FREE Resume Rx Guide

Get It Now

Associate Engineer-CNC Machinist 108 views

El Segundo, CA

At Beyond Meat, we started with simple questions. Why do you need an animal to create meat? Why can’t you build meat directly from plants? Thus, we make plant-based meats that allow families to eat more, not less, of the traditional dishes they love while feeling great about the health, sustainability, and animal welfare benefits of plant protein. Our goal is to bring exciting change to the plate—and Beyond.
We are focused on raising the bar on talent and dedicated to shaping an inclusive culture that drives excellence, innovation, and results by enabling talent acceleration and development, engagement, and the employee experience.  The El Segundo R&D Innovation Team is a matrix organization within Beyond Meat that is dedicated to creating food products that are leading the gold standard in plant-based proteins.  We are seeking a dependable, confident, innovative individual to join the Engineering Team as an Associate Engineer-CNC Machinist.
The CNC Machinist’s primary role is to bring CAD/CAM models to life with high precision, using a 5 axis Computer-Numeric-Controlled vertical milling machine. Most of the machining work needed to be done at Beyond Meat consists of one-off parts, mostly made of stainless steel. The role includes working with the engineering team to verify designs for manufacturability, ordering the appropriate raw materials and tooling as necessary, keeping the machine shop clean and organized, and of course, utilizing SolidWorks, CAM + machining.


  • Maintaining a high level of vigilance surrounding safety including but not limited to wearing proper PPE and reducing risk at all costs
  • Assessing, identifying, and developing manufacturing strategies for a variety of high precision parts (including 3D contouring), using trochoidal milling strategies (high-speed machining)
  • Understand specifications of the task at hand and the ability to read blueprints, schematics, manuals, and part drawings to achieve the desired result
  • Ability to set up and operate machine tools for drilling, milling, and grinding and use precision tools (e.g., calipers) for accurate measurements
  • Using HSM Works to program tool paths around a CAD model and setup of CNC Machines
  • Utilize Solidworks to help design and modify parts
  • NextGeneration Control experience not required, but helpful
  • Developing fixture strategies that make sense for the part at hand, including but not limited to the use of a vise, fixture plates, machining soft jaws, dovetail mounts, etc.
  • Prepare and load raw materials and parts onto the machines
  • Monitor machine while working to adjust the feed, maintain temperature and identify issues
  • Develop cost estimates, schedules, and execution plans for projects
  • Keeping part and file documentation 
  • Perform other tasks and/or responsibilities as assigned

  • Follow safety requirements and maintain certifications
  • Inspect the machinery and product for quality assurance
  • Perform daily maintenance on the machinery
  • Handle materials appropriately and safely
  • Keep storage area and machinist shop organized and clean
  • Work closely with the entire engineering team to understand priorities and execute tasks in a timely manner
  • Identify any areas of deficiency in our machine capabilities and work with leadership to close gaps
  • Organize and maintain a safe and effective working environment in the machine shop
  • QUALIFICATIONS – Education, Technical Skills, and/or Previous Experience:

  • High School degree required; Trade school Certificate or Associate’s degree preferred in Mechanical Engineering or Machining Program (i.e., ACNC)
  • 3+ years of experience setting up and operating CNC and/or manual machinery required in either professional coursework, apprenticeships, or internships
  • Experience with welding is a preferred (TIG welding of Stainless Steel preferred)
  • At least 6-months experience running 5-axis CNC machines
  • Knowledge of properties of metals and other materials
  • Strong math skills for inputting specific dimensions and figures into the CNC Machinery
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills to detect issues in the creation process and find solutions to ensure the machinery creates the product provided in the draft
  • Other Qualifications

  • Ability to independently manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Strong analytical, verbal and written communication, and computer skills required
  • Ability to collaborate with cross functional teams and aid in setting priorities
  • The ability to work closely with a manager by communicating ongoing progress updates 
  • The ability to work in a team environment and be self-directed at times
  • This position may require the ability to work rotating shifts or beyond business hours
  • High attention to detail, excellent manual dexterity, accurate, and self-motivated
  • Supervisory Duties (If Applicable)

  • None

  • Position requires the physical stamina to stand or sit for prolonged periods, climb, kneel, bend, and consistently lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Position located in a mix of typical laboratory, and office environments, and requires a tolerance for high worker traffic, close quarters, noise, odors, dust, periodically wet and dirty floors, and varying room temperatures and lighting
  • The position will require travel to facilities as well as vendor and customer locations across North America (Travel estimated to be 5-10%)
  • Beyond Meat is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. Beyond Meat reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.
    Please note that Beyond Meat has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. All U.S. employees who (a) physically enter a Beyond Meat facility in the United States, (b) represent Beyond Meat at work-related events, including but not limited to trade shows and product demonstrations, or (c) physically enter customer or potential customer sites in connection with their work for Beyond Meat must take all necessary steps to be Fully Vaccinated as a condition of employment, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved.

    More Information

    Only logged in candidates can apply for this job
    Apply for this Job
    Share this job
    Company Information
    • Active Jobs 32 Jobs
    • Company Address 119 Standard Street, El Segundo, CA 90245, USA
    • City El Segundo
    • Location California
    Connect with us
    Contact Employer

    Sign up for our newsletter and get

    10% OFF
    our Membership Plans

    We will be in touch to let you know about our featured companies, jobs and promotions.