Full Time Position

On site in Sun Valley, CA

Schedule: 6:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Compensation Range: $20.00 - $30.00 per hour (depending on experience)

What LA Gauge Offers

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • 11 Paid Holidays

We are looking for Senior CNC Mill & Lathe Machinists who will set up and operate computer numerical control machines to fabricate parts per work order/drawing requirements in a safety-conscious and quality-focused manner. The role is accountable to load parts in the machine, cycle the machine and detect malfunctions in machine operations, such as worn or damaged cutting tools.

Job Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 5+ years of experience with setting up and operating CNC Mill or CNC Lathe machines
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills
  • Familiar with Mitsui-Seiki, Yasda, Fadal, Haas, Matsura (Mill)
  • Familiar with Doosan, Mazak, Nakamura, Allan Bradley (Lathe)
  • Familiar with Fanuc controls and Mazak controls
  • Ability to read blueprints and has knowledge of GD&T
  • Ability to do First Article Inspections
  • Ability to maintain close tolerances up to 0.0001 of an inch
  • Ability to machine shop tools EX: micrometers, calipers, indicators
  • Must have ability to apply basic math skills
  • Able to lift up to 30 lbs
  • Knowledge of Aerospace standards (ex. AS9100, ISO9001) preferred

Job Responsibilities: (will include but not be limited to)

  • Determine the fixtures, attachments and tools necessary to complete jobs according to specifications, and set up machine
  • Discuss job specifications with engineers and supervisors to guarantee consistency between plans and products
  • Modify machine speed, feed rates, tooling and cutting style to ensure precision and accuracy of manufactured parts
  • Oversee cutting process, make adjustments throughout each job, catch mistakes as they happen and take necessary measures to eliminate errors
  • Review and interpret programs, enter them into control outlets before jobs and alter them to correct mistakes when necessary
  • Inspect all finished products for accuracy and uniformity to ensure product quality and uphold company reputation
  • Perform daily, weekly and monthly maintenance tasks to ensure machine longevity, including lubrication, cleaning and tool replacement

Company Description:

For 65 years, L.A. Gauge Company (LAGC) has set the standard for ultraprecision machining and optics, delivering on time the most reliable, complex, and critical hardware for the aerospace, defense, and nuclear industries. Holding machining tolerances of 40 millionths of an inch and optical flatness to 20th wave, LAGC is committed to delivering to the market ‘American Precision At Its Best’.

L.A. Gauge Company strives to continuously improve and lead innovation in lean manufacturing practices. It continues to be the one-stop-shop for the most stringent machining requirements for all major aerospace companies, including Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, and General Dynamics.