CNC Programmer/Machinist

Poway, CA posted on September 20

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This position will be responsible to CNC Programmer/Machinist will support the Research and Technology Center in Tool manufacturing and part machining needs.    


Essential Functions

  • The programmer will machine components for first articles or pre-production run.
  • The programmer/machinist will monitor quality by, taking measurements, detecting malfunctions, troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming control while adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes
  • Vertical CNCs including Fadal, Haas
  • 3-4/5 axis mills
  • Manual Mill, lathe and other shop equipment
  • Aluminum tool steel materials
  • Carbon/Glass fiber machining and trimming
  • Ability to work to customer specifications
  • Interprets blueprints, sketches/shop drawings, and engineering specifications; determines sequence of operations, number of cuts required, and method of setup.
  • Uses a variety of machinist’s hand tools and precision measuring instruments; makes standard shop computations relating to dimensions of work, tooling, feeds, and speeds; measures, marks, and scribes dimensions and reference points to lay our stock for machining. Some machines may be numerically controlled (CNC).
  • Provides training and mentor-ship to junior machinists.


Required Education and Experience

  • High school degree or equivalent. AA degree is a plus
  • Minimum 5 years diversified machining experience with large & small equipment in an aerospace manufacturing environment or related industry
  • Experience in composite machining a plus
  • Knowledge of Haas,& Fadal CNC controls a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new skills and follow written procedures
  • Demonstrated high degree of self-discipline to follow policies and procedures
  • Proficient use of basic shop arithmetic
  • Ability to multitask, and prioritize work
  • Demonstrates strong attention to detail and is focused on accuracy
  • Demonstrates initiative, self-starter, adaptable, and highly motivated for excellence
  • Identifies opportunities for continuous improvement with a focus on customer service excellence.
  • Excels in a team environment; applies teamwork attitude and work ethics
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision including setting up and operating all machines commonly found in a machine shop, both conventional and CNC
  • Responsible for demonstrating a high degree of concern for safety of self and others
  • Good documentation and organization skills
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs
  • Experience with CAM software. CAMWORKS preferable
  • Supervisory Responsibility

    Work Environment
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.

    Position Type/Hours of Work
    Full-time position with a typical work schedule of: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.

    Work Authorization/Security Clearance 
    Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder to comply with ITAR regulations.

    Other Duties
    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx, Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Company Sponsored 401k
  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement

AIM Aerospace, Inc. is located in Renton, WA with facilities in Auburn, and Sumner., Poway, California and Orange City, Iowa. We design, engineer and manufacture composite structures used in commercial aircraft interiors. Examples include sidewalls, ceiling panels, lavatories, bulkheads, overhead bins and crew rests. Additional information can be obtained on our company web site at .

AIM Aerospace, Inc. is a Drug Free workplace.

Pre-employment drug screen required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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.