• 1st Shift CNC Operator Trainee

    Posted: 05/21/2023

    Job Details



    Milwaukee Valve Company is looking for a 1st Shift CNC Operator Trainee to join our Prairie Du Sac, WI team in Department 301. This position has a starting hourly wage of $20.75.

    *This position is eligible for a $1,000 sign-on bonus. The first half ($500) is payable after successful completion of the orientation period and the second half ($500) is payable after one consecutive year of employment. *

    The regularly scheduled hours for this position are 7:00AM-3:30PM, Monday through Friday. Overtime may become a possibility or even required. When working overtime, the regularly scheduled shift is adjusted by 1-2 hours at either the beginning or end of the regularly scheduled shift. Overtime may also be requested or mandatory on Saturdays as well. 

    All offers of employment made by Milwaukee Valve are contingent upon successfully completing our required drug screen and physical capabilities tests.


    Established in 1901, Milwaukee Valve manufactures valves for a variety of industries including Industrial, Commercial, Fire Protection, Marine and the dry bulk hauling industries. Our products have been installed on every U.S. Navy ship built for the last 50 years. 

    Our heritage, our people, and our passion is to be the best, and Milwaukee Valve is proud of its engineering excellence and its employees who take pride and dedication in their work. In return, Milwaukee Valve offers an excellent benefit package, competitive wages, and promotional opportunities including Health, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance options, Flex Spending, 401K with employer match, tuition assistance, paid time off, and shift premiums. For more information please visit: 

    Our Homepage
    Job Opportunities Video
    Modern Machining Center Tour
    Employee Testimonial Commercial


    Summary: During the approximate 90-day training period the CNC Operator Trainee will be required and responsible for learning the safe operation of CNC machines, how to maintain operations during production runs, obtain general knowledge and ability to read, comprehend and interpret blueprint specifications and the skills to perform the inspection of machined parts by the use general measuring instruments. 

    Prior machining experience is not required. Personal hand tools and measuring instruments are required after successful training period. Other duties may be assigned.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    • High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED)

    Language Skills:

    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as:
      • Safety policies and rules
      • Operating and maintenance instructions
      • Procedure manuals
      • Ability to communicate effectively.

    Reasoning Ability: 

    • Ability to apply common sense understanding.
    • Thoroughly carry out instructions given in any form
    • Ability to deal effectively with routine problems and situations

    Mathematical Skills

    • Basic math ability such as:
      • Addition
      • Subtraction
      • Multiplication
      • Division

    Physical Demands:  

    • 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 the essential functions
      • Constantly stand and walk throughout the workday
      • Frequently use hands and arms to reach, grasp, manipulate, handle, or feel material
      • Constant use hands and fingers to grasp, pinch, pull, feel, handle, and manipulate parts and tools
      • Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts
      • Occasional bending
      • Frequent lifting up to 40 lb. unassisted
      • Occasional lifting up to 70lbs unassisted.

    Work Environment 

    • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • Frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles
      • Constant exposure to louder noise levels

    Definitions: Constant (5-8 hrs./shift) Frequent (2-5 hrs./shift) Occasional (Up to 2 hrs./shift) 



    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)