CNC Machinist in Irvine, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 8/6/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Irvine, CA
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch

Job Description

The CNC Machinist is responsible for setting up and operating computer numerical control lathes as well conventional machines.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform sets up and operate CNC machining equipment, lathe or mills. Mazak machines.
  • Performs basic set up of equipment, according to instructions.
  • Produces parts in accordance with production rates and quality standards.
  • Selects the best tooling to be used while working with (A286) (Inconel 718) (4340 Material) (Titanium) and machining method for the particular job. Assembles cutting tools in tool holders and positions tool holders in machine spindles as specified, or inserts cutting tools in specified machine magazines.
  • Manipulates controls and enters commands to index cutting tools to specified set point and to start machine.
  • Observes and listens to machine operation to detect malfunctions such as worn or damaged cutting tools. Replaces and adjust cutting tools, as needed.
  • Grinds work tools to meet production requirements.
  • Removes metal chips from tools and equipment and disposes of them in the proper container.
  • Measures work piece for conformance to specifications.
  • May hand Deburr or sand parts, as needed.
  • Notified supervisor or lead of discrepancies.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 5 years related CNC lathe, and technical school training.
  • Mazak experience, Mazatrol programming preferred.
  • Knowledge of G & M Coding.
  • Basic CNC Programming.
  • Must have knowledge of shop practices and procedures, ability to read blueprints, and ability to use hand tools and measuring instruments.
  • Attention to detail and an attitude of 100% compliance with all company and regulatory requirements.
  • High energy level and ability to work flexible hours.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Able to set up and operate computer numerical control lathe, mills.
  • Machine Set Up –.Demonstrate the ability to set up CNC machines without assistance, including: basic loading program; selecting and installing cutting tools; selecting and setting appropriate feeds and speeds; checking and maintaining machine coolant; selecting and installing special attachments. Identify machine malfunctions and inform supervisor of any errors.
  • Mathematical Skill – Demonstrate the ability to apply mathematical operations to validate, analyze variance, and correlation techniques.
  • Blueprint Reading & Interpretation – Demonstrate the ability to reliably read and interpret the following: drawing terms; call outs; symbols and/or descriptions; types of lines; front view; side view; top view; section view; types of radii; tolerances (min. and max.); external/internal thread; surface finish; fastener-related specifications.
  • Basic Visual & Dimensional Inspection – Demonstrate the ability to inspect parts reliably using the following tools: caliper (dial and digital); micrometer (stand, blade, and disk); dial drop indicator; test indicator; comparator; pin gage; gage block set; any functional gages applicable to the operator. Ability to use hand tools and measuring instruments.
  • Workmanship – Demonstrate the ability to identify and take appropriate action to prevent, correct, or reject the following conditions on die and tools parts: cracks; nicks, scratches and dents.
  • Communication – Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with team members to achieve cooperation and assistance needed to resolve problems and attain maximum productivity.

Desired Skills:

  • Self-motivated individual who can work independently as well as work effectively in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, blueprints and procedure manuals.
  • Knowledge of shop practices and procedures.


  • Certificate from college or technical school, minimum a High School Diploma.

The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform functions

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Volt is an equal Opportunity Employer.