Lunar Resources, America’s leading space industrial company, is pioneering space manufacturing, off-earth resource extraction, and in-situ resource utilization. A corporate spin-off from various NASA-sponsored technology development programs, Lunar Resources objective is to enable the economic utilization of space’s resources to enable humanity to build off earth.

Machinist (Space Manufacturing Technologies and Resource Extraction Technologies)

The space manufacturing and resource extraction teams are responsible for developing a range of technologies to extract, manufacture, and fabricate materials in microgravity and the Moon. As a responsible machinist at Lunar Resources, you will work with a multidisciplinary group of engineers, material scientists, electrochemists and metallurgists.


  • Program and machine high precision, quick turn projects.
  • Look critically at all part processes to drive efficiency and improve quality by interfacing with engineers and designers.
  • Complete machining operations from blueprints, drawings, verbal instructions, and models.
  • Set up, operate, and prove-out programs on a variety of equipment including, but not limited to CNC mill (horizontal and vertical spindle), CNC lathe, manual mill/lathe and all other typical machine shop equipment.
  • Give feedback to engineers and designers, including early process reviews and receive feedback from customers to improve quality at the machine.


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate.
  • 3+ years of professional experience running CNC mills or lathes.
  • 3+ years of professional experience reading G-code and programming CNC machines.


  • Ability to diligently run multi-axis and multi-tasking programs.
  • Proficiency with typical precision measurement tools such as dial indicators, bore gauges, micrometers, calipers, and other common inspection tools.
  • Basic knowledge of cutting tools, as well as speeds and feeds for each, regardless of material type.
  • Experience with Fanuc, Hurco, and Haas machine tool controls.
  • Experience with manual lathes, knee mills, and various other manual equipment.
  • Ability to read engineering prints, proficient interpretation of GD&T feature interpretation.
  • Basic knowledge and experience developing work holding and fixturing solutions required to complete quality, repeatable Parts.
  • Desire to work collaboratively across several teams as needed to complete projects requiring multiple disciplines.
  • Strong communication skills and a desire to help achieve company goals in a dynamic and challenging environment.


  • Extended hours and weekend work may be required to support critical project and mission milestones.
  • Excited to work in a startup company culture and atmosphere.
  • This position is located at Lunar Resources' facility in Houston, TX.