Machinist (2nd Shift)


Omaha, NE, US, 68110

Whether it is concepting new ideas or improving an existing product to enhance productivity – Ceres is ready to help bring ideas to life. We provide concept generation, detailed design, prototyping, testing, refinement, as well as manufacturing specialized machinery and purpose-built attachments.  Our team of Mechanical, Industrial and Electrical Certified Professional Engineers has nearly 100 years of combined experience, and they, along with our technicians, welders and fabricators, complete our team of experts in analyzing concept generation, designing, and specifying components for complex systems and then bring them to life through our manufacturing capabilities. 


Ceres is looking for a CNC Metal Fabrication Operator to join our team.  The CNC Metal Fabrication Operator performs a variety of operations related to the production of metal products by use of fabrication machines such as a Press Brake and CNC Plasma Cutting Table under limited supervision.  CNC Metal Fabrication Operators will work closely with an Engineering team to produce high quality parts, tooling, and heavy machinery components that meet or exceed customer drawing specifications. 


We’re looking for someone with metal fabrication experience with strong interpersonal and communication skills who can effectively communicate with Engineers.  You’ll also need strong organizational skills and be comfortable using computer software to control machinery. 


If you have any questions prior to applying, please reach out to our Recruiting team at or 402-891-7555. 


Please note:  Schedule is based on a 40-50 hour work week.  Schedule is Monday - Thursday 1200pm-1030pm.  Fridays are overtime pay. 




  • Operate Press Brake, CNC Plasma Cutting Table, and other workstations related to the fabrication of metal components as production and engineering needs require.  

  • Stage materials and prepare workstations for metal fabrication by organizing, retrieving, and transporting metal materials from stock by use of hand, overhead crane, and/or forklift.  

  • Follow blueprints, layouts, templates, and work orders to obtain various shapes, designs, contours and dimensions.  

  • Sets up machine by analyzing work orders, retrieving and loading metal material from stock, downloading programs, entering parameters of job, selecting type of cut and cutting piece. 

  • Maintain specifications by observing, cutting, taking measurements, detecting malfunctions, troubleshooting processes, adjusting and reprogramming controls, and adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes. 

  •  Perform visual, dimensional and first part inspection of production components to ensure all meet customer drawing specifications and engineering standards before shipment.  

  • Perform in-process quality checks (frequency of inspection) to ensure parts being produced continue to meet customer drawing specifications and engineering standards.  

  • Provide quality in all goods and services delivered to internal and external customers through an approach of thorough planning, responsible implementation and continuous improvement. 




  • Medical (and FSA/HSA plans), Dental, Vision Insurances 

  • Paid Vacation and Holidays 

  • Company-paid Basic Life Insurance 

  • Supplemental Term Life Insurance 

  • 401(k) with Profit Sharing 

  • Tuition Reimbursement and In-house Training Dept. 

  • Paid Military Leave 

  • Short and Long-Term Disability 

  • Safety Glasses and Boot Program 





Ceres specializes in equipment and attachments that require a high degree of mechanical, hydraulic and/or electrical functionality.  Our team of engineers, along with our technicians, welders and fabricators, have over 100 years of combined experience in: 

  • Concept Generation 

  • Design 

  • Specifying complex systems 

  • Manufacturing capabilities 

Ceres is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions. Ceres shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability. 


* The job duties listed in this job posting do not constitute a complete and exclusive list.  Ceres further reserves the right to modify job duties, at any time and in its sole discretion, to meet the needs of the Company. 



Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs