CNC Machinist

Website Kairos Power

CNC Machinist Job Highlights

Title CNC Machinist
Type Full Time
Experience 5 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Albuquerque, NM, United States
Company Kairos Power

Company Profile

Kairos Power is a mission-driven engineering and new nuclear energy technology company.  It focuses on the delivery of a clean, affordable, and safe energy solution through the integrated design, licensing, and demonstration of advanced reactor technology.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a CNC Machinist who will set up and operate machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, boring machines, and grinders, to machine metallic, and nonmetallic workpieces.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants should have a High School Diploma or GED

Work Experience

  • The candidates should have 5 years of related experience or training or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Moves the controls to position tool and workpiece in relation to each other, and to set specified feeds, speeds, and depth of cut
  • Observes operation of the machine and verifies conformance of machined workpiece to specifications
  • Operates bench grinder to sharpen tools
  • Positions and secures workpiece in holding device, machine table, chuck, centers, or fixtures
  • Reads blueprint or job order for product specifications such as dimensions and tolerances, and tooling instructions such as fixtures, feed rates, cutting speeds, depth of cut, and determines a sequence of operations
  • Selects, positions, and secures tool in tool holder (chuck, collet, or tool post)
  • Sets up and operates machines and equipment other than machine tools such as welding machines and flame-cutting equipment
  • Sets up fixture or feeding device, starts machine, and turns handwheel to feed tool to the workpiece or vice versa, and engages feed
  • Turns valve handle to direct the flow of coolant or cutting oil against tool and workpiece
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, decimals, and shop math to practical situations
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, decimals, and shop math to practical situations
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees of the organization
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Knowledge of Mastercam, Solidworks, Esprit, types of CAM-CAD software or G-Code knowledge; JobBoss Order processing systems and QuickBooks Payroll systems


  • 401(k) and pre-tax health insurance, dependent care, and commuter benefits (FSA)
  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits for employees and their dependents
  • Paid Vacation


  • Capable of obtaining forklift and boom lift certification

Environmental Conditions

  • Accessing the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned
  • High-concentration, demanding, and fast-paced
  • Noisy environments
  • Odors or fumes from chemicals or chemical reactions

Physical Conditions

  • Adjusting, moving, transporting, installing, positioning, or removing objects up to 25 pounds in all directions
  • Communicating with others to exchange information
  • Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one work site to another
  • Operating motor vehicles, heavy equipment, or machinery
  • Remaining in a stationary position, often standing, or sitting for prolonged periods
  • Repetitive assembly operations of manufacturing test fixtures and test setups in collaboration with engineering and manufacturing teams
  • Use hand tools


  • Color identification: detecting, distinguishing, recognizing, and identifying colors
  • Manipulating, cleaning, and disposal of hazardous materials
  • Reading and interpreting hazardous warning signs
  • Reporting issues with equipment or unsafe conditions
  • Wearing proper PPE, including a face mask, face shields, gloves, safety shoes

Additional Requirements

  • Occasionally requires extended hours to support the launch and critical project timelines
  • Occasionally requires non-standard work-week hours
  • Occasionally requires overtime
  • Occasionally requires schedule flexibility
  • Occasionally requires working 2nd shift
  • Occasionally requires working weekends

Employer’s Statement

Kairos Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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