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Fokker Services Americas, LaGrange, GA, USA

Machinist / Grinder

This position requires knowledge and experience machining cylindrical steel parts using manual equipment such as lathes, universal OD/ID grinders and jig grinders.

  • 40 hours a week
  • 1 High School diploma or equivalent
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Your key responsibilities

The position requires proficiency in the setup, adjustment, troubleshooting, and maintenance of such grinder equipment. These skills will be used to repair and restore precision aircraft components to their original or properly altered condition. Typical parts are made from various steels and high-temperature alloys, have size and location tolerances ranging from .002 to .0002 inches, have surface finish requirements ranging from 32 to 4 RMS, and have complex geometry and alignment requirements.

In this position, your main responsibilities and duties are:

  • Setup, operate, and maintain a universal OD/ID grinder and jig grinder
  • Design and build suitable part holding and alignment fixtures
  • Indicate parts to ensure proper location and orientation
  • Grind parts to remove coatings and/or damage
  • Grind coated parts to restore them to original specifications iaw provided technical documentation
  • Read, interpret and apply GD&T (ASME Y14.5M-1994) fundamentals
  • Clean and prep parts for thermal spray
  • Operate manual lathes, vertical mills, and standard machine shop equipment as required
  • Other duties as assigned

What do we ask from you?

The ideal candidate is experienced, highly motivated, and comfortable working both independently and on a team.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Certification or 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Ability to read and interpret manufacturing drawings
  • Experience with chrome plating and thermal spray coating is a plus
  • Aviation experience is a plus

Employee Quote

As one of the major independent players in the aerospace industry, we handle a diverse range of aircraft types. From commercial airliners to specialized military vehicles, each kind of vehicle finds its way to us, making our work both varied and challenging

Danny Vos

Danny Vos
Aircraft Mechanic

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We consider diversity and inclusion incredibly important; we believe that everyone deserves a fair chance. As the saying goes, diversity is being invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance as well. This is what Fokker Services Group stands for

Didier Soesman

Didier Soesman
Talent Aquisition Consultant

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Where you will be working

A company with over a hundred years of experience, innovation, knowledge and expertise coursing through our veins. Our cross-departmental approach and tailor-made solutions are making their mark on the future of aerospace innovation. With our welcoming and friendly culture, we are more than just colleagues. We are a team of friends committed to both fun and development in the workplace. This enthusiasm and ongoing performance development ensures that our employees commit to Fokker Services Group for the long-term. 

We are pioneers and we are dauntless. It's no coincidence that we're a global player in the field of aircraft maintenance and advancement. Together with our keen and initiative-taking colleagues, we work on the most innovative and advanced solutions aiming at creating a more sustainable and optimal aerospace sector. We continue to push the boundaries of possibility. And that's how we make sure we keep aircraft where they belong: in the air! 

What we offer

  • A space within a team of talented specialists who are eager to share their knowledge and experience, but also want to learn from you;
  • Room for professional and personal growth and a lot of autonomy
  • Career opportunities
  • 401(k), 401(k) matching, Health insurance w/ HSA, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Company paid ST & LT disability, Company paid life insurance, PTO, Referral program, Employee incentive program

Ready for take-off?

How we fly through your application 


  1. The telephone interview

Our recruiter will get in touch with you. Immediately providing the opportunity to make each other's acquaintance. 


  1. Initial on-site interview with your prospective manager and a team member

Now's the time to really get to know each other. We look forward to meeting you at our office where we can engage in an in-depth conversation with you.  


  1. Second on-site interview with your prospective manager

Time to get down to the business in hand. You and your prospective manager will delve deeper into the salient points relating to your possible new job and discuss any future ambitions.  


  1. Screening 

ITAR screening is applicable for some positions. Should this be the case, you will be informed in due course.  


  1. Job offer 

Yes please! If both parties are equally enthusiastic, an appropriate job offer will be forthcoming in fitting with the position and your level of skills.  

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