Lead CNC Machinist / Programmer

Calnetix is an engineering and manufacturing company located in Southern California, committed to making a positive contribution to society and the environment by changing the way the world harvests and utilizes energy. We are focused on developing, manufacturing, and delivering advanced energy solutions for commercial applications throughout the world and for mission-critical applications for the United States Government and its Prime Contractors. Calnetix thrives on innovation and meeting new challenges. In partnership with OEMs, we utilize innovative, proprietary high-speed electric motor-generator technologies to develop next-generation, power-dense and energy-efficient products that reduce energy consumption, harmful emissions and enhance energy security.

We are seeking a skilled level person to perform work in the machining, fabrication, assembly, maintenance, and repair of a variety of metal parts, tools, and equipment.  The machinist sets up and operates a variety of machine tools.  The machinist also fits and assembles parts to make or repair machine tools and maintains industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.  The Machinist must employ a high degree of accuracy and precision in performing work according to instructions and specifications; programming, setup and operation of CNC machine tools to manufacture high precision machined components, tools and fixtures.

To apply, email resume to hr@calnetix.com.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Setup and Operate CNC Machine Tools (i.e., Mori-Seiki NL2500 & DMG-Mori NLX3000 lathes) and other general machine shop equipment.
  • Perform set ups per procedures.
  • Run machines per operation sheets to efficiently manage operation.
  • Confer with supervisor to exchange technical information.
  • Troubleshoot work in process on machine when program, speed, tolerance or finish problems occur.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, planning sheets, sketches, and related technical data to determine holding requirements, setup procedures, control settings and machining methods and sequences.
  • Calculate and set machine controls to position cutting tools in relation to work piece and to regulate factors, such as depth of cut, speed, and feed and coolant flow.
  • Inspects and measures parts as required.
  • Designs fixtures and tools as needed in order to fabricate parts.
  • Perform routine machine maintenance. Clean and lubricate machines, tools, and equipment.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.

Education, Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 5 years’ experience, completion of a recognized CNC Programming/Machinist apprenticeship program or equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Knowledge of “on machine” programming a plus.
  • Ability to inspect parts using conventional inspection equipment (i.e., calipers, micrometers, height gage, comparator, dial indicators, etc.)
  • Must be highly detail oriented.
  • Able to perform routine maintenance (i.e., check & add fluids, replace coolant, replace filters, etc.)
  • Able to work in a high mix low volume shop environment. Be agile.

Intangibles Sought:

  • High degree of integrity
  • Willing to learn new machines, technology and techniques.
  • Ability to establish positive rapport with individuals at all levels of organization.
  • Ownership, Initiative and Accountability
  • Flexibility in range of responsibilities
  • Self-awareness: not afraid to ask for help or admit error.
  • Be able to work independently under minimum to no supervision.
  • Assist and mentor less experienced team members.

Work Environment / Physical Demands:

  • Bend or stoop repeatedly or continually over time.
  • Remain in a standing position for extended periods of time.
  • Lifting objects up to 50 pounds may be required.
  • Make fine, highly controlled muscular movements to adjust the position of a control mechanism (i.e., operating dials or pedals).
  • Coordinate the movement of more than one limb simultaneously (i.e., operating the milling table vertically and horizontally).
  • Flexible work schedule.   Available as determined by changes in customer demand, to adjust shift start/end times and work overtime as necessary.

Salary Range:

$45 - $50 per hour

Disclaimer - The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned, by their supervisor.  Management reserves the right to change, rescind, add or delete the duties and responsibilities of positions within this job classification at any time.

Other - Calnetix is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.  This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation and benefits and also states that retaliation against any employee who files a complaint regarding possible violations of this policy will not be tolerated. Calnetix will not sponsor for immigration, including for H-1B, TN and other non-immigrant Visas for this role.