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CNC Setup Operator
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Alameda, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Your 2+ years experience as a Setup Machinist have prepared you for this fast-paced shop atmosphere
  • You are very comfortable setting up, and operating CNC mills or lathes for complex parts, and can do so with minimal supervision
  • You have manual machining experience from prior employment or trade school
  • You can calculate feeds and speeds
  • You can understand basic G code
  • You understand the differences between different types of materials, their grades, their relative machinability, and can identify them quickly
  • You are able to inspect threads
  • You are proficient with measuring instruments including calipers, micrometers, and hard gauges
  • You can read shop drawings and can communicate the requirements set forth by the drawing to others if requested
  • You can lift 40+lbs, push heavy carts or crates, and can stretch, reach, kneel, or crawl as may be required by certain tasks
  • You can monitor machinery in order to identify necessary maintenance or safety issues
  • You can maintain a clean and organized work area
  • You can use Excel, Word, and email, and are otherwise comfortable using a computer
  • You undertake projects and tasks with a distinct attention to detail, a sense of urgency, and an optimistic attitude
  • You have excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • You are dedicated to the quality of your work, and the quality of the parts that the shop produces
  • You aren't afraid to admit fault, and don't hesitate to ask questions when in doubt
  • You are always looking for ways to make yourself and your team faster, stronger, and happier
  • Interpret dimensioned part drawings with fluency in order to understand the tolerancing requirements
  • Set up CNC metal cutting machines such as mills or lathes, by building fixture setups for new (or recurring) jobs and establishing part datums and tool lengths
  • Operate CNC machines by ensuring that the machine is kept running and that downtime for inspection, maintenance, or changeover is minimized
  • Collaborate with programmers or production managers when program adjustments or new setups are required
  • Support shop operations by contributing to material prep, deburring, and daily maintenance on your equipment
  • Inspect your in-process parts using a variety of handheld inspections tools including calipers, micrometers, and hard gauges. Work with the Quality Control Lab for inspecting first articles and to identify offsets that will require adjustment at the machine
  • Communicate positively with fellow machinists, managers, engineers, and quality control staff in order to help build a transparent and cooperative atmosphere
  • Improve shop effectiveness by identifying bottlenecks and recurring issues. You have an understanding of what continuous improvement looks like, and you leverage your Machinist role to support that end
Desired Qualifications
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience as a machinist in a professional shop environment
  • Formal education in a machining program
  • Experience in a high-mix, fast paced job shop
  • CAD or CAM experience on any platform
  • Understanding of GD&T
  • Experience in fabrication, including welding, sheet metal, waterjet, assembly, or finish work
  • Training in an engineering or design discipline

201-500 employees

Satellite delivery & rocket launch services
Company Overview
Astra’s mission is to Improve Life on Earth from Space® by creating a healthier and more connected plane. Today, Astra offers one of the lowest cost-per-launch dedicated orbital launch services of any operational launch provider in the world, and one of the industry’s first flight-proven electric propulsion systems for satellites, Astra Spacecraft Engine™.
  • Competitive Medical (HMO & PPO)/Dental/Vision plans
  • Company paid Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability plans
  • 401K with company match
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Commuter benefits
  • Caregiving support benefits
  • Company perks, like PetPlan, curated gym/travel/products discounts
  • Free lunch
  • Company events