MACHINIST 2nd Shift Gas Stream
Fort Collins, CO 
Posted 5 days ago
Job Description

Woodward supports our members' wellbeing and regularly benchmarks with other companies in our industry to offer an extensive Total Reward package for this position. Salary will be determined by the applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

Estimated hourly base pay: $20/hr (minimum) - $28/hr (midpoint) - $36 (maximum) Plus shift differential and overtime.

Woodward offers an extensive Total Reward package for this position, including:

Estimated starting pay:

Level 1: $20.00-24.00

Level 2: $23.00 - $28.00

Level 3: $26.00 - $36.00

Salary to be determined by the applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

Shift Premium: 10% for Second Shift; 15% for Third Shift

  • Stock Options
  • All members included in annual cash bonus opportunity.
  • $5000.00 sign on bonus
  • 401(k) match (4.5%)
  • Annual Woodward stock contribution (5%)
  • Tuition reimbursement and Training/Professional Development opportunities for all members
  • 12 paid holidays, including floating holidays
  • Industry leading medical, dental, and vision Insurance
  • Vacation / Sick Time / Vacation Buy-up / Short Term Disability / Bereavement leave.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program, including mental health benefits
  • Member Life & AD&D / Long Term Disability / Member Optional Life
  • Member referral bonus
  • Spouse / Child Optional Life / Optional AD&D / Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending
  • Voluntary benefits, including:
    • Home / Auto Insurance discounts
    • Whole Life Insurance / Critical Illness Insurance / Legal Assistance / Military Leave

We are offering a $5,000 hiring bonus!!!

Are you ready to make your mark?If you're an experienced Machinist, we have an exciting opportunity for you. We are currently looking for experienced machinists for a 2nd Shift career.

What's In It for You

At Woodward, our "employees" are called and treated as "members" .... and we've created a culture that appreciates and values the contributions of every member. It's a positive collaborative environment where members work together for outstanding outcomes.

What you will be doing

  • Sets up and operates machines with little or no supervision and performs required process checks or inspections per the process documentation. In Duarte, the following functions are performed by the Lead only. For all other locations, they are essential for all members. Provide training to others in the department, when necessary, double checks the work of others.
  • Identify, document and controlnonconforming material according to procedures, identify and implement corrective actions to address nonconformance and implement root cause corrective actions.
  • Adhere to all safety standards, regulations and operating procedures.
  • Utilize computer programs to enter part data (e.g., serial number), log time, look up instructions and blueprints and download programs.
  • Utilize work instructions, set-up sheets and method documents to correctly set up machines and inspect machined parts.
  • Utilize various gauging equipment to ensure conformance to the engineering specifications and standards through the production run. Collaborate with appropriate organizations to develop and assist in the implementation of process plans and improvements.
  • Clean and maintain measuring instruments and test equipment and inspect parts for cleanliness (e.g., routed and deburring operations). Operate precision inspection equipment and perform first piece check out when applicable to the job. (In Duarte, inspection completed by inspection department).
  • Interpret and follow blueprints for proper production task completion.
  • Perform routed operations of precision close tolerance parts.
  • Complete paperwork while adhering to record retention requirements.
  • Utilize basic Six Sigma tools and methodology.
  • Communicate information to others about project status, updates, specific instructions, etc. and review item status in MRP to ensure item is logged/closed out appropriately.
  • Clean and organize the immediate work area.
  • May perform secondary work functions, such as deburring and sub-assembly with certifications, as required. (Does not apply in Duarte.)
  • Provide training to others in the department when necessary.
  • May set up Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machinery and adjust when necessary.
  • Monitor and maintain the condition of cutting tools.
  • Notify supervisors and other personnel of production or machine problems.
  • Promote teamwork within the organization.
  • Verify the calibration of equipment and expiration dates.
  • Obtain certifications as necessary for required processes.
  • Complete and review product paperwork, verifying all paperwork is present and filled out appropriately.
  • Follow all departmental safety rules and regulations.

What We Are Looking For

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply inspection techniques (e.g., formalized inspection standards, inspection instructions, best practices) and use inspection tools efficiently. The ability to read and use micrometers, functional and cylindrical gauges, comparators, indicator setups, calibration stickers and scales.
  • Intermediate ability to read, interpret and use the information presented in drawings, diagrams, and blueprints to determine appropriate activities, tools, and next steps in the production process.
  • Ability to learn and use available business software as necessary.
  • Knowledge of part special handling guidelines and specifications. This includes researching part handling instructions using facility databases or work orders and following the handling procedures required.
  • Knowledge of nonconformance procedures and processes when parts fail inspection. This includes knowledge of systems required to log and track failed inspections and associated documentation as needed within area of responsibility.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing such as perpendicularity, parallelism, flatness. This includes the ability to interpret tolerances on prints and perform inspection techniques. This includes the ability to interpret datum structures, material condition tolerances, orientation tolerances.
  • Knowledge of CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) programming/machining including the ability to read, understand, edit basic programs and/or basic knowledge of one or more of the following skills - grinding, turning, milling, drilling.
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement process to improve operational effectiveness.
  • Knowledge of how quality impacts the success of the organization including costs to customers, costs of recalls and potential costs due to negative impacts on a company's reputation. This includes taking the necessary steps to ensure quality on a consistent basis and striving for improvement.
  • The ability to use computer and web-based systems to input, access, modify, or output information or to execute programs.
  • The ability to write effectively, to read and understand work documents and to communicate information clearly to coworkers and supervisors. The position also involves the ability to provide guidance to members through instruction and personal example.
  • General knowledge of machines and equipment functionality, and how tools could be used on such equipment/machines. This includes the ability to learn new systems quickly, understanding how parts relate, and how they impact system functionality. This also includes process optimization or the ability to identify opportunities to improve current production processes and to implement the necessary steps for the improvements.
  • The ability to provide excellent service to internal customers.
  • The ability and willingness to demonstrate eagerness, enthusiasm, and optimism for work activities. This includes the ability and willingness to take ownership of work activities, to learn and understand company policies and procedures, to take independent action and complete job tasks without being instructed to complete them.
  • The ability to accurately provide the information requested on specific forms, reports, and logs.
  • The ability to define, diagnose, and resolve problems. This includes the ability to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills and the ability to integrate knowledge of current resources and constraints, priorities and manufacturing processes.
  • The ability to interact cooperatively and collaboratively with others as a team.
  • The ability to perform simple arithmetic computations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division correctly using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages.
  • The ability to process multiple types of information and/or perform multiple tasks simultaneously and the ability to follow work orders efficiently.
  • The ability to see details (e.g., letters, numbers, codes, color, symbols, marks, labels, signs) clearly to accomplish work tasks in a safe and efficient manner and possessing strong hand-eye coordination.

Education or Formal Training:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • At least 3 years of related work experience

Experience Required:

  • Machinist Level 2: 2-5 Years of experience setting up and operating various machine types in an industrial setting. Intermediate knowledge of GD&T. Intermediate troubleshooting skills.
  • Machinist Level 3: 5+ Years of experience setting up and operating multiple machine types in an industrial setting. Advanced knowledge of GD&T. Advanced troubleshooting skills.

Application window is anticipated to close 30 days from original posting date.

This information is provided in compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and is the company's good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation range and benefits offered for this position. The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons.

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. Persons within the meaning of the ITAR and EAR, or eligible to obtain all required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce. The ITAR defines a U.S. Person as a U.S. citizen or national, lawful permanent resident (i.e., 'Green Card holder'), or a protected person (e.g., asylee, or refugee).

Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer

EO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Protected Veterans


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
3+ years
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