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Machinist

Tupelo, Mississippi

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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: Entry-Level (0-2 years)

  • Travel: 0 - 25

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

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Date posted 02/23/2022 Job ID 35002BR Company General Atomics Experience Level Entry-Level (0-2 years) Job Title Machinist City Tupelo State Mississippi Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Hourly

Job Summary 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 Machinist to join our Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) Group located in Tupelo, MS. Under general supervision with general instruction, this position is responsible for performing moderately 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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Performs moderately complex functions related to CNC machine set-up and operation.
  • Set up and operate various CNC machines to include:
    • Horizontal Boring Mills
    • Vertical Mills (3,4 & 5 Axis)
    • Lathes (Twin Spindle, multi axis)
    • Horizontal Mill
    • Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM)
  • Follows work instructions and set up sheets to select cutting tools to be used, method of holding work piece, and machine speeds and feeds.
  • Improvises and adapts standard tooling. Performs typical operations such as turning, facing, boring, chamfering, turning tapers, drilling, grooving, reaming; machine compound angles, multiple angels, radii, splines, serrations 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.
  • Operates and/or performs machine set up for any horizontal or vertical lathe, milling machines, or grinding machine. Lifts, cuts, loads and secures raw stock into machining equipment for job requirement.
  • 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.
  • Perform daily preventive maintenance on machines.
  • 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. 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 a high school diploma, technical/trade school training or equivalent and two or more years related experience.
  • Must be customer focused and possess:
  • The ability to perform semi-routine set-up and fabrication of machined parts;
  • Good knowledge of machining equipment including ability to use judgment and safe practices;
  • Ability to read and understand engineering blue prints and diagrams;
  • Skills to maintain the flow of work within the unit;
  • Good interpersonal skills and written communication skills to interface with employees and supervisor; and
  • Basic computer skills. Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment. Flexibility 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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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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