Wagstaff, Inc.
  • 320 & 340 Special Prod/Ingot Tooling
  • Spokane Valley, WA, USA
  • DOE + additional $1 shift differential
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Wagstaff, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Job Summary

Follow prints and specifications to set up and edit CNC machines and/or manual machines, such as lathes and mills, to very close tolerances and to operate these machines for precision work using best and safe practices.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Setup and operate CNC and/or manual production machines, primarily mills and lathes
  • Setup and use, modify if necessary, required fixtures, cutting tools and work instructions to machine parts to specification
  • Calculate the appropriate feeds and speeds for cutting operations required to manufacture parts to prints
  • Identify and troubleshoot any problems with machined parts
  • Evaluate tool wear and establish tool change frequency
  • Perform fixture maintenance and tool replacement edits
  • Perform all CNC machining processes including editing G&M codes and offsets (CNC only)
  • Identify product/process improvements and participate with co-workers to implement these improvements
  • Operate machines using best and safe practices
  • Must produce parts within required tolerances
  • Function as a team member and support other teams
  • Willingness to cross train on other machines as required
  • Follow documented processes
  • Maintain a high degree of quality
  • Maintain accurate paperwork
  • Housekeeping/maintenance of work area and machinery
  • In order to achieve business objectives, work weeks in excess of 40 hours may be required
  • Abide by company policies
  • Other duties as assigned 


  • High School diploma or GED
  • Minimum of two (2) years CNC and/or manual machining experience required, or accredited trade or vocational school machining certificate, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • May substitute two (2) years' experience for Associate of Arts degree in Machining Technology
  • Experience in the set-up and operation of multiple types of machine shop equipment
  • Demonstrated understanding of machining properties of multiple types of materials such as steel, cast iron, aluminum, brass, stainless steel and composites
  • Familiarity with operation and maintenance of machines and tooling
  • Ability to machine parts to precise specifications
  • Ability to interpret mechanical drawings for proper applications of tolerances, fit, and process control
  • Experience/training in the proper use of precision measuring instruments including calipers, machinist protractors, radius/thread gauges and micrometers 

Working Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to moving mechanical parts, machinery and equipment, and vibration. The employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. While performing some job duties, there is a risk of electrical shock and other risks associated with a manufacturing environment.  Job duties may require work in high, precarious places, work in outside weather conditions, and exposure to extreme temperatures in some cases. The noise level in the working environment is often loud. Because of this environment and associated risks, use of job appropriate personal protective equipment and clothing is required.

Mental and Physical Requirements

The physical requirements described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Key: Constant -71%+, Frequent-31-70%, Occasional- 11-30%, Seldom, 0-10%

Reading            Constant

Lift 10 lbs or less  Constant

Writing  Frequent

Lift 10-25 lbs  Frequent

Speaking  Occasional

Lift 26-50 lbs Occasional

Interpreting Data Constant

Lift 51-100 lbs  N/A

Planning  Occasional

Lift 101+ lbs N/A

Organizing  Frequent

Carry 10 lbs or less  Constant

Supervising  N/A

Carry 10-25 lbs  Frequent

Problem Solving  Occasional

Carry 26-50 lbs  Seldom

Attention to Detail  Constant

Carry   51-100 lbs  N/A

Multi-Tasking  Frequent

Carry 101+ lbs  N/A

Sit  Occasional

Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 10 lbs or less Constant

See  Constant

Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 10-25 lbs  Frequent

Stand  Constant

Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 26-50 lbs  Seldom

Walk  Frequent

Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 51-100 lbs  Seldom

Drive  Seldom

Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 101+ lbs  Seldom

Hear  Constant

Climb/Balance  Constant

Turn/Twist/Lean Constant

Stoop/Kneel/Squat Constant

Reach/Manual Dexterity  Constant

Crouch/Crawl  Seldom


Bend  Constant



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