Machinist Tool Maker


Los Angeles, CA, USA

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

Feb 27

Skyryse wants to allow anyone, to fly anywhere, in any aircraft, safely and as a highly experienced pilot would. Powered by the Skyryse operating system, we automate flight controls and management to achieve unmatched safety and eliminate opportunities for human error in all flight stages, and in emergency situations. We want to make flying as ubiquitous as the road and as safe as the elevator.

Why this role is mission critical: 

To support Skyryse, responsibilities include setup and operate equipment where the need is the greatest based on shop priorities including: CNC Mills, CNC Lathes, and Tool Room (conventional) machining equipment. Fast paced R&D, prototype aviation shop. The incumbent will be responsible for inspection of final work.

Position Requirements:

  • Must have knowledge to set up and operate machining equipment to produce parts
  • Must be able to perform minor program editing
  • Must understand close tolerance machining, generally low volume critical components
  • Able to read blue prints, sketches, evaluate computer models for dimensions
  • Fusion 360, Sprutcam and/or Solidworks experience a plus.
  • Able to perform inspection of parts
  • Must be able to operate computer as required for production tracking
  • Able to perform general preventative maintenance of machines, including drain and change wash and coolant tanks, service lube systems.
  • Must have knowledge to instruct/train other employees when necessary
  • Able to keep work area clean
  • Good attendance and punctuality
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • All other duties as assigned

Desired Qualifications:

  • HS Diploma or equivalent required. Additional education preferred.
  • 5-7 years of machining experience
  • Setup and operate CNC Lathes, CNC Mills
  • Set up and operate manual mills and Lathes.
  • Basic reading, math, and computer skills
  • Interpersonal skills appropriate for interaction with fellow employees and management
  • Must be capable of lifting up to 35 lbs. without assistance and up to 250 lbs. with mechanical assistance. 


  • Machining skill set
  • Team oriented
  • Can – do attitude
  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to work within deadlines

We also have great benefits:

  • The opportunity to change the world
  • Competitive salary
  • Valuable stock option plan
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible vacation
  • A company with a huge vision, a dynamic work environment, and a team of smart, ambitious and fun to work-with colleagues!

Skyryse is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Principals only, please. NO AGENCY CANDIDATES WILL BE CONSIDERED. Please apply directly to Skyryse.  

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