Need to Hire CNC Machine Operators?

RSS is Your Trusted Source for CNC Machine Operators

Leveraging over 30 years of staffing expertise, we have a deep understanding of the specific challenges and requirements associated with operating CNC machines both efficiently and safely. Our aim is to supply your business with skilled, experienced, and reliable CNC machine operators who can smoothly integrate into your operations and contribute to your success.

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CNC Machine Operator Staffing

For those moments when you need to bridge a temporary gap, adjust for seasonal demand fluctuations, or tackle a short-lived project, RSS stands ready to support you. Our adaptable staffing solutions are crafted to precisely cater to your needs, ensuring your CNC machine operations proceed without any hitches.

Rapid Response Staffing: Understanding that CNC machine operations must remain uninterrupted, we provide swift staffing solutions for urgent needs, ensuring your operations stay on track and comply with all safety protocols.

Custom Staffing Strategies: Recognizing the uniqueness of every enterprise and its staffing challenges, at RSS, we engage with you to grasp your exact requirements. With this insight, we formulate a staffing strategy that not only matches your operational ambitions but also respects your financial considerations.

Qualified and Reliable CNC Machinists

Our rigorous selection process ensures that each machinist possesses a thorough understanding of CNC operations, from programming to machine maintenance, so they can hit the ground running and immediately contribute to your operational success.

Positions We Fill


CNC Machine Operator

CNC Programmer

CNC Plasma Cutter Operator

CNC Lathe Machinist

CNC Mill Operator

CNC Router Operator

CNC Plasma Programmer

Discover The RSS Difference 

Flexibility & Dependability: Our flexible staffing solutions are tailored to adapt to the evolving needs of your CNC machine operations, offering the dependability and assurance that capable hands manage your processes.

Economic Strategies: Choosing RSS for your temporary staffing needs eliminates the expenses and complexities of hiring and training new staff. Our strategies are designed to be economical, enabling you to optimize your resource distribution.

Prioritizing Safety: Ensuring the safety of your workplace is our utmost concern. We guarantee that every CNC machine operator we provide meets the highest safety standards, reducing risks and fostering a secure environment for all.

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Don’t let staffing challenges hinder your CNC machine operations. Reach out to RSS today to explore how our expert temporary staffing solutions can support you in achieving seamless, efficient, and secure operations.

Client Testimonials

Anthony M Smith, UNFI

“UNFI was at the forefront of what was going to become not only a business hurdle but a national pandemic. I was faced with multiple union strikes and staffing shortages around the United States. Upon notification of my first strike (walk-out) RSS was able to provide within 48-72 hours all the support necessary to get the distribution center up and running and on-time to customers. The customers stated that the replacement workers were better than the regular workforce.

I can not tell you how much I appreciated the support you and your team was able to provide when we were faced with a national emergency.”

Regional Vice President, U.S. largest food distributor

“I wanted to reach out and thank you for the support provided. This was new territory for our management team. When it came to contingency drivers, your team stepped up in a very significant way during a very troubling time for our distribution center. Not only were you there for us, but you proved to be extremely fast and flexible with filling our needs in under 48 hours notice. Your onsite management of your driver contingency team was the exact partnership we needed to ensure we could focus our time on our customers.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What industries do CNC Machinists work in?

CNC machinists are vital across a broad spectrum of industries, contributing their expertise to create precise components essential for various applications. Here’s a look at some of the key industries where CNC machinists find employment:

