Machining Technician

Orchid Orthopedics

Farmington Hills, MI


The Farmington Hills, MI site was established in 2005. Our 50,000 square foot facility employs approximately 150 team members. Our site focuses primarily on plasma spray coating (HA, TPS) in the spine and large joint for orthopedic implants that enable a longer, active life. A career with Orchid provides growth opportunities, a great benefits package including performance bonuses, medical benefits, 401(k) with company match, and paid time off. For more information, please visit


DET - Shift 1 ($0) (United States of America - Michigan)

The Machining Technician, Tooling builds and repairs tooling for use in production by performing basic setup of CNC 3 and multi axis machines and required to operate manual machine tools to cut, drill and shape where applicable.


  • Assist in identification of tooling needing rework or maintenance.
  • Perform hand and machining operations to perform minor repairs/modifications and part salvage.
  • Design tooling using CAD software
  • Builds tooling to be used in the manufacture of medical devices
  • Plans and orders materials for tooling projects
  • Sets up and operates a variety of manual and CNC tool room equipment
  • Brazes items as needed
  • Programs CNC equipment in the tool room
  • Oversees and performs maintenance on machines and tooling
  • Assists maintenance department by making emergency parts or part repair in order to get a machine running again quickly
  • May perform work related to prototypes or a new product launch such as machining or writing programs for CNC equipment
  • Monitors the machine to ensure proper program performance
  • Completes shop work orders, inspection documentation and daily maintenance sheets
  • Operates multiple machines simultaneously
  • Performs set up of 3 & 4 Axis CNC machines
  • Support quality and compliance by adhering to all procedures, work instructions, and forms per the Quality Management Systems (QMS)
  • Completes all required training
  • Responsible for running multiple and varying CNC machines simultaneously, such as Lathes
  • Operating manual machine tools to cut, drill, shape, and finish quality products with minimal or no supervision
  • CNC machining across multi-axis or multiple CNC machines, in a manufacturing work environment required.


  • High School Or Equivalent (Preferred)


  • 3+ Years of machining experience in a manufacturing environment (Required)
  • 1+ Years of experience as a CNC Operator/Programmer/Designer (Preferred)
  • Experience of the processes in the work area (Preferred)


  • Communication - Working Experience
  • Interpersonal Communication - Working Experience
  • Blueprint Reading - Extensive Experience
  • GD&T - Extensive Experience
  • Accuracy and Attention to Detail - Working Experience
  • Quality Inspection Metrology Tools - Extensive Experience
  • Computer Knowledge - Working Experience
  • Lean Manufacturing - Working Experience
  • Time management - Working Experience
  • Flexibility & Adaptability - Working Experience
  • Mathematical Ability - Extensive Experience
  • Multi-axis Machining - Extensive Experience
  • Problem Solving - Working Experience


  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position - Frequently
  • Must be able to move about the inside of the building - Frequently
  • Must be able to move equipment around the building - Occasionally
  • Must be able to ascend/descend stairs or ladders - Occasionally
  • Must be able to position oneself and move under/around/over equipment - Frequently
  • Must be able to handle/adjust/inspect/position various items and equipment - Constantly
  • Must be able to communicate and exchange information with others - Constantly
  • Must be able to perform tasks that require repetitive handling/adjusting/inspecting/positioning of items and equipment - Constantly
  • Must be able to distinguish and detect information such as writing and defects - Constantly
  • Must be able to move equipment - Occasionally

Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.


  • Opportunity to work in a growing company
  • Ability to help people live a longer, more active life
  • Comprehensive benefit package
  • Ability to work in an organization that values:
    • Integrity First: We do the right thing
    • Teamwork: We are one Orchid
    • Results: Our results matter


  • Candidates offered employment may be required to submit to a pre-employment background check and pre-employment drug-screening based on position requirements
  • Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States through eVerify

At Orchid, we fully support a diverse and inclusive workplace and we are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, hair type, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

Orchid Orthopedic Solutions only pays fees for solicited presentations of job seekers submitted through our preferred vendor job board by recruiters, employment agencies, or other parties.