Machinist Helper / Material Coordinator - NWG 00034
Job TypeFull Time
CompanyNorth Wind Services LLC
Job Description
The Materials Engineering Division (MED) has an opening for a Material Coordinator to perform semi-skilled tasks in support of trades persons involved in fabrication activities. Under general supervision, solve fundamental problems relating to assignments. Provide advice to others relative to handling and disposal of hazardous and materials. Interact with trades persons and shop personnel. The selected candidate will report to the Area Shop Supervisor.

This position may require the successful candidate 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
- Assist Machine shop personnel with machine tool installations and removals.
- Assist machinists in making common setups on machine tools and other fabrication or inspection equipment. 
- Handle and dispose materials created from the operation of machining equipment such as lubricating oils and scrap material.
- Clean and maintain shop equipment, machines and work areas.
- Prepare materials for use by skilled workers and dispose of scrap materials.
- Prepare finished parts for shipment.  
- Operate overhead traveling cranes, hydraulic lifts, forklifts, and other handling equipment.
- Perform machine tool coolant recycling and waste management. 
- Maintain proper oil levels for various machine tools.
- Operate saws and maintain blade inventories. 
- Inspect the eyewash and emergency lighting systems.
- Perform general shop housekeeping, organize and maintain inside and outside of shop.
- Maintain shop vacuum systems.
- Maintain and order shop supplies.
- Maintain waste accumulation areas within the Manufacturing Engineering Section.
- Perform all assignments in accordance with ESH&Q, Security, and business practice requirements and policies.
Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
- High School graduate, GED or certificate in machine tool, sheet metal, welding technology, or equivalent related shop experience. 
- Ability to follow written policy and procedures. 
- Basic mechanical aptitude. 
- Demonstrated ability to operate material handling equipment including, forklifts and overhead cranes. 
- Demonstrated interpersonal and communication 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.
- Must possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license with the ability to operate common motor vehicles and obtain an on-site issued fork truck license.
- 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
- Experience in shop math and mechanical drawing and blueprint reading
- Experience in quality and productivity procedures.
- Experience working in a machine shop environment, including use of basic hand tools and power saws.  
- Experience with LLNL ES&H procedures.

Special Requirements 
Pre-Placement Medical Exam: A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.
Pre-employment drug test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, 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.

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.