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LMI Aerospace Machinist - Trainee in Washington, Missouri

Who we are:

LMI Aerospace, Inc. is a leading supplier of structural assemblies, kits and components, and a provider of design engineering services to the commercial, business and regional, and defense aerospace markets. LMI fabricates, machines, finishes, kits, and assembles machined and formed close tolerance aluminum, specialty alloy, and composite components. LMI also provides engineering and program management services, supporting aircraft product lifecycles from design to fleet support via complete turnkey engineering solutions.

Position Summary for Machinist Trainee

Our Machinist Trainees receive formal and informal on-the-job training from experienced Machinists in our state-of-the-art facility. You will work closely with a mentor to learn our operations and gain valuable experience in the aerospace industry and machining trade. The ideal candidate has a positive attitude toward hard work and learning experiences; high energy and mechanically inclined; most importantly, is engaged in learning our business, committed to quality and supports our team.

The Washington, MO site runs three shifts:

Day Shift: Monday through Thursday, 6:00a – 4:30p

Night Shift: Monday through Thursday, 4:18p – 2:18a

Weekend Shift: Friday through Sunday, 5:00a – 5:30p

What YOU will learn as a Machinist Trainees

  • Operation and set-up of a variety of machines used to produce high precision parts

  • Read blueprints and drawings to determine dimensions and tolerances

  • Gain understanding of shop routings, materials, fixtures, and tooling to assure conformity of parts.

  • Complete paperwork required to document the quality of parts completed.

Required Skills/Competencies for Machinist Trainee

  • Strong desire to become a highly-skilled Machinist

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Genuine interest in machines and how they work

  • Math skills to perform basic calculations

  • Read and interpret blue prints

Education Required for Machinist Trainee

Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Experience Required for Machinist

Hands-on experience in an industrial environment with a steady work history. Previous successful candidates have come from backgrounds in automotive maintenance, carpentry and building construction, major appliance technology, HVAC and/or diesel mechanics.

In order to comply with U.S. government regulations applicable to this position, all applicants must be either a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S. as defined in 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20), or a “protected individual” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

Physical/Work Requirements

  • Ability to sit for extended periods, working at a desk and/or attending meetings.

  • Use various computer and office equipment as well as be able to move throughout the office and manufacturing area in order to talk/hear or otherwise communicate with employees, management, customers, vendors, and others.

  • Noise level in the work environment ranges from quite to loud.

  • Employee will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when working on the plant floor.

This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties may differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, may be required. This document does not create an employment contract. Employees of the Company are employed on an “at will” basis and may be terminated at any time.

LMI is an equal employment opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, LMI provides access and opportunities to those with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who seek to access the company’s online application system. If an applicant is unable to fully access the online application system, LMI will provide a reasonable accommodation. Applicants with disabilities may contact us at 636-916-2400 for assistance accessing the on-line application system. Callers should have a detailed description of the requested accommodation, their name and preferred method of contact ready for LMI‘s Human Resources Department. LMI will make every effort to respond within two (2) business days. This phone number is not for the general submission of application materials.

LMI is an E-Verify Employer.

LMI is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veterans Employer

LMI is a world-class leader in designing, building and manufacturing aerospace structures, systems and components for commercial, business and regional, and military aerospace customers. We employ more than 2,000 engineering, manufacturing and testing experts in 19 locations throughout the United States, Mexico, and Sri Lanka. Our integrated team approach and full life cycle of capabilities enable our employees to take advantage of a wide range of opportunities for career growth within our organization.