Machine Operator/Machinist


Position at Damar Aerospace

Job Description

MachinistOperator 1




Full Time, Non-Exempt

Reports to:

Department Lead

Pay Range:


Job Summary:

The MachinistOperator1 receives on-the-job training and supervision to learn to operate numerical control (NC) machines and machining centers to fabricate aerospace parts per engineering specifications.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under supervision, learns and performs the following:
    • Start and observe machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining
    • Perform work instructions with the exception of set up procedures.
    • Thoroughly inspect first part run
    • Meet job standard times
    • Recognize production problems
    • Basic machine language, including M-codes and G-codes.
    • Verify conformance of finished work piece to specificationsusing standard measuring tools
    • Read and interpret manufacturing drawings
  • Performs miscellaneous duties in the machine shop as directed when supervisor is unavailable for training
  • Follows all safety guidelines established by the Company, including proper use of safety equipment and relevant safety procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Attributes:

  • Demonstrates a good attitude toward work and arrives on time for start of shift
  • Follows instructions and demonstrates strong attention to detail.
  • Communicates well verbally and in writing
  • Mechanically inclined, with good manual dexterity

Education, Skills and Experience:


  • Strong skills and aptitude in math.
  • Completion of AMT aptitude test during interview process
  • Completion of vocational or college training in machine shop (Certificate of Completion of basic machining course)
  • Ability to perform basic functions with MS Windows-based computer operating systems, such as opening and closing files

Safety Responsibilities:

AMT Leadership is committed to Zero Injuries, Illnesses, and Incidentsand we are all responsible for doing our part to help keep our business operating safely. If you are in a leadership role at AMT, it is your responsibility to help provide a safe work environment for your employees. Besides the regular duties as described in your job description, in this position you will also be responsible for focusing on:

  • Reducing the risk of workplace incidents and injuries
  • Promoting safe practices and identifying unsafe conditions and acts
  • Engagingyour team and collaborating with others to make safety a shared responsibility
  • Recognizing the value ofSafetythroughout the organization
  • Implementing organization and structure to ensure the employees are able to achieve and maintain high standards of safety performance
  • Being proactive, preventative and integrated into the safety culture of the entire organization

You will intervene when unsafe acts or situations are observed in any department at AMT and participate in coaching employees. You are also responsible for submitting documentation regarding near miss or accident reports to appropriate parties.

Physical Demands:

  • Lifting up to40pounds
  • Continuous standing andwalking throughout the workday
  • Useof computer keyboard and mouse

Work Environment:

  • The MachinistOperator1 works in the machine shop environment throughout the work day; this environment may includeexposure to noise, dust, fumes andvapor from coolant, etc.
  • Possible skin and inhaled contact with various sealants, paints, adhesives, and other chemicalsmay occur, as well as possible skin and inhaled contact with chemicals used to run CNC machines or clean manufactured parts,including solvents and acetone
  • Industry standard safety equipment is provided by the Company, and specific notice is posted in areas wheresafety equipment is required
  • Safety training is required and provided by the Company in accordance with applicable law, industry standards, and Company policy.
This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60 1. 4(a), 60 300. 5(a) and 60 741. 5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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