Shop Technician

Are you a reliable and detail-oriented problem-solver who works well with your hands AND working with others to produce excellent quality products? Do you thrive in a high-performance team environment where initiative and continuous improvement is part of our results-driven, ‘better before bigger’ culture? If you’re thinking ‘yes, that’s me’ then we have the opportunity for you!

EXCELTA, a family-owned distributor and manufacturer of tweezers, pliers, cutters, and other small assembly hand tools based in Buellton, is looking for a Shop Technician / Machinist.

Duties include:

•              Assembles fabricated parts at different work stations

•              Assembly of Blanks and Cutter to pre-established guidelines

•              Uses hand tools and power tools to assemble units according to product specifications

•              Operates CNC Machine - loading fixtures, installing in machine; running programs, running offsets in machine, changing /tweaking programs as needed

•              Operating various mechanisms / tools such as: Belt and Wheel Grinders, Surface Grinders, Axys Machine, Vertical Mill, Drilling tools, tapping

•              Designs jigs and fixtures for toolmaking

•              Tests and calibrates parts and mechanisms to meet tolerances and product specifications

•              Identifies units that fail tests or tolerance levels and repairs as necessary

•              Maintain monthly Maintenance Log on all hand and power tools, inspect monthly and keep log on equipment condition as it relates to safety and effective operation; notify Supervisor of faulty or failing equipment

•              Training New employees how to finish parts – deburring

•              Works under immediate supervision of the Shop Manager

•              Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the job


Skills, Experience, Education:

•              High School diploma required; Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent in Business, Economics, Supply Chain, or related field strongly preferred

•              One to two years manufacturing / machine operation / assembly / hand tools / CNC machines experience strongly preferred

•              Basic math and critical thinking skills

•              Detail-oriented mindset

•              Data entry and computer skills

•              Excellent communication skills

•              Understanding of safety protocols and requirements


Position Details:

This is a full-time non-exempt position that is required to be onsite full-time on the day shift. The work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm in Buellton, CA. Salary Range $18.00 - $30.00 / hour. We offer a full benefits package including medical insurance and 401k.


  •  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
  •  The employee is constantly required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands and arms to handle and reach.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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