CNC Setup Operator – Rockford

Job description

Forge Resources Group, a leader in custom forgings, is looking for a CNC Setup Operator at our Rockford, IL location. FRG produces steel solutions for a variety of industries through forging, hot forming, and fabrication.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Machine setup, start up, operation and tear down
  • Secure all tooling, replace broken or worn tooling
  • File, grind, and adjust parts to fit properly
  • Diagnose operating difficulties and make adjustments
  • Inspect dies for proper dimensions and defects
  • Complete necessary job-related paperwork to include tags, inspection documents, and production log
  • Maintain cleanliness, safety and quality standards

Experience and Skills Required:

  • Must be able to read and use calipers and similar measurement tools
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints
  • Experience in operating and setting up X, Y, Z on vertical mills required
  • Must have basic shop math calculating ability (.01,.001,.0001)
  • Possess basic understanding of cutting tools and their purposes
  • Ability to use indicators to straighten parts/items
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Ability to multitask
  • Must be able to take direction
  • Must be able to grasp and retain complex instructions
  • Willingness to ask for clarification of instructions
  • Reliability, punctuality, and attentiveness
  • Attention to detail
  • Forklift experience


· High School Diploma or GED required

· Vocational or technical training preferred

Physical Requirements:

· Requires walking, standing, stooping, crouching, bending, twisting, pulling, pushing

· Ability to lift up to 40lbs

Forge Resources Group is a Drug Free Workplace. Candidates must pass a pre-employment Drug Screen, physical and detailed background check. The Drug Screen includes screening for all drugs that are illegal under federal law, regardless of state or local ordinances.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $21.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location