CNC Machine Technician II

Orlando, Florida
Aug 23, 2023
Oct 22, 2023

Unleash YOUR Potential With Us

As a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you'll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We're seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission in unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve.

The Opportunity:

UCF is seeking to fill multiple CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Machine Technician II roles. Candidates for this job posting will be considered for additional vacancies in this department. This position is responsible for operating machine tools to manufacture and engineer/reverse engineer parts. Supports research, instructional, and Senior Design activities of faculty, staff, and students through design/fabrication services. Proficient with Solid Works in modeling and making blueprints. Maintains quality and safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations. CNC Machine Technician II reports to the Machine Shop Manager and will fill in when the Manager is off-campus.


  • Ability to operate, understand, and maintain all current and planned machining equipment, both metrology and prototyping equipment and tools in the Shop, inclusive of lathes, mills, saws, Computer Numerical Control (CNC), manual devices, and other equipment in the shop.

  • Utilize Computer Aided Design/Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) tools/softwares.

  • Train staff, faculty, students, and any other employees of the colleges to use machines, meteorology, and prototyping equipment.

  • Provide guidance to customers who request support for design and materials selection. Documents actions by completing production and quality logs.

  • Interaction on an individual/team basis to deliver high-quality machine parts, and designs based on sketches, verbal, detailed drawings, 3-D models, or other concepts.

  • Maintain continuity among team members by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs to maximize productivity and minimize machine downtime.

  • Maintain a working environment that fosters teamwork and respect among all Machine Shop staff, OR, MAE, and all other colleges and departments that make up The University of Central Florida.

  • Capable of stepping into the Training role and assisting students in the beginning and advanced concepts of manufacturing. This means working in both the Main Shop and Training as the workload requires.

  • Foster a safe working environment consistent with UCF Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) policies. Responsible for all individuals in the shop in accordance with all safety practices of manufacturing. Training and teaching of staff, professors, student, and any other individual in the shop of all safety protocols.

  • Work with supervisory staff to maintain inventory of required shop materials, tooling, and equipment.

  • Ability to maintain equipment and make any minor adjustments/fixes to machinery as needed. Maintain maintenance log(s) as required. Follow the manufacturer's guidelines concerning troubleshooting and repair of machinery. Possess contact information for equipment service techs should they be required.

  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and reading technical publications. Possess the ability to follow all lock-out-tag processes.

  • Accomplish organizational goals by accepting ownership in all you do. Explore opportunities to add new and upcoming technologies to better serve our customers.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Completion of an approved machinist apprenticeship program and 2+ years of relevant experience; or a high school diploma and 4+ years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years experience in 3 Axis CNC Machining – Lathes and Mills, Haas machines a plus.

  • 3 years experience in 5 Axis CNC Machining – Mills, Okuma machines a plus.

  • Experience with Makino Wire EDM, CNC Fast Hole EDM.

  • Hands-on application of manual mills, lathes, surface grinders, saws, and various other shop equipment.

  • 5 years of Solidworks CAD Software experience, latest Update.

  • Experience with MasterCam CAM Software, version 2023.

  • Experience with all Microsoft Software products.

Health Assessment Required:

The UCF policy requires completion and passing of a physical exam for this position.

Special Instructions to the Applicants:

UCF is seeking to fill multiple roles. Candidates for this job posting will be considered for additional vacancies in this department.

If you are selected as the final candidate for an employment opportunity here at UCF, both your position and salary will be significantly based upon the information that you have provided in your application for employment. We urge you to please take the time to complete the application in its entirety.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays

  • Retirement savings options

  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractions

  • Education assistance

  • Flexible work environment

  • And more…For more benefits information, go to the UCF Employee Benefits page click here.

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.



Office of Research - Operations

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday; 8:00 AM-5:00 PM. Schedule may vary as required.

Type of Appointment


Expected Salary

$26.83 to Negotiable

Job Posting End Date

Veteran's Preference:

Preference will be given to eligible veterans and their eligible spouses in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes. Applicants claiming preference are responsible for providing required documentation by the closing date of the position. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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