Setup Operator

NRL & Associates, Inc. is an ultra-precision machine, fabrication, and assembly shop located in Stevensville, Maryland. Founded in 1986, NRL serves a vast array of industries ranging from defense to amusement and many more. NRL is an ISO 9001 certified company and we also have our Federal Firearms License (FFL).

In 2015, we moved into a brand-new, climate-controlled facility. NRL is expanding at a rapid speed and shows little sign of slowing down.  Now all we need are experienced Setup Operators to join our team! This is a great opportunity to join a growing manufacturer committed to providing excellence within the industry while being a great place to work!

Overview of the position:

Setup operators are primarily responsible for setting up CNC machines for parts to run. All jobs, whether new or repeat, need to be set up in the machine, which requires changing tools, loading programs, and setting up fixtures to hold the material.

Primary duties of the position:

  • Read and interpret blueprints and mechanical drawings
  • Run and operate CNC mills and lathes
  • Inspect parts to the print
  • Load and unload parts and programs into the machine
  • Monitor machine for issues and make adjustments as needed
  • Setup machines for new jobs based off of the drawing and tool list
  • Change tooling, fixtures, inserts, etc.
  • Run the first piece and ensure setup was done correctly
  • Instruct machine operators on how to run the part

The basic qualifications for the position are:

  • Must have understanding of basic math
  • Must be alert, careful, accurate and show good judgment
  • Must have mechanical aptitude, manual dexterity, and eye-hand coordination
  • Must have ability to understand and interpret customer blueprints
  • Must have the ability to use precision measurement tools
  • Must have the ability to perform repeat jobs with little supervision
  • Must have the ability to understand machine technology and terminology

Education and experience requirements:

  • High School Diploma
  • Previous experience in a CNC Machining role that provides an understanding of the equipment and how to setup CNC machines

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NRL & Associates, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or protected veteran status. Furthermore, NRL is committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws governing discrimination in the workplace. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, compensation, and training.

NRL prohibits any form of workplace discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. Violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

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Protected Veteran Status

NRL is a Government subcontractor subject to the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended (VEVRAA) which requires government contractors and subcontractors to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment: disabled Veterans, recently separated Veterans, active duty wartime or campaign badge Veterans, Armed Forces service medal Veterans.

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  • A "disabled Veteran" is one of the following:
    • A Veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who, but for the receipt of military retired pay, would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or
    • A person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability
  • A "recently separated Veteran" means any Veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such Veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service
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If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected Veterans listed above, please indicate by checking the appropriate box below. Your Form DD-214 may help you make this determination. As a government contractor subject to VEVRAA, we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment. The information provided will be maintained confidentially and used only in ways that are consistent with VEVRAA.

If you are a disabled Veteran, please let us know if there are any reasonable accommodations we could make that would enable you to be considered for a job opening or perform the essential functions of the position you hold. We consider requests for accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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Applicant Statement

I understand that neither the completion of this application nor any other part of my consideration for employment establishes any obligation for NRL & Associates, Inc. to hire me. 

If I am hired, I understand that either NRL & Associates, Inc. is an at-will employer, which means that NRL or I can terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause and without prior notice.

I attest with my signature below that I have given to NRL true and complete information on this application. I authorize NRL to contact references provided for employment reference checks. If any information I have provided is untrue, or if I have concealed material information, I understand that this will constitute cause for the denial of employment or immediate dismissal. 

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