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About Proto Labs

Proto Labs is the world's fastest manufacturer of custom prototype and low-volume parts. We've revolutionized our industry by developing proprietary computing technologies and automated manufacturing processes that enable us to create real parts, really fast. Proto Labs is a Top 100 Minnesota Workplace, and has been named by Inc. magazine as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies--four times.
City Maple Plain


Milling Operator (tool specialist) Protomold

Position Overview

The successful candidate will have machine operating experience such as loading three-axis CNC mills and have the capability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with a focus on quality and strong attention to detail. In addition to loading components and CNC programs, milling operators clean and maintain machines, inspect machined components for accuracy, inspect cutting tools and disposition of worn or defective tools, and provide feedback and suggestions.
Additional responsibilities include organizing and maintaining a collection of tools in tool holders. Inspect accuracy of tool assembly and condition of tools as well as prepare sets of tools for upcoming milling jobs and setup machines.

This position is on the weekend night shift, Thursday - Sunday, 12 hour shifts.


  • maintain collection of tools in tool holders: keeping them organized, sorted, identified, and properly stored.
  • Insert cutting tools into tool holders ensuring accuracy of tool assembly by inspecting fit and runout.
  • inspect condition of cutting tools, disposition of worn or defective tools.
  • maintain clean and organized work area with emphasis on safety, quality, efficiency and utilization
  • prepare sets of tools for upcoming milling jobs
  • set up milling machine


• High school diploma or equivalent.
• Ability to work safely with sharp & heavy objects (e.g., utility knives, aluminum blocks).
• Able to use a computer & calculator, read and write in English and do basic arithmetic.
• Have good written & oral communication skills.
• Able to comprehend & follow printed or computer-screen instructions and direction.
• Ability to use measuring instruments such as scales, calipers, dial indicators as well as power tools such as band saws & manual mills.
• Proven Mechanical aptitude
• Must be punctual & have good attendance

• 1 to 2 years in manufacturing preferred

• Stand for up to 12 hours, lift up to 70 pounds waist high and carry up to 70 pounds. Reaching, bending, & grasping.
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