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Ensign-Bickford Aerospace and Defense Machinist in Longmont, Colorado

Join Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. (EBI) and you’ll be part of a team that leads science, innovation, and technology on different industry fronts. Working here will provide you with an exciting and motivating career full of development and growth opportunities throughout our businesses. We are a global company that prides itself on having passionate, diverse and dedicated employees who work together to achieve uncommon results.

This opportunity is located within our Honeybee Robotics business, an R&D engineering company that creates unique solutions for our customers’ challenges, on Earth and in space.Click here ( to learn more.

Job Description


  • Complies with established job safety practices, policies and procedures as specified by company and corporate directives for the safe performance of the work assignments

  • Interprets drawings, calculates and determines indices, tapers and other dimensions to be used for part(s)

  • Performs layout work as required

  • Receives tools and paperwork; establishes and maintains logbooks

  • Selects and grinds tools, adjusting tools, speed and feed rates for efficient machining

  • Machines parts to precision requirements of tolerance and finish

  • Sets up and operates machine tools, lathes, grinders, mills, and hones

  • Performs dismantling, fitting or assembly work required for maintenance or production equipment

  • Repairs and maintains all assigned machines and equipment

  • Accesses, inputs, and retrieves information from the computer

  • Assists in inspection of tooling and operates most inspection equipment

  • Initiates, reviews, and follows all standard operating procedures for area of responsibility

  • Assures and maintains safe and healthful working conditions while enforcing safety rules and regulations

  • Follows company quality control standards to include in process inspection and documentation.

  • Produces and inspect parts

  • Deburrs own parts using machines such as milling, drilling, grinding and other machines as needed

  • Performs and record first piece inspection and in process inspection sheets.

  • Assists others with machining problems

  • Sets up proven jobs on CNC machinery, adjusts equipment, tooling requirements and maintain efficient production of high quality parts

  • Applies independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard machining techniques, procedures, and criteria

Required Experience, Skills and Education:

  • US Person (US Citizen or Permanent Resident)

  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through college level education or equivalent.

  • Job related experience for 2-4 years minimum

  • Working knowledge of the following areas: standard machine shop and manufacturing practices; knowledge of metallurgy, heat treatment; nomenclature of assigned equipment

  • Ability to demonstrate skill in operation of grinders, lathes, drill presses, and other machine shop equipment

  • Ability to read blueprints

  • Ability to demonstrate skills relating manufacturing processes

  • Ability to work with basic math, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry

  • Ability to describe the sequence of operations to complete the job

  • Must wear appropriate safety glasses, hearing protection, clothing, and footwear in appropriate areas and follow safety practices

Honeybee Robotics, Ltd. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, national origin, or veteran status.

Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. is a diversified company with businesses in a myriad of industries including Aerospace & Defense, Space Robotics, Life Sciences, and Pet Food Flavorings, with our headquarters located in Denver, CO. We have been called "The industry leader"​, "The people to follow"​, "The safety, quality and reliability experts"​. Our technologies allow us to be first to market with next-generation products for all of our focus markets. Our businesses include:

AFB International (

Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (

EnviroLogix Inc. (

Honeybee Robotics, Ltd. (

Each of our companies, as varied as they are, have a great deal in common. Each is a leader in its field. Each ​shares a dedication to innovation, continuous improvement, a commitment to research and technological expertise and an unmatched level of services and support. The simple truth is: When you are a part of our team, you stand head and shoulders above the rest.

Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, national origin, or veteran status.