Current Lead Times: In Stock Engines Ship Same or Next Day - Out of Stock: 1-3 Weeks on Most Long Block Engines; 3-5 Days on Heads – *call us for more exact lead times for your specific build 

The CNC Assistant/Apprentice position is designed to give hands on experience with Manufacturing equipment in a support role. The goal is to support the primary operators by performing duties listed below to allow them time to focus on the programming and final stages of part set-up. Depending on aptitude, mechanical skill, and work habits; the assistant/apprentice can transition into a full CNC operator role as needed.


• Unload machines that have completed production. 

• Bring production parts to quality or elsewhere as appropriate.

• Changeover feed tooling appropriate.

• Pull up the program where applicable and set tooling based off of previous manufacturing notes where possible.

• Help monitor machines including inspections and measurements where parts are running to allow primary operators time to focus on set-up.

• Identify tooling required for parts and put requests through to have tooling made where appropriate.

• Perform preventive maintenance on machines and ovens as time permits.

• Monitor machine operations and stop if a problem occurs.

• Removes finished work pieces from machine and sets aside defective pieces.

• Capable of reading and completing work orders.

• Other tasks as requested.


• Ability to grasp, manipulate or assemble objects.

• Physical ability to lift up to 75 lbs.

• Capability of working from verbal instructions.

• Engage in a team environment to resolve issues.

• Ability to work independently on primary responsibilities.

• Knowledge of or ability to learn the use of calipers, micrometers, and load test equipment.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $17.00 – $20.00 per hour



Dental insurance

Health insurance

Paid time off

Vision insurance


8-hour shift

Day shift

Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

Bolivar, TN 38008: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


Machining: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Job Categories: Shop
Job Types: Full Time
Job Locations: Choate Engineering Performance

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