Machine Operator 2

Machining Monroe, Washington



Machine Operator 2





Full Time, Non-Exempt

Reports to:

Department Lead

Pay Range:



Job Summary:

The Machine Operator 2 operates numerical control (NC) machines and machining centers to fabricate aerospace parts per engineering specifications.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and informs lead person of discrepancies
  • Performs work instructions with the exception of set up procedures
  • Thoroughly inspects first part run
  • Meets job standard times with minimal supervision
  • Recognizes production problems and informs supervisor
  • Increases understanding of basic machine language, including M-codes and G-codes
  • Verifies conformance of finished work piece to specifications using standard measuring tools
  • Reads and interprets manufacturing drawings
  • Performs miscellaneous duties in the machine shop as directed when supervisor is unavailable for training
  • Follows all safety guidelines established by the Company, including proper use of safety equipment and relevant safety procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Attributes:


  • Demonstrates a good attitude toward work and arrives on time for start of shift
  • Properly uses basic measuring tools (calipers, micrometer, indicators, etc.)
  • Follows instructions and demonstrates strong attention to detail
  • Communicates well verbally and in writing
  • Mechanically inclined, with good manual dexterity



Education, Skills and Experience:



  • Strong skills and aptitude in math
  • Ability to perform basic functions with MS Windows-based computer operating systems, such as opening and closing files
  • One-year on-the-job experience
  • Completion of Damar aptitude test during interview process
  • Completion of vocational or college training in machine shop (Certificate of Completion of basic machining course)


Safety Responsibilities:

Damar Leadership is committed to Zero Injuries, Illnesses, and Incidents and we are all responsible for doing our part to help keep our business operating safely. If you are in a leadership role, it is your responsibility to help provide a safe work environment for your employees. Besides the regular duties as described in your job description, in this position you will also be responsible for focusing on:

  • Reducing the risk of workplace incidents and injuries
  • Promoting safe practices and identifying unsafe conditions and acts
  • Engaging your team and collaborating with others to make safety a shared responsibility
  • Recognizing the value of Safety throughout the organization
  • Implementing organization and structure to ensure the employees are able to achieve and maintain high standards of safety performance
  • Being proactive, preventative and integrated into the safety culture of the entire organization

You will intervene when unsafe acts or situations are observed in any department and participate in coaching employees. You are also responsible for submitting documentation regarding near miss or accident reports to appropriate parties.

Physical Demands:


  • Lifting up to 40 pounds
  • Continuous standing and walking throughout the workday
  • Use of computer keyboard and mouse


Work Environment:


  • The Machine Operator 2 works in the machine shop environment throughout the workday; this environment may include exposure to noise, dust, fumes, vapor from coolant, etc.
  • Possible skin and inhaled contact with various sealants, paints, adhesives, and other chemicals may occur, as well as possible skin and inhaled contact with chemicals used to run CNC machines or clean manufactured parts, including solvents and acetone
  • Industry standard safety equipment is provided by the Company, and specific notice is posted in areas where safety equipment is required. 
  • Safety training is required and provided by the Company in accordance with applicable law, industry standards, and Company policy


Access to our facility (and, therefore, employment) is restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent residents, U.S. refugees, asylees or temporary residents under amnesty provisions [as defined in 8 USC 1324b(a)(3)] and properly licensed foreign persons. Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to provide information to determine whether they are subject to these regulations and, if so, to assess their country of chargeability for trade compliance control purposes. Additionally, potential employee’s names will be screened against the Consolidated Screening List (maintained by the United States government) to determine eligibility to receive technical data.