5 Axis Programmer/Machinist

Sidus Space
Cape Canaveral, FL
Added: April 4, 2024
Day Shift

Pay range for Senior Machinist level: $35 to $50 per hour

The vision at Sidus is to make space accessible to everyone by increasing the viability of low-cost access to space. At Sidus, our whole is greater than the sum of our parts. The Sidus team is made up of highly talented individuals, each contributing their own experience, knowledge, skills, and ideas. It is our team that sets us apart from our competition and makes our mission of Bringing Space Down to Earthâ„¢ possible. At Sidus we treat each day like it's Day One. We operate with a sense of urgency; we are customer obsessed, always learning and constantly evolving. Join our team and be a part of something great!

Job Summary

The 5 Axis Programmer/Machinist is responsible for interpreting Technical Drawings and setting up metal working processes; work holding fixtures, process steps, equipment and tooling selection and running machinery in accordance with quality standards.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Interpret technical drawings and use knowledge to setup metal working processes, work holding fixtures, process steps, equipment and tooling selection.
  • Write programs on 2&3 - 5 axis machines using Mastercam.
  • Setup and prove out processes on 5 Axis CNC Mazak & Haas machines.
  • This is all low volume/high mix machined parts.
  • May fabricate dies, jigs and fixtures for work piece orientation or work holding.
  • Monitor CNC processes and implement proactive solutions; process improvements, line flow, quality, efficiency
  • Develop machine set-ups, program edits, and working with tolerances to +/- .0001"
  • Measurement and inspection of parts using micrometers, calipers, optical comparators, and various other inspection equipment
  • Other duties as assigned**

Required Skills

  • Ability to read CAD models and 2-D prints and update paperwork neatly, accurately, and in an organized manner
  • Must possess trouble-shooting skills and ability to think critically.
  • Must be able to work independently, but also demonstrate an ability to work productively within a team environment.
  • Flexible, ability to work in a fast pace constantly changing environment with tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work with and provide feedback to various departments and customers within the shop and externally.

Required Education And Experience

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Five (5) years' experience in 5 (3+2-axis) CNC programming and machining using Mastercam Software; applicants with at least 10 years of experience may be considered for a Senior level role.
  • Complete working knowledge of GD&T (ANSI Y14.5) and proficient in reading/understanding part manufacturing drawings
  • Experience on Mazak & Haas machining centers. Experience with programming of several other CNC Milling centers and controls (Fanuc/Mazatrol/Heidenhain) a plus.
  • Mastery of high-speed machining and tool path optimization.

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged period of standing and walking on hard surfaces
  • Repetitive movement
  • Requires using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Capable of bending, reaching and lifting objects weighing up to 35 lbs


At Sidus Space, we ask a lot of our team members, which is why we give so much in return. In addition to a competitive salary, a Best-in-Class benefit program with a generous employer paid portion as well as a matching 401(k) on Day ONE, we offer a lot of perks, including:

  • Jeans every day
  • Regular onsite food trucks
  • 5 Free company t-shirts for Manufacturing Staff or credit to the Company Store
  • Paid Time Off - Up to 4 weeks of vacation, 5 sick days and 11 paid holidays - 5 of which can be floated
  • Adjustable stand-up desks
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Education assistance and professional training opportunities
  • Company golf outings and other social events

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • All candidates selected will be subject to a background investigation and drug screen
  • To conform to U.S. Government International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

SIDUS SPACE is an Equal Opportunity Employer fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

Applicants wishing to receive information on Sidus Space' Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at [email protected]