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SMP - Standard Metal Products

SMP - Standard Metal Products Website
We are a small but mighty cnc machine shop in the SOMA part of SF. The work is interesting and dynamic. Please see our website - https://smpmachine.com/ - for more info about the type of work we do

SMP provides prototype and production Machining for Aerospace, Transportation, Bicycle builders, Biotech, Special effects, Medical devices, Water treatment, San Francisco’s Fire Department, The Stanford Linear Accelerator, Anchor Steam, The Exploratorium, the California Academy of Sciences, NASA, Mythbusters, SFMOMA, Local artists, Local Inventors and startups etc.

As part of our dedication to the diversity and inclusion of our workforce, SMP is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

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  • Industry: Advanced Manufacturing
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Job Duties

Standard Metal Products (SMP) is looking for an experienced Machinist. Work is both interesting and challenging, and we work with a diverse set of clients including aerospace, transportation, medical, and art fabrication.

- Operates and maintains lathe and milling machines.
- Reviews drawings, instructions, blueprints or samples to ensure accurate production.
- Takes precise measurements for cutting or shaping.
- Selects appropriate machine and settings for a given task.
- Plans proper sequence of tasks to complete the assignment.
- Monitors production, adjusting feed and other settings as necessary.
- Maintains inventory of completed products.
- Checks output for quality assurance and documents or discards defects.
- Identifies need for and performs machine maintenance and minor repairs.
- Maintains a safe and clean workstation.
- Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed.

Job Requirements


Machinist candidate MUST have 3+ years PROFESSIONAL experience on manual mill and lathe at a bare minimum, or be very competent with cad for a possible waterjet position.

Alternatively, if you have no experience but are good with your hands we can talk about a possible intern position. SMP is an integral part of the manufacturing fabric of San Francisco and this job and shop are a perfect combination of hand and brain work

Skills/Experience Preferred

If you have CAD/CAM experience, that’s a plus.


$25-35 per hour, DOE


Medical Benefits after probationary period


Full Time or Part Time

Resume Required


Cover letter Required


Other Application Requirements