CNC Prototype Machinist

US, US, CA - Aliso Viejo

Minimum Level of Education Required: High School/Equivalent

Percentage of Travel: No travel required

Location: CA - Aliso Viejo

Ref#: 17198

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Job Description

CNC Prototype Machinist      ($25-$30)         

NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics (NSO)

We are a small but effective team of 3 Sr. Prototype Machinist operating in a temperature controlled modern medical R&D machine shop please note this is NOT a production shop. We are currently seeking an individual who is passionate about this skilled trade. If you are a competent individual who is looking to work for a company where your talent will be appreciated and compensated look no more join us at NSO in the beautiful city of Aliso Viejo, CA

Position Requirements

Self-motivated individual with a CAN-DO attitude who can work independently as well as work effectively in a collaborative team environment. Must have knowledge of machine shop best practices and procedures.  Must have at least 3 years’ experience programming with Mastercam and operating conventional Mills, Lathes and CNC Mills, Lathes.

Basic Qualifications

Required Skills

Ability to read and understand GD&T blueprint drawings, Attention to detail oriented, Proficient using conventional Mill & Lathe, Program using Mastercam 3axis Milling & 2axis Turning, Tool Setup Mills & Lathes, strong written and verbal communication skills, basic metrology knowledge, First article inspection,   

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

 As a prototype machinist, you will be expected to collaborate with shop manager and engineers on fabricating prototypes. You will be responsible for planning a fabrication strategy and executing form start to finish. CNC machine program using Mastercam software. Set up and operate a variety of CNC and conventional machines tools to produce precision parts and instruments  

Preferred Qualifications

Desired Experience with                                                 (Note: Willing to develop skills on the equipment below)

CNC Nakamura-Tome Lathe with dual spindle and live tooling, CNC Okuma Lathe with OSP-P300, CNC Sodick Wire EDM with WS4P rotary, Top EDM Drill, CNC Hass VF2 2-5axis, Markforged X7 3D printer, Mitutoyo optical comparator with QM-Data 200 controller, Mastercam programming software 4-5axis, Solidworks CAD Software.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to lift, push and pull objects that are 40lbs, Must be able to bend, stretch, twist or reach out

Must have the ability to make precision adjustment to machine controls.  


Graduated from a technical school, have a Machinist certificate or full apprenticeship program.

Company Benefits

NuVasive offers competitive pay, Holiday pay, Vacation pay, Sick pay and benefit programs that include medical, dental, vision, matched 401k, employee stock purchase program and much more….. 

NuVasive is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. The “EEO is the Law” poster options are available here.

About NuVasive
NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA) is the leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine surgery and beyond with minimally invasive, procedurally-integrated solutions designed to deliver reproducible and clinically-proven surgical outcomes.The Company’s portfolio includes access instruments, implantable hardware, biologics, software systems for surgical planning, navigation and imaging solutions, magnetically adjustable implant systems for spine and orthopedics, and intraoperative monitoring service offerings. With $962 million in revenues (2016), NuVasive has an approximate 2,300 person workforce in more than 40 countries serving surgeons, hospitals and patients. For more information, please visit
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