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The Lee Company

CNC Machinist

We’re hiring a CNC Machinist. Learn more about the position below.

Position: CNC Machinist

Westbrook, CT | Full Time

Company Overview:

The Lee Company is a global leader in the design and production of miniature, precision fluid control components for the aerospace, medical/scientific instrument, oil tool, and automotive industries. Lee products are recognized worldwide for superior quality, reliability, and performance. The Lee Company’s unique capabilities in miniaturization and engineering keep the company at the forefront of fluid control technology and identify Lee as a leading innovator in the field of fluid handling and control. Founded in 1948, The Lee Company occupies over one million sq. ft. of modern manufacturing and office space at four sites in Westbrook and Essex, Connecticut, and employs over 1,000 people.

Job Description:

CNC Machinists at The Lee Company create complex machined parts working with part drawings, job layouts, and specifications to perform operations that include drilling, milling, turning, grinding, and facing.  Setting up and operating high-tech machines, they work from detailed instructions using standard coding, in a state of the art, air-conditioned environment, utilizing cutting edge technology.


  • High school diploma, GED, or trade school education.
  • Proficiency in the use of computerized machine controls, weight scales, comparators, microscope, precision measurement instruments, hand tools, and specialized trade tools.
  • Use of computers to perform data entry and document production.
  • Mechanical aptitude and use of significant mathematical skills.
  • Must be able to proofread documents, read blueprints, train others, complete production paperwork.


  • Work from part drawings, job layouts, and specifications to perform operations including drilling, milling, turning, grinding, facing, etc., where fixtures machine stops, and indexing devices are utilized.
  • Load and operate multiple machines. Adjust and re-set machine and fixture stops to maintain tolerance requirements.  Sharpen tools as necessary.
  • Work from detailed instructions, standard coding, and operational data to change or mount tools and to the position workpiece.
  • Re-stock machines with materials and oils as needed.  Keep material, holding fixtures, and clamping devices clear of chips to ensure proper positioning of work.
  • Operate control console to orient spindle and check work position at reference points.
  • Recognize and report machine malfunctions, tooling difficulties, etc.  Maintain equipment and work area in a clean and orderly condition.  Observe prescribed safety rules and regulations.

The Lee Company Advantages:
The Lee Company offers opportunities for career growth in a well-managed company providing an attractive range of benefits including company-paid health insurance, profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, and daycare subsidy. The Lee Company is situated in southern New England in a rural, campus setting close to the Long Island Sound.

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It is the policy of The Lee Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, age, religion, medical condition, mental or physical disability, veteran status, military service, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, genetic information or any other class or characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.