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CNC Machinist - Milling

Date posted 02/06/2018

Job ID#: 16627BR
Company: General Atomics
Job Title: CNC Machinist - Milling
Job Category: Engineering, Manufacturing, Technicians
City: San Diego
State: California
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly

Job Summary

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

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

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a 5-Axis Milling Micro-Machinist within our General Atomics-Inertial Fusion Technology (IFT) division. This position, under limited supervision is responsible for performing programming and micro-machining functions to produce millimeter sized parts to exacting tolerances and dimensions. The successful candidate will become a member of a fast-paced, dynamic target fabrication team.


  • Programs, performs setup, and operate CNC mills for difficult machine prototypes and first run production jobs.

  • Programs utilizing Mastercam, or similar software, for Heidenhain controller 5-axis CNC milling machines.

  • Reviews engineering drawings, sketches or other written instructions to plan sequence of machine operations.

  • Must demonstrate working knowledge of M- codes & G-codes, and must have a full understanding of tool offsets and compensations.

  • Contributes to the development of solutions to a range of difficult technical problems to ensure deadlines or schedules are met.

  • Participates in the preparation of department documentation, including operational instructions and/or standard procedures.

  • Performs preventive maintenance and makes machine adjustments as required.

  • May provide guidance or training to equal or lower level machinists.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or 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%

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