AMAZON: CNC Machinist, Project Kuiper - Redmond, WA

Employer: Amazon Kuiper Manufacturing

Job Description:
Project Kuiper is an initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world.

Key job responsibilities

Setup and operate 3, 4 and 5 axis machining centers
Perform in process part inspection using micrometers, calipers, height gages and on machine probing.
Provide feedback to programmers and management for process improvements
Make necessary adjustments to offsets and maintain part quality throughout the run.
Intermediate knowledge of tool holders, cutting tools, boring bars, fixtures, inserts and other accessories used on various machines.
Experience with a variety of materials (aluminum, stainless steels, titanium and nickel based alloys)
Capable of lifting/moving 30-50 lbs

Export Control Requirement:

Due to applicable export control laws and regulations, candidates must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

The starting pay for this role in Washington State is up to $41/hour and employees are eligible for incremental raises based on tenure. A full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits are provided. This information is provided per the Washington State Pay Transparency Act. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via Amazon's internal or external careers site.

A day in the life
The successful candidate will have extensive experience machining tight tolerance aerospace components. The desired candidate will have experience in a fast paced machining environment and will have the ability to respond quickly to interruptions and requests to support test teams.

About the team
The Kuiper machine shop provides development fabrication capabilities as well as future production machining. These operations occur in our Redmond facilities.

We are looking for candidates who thrive in a fast paced, start-up like environment. To be successful you need to be highly motivated and detail oriented while showing the highest standards of execution.
1+ years of machine shop experience operating CNC equipment (multi-axis mills, lathes, routers…).
1+ years experience machining tight tolerance, high value components
Demonstrated analytical, written, and verbal communication skills
Familiarity with AS9100 Quality Management System
Excellent communication and leadership skills
Experience operating heavy lifting equipment such as cranes and forklifts
Excellent blueprint reading skills including GD&T per ASME Y14.5M-2009 standard.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $85,280/year in our lowest geographic market up to $91,520/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.

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Application Method: Apply Online
Base Pay: $85,280+ /YR

Posted on April 06, 2023

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