Skookum Aerospace Manufacturing Published: March 7, 2019
Job Type


CNC Machinist- First Shift

Where: Kent, WA

Type: Full Time

Wage: Competitive Wages, Based on Experience

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), and a robust Wellness Program

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Skookum Aerospace Manufacturing is seeking a driven and adaptable CNC Machinist. As Skookum Manufacturing’s CNC Machinist, you will be responsible for operating 3-axis and 4-axis machine tools to produce high-quality aerospace components.

Typical duties include but are not limited to:

  • Operates CNC milling machines to exacting tolerances and dimensions using various tooling and fixtures.
  • Ensures work is clean and complete to specifications. Maintains clean and orderly work area.
  • Follow process specifications, travelers, drawings, blueprints, rework/rejection tags, work instructions, relevant process controls, and verbal/written instructions.
  • Reads drawings or examines existing machine parts to determine fix type and dimensions of material or other equipment required for CNC machined part processes.
  • Review supplied data to ensure manufacturing-related requirements are made.
  • Perform tool changes and offset changes for previously written programs.
  • Works with machine measuring tools such as height gauge, micrometer, calipers, dial indicators, etc.
  • Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and standards.
  • Preserves equipment with an emphasis on preventative maintenance requirements.
  • Actively observes machine operation to detect workpiece defects or machine malfunction.
  • Observe cutting tool inserts and replace/repair tools as necessary to assure machine operation.
  • Assist performing setup of new or experimental tooling from general directions furnished by customers.
  • Work from and follow process specifications, work orders, blueprints, schedules, schematics, layout & modification sheets, engineering orders and verbal/written instruction.


  • Certified Machinist preferred
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Aerospace or Commercial manufacturing required.
  • Knowledge of CNC equipment operation is required.
  • Strong problem solving, social, and oral/written communication skills.
  • Understands machining principles and supporting equipment for manufacturing processes.
  • Technical, formal machinist training or trade school education with some advanced education in basic design and mechanical strengths is preferred.
  • MasterCAM and 5-Axis knowledge is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to read blueprints and other visual specification layouts.


  • A valid state driver’s license preferred.
  • Must be either a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident of the U.S. (In order to comply with U.S. government regulations as defined in 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20), or a “protected individual” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)).
  • A pre-employment drug screen may be required.


Skookum Aerospace Manufacturing is an Equal Opportunity Employer- W/M/Veteran/Disabled and participates in E-Verify