Precision Machine Assembler

Website Boeing

Precision Machine Assembler Job Highlights

Title Machinist Assembler Precision
Type Full Time (1st/2nd/3rd shift)
Experience 1 Year
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Seattle, WA, 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 Precision Machine Assembler who will participate in the design, fabrication, and assembly of various production and research projects. Using a variety of precision machines (e.g., lathes, grinders, EDM, CNC, and milling machines) to support aircraft engineering and production groups.

Education Level

  • High School Graduate or GED (preferred)

Work Experience

  • 1 + years of experience with programming, setting up and running lathes, grinders, mills, EDM, and CNC machines.
  • 1+ years of experience with multiple Computer-Aided Design (CAD) or Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) applications (e.g. Mastercam, CATIA V5, Unigraphics, etc.).


  • Adjust machine settings (e.g., speeds and feeds) to correct machining problems or to prepare the machine for the next operation in sequence. Perform minor editing of CNC programs per shop requirements.
  • Analyze and interpret drawings, sketches, blueprints, and verbal instructions to determine work to be performed on detailed precision parts (e.g., aircraft castings, fixtures, tools, shop aids)
  • Assemble parts using rivets and bolts with correct tools such as rivet squeeze, lock bolt puller, rivet gun and bucking bar, power screwdriver, or ratchet per engineering requirements.
  • Attach machine accessories, tools, and shop aides using dial indicators, edge finders, wrenches, bolts, clamps, and overhead cranes.
  • Check work with precision instruments (e.g., micrometers, dial indicators, height gauges) and ensure parts are free from defects (e.g., finish, dimensions, mismatch, tool marks) and complete per drawing, sketch or verbal instructions. Assemble, fit, check, and test the developmental machine parts and assemblies to customer specifications. Troubleshoot and test precision assemblies with working groups (e.g., engineering, production, inspection, manufacturing resource & development (MRD)) to resolve tooling/production problems. Handle and dispose of hazardous materials (e.g., coolants, solvents) in an approved manner (per Material Safety Data Sheets) using personal protective equipment, as required. Maintain personal tool certifications, as required.
  • 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).
  • Lay out, plan, and sequence machining operation.
  • Monitor the machine during operation for unusual vibrations or sounds, watch machine gauges and controller display or digital readout for warnings, and visually check cutter path, clearance, and chips to ensure smooth operation.
  • Perform bench work (e.g., drilling, honing, tapping, reaming) on production and experimental parts as required.
  • Select and check cutting tools per program or CNC documents.
  • Select a machine to be used in the machining process. Check the machine to be used for missing, loose, or damaged equipment, check oil and coolant levels, and fill as required.
  • Use shop math, geometry, or trig to calculate dimensions. Determine/obtain raw material to be used (e.g., brass, aluminum, steel, composites, and wood) for machining or fabrication per drawing or customer requirements. Set up operate and adjust all common machine tools (e.g., lathe, mill, bridgeport, electrical discharge machine (EDM), drill press) to accomplish work on precision assemblies.
  • Verify that the apparatus is in good condition. Identify fixtures or shop aids to be built and fabricated as required using a mill, lathe, bandsaw, drill press, sander, and grinder.
  • Write programs as required for multi-axis machines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completed training as a journeyman machinist
  • Experience or exposure to CAD/CAM, Mastercam, or Catia
  • Experience with the Enovia design tool
  • Graduate from Machinist Apprenticeship program or completion of Machining Certificate


  • Ability to read G and M codes
  • Must be willing to work variable shifts, including weekends and overtime. Some positions may also be rotating shifts
  • Ability to use computers and knowledge and ability to use MS Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.

Other Requirements

  • This 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 company provides an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and many programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.

Employer’s Statement

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The employment 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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