PDS Tech Inc Entry Level CNC Machine Operator in Spokane, Washington

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking an Entry Level CNC Machine Operator in Spokane, Washington

No Experience Required

The candidate will receive On-the-Job Training on the Lathe Machine and will progress training into other cells.

Processes include:

  • first machining,

  • skim cut machining,

  • pre-oxy machining and

  • Lighthouse.

Basic operation knowledge of the following elements is expected:

  • Intermediate computer skills required

Training will be provided in:

  • First machining operations, including set up (CNC lathe and mill)

  • Lighthouse machining operations, including set up (CNC lathe and rotary surface grinders)

  • Pre-Oxy operations and minor set up processes (CNC lathe, CNC mill, 5-axis mill-turn, geometry pre-setter and CMM)

  • Weekly TPM processes

  • Prints and applicable GD&T

  • Production Orders

  • Applicable instructions (WI, SOP, Reference documents…)

  • All gauging required, including CMM •Verifying gauge calibration

  • First Piece Inspection procedure

  • Tools, inserts and their functions

  • G&M codes,

  • Macro programming and editing process

The candidate is expected to:

  • Adhere to all safety policies (Cardinal Rules)

  • 5S/continuous improvement processes (ACE)

  • Develop the skills necessary for promotion consideration

The candidate is also expected to Operate the following equipment and tools:

  • RF and bar code scanners

  • Dust collection system

  • Precision gauging and

  • various tools (micrometers, calipers, drills, inserts, etc.)

Basic knowledge of the quality checks and requirements for the following:

  • First machining – All programs and part types

  • Intermediate machining – All programs and part types

  • Pre-oxy/Final machining – All programs and part types

  • 4th and 1st piece inspections

  • Ability to identify and document out-of-spec conditions

  • Daily machine inspections

  • Calibration verification

  • Inventory tracking and reporting

Assist other departments as necessary with approval from your management team

Essential Functions

  • Observe and follow all environmental, health and safety procedures.

  • Comply with all company policies and procedures

  • Complete all training as assigned and in the time allotted

  • Participate in Continuous Improvement activities

  • Maintain a clean and organized work area

  • Complete other duties as assigned

  • Adhere to all engineering instruction, standard operation procedures, and all departmental procedures

The candidate must have the ability to:

  • work 4/4 – 12 hour shifts, rotating days to nights (4 days on 3 days off rotating 12 hour shifts. Will work 48 hours one week and 36 hours the next week, will accumulate over time. Shifts run from 7 am to 7 pm or from 7 pm to 7 am. Resources will be rotating shifts from day to night every 6 weeks)

  • pass pre-employment physical and drug screen

  • read, write and communicate effectively in the English language

Education / Certifications

HS Diploma or equivalent required, Associate's degree preferred


Successful completion of pre-hire skills assessment

Intermediate computer skills required

Ability to work rotating, 12 hour shifts.

90% of shift hours standing

Steel Toe shoes or boots are required

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.