Need to Hire Mill Operators?

RSS is Your Trusted Source for Mill Operators

Drawing upon our extensive 30-year background in staffing, we have developed a profound insight into the unique challenges and demands of efficiently and safely operating manual and CNC milling machines. We provide your enterprise with adept, knowledgeable, and dependable mill operators who will effortlessly assimilate into your workflow and bolster your success.

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Mill Operator Staffing

For those instances where you need to fill a sudden vacancy, adapt to seasonal changes in workload, or embark on a temporary initiative, our team at RSS is here to ensure you’re fully supported. Our flexible staffing services are designed to meet your requirements, ensuring that your milling operations continue smoothly and efficiently.

Mill Operator Staffing Solutions: Acknowledging the critical nature of uninterrupted milling operations, we offer prompt staffing responses to meet your immediate needs, ensuring that your operations continue seamlessly while adhering to the highest safety standards.

Tailored Staffing Approaches: Understanding that each business has its unique challenges and staffing needs, we collaborate closely with you to comprehend your specific situation. Armed with this understanding, we develop a staffing solution that aligns with your operational goals and budgetary constraints, ensuring a perfect fit for your organization

Qualified and Reliable Manual and CNC Milling Machine Operators

Our meticulous hiring procedure ensures that every mill operator we bring on board has an in-depth knowledge of milling operations, including the intricacies of machine programming, operation, and maintenance. 

Positions We Fill

Milling Operator

Mill Room Operator

CNC Mill Operator

Tube Mill Operator

Cold Rolling Mill Operator

Mill Maintainence

Discover The RSS Difference 

Flexibility & Reliability: Our adaptable staffing solutions are specifically shaped to meet the dynamic requirements of your mill operations, providing the reliability and peace of mind that comes with knowing your processes are in proficient hands.

Cost-Effective Strategies: Opting for RSS for your temporary staffing needs bypasses the financial burden and complexities associated with onboarding and training new employees. Our approaches are economically savvy, allowing you to allocate your resources better.

Emphasis on Safety: The safety of your operations is our top priority. We ensure that every mill operator we supply adheres to the strictest safety protocols, minimizing risks and creating a safer work environment for everyone involved.

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Don’t let staffing obstacles disrupt your mill operations. Contact RSS today to discover how our specialized temporary staffing solutions can assist you in maintaining smooth, efficient, and secure production processes.

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 Milling Machine Operators work in?

Milling operators work in various industries, including manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, and metalworking. The role requires a good understanding of machining principles, the ability to read and interpret blueprints and drawings, and knowledge of different materials and cutting tools. Training for milling operators can vary from on-the-job training to more formal education in machining technology programs.

What does a Milling Machine Operator do?

A milling operator, also known as a milling machine operator, is a professional who operates equipment and machinery designed for the milling process. Milling is a machining process involving rotating multi-point cutting tools to remove material from a workpiece. This process can create a wide variety of features on a part, including holes, slots, pockets, and even complex surface contours. Milling machines can be manually operated, mechanically automated, or digitally operated via CNC (Computer Numerical Control).

The duties of a milling operator include:

  1. Setting up the milling machines: This involves selecting and installing the appropriate cutting tools, adjusting the machine settings, and securing the workpiece onto the machine table.
  2. Operating the machines: The operator starts the machine and monitors it during the machining process, making adjustments as needed to ensure the quality of the workpiece.
  3. Inspecting and measuring finished pieces: After the milling process, the operator uses precision measuring instruments, such as calipers and micrometers, to inspect the dimensions and surface quality of the workpiece to ensure it meets the specified tolerances and requirements.
  4. Maintaining the equipment: Regular maintenance and cleaning of the milling machines are part of the operator’s responsibilities to ensure the machines operate efficiently and safely.
  5. Problem-solving: Milling operators must be able to troubleshoot issues that arise during the milling process, such as problems with the cutting tools or discrepancies in the dimensions of the workpiece.
What does a CNC Milling Machine Operator do?

A CNC mill operator is a specialized technician responsible for running computer numerical control (CNC) milling machines. These sophisticated machines precisely cut, drill, and shape materials into parts for various applications, from automotive components to aerospace equipment. The role of a CNC mill operator encompasses a range of duties, including:

  1. Managing CNC milling operations: This involves initiating and overseeing the operation of CNC milling machinery, ensuring the automated processes accurately carve and modify materials as programmed.

  2. Interpreting technical drawings and specifications: CNC operators need to understand complex engineering blueprints and digital schematics to accurately program the CNC machine for the production of precise parts.

  3. Configuring and calibrating machine settings: Before production starts, operators configure the CNC machine, selecting suitable cutting tools and setting parameters like rotation speed, path of cut, and rate of feed based on the project requirements.

  4. Supervising the manufacturing process: Operators monitor the CNC machine’s performance during operation, making real-time adjustments to optimize precision and efficiency.

  5. Quality assurance of manufactured components: Post-production, CNC operators employ advanced measuring instruments, such as digital calipers and coordinate measuring machines (CMM), to verify that components meet stringent quality standards and dimensional accuracy.

  6. Routine maintenance of CNC machinery: They perform regular upkeep and troubleshooting to ensure the CNC machines operate smoothly, preventing downtime and maintaining high-quality output.

  7. Ensuring operational safety: CNC mill operators adhere to strict safety standards to mitigate risks associated with automated machinery, including the use of appropriate safety gear and maintaining a clean, hazard-free workspace.

What training does a Mill Operator need?
The training required for a mill operator typically involves a combination of formal education, on-the-job training, and, in some cases, certification. The exact pathway can vary depending on the employer’s requirements, the complexity of the machinery, and the specific industry. Here’s an overview of the typical training and education pathways for a milling operator:

1. High School Diploma or GED

  • A high school diploma or GED is often the minimum educational requirement for milling operators. Courses in mathematics, metalwork, and mechanical drawing are beneficial for understanding the basics of machining processes.

2. Technical or Vocational School

  • Many milling operators attend technical or vocational schools that offer programs in machining technology or computer-aided manufacturing. These programs typically last from a few months to two years and cover topics such as blueprint reading, machine tool theory, CNC programming, and precision measurement. Graduates may receive a certificate or an associate degree in machining technology.

3. Apprenticeship Programs

  • Apprenticeship programs combine classroom instruction with on-the-job training under the supervision of experienced machinists. These programs can last from 3 to 4 years and provide comprehensive training in all aspects of milling and machining. Apprenticeships are highly regarded by employers because they produce workers who are immediately productive and skilled in the latest technologies.

4. On-the-Job Training

  • Many milling operators start their careers with on-the-job training, working under the supervision of experienced operators. This training allows new operators to learn the specific processes and machinery used in their workplace. The length and depth of on-the-job training can vary widely depending on the complexity of the machinery and the skills required.

5. Continuous Learning and Certification

  • The field of machining technology evolves continuously with advancements in technology and materials. Milling operators often need to engage in continuous learning to keep up with new machining techniques and CNC programming languages. Some may choose to obtain certification from organizations such as the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), which can validate their skills and potentially lead to higher pay or advanced positions.

6. Safety Training

  • Safety training is crucial for milling operators due to the potential hazards associated with operating heavy machinery. This includes understanding how to use personal protective equipment (PPE), recognizing and mitigating machine hazards, and emergency procedures.

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