Machinist Training Program

Interested in an engaging aerospace machinist career but don’t want the debt?  Since 2014, we have been offering a 12-week paid machinist training program that is a full time career from day one.  As a company we understand that employees are our only appreciable asset and by investing in them we are investing in our future.

The CNC Machinist Training Program will cover a wide variety of topics preparing you for the culture and expectations of Acutec Precision Aerospace Inc.  In addition, we will educate and train you to become self-sufficient and independent workers capable of machining, inspecting and holding oneself accountable for the quality of flight critical aerospace components produced at your machine.

  • Step 1: Apply - Our classes start at the beginning of each quarter (January, April, July, & October)
  • Step 2: Complete a fit phone screening
  • Step 3: Come to our facility to see our work processes and interview with your future Team Leader.
  • Step 4: Demonstrate aptitude through the WorkKeys exam.
  • Step 5: Receive an offer and complete a physical and drug screen.

WorkKeys Scores above a 6 in Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information are correlated with good outcomes in the machinist profession.

Your First Week: Get Acquainted

  • Gain an introduction to the Four Philosophies of Acutec, communication, the Effort Grid, accountability, expectations and the future of Acutec by our own CEO Elisabeth Smith and founder Rob Smith.
  • Rotate through four departments, understand how the different areas affect each other and get an idea of how parts flow through the facility and our various systems and procedures.
  • Saw: Learn about aerospace traceability, safety, material properties,  and documentation

  • Deburr Lab: Blueprint reading with attention to detail and the implications of rework

  • Quality: Understand why quality is important, learn names of basic inspection equipment, and blueprints

  • Tool Room: Understand how the tool room functions along with different tool names and locations.

  • Interact with a panel of experienced machinists.
  • Receive an in class introduction to CNC Machining and Safety taught by an experienced Machinist.
  • Start your Shop Math course with our trainer and apply math to real world concepts.
  • Meet your new team, and your skilled machinist trainer.

Your 2nd-10th Week: Machining Apprenticeship

Train with skilled machinists on tooling, setups, inspection and CNC operations.  Also, while attending three 2-hour on-site classes per week (testing out of classes is available for prior experience).

  • Blue Print Reading 
  • Inspection Principles 
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) 

Your 11th-12th Week: Independent Work

  • Migrate to your own CNC Machine, while continuing to have support from both your Trainer and Team Leader (Supervisor).
  • Build a Tool Box with tools using our Tool Bill Program.
  • Complete program, receive a certificate along with a celebration luncheon.
  • Prepare to go to night shift.
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