Milling Machinist

Website Boeing

Milling Machinist Job Highlights

Title Milling Machinist
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 searching for a Milling Machinist to join its manufacturing team.

Prepare to set up jobs (e.g. production orders, first lots, tool tryouts) or run previously set-up jobs by reviewing work orders, tie-in sheets, operator’s or setup documents, blueprints, or CATIA plots.

Education Level

  • High School Graduate or GED (preferred)

Work Experience

  • 3+ years of experience operating CNC machines. CNC rivet machine, or CNC milling machine
  • Experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously


  • Adjust machine settings (e.g., speeds and feeds) to correct machining problems or to prepare the machine for the next operation in sequence, including; head, spindle, or wheel angles. Perform minor editing of CNC programs per shop requirements.
  • Attach machine accessories, tools, fixtures (e.g., coolant lines, air nozzles, suction devices) shop aides, and gears, using dial indicators, edge finders, wrenches, bolts, clamps, and overhead cranes.
  • Check machine set-up or parts completed by the previous operator to determine progress on a job and ensure safe working conditions, as required.
  • Check work after completion of each operation in a job or completed the job to ensure parts are complete per drawing and that there are no defects (e.g., tool marks, mismatch, incorrect cutter finish).
  • Ensure that correct material (e.g., type, quantity), 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 (MSDS) Material Safety Data Sheets) 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, spindle tapers, hand tools (e.g., wrenches, mallets, spanners), or overhead cranes.
  • Load and unload workpieces on the mill manually or by using appropriate equipment (e.g., overhead crane, hydraulic lift cart, electric stacker), as required.
  • Maintain personal and tool certifications, as required.
  • Monitor the machine during operation for unusual vibrations or sounds. watch machine gauges and controller display or digital readout for warnings.
  • Perform Statistical Process Control (SPC) functions, as required.
  • Remove all sharp edges from the part with a de-burring tool or file, as required.
  • Retrieve and download CNC programs to the machine controller using computing equipment and downloading from various servers/databases.
  • Review and perform layout for assigned work, as required.
  • Run CNC programs or manual machines to machine rough and precision cut parts following NC or appropriate documents.
  • Select and check cutting tools per setup sheet, application requirement, CNC 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 (e.g., chucks, vises, turntables, templates, probes). Verify that the apparatus is in good condition. Identify fixtures, shop aids, or templates to be built and fabricated, as required.
  • Set machine coordinates or index points per CNC documents, including cutter offset/compensations, tool heights, and probes, using controller keyboard, coax indicator or digital readout, height blocks, shims, and edge finders.
  • Submit part to layout for the first part check, as required.
  • Visually check cutter path, clearance, and chips, to ensure smooth operation.


  • Understand Statistical Process Control (SPC) applications and interpretation of statistical results, as required.

Work Environment

  • This 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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