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Ross Reels CNC Machinist

Job Title: Ross Reels CNC Machinist

Industry Sector: Fishing & Manufacturing

Job Categories: Machining

Contact Information

Contact: lugarda@rossreels.com - Tony Lugard, COO / Plant Manager

Company Phone: 970-249-0606, ext. 15



The Position: CNC Machinist

For over 40 years, Ross Reels has been a leading manufacturer of precision machined fishing equipment and is widely recognized as one of the top outdoor product manufacturers in the world. The company enjoys a strong international reputation for precision, innovation, performance and world class customer service while maintaining their philosophy of manufacturing in their own Western Colorado facility. Ross continually presses on to find new and creative ways to bring the best made and most useful fly-fishing instruments to its customers. 

Brief Job Summary: 

To grow on this tradition, Ross Reels is seeking a highly qualified and skilled CNC machinist for a full time position to be filled at the its newly renovated factory in Montrose, CO.  As a member of the production and operations team, this individual must have the ability to safely and efficiently manage close-tolerance work from dimensional drawings with minimal supervision while maintaining production efficiencies and optimizations according to factory standards. 


  • - High school diploma or GED
  • - Highly organized and detail-orientated
  • - Strong self motivation
  • - Demonstrate an ability to work effectively as part of a dynamic team
  • - Working knowledge of how to read and interpret manufacturing drawings
  • - Experienced in CNC lathe and mill operation
  • - Maintaining tool offsets on CNC machines
  •  - Ability to read and operate a variety of quality inspection tools including but not limited to:
    •    Digital or dial calipers and micrometers  
    •    Height gages, depth gages, plug pin gages
    •    Optical comparator
  • - Ability to use technology as related to work programming/design including CAD/CAM design and CNC programming such as SolidWorks and GibbsCAM Education and/or Experience required:
  • - 3-5 years machining experience
  • - Haas CNC lathe and mill expertise 
    •    Haas 3-axis VMC’s
    •    Haas 5-axis VMC’s
    •    Haas 2-axis lathes
    •    Haas 4-axis lathes
  • - Mazak lathe expertise
  • - Mazak Integrex experience
    •    9-axis multi-tasking
  • - Machine change out (set ups)
  • - Cycle time optimization


Position Type: Full Time

Employee May Telecommute: No

Willing to Travel: Yes

Required Experience Required: 1-3 years