Machinist, CNC Lathe

Fort Walton Machining, Inc.
Full time Full day
Fort Walton Beach, FL

Company Description

Fort Walton Machining is a critical infrastructure company so we will not shut down even if the Governor issues a "stay at home" order because we are mandated by the Department of Defense.

Fort Walton Machining, Inc. was formed in 1987 as a special custom manufacturing operation specifically to service Eglin Air Force Base and its prime contractors. It began as a small cell with only two employees, but its mission even then, as it is now, was to provide highly technical, precision machining with zero defects delivered on time to its customers' complete satisfaction. Commitment to that mission rapidly earned the company its reputation for "walking the walk" not just "talking the talk". As evidence of this, Fort Walton Machining became a certified "Dock to Stock" supplier for one of its major customers as early as 1991.

Certified to AS9100 Quality Standards as well as government and military quality standards MIL I 45208A, the company was heavily involved in the Air Force AMRAAM project from 1991 to 1993. The vision always was to expand into commercial markets as well as to continue serving the military and its primes. Early in 1995 the company formed a business alliance with a major corporation involved in the medical industry and this alliance lead to further business with their associates in the British Isles and Japan. As a result of these rich experiences, Fort Walton Machining today is an international service company, capable of accommodating customers all over the world. As part of Fort Walton Machining you will continue our legacy to provide a top notch service to our customer.

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample part to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished workpiece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements.

Measures, marks, and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or workpiece as guides for subsequent machining.

Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mills, lathes, jig borers, grinders, and shapers.

Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut, or enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.

Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls or control media as required.

Verifies conformance of finished workpiece to specifications.

Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data.

Fits and assembles parts into complete assembly.

Verifies dimensions and alignment of assembly.

Confers with engineers, production personnel, programmers, or others to resolve machining or assembly problems.


5 + years experience in Lathe

High School Diploma

Setup, program, and modify operations of CNC Lathes including documenting job data and inspection.

Must have strong Lathe set-up and operation skills and be able to trouble shoot root cause of any issues.



Additional Information

This position will require about 10% travel ability to service our other plant in the area.


  • Medical

  • Vision

  • Dental

  • 401K

  • Life Insurance

  • Supplemental Insurances

  • Short Term Disability

  • Long Term Disability

  • Paid Holidays

  • Personal Time

  • Vacation Time

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines".

We are proud to be a DRUG-FREE company. Test for illegal drugs are required prior to hiring and periodically during your employment.

Fort Walton Machining, Inc. will provide reasonable accommodation to all applicants and employees. Please contact Dee Setzer at 850-244-9095 if you need an accommodation to complete the application process.

Fort Walton Machining, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, termination, promotions, or any other condition of employment or career development. We are in compliance with all laws and regulations (in the United States, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act as amended, VEVRAA, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the ADA). 

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