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2nd Shift CNC Machinist

HOUSTON, TX | Full Time

Job Description


$16.00 - $22.00/hr.


AlpHa Measurement Solutions is experiencing aggressive growth through a global platform consolidation and recognizes a need to strengthen operational manufacturing capabilities to meet increased demand and support continued growth.  We have an immediate need for a CNC Machinist to join the 2nd Shift of our Houston-based team.

The CNC Machinist supports production of the company’s machined sub-assemblies and/or machined final products.  This includes the set-up and operation of CNC lathes or mills used in the manufacturing of parts out of various grades of metal and plastic.  The position follows standard work methods and practices safe work habits to ensure production is as efficient and safe as possible.  The CNC Machinist must also transact jobs in our MRP system (ALERE), logging times and quantities.

The 2nd Shift CNC Machinist reports directly to the 2nd Shift Supervisor.

On-site at our Houston Corporate Office



Corporate Social Responsibility Statement

At AlpHa Measurement Solutions, we make analytical sensors and instruments that are essential to everyday life.  What we do matters; our products are used to test and monitor water quality in industrial, health, and safety applications worldwide.  Our sensors are critical for wastewater and drinking water processing, environmental monitoring, pharmaceutical (vaccine) manufacturing, food & beverage supply, power generation, and many other fundamental applications.

Municipalities, multinational organizations, and system integrators rely upon our sensors as critical, consumable components of their systems around the globe.  We at AlpHa understand the important role we play in ensuring safe drinking water, clean aqueous environments, and the general health and safety of communities worldwide


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the following essential functions:

  • Set up and operate computer-controlled machines to perform one or more machine functions on metal or plastic workpieces.
  • Review program specifications or blueprints to determine and set machine operations and sequencing, finished workpiece dimensions, or numerical control sequences.
  • Implement changes to machine programs and enter new specifications, using computers separate from machines.  Transfer programs from computers to CNC machine modules using a computer network, jump drives, or via other media.
  • Maintain machines within operator-level scope; remove and replace broken or worn machine components using hand tools.  Listen to machines during operation to detect sounds such as those made by dull cutting tools or excessive vibration and adjust to compensate for problems.
  • Measure dimensions of finished workpieces to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments, templates, and fixtures.
  • Monitor machine operations and control panel displays, comparing readings to specifications to detect malfunctions.  Adjust machine feed and speed, change cutting tools, or adjust machine controls when automatic programming is faulty or if machines malfunction.
  • Mount, install, align, and secure tools, attachments, fixtures, and workpieces on machines, using hand tools and precision measuring instruments.  Stop machines to remove finished workpieces or to change tooling, setup, or workpiece placement, according to required machining sequences.  Set up future jobs while machines are operating current jobs.


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Post-Secondary Certificates, awarded for technical CNC training completed after high school



·         Previous production machining experience:

o   Equipment Selection – determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job

o   Operation and Control – controlling operations of equipment or systems

o   Operation Monitoring – watching gauges, dials, and screens to ensure a machine is working properly

o   Quality Control Analysis – conducting tests and inspections of products to evaluate quality and/or machine performance

·         Effective interpersonal skills, including listening, some writing, and oral communication

  • MRP system proficiency at user level (e.g. how to clock jobs)
  • Occasional overtime to meet business needs
  • Must be able to routinely lift 25 pounds
  • Must be conversant in English for safe and effective performance of the job

·         Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment


·         Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance

·         Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

·         Life Insurance

·         Short-Term Disability

·         401k

·         Life Insurance

·         Paid Vacation

·         8 Paid Holidays per Year

·         Paid Jury Duty Leave

·         Recognition and Reward Programs

·         Diverse & Inclusive Work Culture

AlpHa Measurement Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, AlpHa Measurement Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


AlpHa Measurement Solutions expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of AlpHa Management Solutions’ employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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