Prototype Machinist Wanted

Wagner Machine Company is searching for the best of the best as we continue to grow our team! We are excited to find a Prototype Machinist who is as passionate about advanced manufacturing as we are, has a diverse machining background and strong mechanical aptitude. Our machinists understand the importance of innovation, have the expertise to tackle complex machined parts, and the drive to exceed our customers expectations on every job.

Solid troubleshooting skills based on extensive machining knowledge are foundational for an excellent machinist. To excel in this position, you must leverage those skills to be proficient at CAD/CAM programming, setup, and operation of CNC machines. Wagner Machine prides itself on staying ahead of the game with modern machines, advanced CAM software, and extensive tooling and workholding options to provide our machinists with the equipment to perform their jobs at the highest standards.Our prototype machinists work on projects individually but often collaborate with each other to figure out the best method to fixture and machine complex parts. We are always learning from each other and every project we complete. While prototype machining can be challenging, we encourage our employees to face projects head-on with grace and a healthy dose of humor.

If you are highly motivated, have excellent problem-solving abilities and want to be part of an awesome team, we want to talk to you!


Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Evaluate prints and solid model CAD Files
  • Identify best methods to make high quality parts within the quoted cycle time
  • Use CAM software to create efficient and repeatable toolpaths
  • Set up and operate 3&5-axis CNC mills and CNC lathes
  • Inspect parts to internal quality standards
  • Document jobs to company policy
  • Ensure finished parts are deburred properly and look good
  • Complete work on time
  • Keep learning
  • Maintain accountability to performance standards and company values
  • Other duties as assigned



Minimum Qualifications

  • Due to ITAR compliance, applicants must be US Citizens
  • Ability to lift 70 lbs. and pass a drug-screen and background check
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 3 years operating, setting-up, and programming CNC mills and lathes
  • 3 years CAD/CAM experience
  • Extensive knowledge of:
    • G and M codes
    • measuring techniques and best practices
    • tooling types and machining processes
  • Ability to adjust programs for optimal speed, reliability, and tool life
  • Calculate and adjust tool paths for optimal speeds and feeds
  • Troubleshooting machining processes

Stand-Out Qualifications

Experience in:

  • a LEAN Manufacturing or 5S setting
  • an ISO9001 or AS9100D certified business
  • 5-axis milling (3+2 or simultaneous 5)
  • machining small parts
  • .0005 or tighter tolerances
  • high speed machining and micro tooling
  • robotic automation
  • 3D profiling
  • Live tooling and sub-spindle operations on lathes
  • Manual milling, turning, and grinding