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CNC Machinist – Job Shop Lathes

West Engineering Company, Inc. – Ashland, VA
$20 – $28 an hour

Are you a top-notch job-shop CNC Lathe Machinist? Do you desire to work in air-conditioned custom machine building job shop on the north side of metro-Richmond, Virginia? Work normally consists of 4 ten-hour days. Excellent problem-solver, communicator and team member is wanted for a long-term career with a well-established (1919), privately-owned company.

If you love to custom machine metals, make unique one-off parts and be where your mechanical and machining expertise will be genuinely appreciated, stop skimming want ads. Grab_ this rare opportunity_ right now and present your credentials. See if you can qualify for the next steps towards joining the West team.

This is not a typical mass-production factory, routine machine operators job, but it is one where the machines they operate are created and custom made for their factory by professional machinists. To gain insights, visit our web site right now – the next step is up to you.

Minimum of five (5) years direct experience as a lathe machinist in a top-tier metal machining and custom manufacturing machine fabricating job shop environment is expected of applicants. Stainless steel, carbon steel, corrosion resistant alloys, aluminum, brass, copper are typical metals that we machine. Some work may involve non-metals such as machinable plastics, fiberglass, composites, etc. Large and heavy unique parts machining experience is a definite plus. This is a qualified ASME Section VIII machine shop.

Interested? Is this what your co-workers would say about you:

> You seek to be the best at whatever task is at hand.

> You can visualize, plan and get first-rate results.

> You can figure things out and make it happen.

> You are a self-starter and a team player.

> You are creative and thrive on machining challenges.

> You can cheerfully accomplish the mundane.

> You prioritize safety, quality and integrity.

> You like a good challenge and seek knowledge.

> You strive to learn and continue to grow your talents.

> You aspire to be part of a skilled “make-it-happen” team.


1. Applicants are encouraged to respond to Indeed’s audio phone call, which asks three questions, and takes about 10 minutes of your time. It is not a video call. Those that do will be given first consideration towards the next step. Be alert for the prompt for this next step in your personalized job application process.

2. We thank each applicant and those selected for the next step will be contacted.

3. The job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and additional duties may be assigned.

4. Must be able to safely lift 50 pounds of material, tools, fixtures, etc.

5. Applicant must be able to fully comply with the United States citizenship requirement of Federal contractors, sub-contractors and associated vendors.

6. Pay depends upon qualifications, experience and demonstrated competence.

7. Work Location: Close to Lewistown Exit I-95, on the northern perimeter of metro-Richmond, Virginia (U.S.A.), and just south of Ashland, VA.

ABOUT THE COMPANY: West Engineering is an engineering design and full-service machining job shop. The company is focused on the custom design, development, fabrication of unique machine-tooling-components, and the turn-key manufacture of heavy duty, mass-production process industrial machines. This includes large parts, small components, prototypes, etc., mostly “one-of-a-kind” for industrial companies, government contractors, and similar heavy-duty manufacturing equipment and machine users. Has 10 ton and two 5 ton overhead bridge cranes. The company is not a sheet metal or mass production consumer products manufacturer.

Our 33 member team works in a fully air-conditioned, 62,000 square foot, high-bay facility with a full array of CNC and precision machining, fabricating, assembly, quality control and finishing resources. We continue the quality, integrity and value traditions set in 1919 by our founder, Edward West, Sr., and the company is still led daily by the West family.

Many discerning international corporations and privately owned manufacturers use West Engineering (and machining) as their preferred source for custom modules and machine engineering design, development and manufacture.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20.00 – $28.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 4×10
  • No nights
  • No weekends

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Ashland, VA 23005: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • Why are you interested in this job with West Engineering (and machining) Company?
  • What achievement are you most proud of so far in your life?
  • Are you willing to undergo a background check, in accordance with applicable law/regulations?


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Machining: 5 years (Required)


  • English (Required)

Security clearance:

  • Confidential (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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