  • Aerospace: In the aerospace industry, CNC machinists manufacture parts for airplanes, helicopters, and spacecraft. These components must meet extremely high standards of precision and durability, given the critical safety requirements of air and space travel.
  • Automotive: The automotive sector relies on CNC machinists to produce engine components, transmission parts, and other precision items essential for vehicle performance and safety. This industry values the ability to produce high-quality parts at a high volume.
  • Medical Devices: CNC machinists play a crucial role in the medical device industry by producing surgical instruments, implants (such as joint replacements), and equipment used in diagnostics and treatment. These products require utmost precision for patient safety and efficacy.
  • Defense: In the defense industry, machinists manufacture components for military vehicles, weaponry, and surveillance equipment. Like aerospace, this sector demands parts that meet rigorous standards for performance and reliability.
  • Electronics: The electronics industry employs CNC machinists to create precision components for consumer electronics, communication devices, and semiconductors. These parts often require intricate designs and high precision.
  • Energy: Within the energy sector, including oil and gas, nuclear, and renewable energy sources, CNC machinists fabricate components used in power generation and distribution systems, as well as drilling and exploration equipment.
  • Industrial Machinery: This broad category includes manufacturing equipment, agricultural machinery, and construction machinery. CNC machinists produce parts that ensure the reliability and efficiency of machines used across various industries.
  • Consumer Products: Beyond these industrial applications, CNC machinists also contribute to the production of a wide range of consumer goods, including sports equipment, musical instruments, and even custom furniture pieces.
What is CNC Machining?

CNC machining is a manufacturing process known for its precision and automation capabilities. CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control, which means that machines are controlled by computer programming rather than manually operated. This process involves using computers to manage and control the movement and operation of machine tools, such as mills, lathes, grinders, and routers, to shape and fabricate metal and plastic parts.

The CNC machining process begins with creating a 2D vector or 3D solid part CAD (Computer-Aided Design) model. This model is then converted into a CNC program, also known as G-code, which provides the instructions for the CNC machine to produce the part. The G-code dictates everything from the movement of the tools to the speed at which they operate and the feed rate of the material.

Key aspects of CNC machining include:

  • High Precision and Accuracy: CNC machines can produce parts with tight tolerances and consistent quality, making them ideal for applications requiring a high degree of precision.
  • Automation: Once the machine is set up and the program is loaded, CNC machines can operate with minimal human intervention, allowing for continuous production with less risk of error.
  • Flexibility: CNC programming can be easily modified to produce different parts, making CNC machines adaptable to various manufacturing needs.
  • Efficiency: CNC machines can rapidly produce parts with complex shapes that would be difficult, time-consuming, or even impossible to make manually.
  • Reduced Labor Costs: Automation reduces the need for manual labor in the manufacturing process, although skilled technicians are still required to program and maintain the machines.
Is there a difference between a CNC machine operator and a CNC machinist?
Both positions play crucial roles in the manufacturing industry but cater to different aspects of CNC machining.

CNC Operator

Role and Responsibilities:

  • CNC Operators are primarily responsible for running CNC machines. This involves loading parts into the machine, starting the machine, and overseeing the machining process to ensure it runs smoothly.
  • They may perform basic machine setup and minor adjustments but typically follow instructions and programs created by CNC Machinists or Programmers.
  • Their focus is on the production phase, ensuring that the machine produces parts that meet quality standards.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Requires less extensive training compared to machinists. Technical schools, vocational training, or on-the-job training are common pathways.
  • Knowledge of basic machine operation, understanding of safety standards, and the ability to follow production schedules are essential.

Career Path:

  • CNC Operators can advance by gaining experience, potentially moving into more skilled machinist roles, supervisory positions, or even into CNC programming with further education and training.

CNC Machinist

Role and Responsibilities:

  • CNC Machinists have a more in-depth understanding of the entire CNC machining process. They not only operate the machines but also set them up, program them, and make adjustments to ensure optimal performance.
  • They interpret technical drawings and use CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing) software to create or modify CNC programs.
  • Machinists are involved in problem-solving and troubleshooting, working closely with engineers and other technicians to optimize manufacturing processes.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Requires more advanced training, often through technical or vocational schools, apprenticeships, or significant on-the-job training.
  • A deeper understanding of machinery, materials, programming, and CAD/CAM software is necessary, along with strong math and problem-solving skills.

Career Path:

  • CNC Machinists have the potential to move into more specialized roles, including CNC Programmers, Manufacturing Engineers, or into management positions. Their comprehensive skill set opens up a wider range of career opportunities within the manufacturing industry.

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