Machine Operator I – Machine Shop, Spokane, Washington

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Spokane, Washington

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United States of America


HWA02: Wheels & Brakes (Carbon)-Spoka 11135 W Westbow Lane , Spokane, WA, 99224 USA

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Collins Aerospace – Spokane, we are hiring for a Machine Operator I in our Machine Shop Department. Collins is an industry leader in the research, development and production of Carbon brake components for the aerospace industry.

Collins Aerospace is a great place to work, and demonstrates a constant emphasis on safety, environmental impact, continuous improvement, and employee health and wellness. Collins Aerospace offers all of the benefits you would expect from a large corporation; competitive wages, medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with a generous company match. Additionally, the company promotes and covers most of the costs associated with many fun activities for the employees and their families throughout the year.

Shift: Our Operators love our 4 on – 4 off schedule, 6:00am – 6:00pm, rotating between day/night shift every 6 weeks.

The salary range for this role is $36,899.20 to $49,920 with an additional 16 hours/month in average of built-in overtime; however, Raytheon Technologies considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills.

+$2.25/hr shift differential

+$3500.00 Sign On Bonus

Primary Responsibilities:

Observe and follow all environmental, health and safety procedures.          

Comply with all company policies and procedures   

Complete all training as assigned and in the allotted time

Participate in Continuous Improvement activities     

Maintain a clean and organized work area

Adhere to all engineering instruction, standard operation procedures, and all departmental procedures

Complete other duties as assigned

Knowledge or proven ability to learn basic operation of the following elements is expected:

Intermediate computer skills required

Training provided to setup CNC machines and run parts

Weekly Preventative Maintenance processes

The ability to read manufacturing prints and applicable GD&T

Applicable instructions (WI, SOP, Reference documents…)

All gauging required, including CMM

Verifying gauge calibration

First Piece Inspection procedure

Tools, inserts and their functions

G&M codes, Macro programming and editing process a plus

Adhere to all safety policies (Collins Aerospace Cardinal Rules)

5S/continuous improvement processes (CORE)

Training provided to operate the following equipment and tools:

Forklift truck

RF and bar code scanners

Dust collection system

Precision gauging and various tools (micrometers, calipers, drills, inserts, etc.)

Basic knowledge of the quality checks and requirements for the following:

Ability to identify and document out-of-spec conditions

Daily machine inspections

Calibration verification

Inventory tracking and reporting

Assist other departments as necessary with approval from your management team.

Basic Qualifications:

HS Diploma. In the absence of a HS diploma or GED, 2 years of relevant experience is required.

Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder

Ability to work 4 days on/4 days off – 12-hour shifts, 6am – 6pm, rotating days to nights every 6 weeks.

Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in the English language is a basic requirement.


Preferred Qualifications:

Production or manufacturing experience is highly preferred.


Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

Company provided uniforms, boots, and PPE

Medical, dental, and vision insurance

Up to three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option

Employee Scholar Program where tuition, academic fees and books, up to certain limits, will be covered for employees who wish to pursue a higher education

Life insurance and disability coverage

Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal

Ovia Health, fertility and family planning

Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions

Incentives for a Healthy You

Autism Benefit

Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

Adoption Assistance

Best Doctors, second opinion program

And more!

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.


The high quality products we design, test and produce in our Mechanical Systems help millions of passengers reach their destinations safely – every day! From landing systems and actuation to propellers, flight controls and hoist and winch – the products we manufacture work together behind the scenes to enhance the overall flight experience. We delight our customers with superior products and best-in-class service.  


Our global team is committed to continuous improvement – we work hard to make our solutions lighter-weight, stronger and more technically advanced, so that plane travel can be safer, more affordable and more sustainable in the years to come. We are looking for the best and brightest to fly and land with us!


Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.



Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year


At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other — propel us all higher, again and again.

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

RTX Raytheon / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBRTX-01604857  2023.03.10

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