Machinist Prototype/Tool & Die Marker

Stellant Systems | Torrance, CA

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Posted Date 12/02/2022
Description Overview

Job Title: Machinist Prototype/Tool & Die Maker

Job Location: Torrance, CA

Pay range: $27.92 - $40.95 per hour

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package from 1st day, Medical/dental/vision, 6% match on 401K, competitve PTO, 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off)

Stellant Systems, a premier manufacturer of critical power amplification products where our technologies and products are unparalleled in the industry. We specialize in the manufacture of microwave devices for ground-based, airborne and satellite communications, industrial and medical equipment, and radar; we are the only U.S. supplier of space-qualified Traveling Wave Tube and Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers. We combine cutting-edge technology with world-class engineering teams to deliver innovative solutions. Together, we form an invincible company.

As an employer of choice, our goal is to deliver an exceptional employee experience - we recruit diverse, high-performing talent to help our customers exceed their mission needs, which drives our employees to achieve their full potential.

Fundamental to our culture is our focus on core values, inclusivity in the work environment, and a unified dedication to continuous innovation and improvement. In order to serve our vast customer base ranging from the defense industry leaders to the U.S. and allied militaries, and medical communities, we need the world's most dedicated and talented people. If these types of projects excite you, we'd love for you to join our team and help us detect, protect, and connect.


We currently have an opening for a skilled MACHINIST at our Torrance, California location. In this full-time hourly position, you will carry out precision machine work, including the planning, lay-out, set-up, and operation of all types of machine tools, to perform machining operations or modifications of specialized fixtures and tooling requiring a high level of skill and job knowledge. You'll plan sequences of operations and methods to completely lay out and set up work for the entire project, including any temporary tooling and production aids that may be needed. In addition, you will utilize precision measuring instruments to progressively confirm dimensional accuracy of work in progress.


  • At least 6 years of journey-level machinist experience, with in-depth knowledge of the safe and proper use of all related equipment as well as finishes and machining characteristics of various types of plastics and metals.
  • Demonstrated ability to lay out complex parts for projects requiring extensive use of shop mathematics, including geometry and trigonometry, is necessary.
  • The ability to establish exact dimensions or more suitable configurations or material substitutions (when not specified) is needed.
  • Must be able to work from oral and written instructions and rough sketches that provide a general outline of experimental or developmental projects.
  • The ability to plan and execute projects quickly and effectively with minimum lost time, scrap, and rejections is required.
  • You should be able to effectively work with supervisors and engineering personnel on design problems and the development of alternative methods and procedures.
  • The ability to measure own work using quality inspection tools such as: Verniers, Calipers, micrometers, dial indicators, depth mics and inside micrometers.
  • Fabricate temporary tooling for production aids when needed.
  • Knowledge of various metals and plastics, copper, molly and acrylic.
  • Knowledge of GD&T
  • Knowledge of conventional mill & lathe operations
  • The ability to cross train others and perform in a team environment
  • Knowledge of grinders, sheers, breaks and manual machinery
  • High school diploma/GED
In use on satellites, land-based devices, and airborne platforms that meet the critical needs of our customers, our products have a proven history of high reliability. Be a part of that heritage by putting your unique skills to work with us as we develop and manufacture some of the most advanced products to be found on - or above - the planet. As you contribute to our success you'll enjoy a competitive salary, excellent benefits, a 9/80 work schedule.

Stellant Systems is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

ITAR Requirements:
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
Salary27.92 - 40.95 Hour
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