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Production Specialist - CNC Machinist


Job Basics

Industry Sector: Action, Fishing, Lifestyle, Outdoor, WaterSports

Job Categories: Computer - Programmer, Manufacturing

Company Type: Accessories, Apparel/SoftGoods, HardGoods/Equipment, Recreation

State: CO

City: Montrose

Country: United States

Required Experience:

Job Type: Full Time


Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel: No

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within:

Job Description & Requirements

Founded in the Rocky Mountains, our mission at Mayfly is to inspire adventure. We are an outdoor company, and work to build the best products available. Mayfly is proud to be a Certified B® Corporation and is headquartered in Montrose, Colorado.


Mayfly Outdoors is looking for an exceptional individual to join our manufacturing team in our new state-of-the-art facility in Montrose. Mayfly is comprised of fly fishing brands Abel®, Ross Reels® and Airflo®. We offer competitive pay and benefits, including Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, a matching 401(k) retirement plan, paid holidays and paid time off

Core Values:

  • Fish Together - Collaboration. Teamwork. Family.

  • Presentation - Quality. Pride. Integrity.

  • Hatch the Match - Innovate. Take Risks. Get It Done.

  • Wade Upstream -  Improvement. Growth. Development. 

  • Be the Guide - Customer Experience. Reputation. Expertis


Summary of Duties:

Machine complex parts in a variety of materials and sizes from engineering drawings, solid models, and pre-written CNC programs.

Factory Wide Requirements:

  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Team player comfortable working in a fast-paced, variable environment

  • Computer literacy in common software suites such as Microsoft Office or G Suite Apps and ability to adequately learn additional softwares as necessary to individual responsibilities

  • Strive to implement continuous improvements and company initiatives

  • Desire to continually invest in self

  • Conduct activities in a safe and healthy manner to overtly comply with all applicable OSHA standards to ensure protection of employees, the public, and environment

Required Skills & Expectations:

  • Set-up and operate CNC mills, CNC lathes, and a variety of general machine shop equipment

  • CNC machine program comprehension and ability to complete basic edits/off-sets

  • Produce high precision and dimensionally accurate parts from complex drawings with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), prototype sketches, electronic files and/or verbal instructions

  • General knowledge and ability using basic precision measuring instruments (i.e. Calipers, Micrometers, optical comparators, etc.), fixtures and gages required for verifying parts dimensional accuracy

  • High attention to detail and ability to recognize tool wear, inferior surface finish from machine lines/blends, and other subjective aspects of manufacturing.

  • Ability to identify issues with equipment and inform management accordingly.

  • Use manual hand and power tools including but not limited to bandsaws, sanders, grinders, lathes and mills as needed

  • Mechanically and mathematically inclined

  • Assume a variety of shop roles when needed and additional duties as required

  • Sustainably lift up to 50lbs in a range of motions

  • Maintain all daily/weekly reports including but not limited to Production, Tooling Consumption, Safety, etc.

  • Accurately create and maintain detailed Job Set-Up Sheets and Tooling Lists specific to individual parts to assist in future Set-Ups and Operator Development

Desired Skills:

  • High level of computer literacy and proficiency

  • Proficient to Expert in GibbsCam or other factory specific CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) software utilized to create manufacturing programs on CNC machinery

  • Proficient to Expert in SolidWorks or other factory specific solid modeling software

  • Understanding and experience operating Multitasking Machinery (lathes with live tooling, sub-spindles, bar feeders)

  • Ability to operate, program, set-up, streamline 4-axis(+) VMC’s

Required Education/Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Manufacturing Technology Degree (Preferred)

  • 2+ years experience in related production environment (5+ Preferred)

    Please send resumes to and include Production Specialist - CNC Machinist in Subject Line

About Mayfly Outdoors - Abel Reels, Ross Reels & AirFlo

Founded in the Rocky Mountains, our mission at Mayfly is to inspire adventure. We are an outdoor company and work to build the best products available.

We design, engineer, and manufacture fishing equipment. Company subsidiaries operate under several brand names, including Abel, Ross Reels and Airflo. Combined, these businesses are the recipients of more industry “Awards in Excellence” for innovation, dependability and performance than any other fly-fishing tackle manufacturers globally.