Machinist - NWG 00057
Job TypeFull Time
CompanyNorth Wind Services LLC
Job Description
The Manufacturing Engineering Section in the Materials Engineering Division (MED) has multiple openings
for Machinists. The selected candidates will work under general supervision, providing intermediate
journeyman skill level manufacturing support to fabricate difficult-to-machine parts, components, and
assemblies to customer requirements. The successful candidates will be assigned to MED’s Manufacturing
Engineering Section with the shop assignment to be made after hire. The successful candidates will be
placed on a swing shift rotation list with 18 week assignments on-and-off swing shift may be required.
This position requires close technical interactions with shop planners and supervision as well as
customers. The successful candidates will report to the assigned Shop Supervisor.
This position may require the Machinist have the flexibility to work overtime, shift and or weekends to
accomplish goals. The successful candidate will be required to pass various on-site training modules to
pursue work assignments.
Essential Duties
- Set up and operate all conventional and most precision and CNC machine tools to manufacture parts
and assemblies.
- Perform shop calculations utilizing knowledge of material characteristics to determine optimum feeds,
speeds, and dimensions.
- Operate related shop equipment, hand tools, and measuring instruments.
- Identify, analyze, and resolve routine manufacturing difficulties and recommend solutions for
moderately complex problems.
- Fabricate difficult fixtures and holding devices used during manufacturing processes.
- Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, Security, and business practice requirements and
Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
- Intermediate journey level experience equivalent to completion of an apprenticeship program in the
machinist trade.
- Experience using related shop equipment, hand tools, and measuring instruments.
- Intermediate level knowledge of ASME Y14.5M drafting standards (read and interpret blueprints) to
produce parts and assemblies.
- Intermediate level knowledge in a wide variety of materials and manufacturing processes, including
some difficult to machine and exotic materials.
- Intermediate level knowledge of CNC programming and machining.
- Knowledge of quality and productive procedures.
- Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication and skills.
- Ability to comply with Safety, ES&H, Security, and business management policies and regulations.
- Ability to become medically qualified to wear respiratory and protection equipment.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance.
Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
- Familiarity with QA procedures and mechanical inspection processes
- Familiarity with LLNL manufacturing facilities and ES&H policies
- Familiarity with the Mastercam CAD/CAM programming system
Special Requirements
Pre-employment drug test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a postoffer,
pre-employment drug test.
Anticipated Clearance Level: Q (position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject
to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified
information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only
candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
We are Equal Opportunity Employers. Prospective employees will receive consideration without
discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital
status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

Qualified applicants must be a US citizen, at least 18 years of age, and able to meet pre-employment
requirements including any required physicals, drug screen, and/or background investigation to satisfy
clearance requirements from the Department of Energy.

North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave, and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline 1-208-528-8714 or mail to for assistance.
North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.