CNC Mill Machinist – 1st Shift (Arizona)

Northstar Aerospace, Inc.

Los Angeles, CA

We are located at 401 S. 36th Street Phoenix, AZ 85034 (relocation required) 
Quarterly shop bonus 
AC controlled buildings 


This position is responsible for providing technical assistance and oversight to all CNC machinists.  This position also must operate the manual equipment. This position is in Northstar’s Manufacturing Department, and reports to the Production Supervisor.  The position works with all levels of employees throughout the organization as necessary, but does not direct the work of other employees. This is a full-time position.


The essential duties and responsibilities of this position are listed below.  This list is not all inclusive and may be amended by Northstar, from time to time.

  • Set-up and run Vertical, Horizontal 4 and 5-Axis mills to machine complex rotor craft housings.
  • Produce High Quality at the Source. Coordinates effort with data from CMM reports.
  • Prove out new CNC programs during New Product Introduction.
  • Team with Engineering to develop class leading manufacturing processes.
  • Implement New Technologies for our machining processes and work-holding solutions.
  • Knowledge of materials and cutting conditions.
  • Participates in daily GEMBA and Kaizen events.
  • Adheres to required safety and housekeeping standards and practices
  • Helps schedule resources in areas to ensure daily work is achieved
  • Maintain highly efficient work process using Lean principles to support cost reduction activity
  • Responsible for operating various CNC machines and equipment


This position will not direct the work of any other employees.


The physical requirements of this position are listed below.   This list is not all inclusive and may be amended by Northstar, from time to time.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the position.

  • Frequent standing, walking, talking, hearing and seeing
  • Frequent lifting of up to 35 pounds
  • Frequent reaching, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling, fingering, grasping, feeling, twisting, bending and repetitive motion
  • Occasional sitting, writing and typing
  • Visual acuity to determine the accuracy and thoroughness of product and/or parts
  • Frequent exposure to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles
  • Frequent exposure to moderate to heavy noise
  • The ability to wear proper personal protective equipment, including earplugs, safety glasses, safety shoes, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED                                          

Education Required:  High School diploma or equivalent experience

Experience Required: 5 years’ experience with CNC aerospace machining


The knowledge, skills and abilities required and/or preferred for this position are listed below.  This list is not all inclusive and may be amended by Northstar, from time to time.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Attention to detail
  • Interface with MRP systems
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office products
  • Demonstrated understanding of Lean Manufacturing concepts and 6-Sigma defect analysis
  • Ability to work with all levels of workers in a team-oriented environment

Northstar Aerospace is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.






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Alternative application methods are available for individuals who are unable to use or access our online application system. For assistance, please contact us at [email protected]