Machinist Assistant

Thornton, cO
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SDS Automation is a dynamic, international manufacturing company with offices in Thornton, CO; Irvine, CA; and Seoul, South Korea. SDS Automation provides automated equipment sales, installation, parts, service, and technical support to our signmaking and steel rule diemaking customers throughout North America.

We are seeking to fill a machinist apprentice position in our sharpening department. This can be Part Time or Full-Time dependent on the candidate’s experience and availability. There is also an opportunity for part-time to transition to full-time.

Benefits for full-time employees include: Salary, Paid Vacation and Holidays, Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance, 401k


  • Inspect and monitor tool and die quality, record results
  • Process reports of incoming and outgoing tooling
  • Complete the sharpening process from when tooling is received to when tooling is invoiced and shipped back to the customer
  • Disassembling, cleaning, inspection reports of sharpening male tools and female dies, and reassembling die tooling
  • Surface grinding and etching of tooling
  • Maintain safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.
  • Maintain equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements.
  • Documents actions by completing production and quality logs.
  • Plans stock inventory by checking stock to determine amount available; anticipating needed stock; placing and expediting orders for stock; verifying receipt of stock.
  • Quality control
  • Troubleshooting and fixing mechanical issues
  • Packing and shipping small parts
  • Cleaning and organizing shop area.


  • Experienced surface grinder operation
  • Experienced Bridgeport milling operation
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Basic CAD experience
  • Ability to read blueprints and part drawings
  • Knowledge of properties of metal and other materials
  • Mathematic skills
  • Knowledge of reading calipers and gauges
  • Ability to work within a set production schedule to ensure customer needs are met in a timely manner
  • Knowledge of measuring tools such as tape, caliper, micrometer, and height gauge. Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • The ability to troubleshoot equipment and make necessary adjustments

Safety Requirements

  • Follow all safety requirements, procedures and protocols.

Perks of the Job

Competitive Salary

SDS Automation offers competitive salaries that scale with your past experiences and current skills.

Health & Dental

There are several different healthcare plans to choose from with options for HSA, Dental, and Vision.

Paid Vacation

Paid vacations are part of the job benefits package without having to spend many years to earn a reasonable amount of vacation time.


We offer a 401(k) with company matching of your contributions.


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