Machinist - Prototype (2nd Shift)
Fort Collins, CO 
Posted 27 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 annual base pay: $ $47,529 (minimum) - $ $59,410 (midpoint) plus shift differential and overtime

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

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

* Annual cash bonus opportunity

* Stock Options

* $1500.00 sign on bonus

* All members included in annual cash bonus opportunity

* 9.5% annual retirement benefit opportunity

* 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

* 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 $1,500 hiring bonus!!!

Are you ready to make your mark? If you're a Machinist, we have an exciting opportunity for you. Machinists report to the manufacturing supervisor and is responsible for setting up, operating and maintaining several machine types in an industrial setting. The position involves troubleshooting, moderate decision-making and problem solving. The role works under limited supervision and provides some guidance to other members. There is limited contact with external suppliers or customers.


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 an inclusive, positive, collaborative, and socially responsible 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 control nonconforming 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • The ability to use computer and web-based systems to input, access, modify, or output information or to execute programs.
  • 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 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 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.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • At least 3 years of related work experience.

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 the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR and EAR, or possess all required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State Department and the U.S. Department of Commerce. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Job Machining
Primary Location United States-Colorado-Fort Collins, Drake Campus
Organization Woodward
Schedule FULL TIME
Shift 2nd Shift / Evening Job


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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