Career Pathway - CNC Machinists

Manufacturing products to print using various manual and CNC machine tools

Are you looking for a position where you can expand your skills?

Aggressive Hydraulics is seeking talented CNC Machinists to join our purpose-driven organization. We provide competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Come enjoy your work in our climate-controlled facility!

  • Location: CEDAR, MN
  • Department: Manufacturing
  • Direct Supervisor: Manufacturing Supervisor
  • Job Types: Full-Time
  • Shifts:
    • 1st Shift Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00am – 3:30pm
    • 2nd Shift Hours: Monday – Thursday 3:00pm-1:00am


  • Machining experience in a related industry preferred
  • Machine tool technology degree (2‐yr) preferred
  • Ability to set up and run various programs on machine tools
  • Ability to multi‐task, prioritize and manage time effectively
  • Strong math and mechanical aptitude preferred
  • Comfortable using various computer software
  • Ability to use and read measuring equipment
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds throughout the day
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • GWC – (Gets the role, Wants to do it, Capacity to do it)
  • Aligns with our Core Values: Integrity, Aggressive, Team Pride, Expertise, Respect

Primary Objectives:

  • Responsible for Quality of parts manufactured in a timely manner
  • Responsible for daily manufacturing of work in adherence to the quality management system


  • Responsible for manufacturing of parts
  • Inspection of parts
  • Following safety procedures
  • Correct documentation (timekeeping, BOM’s, prints..etc)
  • Other duties as assigned such as general maintenance, housekeeping, etc.

Learn More About CNC Machining

CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machinists play a crucial role in manufacturing at Aggressive Hydraulics. They operate and maintain computer-controlled machinery to precisely shape and create parts and components used in various products. Choosing a career as a CNC machinist can be an excellent decision for several compelling reasons:

  1. High demand and job security: The manufacturing industry relies heavily on CNC machinists to produce accurate and intricate parts. With the constant advancement in technology and the increasing need for customized products, the demand for skilled CNC machinists continues to grow. This high demand ensures job security and provides numerous opportunities for career growth.
  2. Competitive salaries: CNC machinists are highly valued for their specialized skills. As a result, they often enjoy competitive salaries and benefits. With experience and additional certifications, machinists can advance to higher-paying positions, such as CNC programmer or supervisor.
  3. Versatile skill set: Becoming a CNC machinist equips individuals with a versatile skill set that can be applied across various industries. CNC machining skills are transferable, allowing machinists to work in sectors such as aerospace, automotive, medical devices, electronics, and more. This versatility ensures a wide range of employment opportunities and the ability to adapt to changing industry trends.
  4. Technological advancements: CNC technology is continuously evolving, incorporating new features and capabilities. As a CNC machinist, you’ll have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge equipment, software, and automation systems. Staying at the forefront of technological advancements not only keeps the job exciting but also enhances your skill set and employability.
  5. Creative problem-solving: CNC machinists face various challenges while setting up and operating machinery, such as choosing the right tools, optimizing cutting parameters, and troubleshooting issues. This aspect of the job requires analytical thinking and creative problem-solving skills. The satisfaction of overcoming challenges and successfully producing high-quality parts can be immensely rewarding.
  6. Job satisfaction: CNC machinists often experience a sense of pride and accomplishment in seeing their work come to life. They have the opportunity to contribute to the creation of products used in diverse industries, ranging from everyday consumer goods to complex machinery. This tangible impact and the ability to see the direct results of their efforts can provide a great deal of job satisfaction.
  7. Continuous learning and growth: CNC machining is a field that constantly evolves with new technologies, techniques, and materials. To stay relevant and advance in their careers, CNC machinists must embrace ongoing learning and skill development. This aspect ensures that the job remains intellectually stimulating and offers opportunities for personal and professional growth.

A career as a CNC machinist at Aggressive Hydraulics offers job security, competitive salaries, versatility, exposure to technological advancements, creative problem-solving opportunities, job satisfaction, and continuous learning. With the ever-increasing demand for precision manufacturing, becoming a CNC machinist can be a wise and fulfilling career choice.

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