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Experienced CNC Machinist

Adelanto, California

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Assemblers, Machinists, Material and Production Control, Composite Technicians, Coordinators, Planners and Stock Clerks. These are just a few of the Manufacturing positions we offer at General Atomics. As a Manufacturing team member, you will use high-tech machines, systems, equipment and tools to create and build our products.

Experience in handling composite materials, using CNC machines and software, reading blueprints and drawings and a general understanding of manufacturing prinicples and systems are all desirable qualifications.

  • Schedule: Full-Time Hourly

  • Job Level: Mid-Level (3-7 years)

  • Travel: 0 - 25

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What makes a successful Experienced CNC Machinist at General Atomics? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Detail Oriented
  • Team Player
  • Results Driven
  • Organized
  • Productive
  • Problem Solver

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Date posted 04/20/2021 Job ID 31848BR Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Experience Level Mid-Level (3-7 years) Job Title Experienced CNC Machinist City Adelanto 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 have an exciting opportunity for a CNC Machinist supporting our Adelanto, CA manufacturing facility. This position is responsible for performing complex functions related to machine tools. Ensures project development schedules and goals are met. Plans the layout, fabrication and testing of mechanical devices. Sets up and operates any type of precision machine tool to make original parts, tools, mechanisms and devices. Solves complex problems relative to such things as unusual materials, difficult setups, tool selection, product specifications, and fabrication methods for production process.

  • Programs, performs setup and runs difficult prototype and production jobs using both conventional and CNC mills and lathes.
  • Plans sequence of machine operations using digital engineering models, drawings, sketches or other written or verbal instructions.
  • Assists with the development of concepts, ideas, and methods for solving milling/turning machining problems.
  • May be required to direct, guide, and instruct other machinists in daily operations. Acts as a lead and advisor.
  • Reviews and interprets job requests including drawings and service requests. Prepares the required schedule and cost estimates. Orders and expedites materials and cutting tools as needed.
  • Utilizes and interprets engineering drawings from sketches, graphic illustrations or verbal/written correspondence to plan sequence of operations.
  • Computes angular and linear dimensions.
  • Determines cutting or grinding tools to be used, method of holding, and machine speeds and feeds. Assists others with job layout.
  • Performs such operations as turning, facing, boring, chamfering, turning tapers, drilling, grooving, reaming; machine compound angles, multiple angles, radii, splines, serration's and keyways.
  • Performs all types of helical and spiral milling, drilling, reaming, boring, tapping, slotting, and dovetailing on ferrous and non-ferrous metals and their alloys.
  • Designs and fabricates tooling aids to assist in machine setups utilizing various shop equipment.
  • Ensures that preventive maintenance is being performed.
  • 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 as assigned or required.
We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
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.
  • US citizenship is required.
  • Must be customer focused and possess:
    • Ability to perform complex set-up and fabrication of machined parts with minimal supervision
    • Ability to instruct and train machinist staff
    • Ability to troubleshoot machine problems using established diagnostic capabilities.
    • A high degree of initiative and extensive knowledge of machining equipment including the ability to use good judgment and safe practices while performing PM's.
    • Ability to read, interpret and explain complex or unusual engineering drawings, sketches and verbal and written instructions
    • Skills to maintain the flow of work within the unit using independent judgment in solving complex or unusual problems
    • Strong interpersonal skills and written communication skills to interface with employees, management, customers, and outside representatives
    • 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 Relocation Assistance Provided Not Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? No
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  • Competitive Pay

  • Paid Time Off

  • Healthcare

  • Multiple product lines means a variety of work

  • Pension, 401(k)/Retirement Plans

  • Travel

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“The people I work with and the great opportunities to grow are the reasons I look forward to coming to work every day.”
– Ralph, Technician
“I enjoy working with good people and knowing I am helping our great military.”
– Joe, Fabricator
“I chose General Atomics because I wanted to work in a challenging work environment.”
– Tony, Composite Technician
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“I'm excited to come to work because of the new projects and challenges.”
– James, Quality Composite Inspector

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