KV Tooling is hiring! KV Tooling Systems is located in Augusta Maine and provides the finest quality carbide cutting tools and sharpening services to manufacturing companies throughout New England. Our reputation stands firmly on a foundation of friendly customer service, industry knowledge, modern technology and equipment, manufacturing experience, and dedicated people.

Job Description: CNC Tool Manufacturing Associate


  • Set up and operate ANCA 5-Axis CNC tool and cutter grinders.
  • Use all types of Inspection equipment such as:
    • Zoller Inspection machines
    • Optical comparators
    • Dial indicators
    • finger indicators
    • micrometers
    • dial calipers
    • to perform 1st piece and in-process inspection on both regrind and new manufactured tooling.
  • Create new and make edits to existing CNC programs in iGrind.
  • Keep good records of time worked on each job.
  • Maintain CNC machines and oil filtration equipment.

Operate manual equipment such as lathes, mills, surface grinders, cylindrical grinders, tool and cutter grinders, wheel pack prep machines, edge prep machines and drill sharpening machines.

Specific abilities:

  • Can work independently and as a team.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Can organize their daily/weekly duties to handle shifting priorities.
  • Ability to operate multiple machines simultaneously.
  • Have well rounded knowledge of cutting tool geometry.
  • Work on their feet and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Have enough hand dexterity to manipulate sharp tools safely.
  • Basic knowledge of safe shop practices.
  • Have ability to use binocular inspection microscopes.

Work experience and qualifications:

  • Preferred: Experience in operation and programming of CNC tool and cutter grinders, specifically on ANCA machines.
  • Accepted: Minimum 5 years’ work experience as a CNC machinist OR 2-year Community college Degree in Precision Manufacturing.
  • HS diploma
  • Dependable transportation and clean driving record

Work Hours:

  • Day shift (flexible start-stop times) M-F 40 hours per week with occasional OT
  • Pay range: $20 to $28 per hour

Email sales@kvtooling.com to apply and or to receive more information.