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CNC Machinist (2nd Shift)

Terran Orbital Corporation

Terran Orbital Corporation

Software Engineering
Santa Maria, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2023



Be more than just an employee number! Join Terran Orbital, the leader in innovation, manufacturing and operations in the small satellite industry. We are a pioneer in the miniaturization of space technologies and the delivery of responsive space solutions. We are a unique, fast growing, and trusted team focused on quickly and economically designing, building, launching, and operating state-of-the-art satellites for advanced mission constellations.

Terran Orbital Corporation is seeking a(n) experienced CNC Machinist (2nd Shift) at our Santa Maria, CA location. Tyvak is a leading worldwide provider of nanosatellite and microsatellite vehicles, services, and solutions to Commercial and Government customers. As a CNC Machinist, you will be responsible for producing varied, complex, and accurate tooling to supplied prints to satisfy internal and external customers and for ensuring the production of complex high quality metallic and non-metallic parts.

This shift will run from 2:30 PM to 11 PM.


  • Operate CNC machines to create, modify and repair products through material shaping
  • Determine the path the machine takes (including cut speed and feed rate)
  • Program instructions to CNC operating machines according to the specifications
  • Use measurement tools to verify dimensions for compliance
  • Interpret and follow work orders
  • Work and perform responsibilities in compliance with safety guidelines and wearing all PPE as needed for equipment interaction
  • Perform all other duties as assigned


  • 4+ years of relevant professional experience
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Proven experience as CNC operator
  • Skill in operating HAAS CNC machinery and tooling as well as precision measurement tools
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical documents and drawings
  • Computer savvy with basic understanding of computer programming and CAD/CAM
  • Mechanical aptitude and good math skills
  • A keen eye for detail and results-driven approach
  • Good communication abilities


  • Employee Equity Incentive Program
  • Company-paid comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401(K) Match
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Cross-training and professional development opportunities

Salary Range $22.00 - $30.00 per hour

Your actual level and base salary will be determined case-by-case and may vary based on the job-related qualification, knowledge, skills, education, and experience. In addition to base salary, we offer equity for each employee, 100% covered medical, dental, and vision coverage, a 401(k) match, unlimited flex time off, covered life insurance, maternity and paternity leave, tuition reimbursement, employee referrals, and lots of swag!


To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. In addition, please note that this position may also require the possession of an existing United States National Security clearance or eligibility for such a clearance.


Founded in 2013 in Irvine, California, with headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida. Terran Orbital is a leading manufacturer of small satellites primarily serving the United States and Allied aerospace and defense industries. Terran Orbital provides end-to-end satellite solutions by combining satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and in-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil, and commercial customers.

Learn more at www.terranorbital.com

Terran Orbital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.