Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services

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Component Repair & Overhaul: Machine Operator



What you will do:

Operate CNC and manual  metal cutting saws in support of manufacturing aircraft, non-aircraft parts and tooling. Read and understand manufacturing planning, obtain materials, set –up work on machines, cut materials, accomplish first piece inspections, debur and sand parts, and perform chemical conversion coating.  Perform general and routine equipment maintenance, and general housekeeping as required. . Work directly with Machinists/CNC Programmers and shop personnel to fabricate required parts. Assist other manufacturing areas as needed. 


What you need: 

  • High School Diploma or GED 
  • Two (2) years’ experience in a manufacturing shop operating CNC and manual metal cutting equipment and hand tools. 
  • Effectively speak, read, and write in the English language. 
  • Must be able to read, understand Engineering drawings and manufacturing work instructions, and measure parts using basic precision measuring inspection tools and gauges. 
  • Must be able to operate Band Saw, saws, drills, and hand tools. 
  • Ability to set-up machines and fabricate parts. 
  • Ability to troubleshoot machine problems and perform preventative maintenance as required. 


Preferred Job Skills: 

  • Saw, cold saw, band saw and milling machine operating experience.  
  • Basic computer skills (PC, E-mail, labor entry) 
  • Sheet metal cutting/shearing experience. 
  • Forklift operator experience 


Physical Requirements: 

  • Ability to work with arms raised above head and perform repetitive tasks and motions. 
  • Ability to precisely manipulate hand tools in a variety of situations. 
  • Ability to stand, twist, bend, stoop, kneel, squat, crawl, and climb and sustain those positions for an extended period of time. 
  • Ability to lift up to 75 lbs. 
  • Good near sight/far sight acuity, hand/eye coordination, hearing, depth perception, field of vision 
  • Good speaking/communication skills 



AMES is an equal opportunity employer and that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disability status.



Attention Existing AMES Employees

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