Welcome to the WAGNER world!

With more than 1,600 employees at 16 locations and in 13 countries we are one of the market-leading manufacturers of innovative coating technology. We bring colour, protection and functions to surfaces. Our customers are industrial enterprises, crafts enterprises and do-it-yourselfers. The enthusiasm for perfect surfaces unites us. We are not simply looking for employees. We are looking for people who share our enthusiasm.

CNC Operator II

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447



Thank you for your interest in Wagner. We always have our eyes open for talented people who want to learn, grow and expand their capabilities with Wagner.

From start to finish, you'll enjoy a fun and colorful career at Wagner.

Wagner is small enough that you matter and large enough for you to make a difference.

Wagner Spray Tech believes that people represent a company's most important asset. At Wagner, we strive to create an organization where everyone participates and efforts are focused toward continuous improvement. These improvements are driven by dedication, teamwork, and the innovation of the Wagner family.

Our company participates in the US government's E-Verify process. In addition, all offers of employment are contingent on a drug test and background check.


Our benefit package includes starting at 4 weeks PTO per year, 401(k) and a company match, medical, dental, life, disability, long term care insurance, as well as tuition reimbursement.


Position Objective:   The individual in this role operates a variety of CNC machines.



II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  1. Runs programs and conducts in-process part inspections on CNC Swiss Lathes.


  1. Detects and reports defective materials or questionable conditions to supervisor.


  1. Replaces tooling and cleans collets as needed.


  1. Load materials into machines, cycle’s machine and detects malfunctions in machining operations.


  1. Changes offsets as needed to maintain quality and accurate part production.


  1. Inspects and deburrs parts to ensure they meet blueprints using proper measuring instruments.  Collaborates with cross-functional team to perform root-cause analysis of issues.


  1. Maintains daily and weekly equipment maintenance and cleaning of machines and workspaces (Mopping, cleaning, chip spinning, parts cleaning, deburring).


  1. Strives to achieve daily production targets with quality products.


  1. Performs other duties as assigned.


III. Qualifications


Education and Experience:  High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and post-secondary education in a technical field (or equivalent experience) required; and at least three years of CNC machining experience or technical trade equivalent. At least one year turning CNC programming, set-up and operation of Swiss Precision Lathes.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple and complex instructions, blueprints and drawings and follow written and verbal directions.


  • Ability to perform shop math in addition to basic mathematical computations such as to adding, subtracting, and dividing using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.


  • Advanced knowledge of editing machining programs (G&M codes).  Independently able to conduct took touch-offs and make machine adjustments to ensure part quality.


  • Knowledge of and skill using Microsoft Office applications and ERP systems.


  • Effective oral and written communication skills.


  • Ability to listen effectively and be aware of production floor activity to support safe and hazard free working environment.


  • Ability to be objective and flexible in adapting to changes in priorities, work assignments and other interactions that may impact pre-established courses of action for completing projects and assignments.


  • Ability to work extended hours and/or varying shifts as requested in order to maintain adequate coverage during hours of operation.


  • Knowledge of Lean and Kaizan methods and practices and standard production safety protocol.


  • Ability to operate CNC or manual machining equipment.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis