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Senior CNC Machinist - Whisper Aero

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Job Title
Senior CNC Machinist
Job Location
Crossville, Tennessee, United States
Job Description

Our Company

Whisper Aero, a leader in air propulsion technology, focuses on delivering cleaner, quieter, and more efficient thrust solutions. Our team, with over a decade of experience in electric propulsion, includes experts from NASA, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and other industry giants. We pride ourselves on a culture of ambition, creativity, and teamwork, constantly seeking innovative minds ready to challenge norms and drive progress in our field.

About The Role

As a Sr. CNC Machinist at Whisper Aero, you will be focused on applying cutting-edge rapid prototyping techniques and low-rate initial production techniques to the production of rotating turbomachinery. This role requires a solid track record of bringing complex ideas and geometry to life.

What You’ll Do

  • Set up, operate, and maintain multi-axis CNC machines, including CNC mill-turn machines and manual mill/lathe machines.
  • Complete machining operations from drawings and/or verbal instructions.
  • Perform various types of drilling, tapping, broaching, milling, and turning on CNC machines.
  • Train technicians and engineers on the safe operation and maintenance of CNC machines.
  • Lead and create a safety-first shop environment.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent certificate.
  • 10+ years of experience with g-code, setup, operation, and/or programming of CNC mill/lathe machines.
  • Demonstrated experience in machining complex parts with tight tolerances using 5+ axis CNC machining equipment.
  • Ability to interpret mechanical drawings and CAD models, with experience in GD&T.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing machining fixtures and programming for multi-axis milling machines.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs unassisted.

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with CNC Mill-Turn multi-axis machines.
  • Background in aerospace manufacturing or precision applications.
  • Experience in machining rotating assemblies (turbomachinery, electric motors, etc.).


  • Top-tier Benefits: 100% paid Medical, dental, and vision for employees, 75% paid for dependents
  • PTO & Federal Holidays: Starting at four weeks of paid time off for vacation, sick, and personal days
  • Competitive Salary: Value-based compensation, plus enjoy Tennessee’s no-income-tax life
  • End of Year Bonuses: For eligible employees
  • Paid Lunches: Lunches MWF + drinks and snacks to keep you going throughout the day
  • 401(k) 
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional Development Stipend

Whisper Aero is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Whisper Aero also participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.


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Whisper Aero Headquarters Location

Crossville, TN

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Whisper Aero Company Size

Between 20 - 50 employees

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Whisper Aero Funding Rounds

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  • Series A

    $32,000,000 USD

  • Series Unknown

    $7,500,000 USD

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