completion required
  • Two-year machine technology degree or at least two years of experience machining various parts in a close tolerance environment such as milling, turning and grinding
  • Knowledge of CNC equipment capabilities and daily maintenance of machines
  • Ability read and interpret blue prints, engineering drawings and specifications
  • Experience with the use of machinist hand tools and measuring equipment
  • Understands basic Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerances (GD & T)
  • Experience using manual and CMM inspection equipment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and has the ability to adapt to changes in the work requests or environment
  • Must pass drug test and criminal background check

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.72/ hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 10 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Weekday shift
  • Monday-Thursday (6am-4:30pm)
  • Overtime available


  • Manufacturing: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

In person

We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to THINK OUTSIDE.  Apply today!

At Polaris we put our employees first, by offering a holistic approach to their health and financial wellbeing.  Polaris is proud to offer competitive compensation, including a market-leading profit-sharing plan that is fundamental to our pay-for-performance culture. At Polaris, employees are owners of the company through company contributions to our Employee Stock Ownership Plan and discounted employee stock purchases plan. Employees receive a generous matching contribution to 401(k), financial wellness education and consultation to plan for their financial future. In addition to competitive pay, Polaris provides a comprehensive suite of benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance, wellness programs, paid time off, gym & personal training reimbursement, life insurance and disability offerings.  Through the Polaris Foundation and our Polaris Gives paid volunteer time off, we support employees who actively volunteer their time, efforts, and passions to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities in which they live, play and work. Employees at Polaris drive our success and are rewarded for their commitment.

About Polaris

As the global leader in powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. Polaris' high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; military and commercial off-road vehicles; snowmobiles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; Aixam quadricycles; Goupil electric vehicles; and pontoon and deck boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a robust portfolio of parts, garments, and accessories. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.  

EEO Statement

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.