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Responsible for ensuring that company products meet customers’ machining standards and specifications. Generally is capable of working with very simple prints, no geometrics or tolerancing, minimal skill level and setup experience; also capable of running only a few, simple machines with constant supervision.


This position is divided into the following areas of functional responsibility with percentages assigned indicating the amount of time spent on each activity, which could include the following:

90 %    Directly conducts machining of company vacuum components (primarily entry level, non critical, production type machining).

5 %    Working with other departments to resolve manufacturing problems; plus the completion of documentation (e g, job-routers, etc).

5 %    Assist other departments in achieving company manufacturing goals.


In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the supervisor based upon department necessity.

  • Will work with Quality Assurance, Manufacturing Engineering, Production Control, Sales, etc in order to determine proper sequencing, procedures and priorities.
  • Will work for other departments when necessary.


Must possess the following knowledge, skill and ability and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, or by using some other combination of skill and ability.

  • Able to read, understand and follow job-routing instructions accurately.
  • Able to measure, and verify conformance to standards, using specific measuring equipment, and/or by visual examination.
  • Able to work in a fast paced shop, with quickly changing work priorities, and with minimal interaction to complete assignments on time.
  • Knows how to operate machining equipment in a safe manner.


Training:      Any combination of education, training and experience equivalent to graduation from high school (plus some post high school technical training) or that would provide the required machining knowledge, skill and ability of this job.

Experience:       Minimum of 0-months in related Machining experience.  Receives appropriate direction or supervision on assignments from higher-level Machinist, and/or appropriate interdepartmental personnel.  Exercises moderate level of independent, discretionary judgment on a regular basis.

Safety:      100% machining/shop floor environment; routine lifting to 50 pounds, and occasional lifting up to 100 pounds with assistance.  Required to wear protective equipment, e g, eye and hearing protection where required.

Nor-Cal Products is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy and related medical conditions, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, age, protected medical condition, uniform service member and veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Offers of employment are contingent upon applicants’ ability to perform essential functions of employment; Successful results of pre-employment drug testing, plus acceptable background and reference checks.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes