Houston manufacturing recruiters seek a CNC machinist with exotic metals expertise

Kappa Search is a national recruiting firm with offices in Houston and Chicago. Our client, a growing manufacturer of precision components to the energy industry, is currently recruiting for a CNC machinist to join their growing team. The CNC Machinist will machine products using both CNC Mills & Lathes based on complex diagrams and blue prints to adhere to strict tolerances. Will be responsible for the machining of exotic metals including Inconel, and a variety of steels. The CNC Machinist will need to be well versed in 3 & 4 axis CNC mills as well as 2 axis lathes. This individual will also need experience in the use of manual machinery including hand mills, engine lathes and drill presses. Our client follows ISO and AS quality requirements. Our client offers a competitive salary, overtime possibility, comprehensive benefit package, 401k, and other incentives.

Responsibilities: • Set up, verify and operate CNC Mills/Lathes • Adjust tooling and programming as required based on blue prints • Perform first piece inspection and verify product quality before continuing with each job • Log use of material • Record cycle/lead times • Rework parts as necessary • Complete appropriate documentation for each job • Use manual machinery to deburr parts

Required Experience: • 3+ years experience operating 2 axis CNC Lathes is required • 3+ years experience operating 3 & 4 axis CNC Mills strongly preferred • Experience machining exotic metals such as Inconel, 625/718, 304/316/410, etc. • Strong understanding and ability to apply G & M codes • Must have the ability to independently perform machine set-up using a provided program with set-up sheet and tool list, set zero’s, and make any offset changes. • Ability to read both metric and English blueprints, perform mathematical calculations, and interpret symbology is required. • Knowledge and experience using manual equipment including Bridgeport style knee-mills, engine lathes, drill presses, and other manual equipment is a plus • Must have experience working in a ISO 9000 environment. • Experience working under AS 9100 quality standards is strongly preferred. • Experience with Lean manufacturing is strongly preferred.

Keywords: CNC Machinist, Mills, Lathes, G-Code, Engine Lathes, Multi-Axis Mills