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Industrial Mechanic – CNC Machine Maintenance Tech – Spindle Technician

spindle test run on stand with vibration analysisCenterline repairs and rebuilds spindles for precision machine tools, such as CNC milling, turning, grinding, routing machines etc. An experienced CNC maintenance technician, or machine rebuilder, would be a perfect fit to fill this opening.

Description of Duties:

  • Fabricate, assemble, and process electronic and mechanical parts as required to meet specs.
  • Inspect components and sub-assemblies.
  • Perform component failure analysis as required.
  • Perform in-process testing as needed.
  • Assembly and disassembly of machine tools (spindles, drives, etc.)

Mechanical Skill Set:

  • Reading blueprints and producing sketches and assembly notes
  • Using precision measuring equipment, indicators, gauge blocks, micrometers, drawforce testing etc.
  • Understanding the function, and tolerancing of different spindle components – shaft, housing, drawbars, piston assemblies, springs, tool changers and tool grippers etc
  • Identifying disassembly and reassembly sequences
  • Use of equipment needed – Presses, hoists, drills, impact tools, grinders, torches
  • Use of manual lathe, mill, drill press – for minor rework
  • Use of balancing and testing equipment

Electrical Skill Set:

  • Reading schematic diagrams
  • Producing electrical connector diagrams
  • Use of Ohm-meter, Baker, sensor testers, encoder testers, Oscilloscope
  • Safely connecting and disconnecting spindles for test run
  • Use of spindle drives when pre-programmed
  • Setting up / programming of drives for different spindle motors
  • Soldering and insulating wires and pins
  • Understanding and testing of sensors and their function within a spindle system
  • Understanding and testing of encoders

Hydraulics and Pneumatics:

  • Reading diagrams and schematics
  • Measuring and identifying seals and o-rings
  • Measuring and identifying fittings, hoses, valves
  • Understanding the use of hydraulics and pneumatics within a spindle system (lubrication, tool change, sealing air, cooling, taper blow-out etc.

Technician work week is (4) 10 hr days which gives long weekends switching from Monday or Friday off each week.  Starting pay ranges from $15/hr to $25/hr depending on qualifications and experience levels. Bonuses are paid on jobs completed and are in addition to the hourly pay.

Centerline is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • Simple IRA
  • Technician Bonus Structure  

Please e-mail resume to:

Or mail to:
Centerline Precision Spindle Engineering
Attn: Human Resources Manager
2110 North Ash Street
Ponca City, OK  74601

Or fax to:

(580) 762-4722