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Shop Lead & CNC Operator

Job Location

Position Type

Turtle Creek, PA, USA

Full Time

About the Role

exo Surfaces is a quickly growing start-up in the architectural products industry. We are striving to create an environment that we have always wanted to work for and looking for new team members who can help make this a reality!

We are in search of a full-time Shop Lead & CNC Operator with a great attitude and demonstrated leadership skills to join our team based in Turtle Creek. This position offers a great opportunity for career growth!


The Shop Lead & CNC Operator reports to the Operations Manager and works Monday-Friday to handle the following day-to-day responsibilities.

General job responsibilities include:

CNC Operation

  • Review drawings and production plan to determine configuration of cuts, selection of cutting tools, machine speeds, and feed rates to produce desired parts.

  • Determine reference points and direction of machine cutting paths.

  • Inspect finished parts for correct dimensions and finishes; keep records of errors and flaws.

  • Change programs and tooling as required per production plan.

  • Operate vacuum lift and handle material carefully.

  • Daily set up and shut down of machine, including performance of routine calibration runs and cleaning.

  • Achieve a high quality of work measured by accuracy, neatness, and attention to detail with minimal amount of rework. Convey personal commitment to quality by demonstrating focus, attentiveness, and accountability.

  • Identify and act upon opportunities to improve quality of finished material or process.

Shop Lead

  • Responsible for providing shop supervision and leadership to growing team.

  • Prioritize work and coordinate several activities to meet time-sensitive deadlines.

  • Responsible for reporting status updates and achieving daily production goals.

  • Maintain shop activity logs.

  • Write instruction sheets and implement processes and procedures.

  • Maintain material inventory.

  • Track and perform basic routine maintenance.

  • Oversee general housekeeping and cleanliness in all areas of the shop.

  • Adhere to and enforce health and safety programs, guidelines, rules, and regulations.


  • Associates degree or technical degree; previous CNC production experience is a plus.

  • 3 years of experience.

  • Attention to detail, manual dexterity, and the ability to work productively on a repetitive basis is required.

  • Good communication skills and willingness to give and receive constructive feedback.

  • Physical Requirements: this position requires the ability to move on a continuous basis to efficiently get to various work areas, prolonged standing, and must be able to lift up to 75 lbs.

  • Authorization to work in the United States.

  • Background check will be performed.

  • Proof of full vaccination for COVID-19.

Experience with the following is a plus, but not required:

  • Experience in manufacturing, service, or assembly.

  • Experience in a supervisory or leadership role.

  • Operation of: CNC Machine, Drill Press, Forklift, Table Saw, Wet Saw, and Pallet Strapping


  • Salary Range: $55,000 - $60,000 / year

  • Paid Time Off

  • Employer-sponsored retirement plan with 3% match after 1 year of employment

exo LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes applications from all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable laws and exo’s employment policies.

About exo Surfaces

Building facades is all we do – we are facade nerds! Our expert team is dedicated to the design, engineering, fabrication, and delivery of facade systems. If you can imagine it – we can make it. We work with architects, installers and contractors nationwide, and have a reputation for best-in-the-business service and product quality.

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