in Temecula, CA

Machinist Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID


  • Req #


  • Job Location

    Temecula, CA, US

  • Job Category

    Research & Development

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel

    Yes, 5 % of the Time

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

Job Title


Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Temecula, CA location in the Vascular division.

Abbott Vascular provides innovative, minimally invasive, and cost-effective products for treatment of vascular disease.

The Machinist collaborates closely with engineers to provide expertise in the design and manufacture of precision, hard-form, three-dimensional representations of R&D ideas or concepts. Sets up and operates various manual and automatic machines in a safe and efficient manner to produce parts requested by customers.

What You’ll Work On

  • Reviews job packages received from lead or supervisor by reading and interpreting blueprints sketches or drawings to identify potential design impracticalities and begin to develop production process.
  • Recognizes problems relative to unusual materials, machine settings, tools, product specifications, and impractical design to aid engineers in producing the part of highest quality.
  • Communicates design-related concerns and issues to engineers and suggest alternate production methods, materials, or cuts that may be more feasible, but still fulfill the functionality requirements.
  • Determines sequence of operation, number and type of cuts required, and method of set-up that will produce the desired end product.
  • Programs blueprint specifications graphically in Mastercam system to prepare complex designs for machining process.
  • Procures requested material, cuts, and trims to workable size in preparation for machining.
  • Prepares parts for machining by choosing appropriate drills and/or end mills to produce requested design and adjusting existing vice equipment or building jigs to secure part in place.
  • Programs the Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM), Anilam computer and CNC milling machines by entering part dimensions, tolerance, and required cuts into system to produce required design.
  • Operates a variety of manual and automatic machines (e.g., mills, lathes, CNCs, grinders, EDMs, presses, saws, drills) to shape parts as outlined in the blueprints or CAD system.
  • Troubleshoots problems with production process and develops on the spot and long-term solutions to process and functionality obstacles.
  • Communicates with engineers as needed throughout machining process to discuss necessary changes and improvements to part design and production.
  • Monitors parts throughout the production process by visually observing cuts and by measuring them using specified measuring tools (e.g., micrometers, scales, rulers, protractors, calipers, comparator, toolmakers microscope, calculators) and by referencing blueprints to ensure that they meet all blueprint specifications.
  • Cleans and polishes final products using appropriate machinery, or hand finishing, to ensure that the cosmetic aspect of the products meet specifications as outlined in the prints. 
  • Applies extensive knowledge of advanced technical concepts and practices, and a complete understanding of product or systems fundamentals in a functional area, and working knowledge of other related disciplines.
  • Utilizes/interprets advanced numerical and statistical data and computer software programs to present documentation and analysis and resolve complex problems.
  • Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.
  • Performs complex technical assignments usually without established procedures.
  • Assists in the design, development, evaluation or modification of all area-specific equipment, materials, systems, and/or product. May determine types of tests or develop preventative maintenance plans.
  • Assignments require considerable judgment, initiative, creativity and leadership in troubleshooting, suggesting alternatives, and making recommendations for continuous quality improvement methods.

Required Qualifications

  • Associate's degree  or equivalent technical experience and demonstrated competence.
  • Requires 4 years of related experience.
  • Familiar with calipers, micrometers, depth gauges.
  • Experience operating a manual milling machine.
  • Know how to read engineering drawings or blueprints.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Medical Device Experience
  • Programming blueprints

Apply Now

* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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The base pay for this position is $23.25 – $46.45 per hour. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • machining
  • troubleshooting
  • milling
  • cncs
  • continuous quality improvement
  • problem solving
  • engineering drawings
  • numerical and statistical data
  • computer software programs
  • mastercam
  • cad
  • mastercam programming
  • medical device
  • creative problem-solving

Additional Information

Who We Are


Abbott values the leadership skills developed through military service and we have a broad range of functional areas to put your talents to work. Our organization is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve with a diverse offering of healthcare products. We have a strong veteran employee community to help with your transition from the military to the corporate world.

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