CNC Machinist


Employment Type: Full-time

Location: Spokane Valley, Washington

This position is within the Mining And Metals Industry

Job Summary

Who is Pyrotek? Pyrotek is the most successful global industrial company you’ve never heard of (until now). Pyrotek is a global leader in high temperature materials and our products impact virtually everyone in the developed world. Our global team has worked for decades to deliver new technologies, advanced engineered systems and innovative materials to customers in industries all over the world. The last car, train and plane you rode in were all safer and more energy efficient because of Pyrotek. The beverage cans in your refrigerator are lighter, stronger and infinitely recyclable because of Pyrotek. Join our team and create, improve and innovate the everyday!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Second Shift:  Monday - Thursday; 3:30 pm - 2:00 am

Sign-On Bonus: $500 **

** Sign-On Bonus is paid after 60 days of employment.

Responsible for producing machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine, maintaining quality and safety standards, keeping records, and maintaining equipment and supplies.

  • Plan machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, locations, and machining parameters.  Interpret geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).
  • Program mills using G-code and conversational programs.  Enter instructions, including zero and reference points, tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches.  Calculate accurate requirements using basic math, geometry, trigonometry, and proving parts.
  • Set-up mills by installing and adjusting three to four-jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets, bushings, cams, gears, stops and stock pushers, and indicating vices and trimming heads.
  • Maintain specification by observing drilling, grooving and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and thread chasing operations; taking measurements, detecting malfunctions, troubleshooting processes, adjusting and reprogramming controls; and/or sharpening and replacing worn tools.  Adhere to quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Maintain equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, and calling for repairs.
  • Maintain continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities and continuing needs.  Document actions by completing production and quality logs.

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Education/Experience  High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED)/Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), or equivalent combination of education and life experiences.

Minimum three years of work experience as a CNC Machinist or successful completion of an associate degree in machining.


  • Core People Skills:  Ability to positively interact and work collaboratively with a diverse group of people at all levels of the organization.  
  • Communications Skills:  Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listen, obtain clarification, and respond well to questions. 
  • Computer/Application Skills:  Proficient CNC machining skills including programming, tooling knowledge, and ability to accurately read blueprints.  Working knowledge of G-code and/or conversational programming required.  Ability to use and interpret dimensional measuring tools or equipment.  Strong mechanical aptitude.  Proficient with math skills, especially geometric calculations.  Ability to identify and implement improvements.
  • Core Business Skills:  Ability to exercise sound judgement and discretion in the handling of proprietary and confidential information.  Ability to work independently, without significant direction, and to use resources effectively to “figure it out.”  Strong critical thinking skills, judgement and keen attention to detail and accuracy.  Exceptional prioritization, time management, and organization skills.  Ability to work under pressure and excel in a fast-paced, self-directed entrepreneurial environment.

Physical/Sensory Requirements
The following physical activities described here are representative of those required by a team member to perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation, if feasible, will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions of position.

Must be able to stand for long periods of time, bend, reach, walk, and use hands and fingers to handle or feel. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally and up to 25 pounds frequently.  Must be able to communicate effectively in English by telephone, in person and in writing.  Effectively use a personal computer.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Working Environment
Works in a manufacturing environment where team member is frequently exposed to loud noise, moving mechanical parts, and fumes or airborne particles.

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