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CNC Machinist

Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Posted: 10/09/2018 Employment Type: Contract To Hire Industry: Hardware Job Number: 18983

Position Title: CNC Machinist

Position Description:  Our client east of Seattle is looking to add a CNC Machinist for and exciting  contract to hire opportunity.  Candidates from novice to advance level  experience will all be considered.
Job Description: 
Machinists will perform a variety of machining operations such as milling, drilling, lathes, etc., on existing parts ranging from simple to complex in nature, working to very close tolerances.

Job Duties:
  • Performs setup and operation of a variety of prototypes, experimental, and existing products using conventional or CNC machines and tools. Setups range (depending on experience) from simple, to moderately complex, to extremely complex.
  • Performs quality checks on work to ensure dimensions are within prescribed tolerances using a variety of measuring devises and tools.
  • Determines or assists in determining the sequence of operations, methods of setup, and machine tool programming.
  • Interprets blueprints and engineering specifications.
  • Determines or assists in determining machining, materials, or parts required to complete the job.
  • Report discrepancies to lead and/or supervisor and make constructive suggestions that may improve production efficiency and profitability.
  • Machines fixtures and tooling, as required.
  • Depending on years of experience, may serve as a technical expert by troubleshooting technical problems.

 Possible Job Responsibilities:                                          
  • May assist with manufacturing design of projects.
  • May assist with weekly cycle counts.
  • May assist in training and mentoring other machinists, as directed.
  • May perform general assembly functions, as needed.
  • May serve as back-up Machine Shop Lead, if required.
  • Follows all company safety policies and Quality Assurance requirements.
  • Ability to work over-time, as required.

Job Qualifications:

Knowledge & Skills
  • Ability to accurately read and interpret blueprints and engineering specifications
  • Ability to read and comprehend manuals, work instructions, and SDS sheets common to a machining/production environment.
  • Possesses and maintains an understanding of the working qualities of various materials (experience with plastics and various metals highly preferred).
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks and establish routines.
  • Effective communication skills with coworkers and management.
  • Demonstrated mathematical skills.
  • Responds to change productively and handle other duties as required.

 Education Minimum Requirements/Equivalent
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Formal machining education (highly desired) 
  • Prefer some vocational schooling (within the trade) and/or lathe operator experience                   

  • Varies; 1-10+ years machinist or equivalent trade experience
  • Programming experience (CAM) highly preferred for advanced level candidates

About Protingent:  Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

Benefits Package:  Protingent offers competitive salary, 100% paid health insurance, education/certification reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO) and an administered 401k plan.


Laura Garcia

I am a recruiter who works with people over the span of their careers. I have worked in Technical staffing for 17 years in the Puget Sound area primarily as well as nationally. I specialize in working with Technical/Engineering professionals in any area of Hardware or Software product development. I listen to what you are looking for, I am honest, forthright in giving feedback, and responsive and communicative through the hiring process. I am passionate about putting Vets back to work and Minorities in Engineering roles.

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