Hot Springs, AR

CMT Inc located in beautiful Hot Springs has openings for a CNC Water Jet Operator. CMT is a supplier to leading Aerospace and Defense contractors, and offers a full benefits package.

Job Requirements Include:

Minimum of 2 years experience in Water Jet or similar CNC cutting machine operations.

Blueprint reading ability and precision measurement skills required

Aerospace experience is a plus.

Full time position, First shift hours 7-3:45, Second Shift hours 3:30 – 11:45

Full benefits package available.

Personal Characteristics Desired;

Sense of urgency and interest in productivity improvement

Commitment to quality work and procedural compliance

Positive attitude and flexibility in assignments

Job Description

Job Title: Water Jet Operator

Department: Manufacturing

Reports To: Machining Department Manager


Operates and maintains CNC water jet cutting system to produce quality aircraft parts.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Set up and run CNC Water Jet System.
  • Drill and countersink holes as required to full size dimensions.
  • Measure and record dimensions of parts as required by QMS procedures.
  • Perform daily, weekly, and non-routine maintenance on water jet machine and support systems.
  • Coordinate with CNC Programmers to ensure edited programs are saved for future use.
  • Participate in process improvements to reduce set up and machine cycle times.
  • Comply with all safety and environmental regulations.
  • Provide the highest level of internal and external customer service.
  • Ensure cleanliness of work area and 5 S implementation.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in cross training with machinists to achieve maximum flexibility in personnel.
  • Assist in implementation of process control systems.
  • Assist with coordination of production and materials functions.
  • Perform material control, sawing, drilling, and other support functions when required.
  • Assist maintenance mechanic with repairs to Water Jet System.
  • Coordinate with purchasing staff to maintain garnet and replaceable parts inventory.

Experience and Skills Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Effective working knowledge of CAD/CAM systems and machine code.
  • Relevant experience CNC cutting machine experience.
  • Ability to read blue prints and perform precision measurements.

Physical Activity

  • Ability to work on feet for a full shift.
  • Ability to safely handle 50 LB bags of abrasive garnet.
  • Exposure to noise, moisture, heat, cold, and general shop environment.

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