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CNC Operator

Job Location: Memphis, TN


Gibson Brands, Inc., the world’s premier musical instrument manufacturer and the home of such preeminent brands as Gibson, Epiphone, Baldwin and Wurlitzer, is looking for a CNC Operator.  This position will be based out of Gibson’s Memphis-Custom Plant.

This position is responsible for the set-up and operation of CNC machinery used for electric guitar parts.

To perform the job successfully, the individual must be able to execute each essential duty satisfactorily.  Other duties, assignments and specific projects may be assigned at the discretion of management. 
  • Direct work experience with CNC mill machines.  G and M Code working knowledge.
  • Start machines, adjust controls, and make trial cuts to ensure that machinery is operating properly.
  • Determine product specifications and materials, work methods, and machine setup requirements, according to blueprints, oral or written instructions, drawings, or work orders.
  • Feed stock through feed mechanisms or conveyors into planning, shaping, boring, mortising, or sanding machines to produce desired components.
  • Adjust machine tables or cutting devices and set controls on machines to produce specified cuts or operations.
  • Monitor operation of machines and make adjustments to correct problems and ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Set up, program, operate, or tend computerized or manual woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, or wood-nailing machines.
  • Select knives, saws, blades, cutter heads, cams, bits, or belts, according to work piece, machine functions, or product specifications.
  • Examine finished work pieces for smoothness, shape, angle, depth-of-cut, or conformity to specifications and verify dimensions, visually and using hands, rules, calipers, templates, or gauges.
  • Install and adjust blades, cutter heads, boring-bits, or sanding-belts, using hand tools and rules.
  • Inspect and mark completed work pieces and stack them on pallets, in boxes, or on conveyors so that they can be moved to the next workstation
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 3-5 years minimum relevant machine operating experience – mill CNC Machines.  Must have working knowledge and experience with required coding.
  • Good work history.
  • Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Mathematics — Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Language Skills - Ability to interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals. Ability to write simple, routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organizations.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Work will require full range of motion and standing, sitting, kneeling and leaning positions.
  • Lifting of tools and equipment parts of up to 25 pounds.
  • Must be able to stand for 8 to 10 hours per day.
*Gibson offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), vacation and paid time off. 

To be considered for this position, please send resume and salary history to and insert ‘CNC Operator’ on the subject line.


Thank you.