CNC Machinists- 1st and 2nd shift


  1. Automotive, Industrial, Manufacturing, Aerospace, Craft
  2. Mechanical
  3. Contract
  4. California
$20+ PH DOE

PURPOSE: To maintain and operate Multi Axis CNC LATHE Machines daily. Set up the CNC LATHE machines to run the different operations/jobs and ensure that a quality product is produced in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.


Read and interpret blueprints to comprehend work orders.

Plan machining activities keeping in mind the work orders and engineering plans.

Refer to specifications, orthographic drawings and reference planes to understand the project effectively.

Work with geometric dimensions and tolerances to plan machining activities.

Enter instructions and upload programs via Predator software. Set tooling/fixtures/pallet changer/magazines and jigs for CNC Mills. Concentricity and test indication required.

Must be able to setup and operate machine from work instructions

Safely load and unload castings and raw materials into the machinery. Using overhead cranes as required.

Meet tolerance environments of the machine by setting gauges and measuring instruments appropriately

Perform preventative and regular maintenance on machines, equipment and tools used in all processes.

Follow the machining process from the very beginning to the end to ensure quality of parts.

Isolate any piece that may not conform to the standards of the work order and report to Quality department for further evaluation.

Troubleshoot machining problems during processes to ensure efficacy of procedure.

Ensure Operator Preventative maintenance is performed prior to machine use daily. Way Lube, Hydraulic Fluid and Coolant as required.

Create appropriate labor and time reports by following instructions provided by superiors.

Provide tooling and fixturing improvement solutions as needed during each machining procedure.

Complete all reports and other paperwork associated with machining projects in process. 1st Article/SPC/Work Order Buy off.


Mechanically inclined

Should have knowledge of support machines, inspection equipment and computer experience.

Able to make good decisions and work independently when needed.


Experience with gages, mics and other measuring instruments.

5+ year of manufacturing experience in aerospace or equivalent education and experience

Able to read blueprints and follow verbal and written instructions.


Machining certificate (preferred)


Ability to effectively communicate with peers and supervisors and provide technical feedback as required.

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, company communications, and memos.

Ability to write reports and simple correspondence.

Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Strong Math Skills

Must be able to complete relatively complex arithmetic operations as it relates to machine tool

operations. Ability to apply concepts of basic math techniques.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in basic computer skills.


Ability to define and solve practical problems. Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in

mathematical, diagram, written or verbal format. Ability to deal with problems involving several

abstract and concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to apply common sense

understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee

to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be

made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to stand at least 6 to 8 hours a day.

General housekeeping in work space

Must be able to work with their hands, arms and be extremely accurate. Must be able to walk,

sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl on a regular basis. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 10

pounds on a frequent basis. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds on a regular basis.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close & color vision.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving high speed machinery and mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, outside weather conditions, machine oils, metal fillings, acetone, paints, solvents, grease, cutting fluids, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock or vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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