Jaguar Precision Machine Corp. began as a two-man shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1990. After several expansions and remodels in the 1990s, Jaguar grew to include a dedicated office space, inspection room, material storage, and shipping/receiving areas as well as 5000 square feet of manufacturing area. The next expansion included a second manufacturing area that took the total area of production to 8750 square feet.
Daniel Schatzman moved to become the new owner of Jaguar Precision Machine, LLC in 2014, focusing the company on investing in its people, processes, technology, and customers. We believe in only sourcing sophisticated products through our experienced team and resources through continuous improvement.
Since the company’s start in 1990 Jaguar has grown into a prototype production machine shop experienced in providing advanced quality products for every customer. Advances in technology hold considerable potential for Jaguar as we continue to grow alongside the world as it develops, finding great interest for New Space projects in the manufacturing area.
The four pillars of Jaguar's modernization have been improving people, processes, and technology in parallel to ensure a smooth path as we positively grow. We pride ourselves on having highly trained people who can utilize state of the art technology. Jaguar is continuously investing in the employees through new technology and education.
Jaguar not only serves The University of New Mexico’s Formula SAE Team, Lobo Motorsports, we also offer internships to eligible students enrolled in the Engineering program at UNM. This opportunity enables students to get hands-on experience in the demanding environment of the precision machining industry. Within our inspection lab, interns will learn the vital skills of blueprint reading, knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), Keyence, and Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) operation. Interns will learn overall inspection procedures and become familiar with the machining process, materials, measuring tools, and ISO 9001 / AS9100 requirements.
Jaguar strives to continuously improve our effectiveness as an industry leader. We look at the situations and ourselves realistically when assessing initiatives by collecting data at every stage, analyzing that data, and identifying excellence and shortfalls. Then strategically addressing where necessary. This continuous process helps Jaguar make decisions utilizing comprehensive data.
Knowledge and experience will always be a part of you. Everyone at Jaguar is encouraged to participate in any training available that enhances their field of expertise. In the near future Jaguar will have an established educational assistance program for employees seeking to advance in higher education.
Our lives and our quality of life are invaluable. Working with machinery and chemicals can put people in harm's way when policies and procedures fail to protect us. We take action to ensure the protection of our people. Jaguar's safety culture includes being proactive and innovative in our safety policies and procedures while ensuring OSHA compliance. We train employees on how to handle emergencies and hazardous chemicals, how to control hazardous energy, the importance of proper PPE, and more.
Since Dan acquired the company in November 2014, resources remain invested into people, processes, technology, and customers. He fine-tuned the Jaguar culture to create a motivating atmosphere through the value of teamwork and innovation. Dan finds importance in maintaining the family culture and open-mindedness that is Jaguar Precision Machine.
Kenton is a graduate of UNM earning his BS in Mechanical Engineering. He focuses his skills in quoting accuracy and communication between our employees and customers. As the General Manager, his ability to ensure things run smoothly and create a positive experience for our customers and employees is essential, Kenton is always ready to help.
Michelle helps Jaguar manage our subcontractors, materials, hardware, and any other resources the shop may need. Communication with our suppliers goes through Michelle as she organizes pricing and delivery. Michelle also manages the intern's responsibilities and duties. She takes the extra time to ensure each of our employees are comfortable and listened to.
Michael was going to CNM for welding during the time when Dan struck up a conversation when fishing, and soon after, he came to join Jaguar as an inspector. He's the car enthusiast that manages our inspection lab to ensure those essential processes continue to run accurately and efficiently.
Kaitlin has earned a BS in Environmental Science from NMSU. She has continued her training by becoming certified in OSHA general industry #511 and AS9100 Lead Auditor courses. Kaitlin ensures Jaguar is always positively growing through our quality management system and safety trainings.
David has taken 60+ hours of accounting from both CNM and UNM. He's the newest member of the Jaguar team and he's filling the crucial role with ease. Along with staying on top of his duties, David ensures all of the Jaguar personnel are heard and taken care of. He believes, as we do, that there's always a way to improve.
Jacob has recently been promoted over to Intelligent Design Services after working with Jaguar for five years. He has the high responsibility of helping customers with their engineering projects and design. He'll also cook some of the best food you've ever tasted.