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5-Axis Machine Operator (2nd Shift)

  • 07/31/2023 12:00:00
  • Full Time
  • Machinist
  • Winfield

Job Description

Do you value having an impact on your community and companies around the world? Do you have a passion for working with your hands and learning new things daily? Do you value creating a quality product?   If so, we would like to have you join the Galaxy Technologies team to help us promote and achieve our goals!

We are seeking experienced 3 and 5-Axis Machinists to join our growing team.  Training will include 30-90 days working with tenured machinists to learn set up, programming, and machining of our complex parts.  Previous experience in a machine shop is greatly recommended!  Galaxy serves our customers creating quality, unique parts to meet their needs.  This means that you will not be producing the same part week after week.  We offer first and second-shift opportunities, Monday-Friday 8-hour shifts, with availability for overtime when needed.

Our climate-controlled facility, located in Winfield, KS is 145,000 square feet of modern manufacturing filled with a variety of CNC machinery, lathes, weld shops, and one of the largest 5-axis gantry mills in the US.  To accompany the machines, we also have a 30,500-square-foot assembly area. Galaxy has been in business since 1987 serving the molding, plastics, aerospace, and defense industries.   If this sounds like the right career path for you, please apply today! The full job description is listed below.


Essential Functions include the following. Other duties may be assigned.                                              

  1. Ability to cross-train on multiple 3-axis and 5-axis machines.
  2. Obtains information for upcoming jobs by communicating with programmers, tool makers, and opposite shift regarding specifications, potential issues, tie-in details, and work order numbers.
  3. Prepares to run job by locating, prepping, and setting up machine, tools, tooling, cutters, parts, fixtures, and materials.
  4. Manufactures repeat parts by reading tie-in sheet; starting up machine; resetting and changing tooling; loading and editing program or waiting for new program; running program; ensuring machine is running correctly; obtaining part layout from tool maker; removing part; deburring and cleaning part; labeling part; and removing tooling.
  5. Manufactures new parts by obtaining materials, prints, and programs; setting up parts and tools; writing, editing, and loading program; running part per print, model, program, or tool maker instructions; ensuring machine is running correctly; obtains part layout; removing part; deburring and cleaning part; labeling part; and removing tooling.
  6. Performs machinery maintenance on CNC department machinery and cutting equipment by repairing machines, verifying pivot lengths, flycutting tables, and sharpening and/or replacing cutters.
  7. Ensures job accuracy by reading blueprints, verifying dimensions, checking parts per print dimension, editing programs, editing feeds and speeds, proving programs, and creating programs in Prospector.
  8. Maintains electronic information by backing up programs and CNC files. Generates data via shop floor programming for CNC equipment lacking data. Maintains historical data by filing programs.
  9. Improves production quality, efficiency, and timeliness by modifying programs and revising production notes and programs.
  10. Operates multiple machines including Bridgeports and grinders. Utilizes non-CNC equipment in support of CNC operations.
  11. Conducts machine maintenance by identifying needed repairs, filling and/or replacing fluids, checking lubrication lines, cleaning and/or replacing filters, and checking hoses.
  12. Maintains quality standards by reworking jobs to meet specifications.
  13. Maintains personal precision tools by inspecting, calibrating, repairing and ordering tooling.
  14. Becomes familiar with the quality system requirements as they pertain to the department.
  15. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations. Secures tools, materials and equipment at end of day. Ensures building is locked and unnecessary utilities are shut off when building is unoccupied.
  16. Contributes to team effort by actively participating in team meetings.

Additional Responsibilitiesas needed.

  1. Provides assistance to coworkers and other departments.


Qualifications and Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. High school diploma or equivalent, plus a minimum of five-year machine shop or other related experience generally required.
  2. Ability to sufficiently communicate detailed information to customers, coworkers and management using good written and verbal communication skills.
  3. Ability to interact in a positive and professional manner to develop and maintain strong working relationships with coworkers and management.
  4. Ability to read documents such as blueprints, procedure manuals and work instructions.
  5. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measures, common fractions and decimals. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions and percentages.
  6. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  7. Ability to manage time effectively and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
  8. Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  9. Ability to use hand and power tools.
  10. Ability to operate computer and computer software, to include Microsoft Office products.
  11. Must have a working knowledge of G-codes. Also, must know speeds and feeds to edit programs when necessary.
  12. Ability to use hoist and forklift and be capable of large set-ups using cranes.
  13. Ability to use department equipment such as precision tools as calipers, I.D. and O.D. micrometers, bore gauges, dial indicators and scales.
  14. Ability to maintain confidentiality.