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Sr. Machinist

Adelanto, California

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Overview

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 Sr. 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 09/23/2022 Job ID 38826BR Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Experience Level Mid-Level (3-7 years) Job Title Sr. Machinist City Adelanto State California Workstyle Onsite 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.
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We have an exciting opportunity for a experienced Machinist in our Adelanto, CA facility. This person will play an integral role in key manufacturing operation. Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for performing complex functions related to machine tools. Plans, lays out work, 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. This person is expected to provide guidance or training to equal or lower level machinists.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • 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 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.
  • May provide guidance or training to equal or lower level machinist.
  • 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.
  • Must be customer focused and possess:
    • Ability to perform complex set-up and fabrication of machined parts with little or no direction
    • In-depth knowledge of machining equipment including ability to use judgment and safe practices
    • Ability to read, interpret and explain engineering drawings, sketches and verbal and written instruction
    • Skills to maintain the flow of work within the unit using independent judgment in solving moderately complex problems and recommending solutions
    • Strong interpersonal skills and written communication skills to interface with employees and management
    • Basic computer skills.
    • The ability to work both independently and lead in a team environment is essential
Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Not Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? No
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Benefits

  • 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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