Machinist I

Job Locations US-MN-Savage
Non-Manager - Full Time


The Machinist produces parts by setting up and operating CNC machines in a safe and productive manner. 


Hours: 6:00 AM to 2:30 PM Monday  - Thursday


  • Setup, inspect, adjust, and operate a variety of CNC machines (Mazak and Mori turning centers)
  • Follow procedures and recommend improvements
  • Read and understand work orders, layouts, prints, inspection criteria
  • Maintain inventory accuracy when parts are in process
  • Package and label completed parts for delivery to assembly lines
  • Perform necessary secondary operations during machine cycle time as required
  • Create and maintain a safe, organized, and clean work environment
  • Deburr, clean, protect, and store parts appropriately
  • Perform daily maintenance and keep Lead and/or Supervisor informed of machine issues beyond standard operator maintenance
  • Monitor parts dimensions using inspection equipment and adjusts or replaces tools to meet specifications and productivity expectations
  • Inspect parts at setup and periodically per Inspection Procedures
  • Verify part features comply with expectations using various equipment and gages including:  Optical Comparator, Calipers, Micrometers, Profilometers, Depth Micrometers, Wax Impressions, Height Gages, 2D scanner, Pin gages, Go / No-go gages 
  • Maintain continuity among shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs
  • Work in a team environment and assist others when needed



  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 2 year degree in Machining Technology or CNC trade school preferred
  • Certificates in PC Skills, Measurement Skills, GD&T, Math for Machinists, Print Reading are preferred
  • Minimum of 4 years CNC Turning Center experience
  • Minimum of 6 years in manufacturing environment
  • Experience with Mazak and Mori-Seiki equipment and controls is desired
  • Demonstrated ability to read and understand CNC G-Code and Mazatrol conversational programs, as well as making edits at the machine
  • Understand tooling requirements to set-up and operate machines
  • Demonstrated ability to perform a sequence of operations
  • Must demonstrate strong mechanical aptitude
  • Must have strong PC skills and ability to work on tablets, touchscreens, and other technology tools


Sonny's Enterprises is the world's largest manufacturer of conveyorized car wash equipment, parts, and supplies. We are the industry leader, recognized and awarded by the International Car Wash Association for innovating new technologies to advance the industry with products proudly designed and built in the USA. Our culture thrives on finding new and better ways to accelerate what’s next. We embrace change and the opportunity it produces to maximize the potential of our most valuable resource — our PEOPLE! We invite you to explore our opportunities and grow your career with us. 


We offer 100% employer paid medical plan. Other optional benefit programs are available to our employees and their families which include: 401(k) match, additional medical plans, dental, vision, flex spending account, short-term and long-term disability & life insurance coverage. 

EEO Statement 


Equal Opportunity Employer 

Sonny’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. 


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