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Default Any laid off CNC Machinists around Tomball, Magnolia, Navasota, Conroe ?

Been a real up and down year, but swamped at the moment. I have heard of several shops laying off lately, maybe this can help with the bills till something comes up. This will probably be a temporary job. At least several weeks, depends on work load. May be permanent, just dont want to mislead.

Looking for skilled CNC Machinist to set up and run primarily lathes, but maybe some mill work. I provide program and you do the rest. Need someone proficient and able to handle it all. Set up, run, inspect. Must want to work, this is not a sit and watch it run 1000pcs type job. Common to set up multiple times a day. Nothing too complicated, but not all gravy either.

Right person will be $25+/hr. Must be legal to work in US, I9 and other paperwork as required. Immediate hire.

No button pushers, must be fully competent in CNC Lathe and/or mill operation. Only training that will be provided is familiariztion with machine and the way we do things. Of course, nobody knows everything and help/training will be given in minor areas.

Part time will be considered

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Good luck to ya Mike. Sounds like you're hanging in there pretty good.
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Good luck Mike.
We are constantly on the lookout for GOOD CNC Machinists up here in North Texas.
All the good guys have good jobs and usually stay put.
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Old 09-04-2019, 01:58 PM   #4
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Good luck to ya Mike. Sounds like you're hanging in there pretty good.
Thanks, been a pretty sketchy year, was pretty slow most of the year but the last month has been crazy. I know it will slow down again, but gotta get it while its lasts.

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Good luck Mike.
We are constantly on the lookout for GOOD CNC Machinists up here in North Texas.
All the good guys have good jobs and usually stay put.
Thats for sure. Doubt I will find one, but worth a try. Even a part time, after hours guy would help.
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Good luck Man. Good machinist are hard to find! I have been looking all year.....
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good luck,,, as they say good TRUE Machinist are hard to find, the ones around are on the way out to retirement.... or should retire
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good luck,,, as they say good TRUE Machinist are hard to find, the ones around are on the way out to retirement.... or should retire


And there is the rest of the problem, most of the ones that hit the street recently were either culls or ones that took early retirement packages.
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Do you need a CNC Programmer, by chance?
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Old 09-04-2019, 09:06 PM   #9
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Good luck Man. Good machinist are hard to find! I have been looking all year.....
I appreciate it.

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Bump. Maybe I will get lucky
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Still have a need for a machinist? Friend's Dad just get let go yesterday. He is in Magnolia, Texas - near Conroe / the Woodlands. KJ
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PM replied.

Do you mind sharing where he worked?
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I will find out. Thank you - Keith
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Bumping this one up. Looking for someone that fits the description in the OP.

Been busy since Oct but getting pretty overwhelmed with just me and one other full time guy. One of my part time guys that was working a lot moved to Florida so need to get someone in here pretty quick.

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Good luck OP! I call on machine shops in San Antonio and pretty much everyone of them is short handed, looking for machinist.
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Legally he canít say it so Iíll say it for him...no pansy*** sensitive snowflakes


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Good luck to you. Good job for somebody.
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I know a guy, I'll ask him if he's still looking.
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I could use a good manual machinist if anyone has any leads?
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Hang in there Mike!
that is so true........... more so up around Lemmon Ave.. i here say.
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Good luck to you too. Not many manual folks around. Just about all the trade schools teach are CNC now days. And they're not teaching CNC very good.
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that is so true........... more so up around Lemmon Ave.. i here say.
At least they're brave enough to come down to the hood every day unlike the cushy job folks in McKinney.
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Good luck to you too. Not many manual folks around. Just about all the trade schools teach are CNC now days. And they're not teaching CNC very good.

At least they're brave enough to come down to the hood every day unlike the cushy job folks in McKinney.
I was blessed to be raised around my granddad and dad's machine shop learning the manual side at an early age. It is hard to find someone who actually knows what the lines and numbers are for on the handles... I'm surprised at how many "I've been a machinist for 15 years..." walk in and try to run a right hand drill the wrong direction Wish they would teach more manual stuff in trade schools.
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I was blessed to be raised around my granddad and dad's machine shop learning the manual side at an early age. It is hard to find someone who actually knows what the lines and numbers are for on the handles... I'm surprised at how many "I've been a machinist for 15 years..." walk in and try to run a right hand drill the wrong direction Wish they would teach more manual stuff in trade schools.
My dad was a machinist too. I got started on a Monarch EE lathe when I was 12. We had machine shop in HS also.
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I was blessed to be raised around my granddad and dad's machine shop learning the manual side at an early age. It is hard to find someone who actually knows what the lines and numbers are for on the handles... I'm surprised at how many "I've been a machinist for 15 years..." walk in and try to run a right hand drill the wrong direction Wish they would teach more manual stuff in trade schools.


Good manual machinist are near impossible to find now days.

Heck, a CNC machinist that is good a set up and self sufficient is hard to find. The world is full of button pushers....
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My uncle had a machine shop in West Texas, where I was introduced to machining at a young age. I took 3 years of machine shop in high school where we only had manual equipment. I could single point thread on a lathe by the time I was 15. Then I went to TSTI in Waco where they had all manual equipment, and one bench top tiny NC mill that ran off punch tape. We had a semester of NC where we wrote NC code by hand. I have been working in machine shops most of my life. I've been a CNC programmer since 2005 with mostly 5-axis experience using Siemens NX software. I've worked as a contract CNC programmer since 2013 all over the United States, from Washington state to Massachusetts and many places in between. Every shop I've worked at is looking for machinists. We are a dieing breed, the youngsters today don't want to get their hands dirty and learn a trade.

