Portage Lakes Career Center


CNC Operator



Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, is an integrated rolling stock and infrastructure provider, delivering a full range of products and services to domestic and international railroad customers. Our customers enjoy one-stop shopping and comprehensive cradle-to-grave railway solutions – whether it rolls on the rail or is the rail itself. From locomotives, transit, freight cars and engines, to tracks, signals and advanced technology, we ensure customers can count on us to meet all their rail needs.

Forging the bridge between ideas and success, our talented and innovative team members work together to address the challenges of the rail industry today, ensuring success for the future. As part of a vibrant, global network of business operations, each and every member of our team is important to our success. With headquarters in Albertville, Ala., more than 7,000 dedicated employees serve customers through a network of close to 150 locations around the world. For more information, visit http://www.progressrail.com and follow us @Progress_Rail on Twitter and YouTube.
Job Purpose :
$1000 Sign on bonus. Competitive starting pay with a $1.00 increase after 90 days, quarterly production bonus $200-$500, and full benefits from day one!!!

Starting at $19.00/hr plus shift differential
2nd shift 3:00 pm to1:30 am plus $1.50

• Machine steel parts and rail according to specifications;
• Read and interpret blueprints;
• Use digital calipers to insure accuracy;
• Comply with all safety procedures;
• Operate overhead cranes.

Key Job Elements :
Operates assigned CNC (Computer numerical control machinery) that utilizes preprogrammed computer software dictates the movement of factory tools and machinery. This process is used to run many different types of machinery, including grinders, lathes, mills, and routers. This machinery cuts, drills, grinds, and shapes a variety of materials.


• HS diploma or equivalent;
• CNC multi-axis training and experience preferred.


Company Info

Progress Rail

6900 Bessemer Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44127


Who To Contact
Regina Motiejunas-McCarthy

216-452-9988  rmmccarthy@progressrail.com

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