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Aerotek Machine Operator in Kent, Washington


Machine Operator

An employee in this role will use basic and some advanced processes to set up, adjust, and operate various machine tools to form and/or machine aerospace quality detail hardware.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Perform defined setups and non-complex operations using engine lathes, milling machines, punch press, forming press, shear, press brake, expander and/or other machinery on production hardware. Detect faulty processes and help provide input for their resolution. Interpret and follow written instructions, sketches, drawings and documents. Use precision instruments to check tolerances and quality of parts. Perform all work in accordance with established standards and safety procedures. Responsible for ensuring proper documentation is entered on manufacturing planning (including correct quantities) and paperless timecard system. Able to work with others to develop new jobs. May train others on basic operations. Work under limited oversight.


manufacturing, machine operation, cnc mills, cnc lathes, punch press, brake press

Top Skills Details:

manufacturing,machine operation

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Required Experience Skills and Experience:

One to two years CNC experience and familiarity with sheet metal forming, nickel based alloys and titanium helpful. Reads and understands manufacturing planning, sketches, blueprints, and specifications as necessary to perform the job function. Knows when to stop and ask for clarification. Basic knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T). Knows where to find this information at Exotic, and asks for help when necessary. Understand proper setup and use of tooling associated with machines. Requires familiarity with machine tools, precision instruments and good manual dexterity. Required to perform shop mathematics associated with machining operations. Has a demonstrated expertise in multiple machine tools which may involve multiple machine processes.

Experience Level:

Entry Level

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.