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My ads state CNC, so get almost no guys with manual experience. Heck most have little experience even on CNC around here. We are in the heart of oil country and I am still surprised at the number of people that don't know anything about threads and other extremely common oil tool features.


I am seriously worried about the future of the trade/business if we can't get qualified people or find people with the aptitude to train. Or the willingness to work....

And also come in every day......
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My ads state CNC, so get almost no guys with manual experience. Heck most have little experience even on CNC around here. We are in the heart of oil country and I am still surprised at the number of people that don't know anything about threads and other extremely common oil tool features.


I am seriously worried about the future of the trade/business if we can't get qualified people or find people with the aptitude to train. Or the willingness to work....

And also come in every day......
It's sad. Machining seems to be a dying trade.
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It's sad. Machining seems to be a dying trade.

Unfortunately I agree...
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Observation from someone totally ignorant of the area:
25 $/hr is not going to encourage any young people to enter the field. If they are in as high of demand and require as much skill as this thread makes it seem, why is the pay so low?
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25 $/hr is not going to encourage any young people to enter the field. If they are in as high of demand and require as much skill as this thread makes it seem, why is the pay so low?
And this is the problem. These kids are coming in wanting top $ without having to earn it. They come in having to be trained to do the job, but ***** about the money. Why did they hire in in the first place? Had a kid in his mid to upper 20's that would not work a lick of OT because "They don't pay me enough.". He quit after a couple of months. It took me 40yrs to get to $30 an hour. Nobody wants to earn it anymore.
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My ads state CNC, so get almost no guys with manual experience. Heck most have little experience even on CNC around here. We are in the heart of oil country and I am still surprised at the number of people that don't know anything about threads and other extremely common oil tool features.


I am seriously worried about the future of the trade/business if we can't get qualified people or find people with the aptitude to train. Or the willingness to work....

And also come in every day......
Just something to think about: A good manual machinist can set up and touch off tools, especially if it's already programmed. It's not a big jump to cnc when the program is already written. Just a thought. I understand it's a temporary job, but showing a manual machinist how to do that may be better than waiting on a cnc guy.
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Just something to think about: A good manual machinist can set up and touch off tools, especially if it's already programmed. It's not a big jump to cnc when the program is already written. Just a thought. I understand it's a temporary job, but showing a manual machinist how to do that may be better than waiting on a cnc guy.
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Labor across the board is hard to find.

How many people do yall know personally looking for a job? From top to bottom in the spectrum. Very few if anyone.
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Need to clarify, since this was a post I bumped, I missed the statement about it being temporary. This time it is not. This is a permanent full time job. Apologies.
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Just something to think about: A good manual machinist can set up and touch off tools, especially if it's already programmed. It's not a big jump to cnc when the program is already written. Just a thought. I understand it's a temporary job, but showing a manual machinist how to do that may be better than waiting on a cnc guy.
The guy I hired a few weeks ago was primarily a manual guy with a bit of CNC experience. I agree with your assertion, and hired him, he is working out well, which is quite refreshing considering the one before him.....
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The guy I hired a few weeks ago was primarily a manual guy with a bit of CNC experience. I agree with your assertion, and hired him, he is working out well, which is quite refreshing considering the one before him.....
Glad to hear it.
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And this is the problem. These kids are coming in wanting top $ without having to earn it. They come in having to be trained to do the job, but ***** about the money. Why did they hire in in the first place? Had a kid in his mid to upper 20's that would not work a lick of OT because "They don't pay me enough.". He quit after a couple of months. It took me 40yrs to get to $30 an hour. Nobody wants to earn it anymore.
I hired a kid coming out of that Hodde school over in Brenham some years back. Caught the dude measuring a part with a measuring tape cuz he couldn't find calipers...no **** man, for real. He didn't last long. Pretty much anyone under the age of 25 automatically sucks until they prove otherwise to me.
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And this is the problem. These kids are coming in wanting top $ without having to earn it. They come in having to be trained to do the job, but ***** about the money. Why did they hire in in the first place? Had a kid in his mid to upper 20's that would not work a lick of OT because "They don't pay me enough.". He quit after a couple of months. It took me 40yrs to get to $30 an hour. Nobody wants to earn it anymore.
I don't think OP was looking for a kid out of school. It sounds like he's after an experienced machinist. I just know that if you told me it would take 40-years to make $30/hr I would definitely not be interested in mastering that craft; hard work or not (no offense). So if you want the cream of the crop young men/women to consider your field, the income needs to be higher. Otherwise, you get what you pay for...
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I don't think OP was looking for a kid out of school. It sounds like he's after an experienced machinist. I just know that if you told me it would take 40-years to make $30/hr I would definitely not be interested in mastering that craft; hard work or not (no offense). So if you want the cream of the crop young men/women to consider your field, the income needs to be higher. Otherwise, you get what you pay for...
I understand your point. But the value/money just isnt there. My former employee made $15k more than me in 2019. And I worked wayyyyy more hrs as the owner. And I run a machine or 2 every day. He was making $30/hr with about 10yrs exp.
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I don't think OP was looking for a kid out of school. It sounds like he's after an experienced machinist. I just know that if you told me it would take 40-years to make $30/hr I would definitely not be interested in mastering that craft; hard work or not (no offense). So if you want the cream of the crop young men/women to consider your field, the income needs to be higher. Otherwise, you get what you pay for...
Yeah, that didn't come out right. It took me that long just because of the way the pay scale has been over the years. The point is the guy's with just a couple of years experience are coming in wanting the same pay as guys with 30+ years experience.


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