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CNC Lathe Machinist

CNC Lathe Machinist

Shift Hours: M-F 6:00 AM – 2:30PM (5-8 shift) & M-TH 2:30 PM – 1AM (4-10 shift)

Lathes to be operated are from 16-30” swing and 5’-12’ with thru holes up to 10”. Controls are Fanuc, Siemens & Haas

Shift Hours: M-F 6:00 AM – 2:30PM (5-8 shift) & M-TH 2:30 PM – 1AM (4-10 shift)

Parts turned: injection and extrusion feed screws. In addition we do general machine work that is mainly geared towards the same industry.  Most of the parts we make are one offs, but we also do short run production. 

Materials we work with: 4140, 17-4, N-135M, CPM9v, Lescowear and some Inconel.   

Experience: Candidates need a minimum of 5 years of machine shop experience.  It is not necessary to be proficient with all the above stated controls.  Past experience in conventional machining is a plus, as Santa Fe Machine Works is not your typical CNC machine shop.  We use the CNC machines to aid manufacturing.  They are not a “set up and go” piece of equipment.  Changes to the tool location and program are a constant undertaking.  Since we are unique, on the job training will be provided.  Additionally, parts are made to print & it is mandatory that you have the ability to read them.

Responsibilities: Read blueprints in order to determine speeds & feeds, follow tight tolerances on parts of .001 - .002, proficient in the use of Micrometers, Calipers & Gauges. Employees are expected to purchase what is necessary to perform their job as needed-including tools & footwear with the exception of large capacity measuring tools, which will provided by SFM. Those able to quickly troubleshoot issues during the machining process & communicate with Engineering for guidance, be flexible and open to cross-train and be cross-trained on other pieces of equipment are whom we seek. Candidates with a strong work ethic, mechanical mind & willingness to grow with Santa Fe Machine need apply.

Wage: $19 - $29 per hour based on candidates work history, experience and shift choice.

Company Profile

Santa Fe Machine Works is at the forefront in the production of plastic injection and extrusion screws. We opened our doors nearly a century ago in L.A. and we’re proud to say we’re now operating in Fontana, California. For 99 years, our family business has served the manufacturing industry. Currently we have 27 full time employees from the Sales Department, Front Office & Manufacturing Floor. We’re proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package & encourage our employees to cross-train on different pieces of equipment. SFM pays for technical classes that are necessary for the employee to excel within the company. Our average Manufacturing Employees’ years of service are 14 years, the longest being 42 years! Santa Fe Machine believes that our Employees are the reason behind our tremendous success & growth. We take great care to show them our appreciation with a robust benefits package & team building activities.

Benefits Offered

Health insurance – SFM covers 80% of the Blue Shield HMO Trio premium. 80% covers the individual employee and / or your family. Applicant can upgrade to a larger network Blue Shield offers (HMO, PPO) or Kaiser Permanente. The difference in the premiums would be the responsibility of the employee or new hire.

401K – SFM matches 50 cents on the dollar for the first 3% of participating Employees’ wages. SFM will match 25 cents on the dollar on the next 2% of Employees’ wages.

Profit Sharing – SFM has a discretionary option to invest a portion of the company’s profits at the end of the year into the employees 401K profit sharing account.  We have done so every year to date since inception of the plan.

Holidays Observed- Memorial Day, Labor Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day paid post introductory 90 day term

Sick Days/PTO- 3 days post introductory 90 day term

Paid Vacation – Available after 1 year of service. Year 1-4, 1 week / Year 5-9, 2 weeks/ Year 10-15, 3 weeks / 15+ years, 4 weeks

Timing: the position is open for immediate start as soon as the proper applicant has been identified. Santa Fe Machine will not pay any moving expenses or relocation fees.

Do you have the experience we are looking for? Send your resume to the attention of Todd Kelly President, Santa Fe Machine Works, Inc.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

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Job Function : Manufacturing

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