Machinist – 2nd or 3rd Shift, 2nd Shift Weekends – Wellington, KS

TECT Aerospace
Job Overview


Major Activities Performed and Machines/Tools Used by All Job Levels

  • 3, 4, and 5 axis machines with a variety of controls
  • Conventional mills, drills, lathes, and boring machines.
  • Twist Mills, Pad Mills, Onsruds and Vertical Mills
  • Single or multiple spindled work centers
  • Forklifts
  • Hoists
  • Precision Measuring Equipment
  • Burr tools

Level I:

Typical Job Requirements

  • Become familiar and obtain knowledge of blueprints, mylars, Engineering Orders (E.O.), Statistical Process Controls (SPCs) and Drawing Change Notices (DCNs).
  • Follow instructions from planning, setup sheets, shop charts, and verbal instructions.
  • Become familiar with at least one machine or machine control and the parts produced on that machine.
  • Perform the necessary actions to find and load the correct program from the DNC and understand the process for removing old programs from the machine control.
  • Setup, with full to moderate assistance, the operations required to produce a quality part.
  • Maintain quality standards focusing on learning how to reduce the number of defects due to workmanship.
  • Achieve the basic working knowledge of the various precision measuring tools used within the department.
  • Understand what to check and when to use the various precision measuring instruments to ensure a quality part is being produced.
  • Keep all company owned and personal precision measuring equipment calibrated.
  • Perform preventive maintenance on equipment per checklist at machine.
  • Maintain good housekeeping practices to promote a safe, well organized work area.
  • Safety glasses, steel toed shoes, ear plugs, aprons, gloves, and any other safety related items as defined by the supervisor/lead person will be required.
  • Proper disposal of hazardous waste as defined by supervisor/lead person as well as how to find and use the Safety Data Sheets.
  • Obtain a basic knowledge of shop math and how to apply it. (SAE and Metric dimensioning)
  • Achieve basic knowledge of the different types of tools and tool holders, as well as our tool setting procedures.
  • Demonstrate good communication with your trainer and co-workers and use time wisely.
  • Work overtime as required to meet customer schedule.
  • Learn and adhere to company policies and procedures defined in the company handbook.

Education & Experience

  • High School or equivalent.
  • Mechanical aptitude and good work ethic is desired.
  • Requires no previous experience.


Level II:

Typical Job Requirements

  • Retain and perform all of Level I typical job requirements with minimal assistance based on area and degree of difficulty.
  • Capable of setting up and performing the requirements of new or difficult product families with moderate to minimal assistance.
  • Demonstrate good communication skills with supervisor/lead person, co-workers, and support departments.
  • Show and maintain value added time management skills.
  • Achieve and maintain quality throughout the entire production process by verifying customer requirements by the use of precision measuring equipment.
  • Maintain a high standard of quality by meeting or exceeding the expectations of scrap parts due to workmanship.
  • Advanced shop math skills.
  • Become proficient on one machine or machine control with minimal assistance required to produce parts on those machines. Must also have a working knowledge of at least two other machines or machine controls.
  • Capable of training new employees on Level I tasks.
  • Advanced blueprint capabilities, including the ability to find or calculate missing dimensions.
  • Ability to work with the following departments: tooling, quality, engineering, scheduling and other departments as necessary.
  • Be aware of upcoming part numbers to evaluate if problems could arise. Maintain a log book of problems encountered during the production run and communicate these issues to Lead Person/Supervisor/Engineering/Programming.
  • Evaluate methods to move the maximum amount of the internal setup time to external setup time and decrease production times where possible.
  • Troubleshoot quality problems.
  • Maintains At or Above Expectations on reviews and has no open reprimands.
  • Maintains the shop average efficiencies.

Education & Experience

  • High School or equivalent.
  • Typically, two to five years experience.
  • Completion of any assigned training. (Blueprint, math, SPC, etc.)


Level III:

Typical Job Requirements

  • Retain and perform all of Level II typical job requirements with minimal assistance based on area and degree of difficulty.
  • Capable of training entry level and Level I to Level II operators.
  • Proficient at three or more machines or machine controls and can move around the department as needed to run the more complicated work.
  • Lead or assist new projects.
  • Capable of setting up and performing all the requirements of new or difficult product families with minimal assistance.
  • Ability to work closely with the following departments to maintain shop production: tooling, quality, engineering, scheduling and other departments.
  • Ability to perform shop floor editing and programming as required to maintain throughput or to build needed items to improve quality or productivity.
  • Demonstrate basic leadperson (leadership) skills, i.e. Fill in as lead person when required.
  • Demonstrate good work ethics and lead by example.
  • Evaluate setup and run documents as well as our processes and make changes as required to improve quality or productivity.
  • Maintain at or above average shop efficiencies.
  • Consistently scores Above Expectations on reviews.
  • No lost time.
  • Proficient at documenting Critical Problem Reports, Planning Change Requests, and Process Improvements Requests.
  • Be able to plan next setup(s) and ensure that the following are up-to-date and available: setup packet, programs, prints, charts, fixtures, cutters and cams, etc.

Education & Experience

  • High School or equivalent
  • Ability to run TECT Aerospace manufacturing software.
  • Typically, a minimum of five to seven years of experience.
Job Detail
  • Type of CompensationFull Time - Hourly
  • ExperienceNo Experience Required
  • Education RequiredHigh School Diploma