CNC (VTL) Machinist - 2nd Shift

companyPCX Aerosystems
locationLong Beach, CA, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/7/2024
CNC Machinist
Full Time
About the Organization
PCX Aerosystems is a premier supplier of flight-critical mechanical systems and structures to leading aerospace OEMs and the US Government. With roots going back to the dawn of the helicopter age, PCX today is a private equity owned acquisition platform tasked with building a defense-focused, balanced portfolio of companies that manufacture, assemble and perform overhaul and repair services for a variety of fixed-wing and rotorcraft programs. Several of our businesses provide metal and composite components for space applications including satellites, spacecraft and rockets. Headquartered in Newington, Connecticut, we offer a competitive compensation & benefits package and a business culture which rewards performance. For additional information on PCX Aerosystems, please visit our website at www.pcxaero.com.

Company Overview

PCX Aerosystems currently has operations in Long Beach and Santa Ana, CA; Boylston, MA; and Newington, Enfield and Manchester CT. Each of these locations has a unique history, and we strive to maintain local entrepreneurial freedom, supported by the strength that comes from being part of a larger organization. Our workforce includes Associates in a wide variety of disciplines, including Engineering, Manufacturing, Program Management, Sourcing, Sales, Quality, Finance and Human Resources. The PCX Aerosystems teams seek to safely deliver on our customers' toughest requirements, while living our values, every day. We are a company that embraces diversity.

EOE Statement
PCX Aerosystems is an equal opportunity employer.


Set-up and operated VTL lathes, mills and grinders to cut raw materials. Troubleshot machinery and programming issues to exceed production goals. Adjusted offsets daily based on work orders and changing production needs. Monitored and adjusted processes or equipment to improve quality and productivity.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in set up of CNC vertical and horizontal turning Lathes.
  • Must have knowledge in the use of precision measuring equipment and thickness gage instruments and their applications.
  • A strong understanding in blueprint reading and geometric tolerancing interpretation.
  • Intermediate knowledge of cutting tolls, boring bars, inserts and tool holding devices associated with their function.
  • The ability to follow planning and written instructions is a must.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to adapt to changing work environment and have the ability to deal with frequent change and delays and or unexpected events.
  • Must be willing to work flexible shifts and changing work schedules.
  • Must have sufficient math skills that include the use of adding, subtracting, multiplication geometry, algebra required for fabrication of critical Aerospace components.
  • CNC programming skills is a plus.
  • Past experience with G & L Mori Seiki, Shibaura, Haas turning lathe equipment is a plus.
  • Must have experience with Fanuc controls.
  • Must be flexible enough to perform duties as required by Management.
Position Requirements

  • Support operators on adjoining shifts with the loading and unloading of parts and fixtures to ensure a smooth transition of work and their instructions.
  • Responsible for the setting of tool, offsets, simple edits as instructed by the programmer.
  • Responsible for detecting and reporting of equipment malfunctions and possible out of tolerance conditions before they happen.
  • Responsible for communication between departments ie, Quality, Production Control, to help resolve any Quality and or Programming concerns.
  • Responsible for daily P.M. of machines to make sure machines being operated are in good working order.
  • Responsible for maintaining clean and organized work area.
  • Required to comply with company policies and procedures as well as all state and federal regulations.


PCX Aerosystems, Long Beach

Machine Shop

Req Number

CNC (VTL) Machinist

Close Date

Post Internal Days

Number of Openings


Hiring Manager(s)
Jacqueline Cadena

This position is currently accepting applications.

Required skills

  • Haas
  • Composite
  • Fanuc