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Advanced Machinist - 1st and 2nd Shifts

PCX Aerosystems, LLC
Santa Ana, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

CNC Advanced Lathe/Mill Machinist- 1st and 2nd Shifts

Hourly Rates: $27 - $31 PH


Operates a variety of CNC Lathe and conventional machines for production of precision aerospace components. Proficient in performing complex setups independently without supervision. Assists members of Production, Programming, Quality, and Engineering teams on NPI projects and capacity planning. Actively cross-trains less advanced machinists and assists administrative activities including continuous improvement projects. Performs all work with 100% adherence to PCX Aerosystems safety and quality policies.


To maintain and operate Multi Axis CNC LATHE Machines daily. Set up the CNC LATHE machines to run the different operations/jobs and ensure that a quality product is produced in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.


  • Read and interpret blueprints to comprehend work orders.
  • Plan machining activities keeping in mind the work orders and engineering plans.
  • Refer to specifications, orthographic drawings and reference planes to understand the project effectively.
  • Work with geometric dimensions and tolerances to plan machining activities.
  • Enter instructions and upload programs via Predator software. Set tooling/tail stocks/steady rest for CNC Lathes including indicating reference points and runout to ensure smooth running of the machined operation.
  • Must be able to setup and operate machine from work instructions
  • Safely load and unload castings and raw materials into the machinery. Using overhead cranes as required.
  • Meet tolerance environments of the machine by setting gauges and measuring instruments appropriately
  • Perform preventative and regular maintenance on machines, equipment and tools used in all processes.
  • Follow the machining process from the very beginning to the end to ensure quality of parts.
  • Isolate any piece that may not conform to the standards of the work order and report to Quality department for further evaluation.
  • Troubleshoot machining problems during processes to ensure efficacy of procedure.
  • Ensure Operator Preventative maintenance is performed prior to machine use daily. Way Lube, Hydraulic Fluid and Coolant as required.
  • Create appropriate labor and time reports by following instructions provided by superiors.
  • Provide process improvement solutions as needed during each machining procedure.
  • Complete all reports and other paperwork associated with machining projects in process. 1st Article/SPC/Work Order Buy off.


High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) Proof of education completion is required

7+ years of machining experience in aerospace manufacturing; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Ability to Read, Write, and communicate effectively in English required.

Proficiency with basic shop math, as it relates to part dimension and machine tool operation


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Also, proven ability to demonstrate:

  • Machining certificate (preferred)

Embraces ambiguity and engages others in idea generation

Works collaboratively and respects all others

Keeps others informed of work progress, timetables, and issues

Proficiency in MS Office programs. (preferred)


Ability to effectively communicate with peers and supervisors and provide technical feedback as

required. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, company communications, and

memos. Ability to write reports and simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information

in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the



Must be able to complete relatively complex arithmetic operations as it relates to machine tool

operations. Ability to apply concepts of basic math techniques.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in basic computer skills.


Ability to define and solve practical problems. Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in

mathematical, diagram, written or verbal format. Ability to deal with problems involving several

abstract and concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to apply common sense

understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to stand at least 6 to 8 hours a day. Must be able to work with their hands, arms and be extremely accurate. Must be able to walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl on a regular basis. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 15 pounds on a frequent basis. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds on a regular basis.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving high speed machinery and mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. outside weather conditions, machine oils, metal fillings, acetone, paints, solvents, grease, cutting fluids, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock or vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

PCX Aerosystems is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.


The Company will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

This employer participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here:


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