Lathe Machinist

Date: Mar 18, 2023

Location: Valencia, CA, United States, 91355

Company: Chart Industries

Ensuring Chart’s Success…

L.A. Turbine - Greater Los Angeles Area 

L.A. Turbine (LAT), a Chart Industries Company, is a design and manufacturing company creating application-specific, highly engineered turboexpanders that are used in hydrocarbon processing, geothermal power generation, and other power-recovery or refrigeration applications in industrial processes worldwide. Our turboexpander configurations include an expander-compressor with oil or active magnetic bearings, expander-generator, expander-dyno (brake) units, and expander-compressors.

LAT also provides comprehensive aftermarket services including repair, redesign, spare part production and commissioning for all OEM turboexpander makes and models.

The company’s operation is vertically integrated with a best-in-class engineering team, a 90,000 sq. foot manufacturing facility staffed with skilled craftsman and equipment to perform component production with state-of-the-art CNC machinery; mechanical, PLC and electrical assembly; metal fabrication; packaging and in-house resonance, balancing, and mechanical run tests.

Company headquarters and manufacturing is in Valencia, California. The company’s global outreach is extended through 17 worldwide business partners.
We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, including 401(k) with employer contribution.  

Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Position Summary: Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for fabricating and producing prototype and short run parts on CNC Haas lathes and knowledge of lathe live tooling a plus. Good organizational skills and attention to detail.

What Your Day-to-Day Activities Will Be…

Produces machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine; maintaining quality and safety standards; keeping records; maintaining equipment and supplies
•    Must have knowledge of machining technology, machining and mechanical principles, high level degree of skills and technique.
•    Determines cutting tools to be used, method of holding, and machine speeds and feeds for different materials such as stainless steels, aluminum, brass and micarta (fiber type), drilling, boring, reaming, tapping, and profiling shapes as required.
•    Maintains specifications by observing machining process and operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
•    Select tools appropriate tools, machines, and materials to be used in preparation of machinery work
•    Performs set-ups, tool change, resetting of tool offsets, and edit minor CNC programs, when necessary.
•    Confirm with numerical control programmers in order to check and ensure that the new programs or machinery will function properly, and that output will meet specifications
•    Reports major discrepancies to Lead or Supervisor.
•    Study sample parts, drawings, and engineering information in order to determine methods and sequences of operations needed to fabricate products and determine product dimensions and tolerances.
•    Under supervision, interprets programs to determine of sequence of operations and set-up requirements.
•    Dis-mantles set-ups and returns tools and fixtures to proper location upon completion of manufacturing runs
•    Reads blueprints - determines set-up procedure, modifications in the operation of precision grinding machines to produce machine parts according to blueprints, router package, specifications and/or special instructions
•    Must be able to use a wide variety of precision measuring equipment to inspect own work and validate drawing features for compliance. Deburr and clean parts as required
•    Must be able to hold tight tolerances on machined parts.
•    Performs general and preventative maintenance on equipment, this includes cleaning, lubricating machines and cleaning and organizing the work areas (5s).
•    Knowledge of safety practices and procedures when using machines

Your Education Should Be…

Requires a high school diploma or GED

Salary $25-$32 per hour DOE

Your Physical Work Environment Will Require…

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to stand, walk and/or balance, use hands and fingers to type, handle, feel, grasp, pushing, and pulling and talk and hear. The individual is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, and repetitive motion. The individual is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The individual may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. This position is subject to an an uncontrolled manufacturing shop with environmental conditions, which could expose the associate to heat and cold weather, noise and oils as well as subjected to hazards such as, but not limited to, moving parts and vehicles, heat and chemicals and electrical current.
We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, including 401(k) with employer contribution. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Your Professional Experience Should Be…

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a machine shop environment or equivalent.
Familiar with ISO 9001.

Chart is an equal opportunity employer