Boring Machine Operator A

Website Boeing

Boring Machine Operator A Job Highlights

Title Boring Machine Operator A
Type Full Time (2nd shift)
Experience 3+ Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Portland, OR, United States
Company Boeing

Company Profile

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading provider of commercial airplanes, defense, space, and security systems, and global services.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a Boring Machine Operator A who will set up, operate, and adjust conventional and CNC boring machines to rough out and finish precision holes in close tolerance, high-quality machined parts from various types of material.

Education Level

  • Not mentioned, yet a High School Diploma will be a plus

Work Experience

  • 3+ years of Machinist experience
  • Experience setting up CNC Mills and Lathes
  • Experience working with detailed work instructions, reading, and interpreting blueprints and drawings


  • Adjust machine settings (e.g., speeds and feeds) to correct machining problems or to prepare the machine for the next operation in sequence.
  • Attach machine accessories, tools, fixtures (e.g. coolant lines, air nozzles), workpieces, shop aids, and gears using dial indicators, wrenches, bolts, clamps, and overhead cranes.
  • Check the machine to be used for missing, loose, or damaged equipment. Check oil and coolant levels and initiate maintenance service or repair ticket, as required.
  • Check work after completion of each operation in the job or completed the job to ensure parts are complete per drawing and that there are no defects.
  • Continue progress on the in-work job and ensure safe working conditions, as required.
  • Edit speeds and feeds for machining programs within established guidelines for developmental work or MTOs, as required.
  • Ensure that correct material (e.g., type, size, quantity) and tools or fixtures are issued and are free from visible defects.
  • Handle and dispose of hazardous materials (e.g. coolants, solvents) in an approved manner per Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) using personal protective equipment, as required.
  • Identify the type of set-up required.
  • Load and unload cutters following program information or set-up documents, using tool holders, and hand tools (e.g., wrenches, mallets, spanners).
  • Maintain personal and tool certifications, as required.
  • Perform layout work, as required.
  • Perform rework per engineering instructions, as required (i.e., pull and open discrepant holes).
  • Prepare to set up jobs (e.g., production orders, first lots, and tool tryouts) or run previously set-up jobs by reviewing work orders, tie-in sheets, operator’s or setup documents, blueprints, or CATIA plots.
  • Remove all sharp edges from the part with a deburring tool or file, as required.
  • Retrieve and download CNC programs to the machine controller using computing equipment and downloading from various servers/databases, as required.
  • Run the machine to perform milling operations (e.g., boring, drilling, reaming, tapping, spot facing).
  • Select and check cutting tools using a preset machine per program or CNC documents. Ensure cutters are the correct type, length, diameter, and radius and are in good condition.
  • Select machine accessories and holding devices per the manufacturing plan. Verify apparatus is in good condition. Identify fixtures, shop aids, or templates to be used and fabricate shop aids, as required.
  • Set machine coordinates or index points per CNC documents, including cutter offset/compensations using controller keyboard, dial indicator, probes, shims, and edge finders.
  • Submit completed job or in-process checks to layout or inspector at appropriate steps in sequence.


  • Lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 35 pounds

Work Environment

  • The position is expected to be 100% onsite
  • Required to work onsite at one of the listed location options
  • The position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.


  • The benefit programs include health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and several programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.

Employer’s Statement

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All the decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

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