Journeylevel Machinist – Manual

By February 5, 2024

This Journeylevel Machinist will be operating a manual machine and will be expected to set up and operate various production machine tools to perform repetitive machining of metal, composite, and graphite parts. They select and mount tooling, determine feed and operating speeds, perform cut off, trimming, counter sinking, drilling and check parts for dimensional accuracy. Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of blue prints, shop math and able to transfer files from a computer to a numeric controller.


  • Set up machine for run
  • Select tooling for mounting work
  • Select and mounts cutting tool
  • Determine feeds and speeds
  • Set coolant flow on metal machining
  • Operate machines to perform such typical machining operations as cutoff, trimming and/or turning, chamfering, reaming, countersinking, drilling and tapping metal parts
  • Check part for dimensional accuracy to use of “go” and “no go” gages, special checking fixtures or tooling, or standard machining measuring devices
  • Minor hand work to parts
  • Perform other work as required
  • Conduct routine maintenance and cleaning of machines to ensure proper functioning
  • Adhere to safety guidelines and protocols to maintain a safe working environment
  • Collaborate with team members and supervisors to meet production goals and timelines
  • Identify and communicate any issues or concerns regarding machine performance or product quality
  • Maintain accurate documentation of machining operations, including production logs and inspection records
  • Work independently to prioritize and complete assigned tasks efficiently
  • Inspect finished parts for defects, imperfections, or deviations from quality standards
  • Report any issues or deviations to the supervisor or appropriate personnel
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area, ensuring tools and equipment are properly stored after use
  • Follow all safety protocols, guidelines, and regulations


  • Ability to read and work from blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, or samples, to determine the finished workpiece’s dimensions, sequence of operations, and set-up requirements
  • Ability to work with various types of material including, plastic parts, and ferrous metals and their alloys, and non-ferrous metals, usually in the form of fabricated production parts
  • Knowledge and skill in setting up major machine tools, including mills, lathes, and numerical controlled machines
  • Ability to fabricate and assemble high tolerance tooling and parts to exacting specifications
  • Ability to work with coolant, alcohol and abrasives
  • Ability to read and interpret work instructions and technical diagrams
  • Excellent manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to work with precision
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Willingness to join and comply with union rules and regulations
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to delivering high-quality work
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision

If you have completed 8,000-hour apprenticeship program for the Machinist trade, or equivalent in training, and demonstrated 4 or more years, you may be considered for our Journeylevel position.

If you possess the skills and qualifications listed above and are eager to contribute to our commitment to quality, please submit your resume for consideration.

Note: This job posting is for informational purposes only and does not guarantee the availability of a job position. The requirements and responsibilities mentioned may vary depending on the specific needs of the company at the time of hiring.

The salary range for this role is $28-40 hourly. This is the lowest to highest salary we reasonably and in good faith believe we would pay for this open role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employee’s pay position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, and business or organizational needs.

Applied Aerospace Structures Corp is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics under federal, state and local laws. AASC is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities or individuals who have a religious or medical accommodation.

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