Set Up Tech

Full Time
San Jacinto, CA
Posted 4 weeks ago

Job Title: Set up Tech

Department: Manufacturing                                                 

Location: San Jacinto, CA

Reporting to: Production Supervisor


The Setup Technician – Sets up a wide variety of 3-5 Axis milling centers and manufacturing cells. Works with the crews associated with machining automotive aftermarket components in a fast-paced environment. This includes; reviewing manufacturing documents, setting up and running FAI parts on a variety of machines, tools/tooling are properly measured and installed in carousels, part quality standards are met, and of the equipment is maintained to company defined standards and goals. Commitment to Quality and efficiency is required. Strong people skills and the ability to communicate across multiple organizational boundaries and disciplines are critical.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Knowledge of Makino’s Modular Machining Complex (MMC2) technology, modular automated material handling systems is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Fanuc Macros and use of machine variables in NC Programs.
  • Knowledge of Renishaw probing routines a plus.
  • Must understand ISO Quality Policies and operate within its specification.
  • Strong math skills.
  • Coordinates schedules and sets up CNC Machines and manufacturing cell(s), to meet timelines.
  • Documents setups and trains other personnel on proper setup and operation of jobs.
  • Maintains heightened awareness of the project schedules and ensure jobs are setup and run based on project deadlines and budget performance.
  • Anticipates and mitigates obstacles in the setup and operation of jobs.
  • Identifies areas for improvement implements on the job and cross training accordingly.
  • Ensures the processes and procedures are executed in accordance with company ISO Standards.
  • Works with Project Managers and Manufacturing Engineers to identify and mitigate risk in the production process and to ensure production standards and goals are achieved.
  • Takes responsibility for the cleanliness and organization of the work cell to 5S standards and Safety Standards.
  • Recognizes when direction/plans are not clear within setups, resolves the issues, and documents the correct process to ensure proper setups in the future.
  • Carries out special projects as assigned.
  • Ability to check parts machined and make work offset adjustments when required to ensure parts are manufactured to controlling document specifications.
  • Must follow all OSHA standards as well as all written and verbal company safety instructions that have been outlined in the safety manual and training.
  • Follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.


  • Min 10 years programming and setting up horizontal and vertical CNC machines.
  • Strong knowledge of Shop Skills and shop environment.
  • Must be able to read and understand mechanical blueprints.
  • Must be motivated and self-directed.
  • Good attendance and punctuality required; previous steady, work history a must.
  • Must be self-starting, inwardly motivated and pro-active.
  • Must be able to work with a minimum amount of supervision and follow up.
  • Must be team oriented.
  • Must have good communication skills.
  • Lean Manufacturing skills a plus.
  • Knowledge and use of shop floor inspection tools.
  • Work well with others to maximize productivity and efficiency
  • Detailed oriented mindset required to support the investigation and analysis of non-conformances
  • Pursue of zero defects


  • Minimum 10 years of CNC Experience
  • Must be able to read and follow Work Instructions
  • In-depth knowledge and interpretation CNC Programming language (G-Code)
  • Read and Understand Set up Sheets
  • Knowledge of Cutting Tools, and cutting parameters (Speeds/Feeds)
  • Familiar with FANUC, MAS-5, Haas, and similar CNC controls
  • High School Diploma


  • Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus


This job operates in a Shop floor with exposure to fumes, airborne particles, noise, vibration and moving mechanical parts. Note, personal protective equipment (PPE) is required when entering the plant to include ear plugs, safety glasses, and steel toe boots. Disposable masks are optional, however, due to COVID-19, face coverings are required.


Some heavy lifting – up to 50 pounds. Any weight over 50 pounds will require a team lift. Must be physically able to exert up to 20lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 10lbs of force frequently. Frequent use of hands and fingers, handle and/or feel, reaching with hands and arms. Prolonged standing and sitting. Ability to bend, twist at waist level, lift from floor level, stoop and kneel. Occasionally requires the employee to talk and/or hear.

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday and there are three shifts:

· 6:00am – 2:30pm

· 2:45pm – 11:15pm

· 11:30pm – 5:45am


No travel is expected for this position.


Edelbrock Group is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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