Manufacturing Engineer - Machining

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.

The overall responsibility of the Manufacturing Engineer - Machining is to oversee all processes to produce machined parts utilized in Calnetix high speed motors, generators, power electronics and magnetic bearing systems.  The Manufacturing Engineer – Machining is responsible for the machine tools, programs, setup/operating documents, machine tooling/fixtures and safety. The Manufacturing Engineer – Machining works closely with production personnel and engineering for successful system design integration, cost reduction, improved lead times, delivery and support of component and assembly fabrication. .

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Establish processes, specify equipment/tooling and manage all aspects of CNC/Conventional machining operations to ensure quality, safety and efficiency.
  • Prepare/Manage document packages for machining/fabrication (e.g. machining layouts, machine programs and equipment setup/operation procedures).
  • Design tooling and fixtures required for machining components.
  • Improve overall machining processes and procedures to reduce cost and lead time.
  • Manage CNC programming code, utilization, and storage.
  • Recommend, purchase, and coordinate installation of capital equipment and tooling.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Requires BS degree in a technical field (Manufacturing, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering preferred) or equivalent combination of education/experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years progressive and related experience required.
  • 3D & 2D design/drafting skills per ASME Y14.5M (SolidWorks preferred)
  • CNC Lathe programming experience required (Esprit preferred).
  • CNC Lathe setup and operation experience required (DMG Mori NLX3000 and Mori Seiki NL2500 preferred).
  • CNC/Conventional cylindrical grinding experience is a plus (Studer preferred, knowledge of StuderWIN/Pictogram programming a plus).
  • Kaizen, 5S, Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing experience is a plus.
  • Open to developing new skills and take on new responsibilities.
  • Good interpersonal and interfacing skills a plus (i.e. communicating well with people across different departments both internally and externally)
  • Additional computer skills:  Microsoft Office Suite

Intangibles Sought:

  • Hands on with ownership, initiative, and accountability for assigned projects.
  • Able to exercise independent judgment and make logical decisions on technical issues.
  • “Can do” attitude.
  • Ability to establish positive rapport with individuals at all levels of organization.
  • Self-awareness; not afraid to ask for help or admit error.
  • Flexibility in range of responsibilities

Supervisory Responsibilities:

None, but will work closely with production leads and technicians.

Physical Demands / Work Environment:

  • Time will be split between office and shop floor. 
  • Personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses, gloves, or masks are required in some assembly areas.
  • Frequent:  Sitting, forward bending, squatting, overhead reaching, standing, walking, kneeling, and climbing.
  • Lift and Carry 50 lbs.:  Floor to waist and back to floor.
  • Have moderate level of hand to eye coordination and dexterity including (picking, pinching, holding, grasping, and repetitive flexion/rotation).
  • Noise level may be high.
  • Some occasional exposure to dust/fumes/odor/grease/oil/chemicals
  • Work in hot/cold temperature.
  • Work around objects that can be very sharp.
  • Work around objects that can be highly magnetized.

Salary Range:

$90,000 - $120,000 per year

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. Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment. Calnetix will not sponsor applicants for immigration, including for H-1B, TN and other non-immigrant Visas, for this role.


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.