Lead Machinist and Shop Supervisor
Stevensville, MT
Posted on January 22, 2024

About Skyfish

Skyfish is headquartered in Stevensville, Montana, a short drive from nearby Missoula. At Skyfish you will join a team of talented individuals focused on developing best-in-class autonomous drones to measure, map, and model critical infrastructure. You'll be joining a dynamic technology start-up that is poised to change the paradigm of data collection and precision measurement.

Job Summary

Skyfish is looking for a seasoned professional to lead our machine shop in Florence, Montana and contribute to our mission. As Skyfish is a rapidly growing startup, the candidate will need to work well in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.


  • Oversee and manage a 2-person machine shop, ensuring efficient operation and production
  • Coordinate with team members to prioritize tasks, manage workload, and meet deadlines
  • Program and operate CNC machines to produce parts
  • Ensure all machined components meet quality standards and specifications
  • Utilize SolidWorks CAD software for design, modification, and prototyping of components
  • Collaborate with the engineering team to optimize designs
  • Maintain inventory levels, track usage, and ensure timely replenishment of essential materials, tools, and supplies
  • Conduct regular inspections and quality checks and address any discrepancies that arise
  • Create a collaborative and productive work environment for all shop staff


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in CNC programming, machining, and SolidWorks design
  • Experience in a supervisory or leadership role is preferred
  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Technical training or certification in machining and CAD design is a plus
  • Strong proficiency in CNC programming, machining, and SolidWorks CAD software
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage inventory and order supplies
  • Strong organizational skills
  • High degree of attention to detail


  • BlueCross BlueShield health, vision, and dental insurance
  • 401(k) plan
  • Stock option plan
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • 4-day work week


  • DOE

Skyfish is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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