CNC Machinst

General Atomics • San Diego, CA 92140

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

Job ID#: 20832BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Job Title: CNC Machinst

Job Category: Engineering, Manufacturing, Technicians

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly

Job Summary

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We have an exciting opportunity for a CNC Machinist to join our Composites Tooling group within the Manufacturing department at GA-ASI, located in our Sabre Springs facility.

Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for performing complex functions related to machine tools. Plans, lays out work, programs, sets up and operates all types of lathes, mills or grinders to machine or grind developmental, production or maintenance parts to exacting tolerances and dimensions.


* Plans sequence of machine operation as required using drawings, sketches or other written or verbal instructions.

* Reviews engineering drawings, sketches, graphic illustrations or verbal/written correspondence to compute angular and linear dimensions. Determines cutting tools to be used, method of holding, and machine speeds and feeds.

* May write and program instructions for the CNC machines.

* May monitor and verify quality of work performed by equal or lower level personnel, such as first part inspection.

* Sets up tooling and production stock to be machined using a wide variety of both conventional and CNC machining equipment to perform machining of complex parts by drilling, reaming, boring, tapping, slotting, and dovetailing on ferrous and non-ferrous metals and their alloys.

* Designs, fabricates, and/or improvises tooling, and tooling aids to assist in machine setups utilizing various shop equipment.

* Performs preventive maintenance and makes machine adjustments as required using hand tools and precision measuring instruments.

* Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices. Other duties assigned as required.


Job Qualifications

* Typically requires an Associate's degree, technical/trade school training or equivalent and seven or more years related experience. Additional experience may be substituted for formal education.

* Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to perform complex set-up and fabrication of machined parts with little or no direction; (2) in-depth knowledge of machining equipment including ability to use judgment and safe practices; (3) ability to read, interpret and explain engineering drawings, sketches and verbal and written instructions; (4) skills to maintain the flow of work within the unit using independent judgment in solving moderately complex problems and recommending solutions; (5) strong interpersonal skills and written communication skills to interface with employees and management; and (6) basic computer skills. The ability to work both independently and lead in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.

Travel Percentage Required : 0% - 25%

Clearance Required? No


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