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Amber Kinetics

Amber Kinetics

Union City, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2023

Amber Kinetics, Inc. is looking for a Machinist/Programmer to fabricate a range of customer parts for prototype builds using a Vertical Turret Lathe (VTL) at our Union City Headquarters. This is a drawings-to-parts programming, setup, and run position. The candidate must have at least 5 years of experience machining parts and operating independently. Experience using the Mori CNC Lathe and Brother CNC Mill is a plus. Programing will be done using MasterCam software. You will work alongside a CNC machinist who will be responsible for setting the standard and machining practices.


  • Operate, program and setup CNC VTL Lathe with live tooling
  • Program tool path using Mastercam software, both 2D profile and 3D surfaces
  • Machine parts using detailed drawing and sketches
  • Inspect parts using conventional inspection equipment
  • Design and manufacture of tooling and fixtures for use in manufacture parts
  • Communicate with engineers and customers verbally and written
  • Maintain and troubleshoot machine

Required Skills and Experience

  • Experience operating, programming, setting up and maintaining CNC VTL Lathe
  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • 5 years’ experience with precision machining
  • Focused with attention to detail
  • Efficient and disciplined with time
  • Independent worker ready to succeed in a minimally structured environment

Additional Beneficial Skills and Experience

  • Trade school, apprenticeship, college training or any other formal secondary education a plus
  • Preferred if candidate brings personal tools which include basic set-up and inspection tools

Personal Qualities

At Amber Kinetics, Inc. we value a healthy work-life balance, engineering-driven decision-making, autonomy, and agency. We offer and encourage opportunities for personal and technical growth, and the chance to pioneer new technologies and creativity, flexibility, tenacity, individual responsibility, and attention to detail.

Amber Kinetics’ vision is a flywheel in every country to mitigate climate change and reduce poverty. We design and manufacture safe, environmentally sustainable energy storage solutions based on advanced flywheel technology. Our mission is to give customers the most compelling energy storage solutions for a cleaner, safer, and more reliable energy infrastructure. We offer competitive compensation and a healthy work-life balance located in Union City, CA. Amber Kinetics, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Wage and equity package commensurate with experience ($35.00 - $44.00/hour DOE)
  • Paid Vacation + Holidays
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k) Plan + Matching


  • 8 hour shift
  • Start time ideally 5AM
  • Monday to Friday