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CNC Machinist

Tupelo, Mississippi

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

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Date posted 09/09/2020 Job ID 29724BR Company General Atomics Experience Level Mid-Level (3-7 years) Job Title CNC Machinist City Tupelo State Mississippi 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.

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS’ expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide

We have an exciting opportunity for a second shift Machinist to join our Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) Group located in Tupelo, MS. Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for performing complex functions related to machine tools. A Machinist 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.

  • Performs highly complex functions related to CNC machine set-up and operation.
  • Operates and performs machine set up of highly technical, and sometimes large CNC machines.
  • Set up and operate various CNC machines to include:
    • Horizontal Boring Mills up to 393” travel
    • Lathe with 78” swing
    • VTL with 118” chuck
    • Hass Vertical Mill
    • 3-axis lathe
    • 4-axis lathe
    • Horizontal Mill (Okuma or Makino)
    • Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM)
    • 5-axis Mill (Haas/Mori)
  • Follows work instructions and set up sheets to select cutting tools to be used, method of holding work piece, and machine speeds and feeds.
  • Sets tools with touch-off probe, pre setter or manually.
  • Determines cutting tools to be used, method of holding and machine speeds and feeds on less complex parts.
  • Sets tools with touch-off probe using electrical measurement system.
  • Reviews engineering drawings from sketches, graphic illustrations or verbal/written correspondence to plan the fabrication sequence to fabricate parts to specifications in a timely manner.
  • Prepares the fabrication and metrology of components to specifications in a timely manner in a fast paced, schedule driven program
  • Operates metrology equipment and record and document metrology information.
  • Documents and certifies work flow and measurements of assigned parts according to standard.
  • Maintains the flow of work within the unit using independent judgment in solving non-routine problems and recommending solutions.
  • Performs 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 the ability to perform non-routine complex set-up and fabrication of CNC Machines and machined parts with little direction.
  • Experience with 4-axis machine set up and operation is required.
  • Experience with 5-axis bridge mill with 12 meter bed is preferred.
  • Experience with Haas, Okuma, Mori, Makino, and Mazak machines is preferred.
  • Experience with electric discharge machine (EDM) is preferred.
  • Must be able to use indicators and edge-finders.
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings, sketches, verbal and written instructions.
  • Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) is required.
  • Strong computer skills required.
  • Experience using G and M codes required.
  • Must be able to understand CMM (Coordinate Measurement Machine) reports.
  • Experience with DoD measurement and tolerance standards is highly preferred.
  • Must possess experience documenting and certifying work flow and measurements of assigned parts according to standard.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and written communication skills to interface with employees, management, and external customers.
  • The ability to work both independently and in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.
Travel Percentage Required 0% - 25% Relocation Assistance Provided Yes 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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