CNC Machinist

September 23, 2019

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Job Description


FlexDecks, Inc. is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative, modular maintenance platforms for the most technologically advanced military aircrafts in the world. We are a small, team-oriented manufacturing company where everyone can make a difference.

The CNC Machinist position will maintain, service and operate CNC Vertical Milling (VMC) equipment. As part of the Fabrication Team, this position plays an important part in producing maintenance platform components, while ensuring proper form, fit and function of an overall quality product.


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

Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

• Ability to handle raw material, operate material handling equipment, and load material onto VMC equipment.
• Skill required to operate, calibrate, and adjust mechanical aspects of VMC equipment as needed.
• Skill required to perform preventative maintenance on VMC equipment:
o Removing debris and chip byproducts.
o Inspect and replace parts associated with equipment clamps and fixtures.
o Understand end mill and drill bit types, materials, coatings, etc.
o Ability to choose best tooling for a job; quickly change tooling, manage different setups, and track/improve tool life.
o Understand coolant purposes; monitor and address fluid reservoirs, lubrication points, and pneumatic lines.
o Perform corrosion prevention and control.
• Skill to troubleshoot, detect mechanical malfunctions, perform basic equipment repairs. Diagnose and service mechanical and electrical components: Sensors, encoders, spindle, pneumatic lines, etc.
• Skill to detect non-conforming parts and determine adjustments within the equipment’s accepted operating parameters to ensure parts stay within given tolerances.
• Keep inventory of parts for operation and maintenance of VMC equipment. Submit requests and coordinate with procurement to ensure all tooling and spare parts are acquired.
• Experience operating CNC vertical milling or CAM software, such as EluCAD, Mastercam or Autodesk Fusion 360. Ability to create/program machining tool paths, plunge depths, feed rates, and correlate available tooling to required machining processes to produce quality parts and generate post process programs.
• Knowledge and experience processing different material types and grades, i.e., carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum (6061/5052, etc.,).
• Knowledge of precision measuring instruments i.e. calipers, indicators, and scales.
• Knowledge of common electric/pneumatic power tools and their safe operation.
• Knowledge of common processing tools and material handling equipment related to material processing:
o Shear, Punch/Ironworker, Overhead Cranes, Forklifts/Pallet Jacks
• Knowledge of fabrication tools and methods for preventative maintenance and repair prefered:
o Manual mill, manual lathe, press break, and sunrise/ironworker.
• Ability to receive, understand and execute specific instructions to completion.
• Ability to understand engineering drawings and written work instructions
• Comprehend design intent, interpret dimensions, material types, and material grades on cut lists or drawings.
• Ability to complete material related paperwork, document daily equipment runtime, and record equipment related notes.
• Ability to maintain a clean and organized work environment.
• Ability to communicate in English required, both written & verbal skills.
• Position requires work in an open machine & fabrication shop production area. Must have the ability to walk long distances, ascend/descend stairs & stand for long periods of time within a noisy shop environment with fluctuating temperatures/humidity. Personal Protection Equipment is required in all fabrication shop areas. Position requires ability to safely lift and handle up to 50 lbs.
• Abide by all standard operating procedures determined by FlexDecks’ and equipment manufacturers in relation to use of fabrication/processing equipment.
• Ensure that product standards, both quality and quantity are met.
• Apply all safety measures when working in the shop and with machines/power tools.
• Abide company policies such as work schedules, quality standards, drug screening, safety guidelines, and all policies outlining employee behavior.
• Performance of other tasks as needed.

Education & Experience:

• Education: High School Diploma, GED or Equivalent.
• Certifications: Documented training certification(s) for operating and maintaining CNC vertical milling/profile machining equipment; Brand specific certification(s) not needed, but documented experience and knowledge must be applicable to VMC equipment.
• Experience: (2+) years operating and maintaining CNC vertical milling equipment. Specifically, the processing of aluminum and steel wrought alloy tubes and channels of various thicknesses and material grades.
• (2+) years Fanuc controls experience.
• Pervious CNC Service/Maintenance Technician experience preferred.
• Compensation based on experience. Range $18.00-$26.00 per hour
• Must have reliable transportation to and from work
• Required to pass drug/alcohol and background screens

FlexDecks, Inc. offers a casual, dog-friendly but energetic, dynamic and fast paced work environment with a competitive salary, major medical, and paid time off.

FlexDecks, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, marital or veteran status, place of national origin or other categories protected by law.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete our online application on our website at https://flexdecks.com/apply-online/

You may also Fax or Email us your resume.

Fax: 832-550-2355
Email: hr@flexdecks.com
Subject Line: CNC Machinist

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