Water Jet Operator in Norwalk, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 2/28/2018

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    Norwalk, CA
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Job Description


Apex Life Sciences is seeking a Water Jet Operator to join an established team! 

Job Description:

  • Responsible for the operation of the FLOW Water Jet Machine.

  • With the use of work instructions and drawings the water jet operator will accurately and efficiently produce a wide variety of parts. 


  • Reads work orders, blueprints and specifications to determine machine setup, type of material or part, quantity and finish dimensions. 
  • Start and stop machine, load/feed the machine, and watch machines operation. 
  • Installs and aligns machine accessories using hand tools and measuring instruments or enters coordinate information into computer control panel. 
  • Manipulates machine controls, such as buttons, switches, dials, levers to regulate and adjust cutting 
  • Must be conscientious with handling of product to uphold our internal quality standards 
  • Must understand blue prints, read a tape measure, use a caliper and follow written instructions. 
  • Has the ability to fabricate components made of stainless, galvanized, aluminum & mild steel 
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment 
  • Assists department with additional tasks as needed 


  • High School Diploma; previous water jet, CNC machine operating experience and/or schooling (preferred) 
  • Knowledge of precision measuring instruments and the application of such instruments. Instruments should include but not limited to calipers, ID and OD micrometers, depth gages, indicators and tape measures. 
  • Knowledge of reading drawings and specifications with an understanding of geometric tolerance and dimensions. 
  • Must be able to maintain the water jet in working order. Preventative and recommended maintenance on the machine. 
  • Must be adaptable to a changing work environment, competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events. 
  • Must be willing and able to work over-time when asked 
  • Communicates with supervisor, engineers, production control, quality and other shop personnel for assignments and to resolve machining or quality issues. 
  • Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds 
  • Must possess effective written and verbal communication skills 
  • Must be able to follow instruction and work with little to no supervision 
  • Assist multiple departments as needed. 
  • This a second shift position.

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.