Job Title:  Machinist

Department:  Mechanical Fabrication

Reports to:  Head of Mechanical Fabrication

SUMMARY:  It is the responsibility of the machinist to setup, operate and adjust several types of CNC machining centers, including lathes and milling machines, and create products that meet the high quality standards of FTSI. The Machinist will be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the machines, tools and consumable parts and may be called on to work overtime or help in other areas of the shop as is dictated by the needs of the team.


  • Prepare material for machining and stage material when complete.
  • Perform regular maintenance and preventative measures on machines and parts.
  • Proper inspection of machined components.
  • Ability to interpret work piece and assembly drawings.
  • Follow adopted machining processes and procedures according to FTSI and OSHA guildines.
  • Adopt, and improve upon, current shop practices.
  • Maintain safe machine operating practices.
  • Assemble mechanical equipment.
  • Maintain clean and safe work areas.
  • Maintain stock of machine consumables.
  • Properly use shop equipment and tools according to FTSI standards and OSHA regulations.
  • Properly maintain and clean machines and tools to ensure machines stay in good working condition.
  • Ensure a quality machine output.
  • Ensure a high quality finished product.
  • Effectively communicate with designers to resolve fabrication and assembly issues.
  • Assist in the setup of demo rigs to test fabricated products under the conditions of a replicated facility


  • Other duties as assigned by shop supervisor.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • (2) years experience in G-code programming with Fanuc controls.​
  • (2) years minimum CNC Milling and Lathe experience.
  • (3) years minimum general machining experience.
  • Mechanical ability, manual dexterity, and hand/eye coordination required to perform various projects, per drawings, sketches, and verbal or written instructions.
  • General knowledge of mechanical assembly.
  • Ability to use a variety of shop machinery, including drills, presses, saws, torches, etc..
  • Ability to operate a forklift truck.
  • Knowledge of precision measuring instruments and their application, including but not limited to calipers, OD and ID micrometers, depth gages, indicators, and scales.​
  • Knowledge of reading drawings and specifications with an understanding of geometric tolerancing and dimensions.​
  • Knowledge of tool holders, cutting tools, boring bars, fixtures, inserts, and other accessories.​
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings.
  • Capable of visualizing a three-dimensional shape from a two-dimensional view, converting left-hand to right-hand views and understanding symbols, flag notes, general notes and geometric dimensioning and tolerance.
  • Operate computing equipment to perform job tasks (e.g., upload/download programs, create/edit CNC or PLC programs).
  • Knowledge of machine shop theory and procedures and machinability of materials (e.g., cutting speed and feed rates for material being machined).
  • Ability to follow established quality control procedures as set down by management.
  • Understanding of machine shop safety practices and procedures per OSHA guidelines.
  • Must have solid knowledge of CNC programming for Milling and Turning applications.
  • Think before acting,”” (e.g., anticipate outcome of an action, know if something looks wrong) and ask questions when necessary.
  • Maintain personal and tool certifications, as required.
  • Organize, plan, and sequence work efficiently.
  • Work with others as part of a team which includes giving and receiving feedback, assisting others in completion of tasks; possess interpersonal, listening, and participation skills.
  • Must be willing and able to do what it takes to get the job done; must possess a “can do” attitude.​
  • Willingness to independently study relevant documentation to optimize knowledge of company procedures and safety standards.
  • Must be able to work weekends and extended hours as production schedules require.

To apply for this position, email with your cover letter and resume and CLEARLY STATE MACHINIST IN THE SUBJECT LINE!



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