CNC Machinist II

Ascent Aerospace | Irvine, CA

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Posted Date 1/30/2024
Description Ascent Aerospace - Inspiring the next generation of flight!


Under minimum shop supervision, accurately and efficiently sets-up and operates 5-axis CNC Mills to manufacture tooling and parts.

Essential Functions

This document in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position.
  • Performs sets-up and operates a 5-axis CNC Mill to provide quality parts and tooling.
  • Interprets and follows engineering planning
  • Performs inspection of machined parts
  • Performs MDI's on programs when necessary
  • Interfaces and partners with Engineering, Programming and Quality Inspection as necessary
  • Clearly interfaces and established effective communication with opposite shift via logbook, verbal communication and shift interchanges
  • Performs troubleshooting of quality errors to assist in the root cause and correction process
  • Informs and escalates issues to the Supervisor accordingly and refrains from making modifications to the program without seeking proper approval
  • Participates in 6S programs and maintains work area, tools, and equipment in a neat, clean, and orderly manner
  • Any additional duties as reasonably assigned by management
Required Skills, Education & Experience
  • 2+ years of experience operating full 5-Axis CNC mills
  • Proficient with Fanuc 15MB and 30i controls (Siemens 840D a plus) or Heidenhain
  • Ability to read blue prints, maintain tolerances, and able to perform own set-ups
  • Experience machining Invar, Aluminum, Composite and Graphite materials
  • Knowledge and understanding of machining techniques and processes
  • Technical aptitude and excellent judgment skills
  • Ability to use manual inspection equipment i.e. Micrometers, Calipers, Bore Gages etc.
  • Ability to MDI (Manual Data Input) hole patterns and radii
  • Thorough understanding of machining different materials and the ability to calculate spindle speed, machining feedrates, and proper chip load
  • Knowledge of GD&T, shop math (including trigonometry), and blueprint reading
  • This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "US Person" as defined by 22.C.F.R. § is required
  • CNC Machinist Certification
  • Forklift and crane experience and certification
  • Knowledge of advanced cutting tool technology



Most travel is primarily local during the business day. Some projects may require travel out of the area and overnight stays.


Working conditions described here are representative of those that may be experienced by an employee on a daily basis while performing the functions of this job.
  • Typically sits for extended periods at a computer workstation
  • May access and work in the manufacturing plant
  • While performing the duties of this job, employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes and airborne particles
  • The employee may be exposed to vibration
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • May be required to travel to other site locations during the work day
  • May be required to work weekends to meet department and business demands
  • Work with safe manufacturing processes and understand that eyewear is mandatory in the manufacturing area.
  • Knows that safety shoes are recommended in the manufacturing area

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.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

  • Must be able to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Must be able to see, talk, hear, touch, feel and reach with hands and arms.
  • Must be able to frequently walk and stand for short periods of time
  • Must be able to lift and move up to 35lbs, occasionally lift and move objects up to 50lbs.

Employment is contingent upon successfully passing an employee reference check, criminal background check, and drug screening.

This position requires use of information that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder').

Ascent Aerospace is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status or a person's relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Equal Employment Opportunity Posters. If you'd like to view a copy of the company's affirmative action plan or policy statement, please call toll-free +1 586-726-0500. If you have a disability and you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please call toll-free +1 586-726-0500. This phone number is created exclusively to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or technical issues not related to a disability, will not receive a response.


Ascent Aerospace is a world renowned, single-source provider of production and automated assembly systems for the aerospace, defense and space industries. As the largest tooling group, Ascent produces a full suite of both mold and assembly tooling required for the aerospace manufacturing market, including the largest invar molds ever made for aerospace. As an automation provider and production system integrator, Ascent work with customers to develop their project and see it through from process engineering, to build and installation to ensure it is an efficient and cost-effective solution.

Other details
  • Job Function Machining - Medium
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $25.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $30.00
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education High School
Salary27.50 Hour
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