CNC Lathe Prototype Machinist

companyAdvanced Manufacturing Careers
locationParamount, CA 90723, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/13/2024
CNC Machinist
Full Time
36-40 / hour

Exotic Metals | Prototype Parts | Stability | Challenging

Located in Paramount, CA, this operation serves a myriad of industries including aerospace, cryogenics, automotive, technology, etc. and employees over 30 employees. The owners take great pride in the long tenure of their employees and the company's growth trajectory.

This role will put you in a position to support one-off, prototype, machining and a dynamic and growing environment. Ideally you will be able to take parts from cradle to grave, including CAM programming, while being comfortable to wear multiple hats throughout the shop. You will also be able to leverage the current programmer and planners skills and experience as you work side by side in this position.

This is a 1st shift position Monday- Thursday from 5 AM - 3:30 PM (4/10 shift). There are some overtime opportunities on Friday as well.

Benefits include:
  • Medical benefits paid 95% by the employer for the employee
  • 1 paid week of vacation for the first 3 years, 2 weeks after that
  • Regular paid holidays, company shut down between Christmas and New Year
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Company events such as monthly BBQ's

Prototype Machining:
  • Set up and operate CNC lathe machines (New Doosan and Mori 2 axis machines) to produce a myriad of prototype parts and components
  • Collaborate with engineers and designers to understand project requirements, specifications, and desired outcomes for prototype production.

Programming and Tooling:
  • Develop CNC programs using CAM software, or leverage in house talent, to ensure accurate and efficient machining of prototype parts.
  • Select appropriate tooling, inserts, and fixtures for each machining project, optimizing cutting parameters for optimal results.

Machining Process:
  • Execute complex machining operations with a high degree of precision, paying close attention to detail and tolerances.
  • Monitor machining processes, make real-time adjustments, and troubleshoot issues to ensure prototype quality and integrity.

Continuous Improvement:
  • Provide valuable feedback to engineering and design teams regarding prototype manufacturability, suggesting improvements to enhance functionality, performance, and ease of production.

Safety and Compliance:
  • Adhere to all safety protocols and guidelines, ensuring a safe and secure working environment for yourself and your colleagues.
  • Comply with company policies and procedures, including quality standards and regulatory requirements.

  • 10+ years of complex setup machining preferred on lathe
  • Lathe CAM programming experience preferred but not necessary - this is an opportunity to develop that skill set further
  • Ability to train and lead other machinists
We are committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

"In accordance with California law, the expected salary range for this California position is between $30/hr and $40/hr. The actual compensation will be determined based on experience and other factors permitted by law."

Salary range

  • 36-40 / hour