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Date posted 10/06/2016

Job ID#: 10070BR
Company: General Atomics
Job Title: Machinist
Job Category: Manufacturing
City: Tupelo
State: Mississippi
Regular/Temp: Regular Employee
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly

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.

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) is a supplier of advanced electromagnetic systems, related power equipment and other high technology products for a variety of government and commercial applications. These include products such as the design and fabrication of linear motors, superconducting and conventional rotating motors, power inverters, high-energy capacitors, radiation monitoring systems, high-voltage direct current power distribution systems, and numerous other products.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a 2nd shift Machinist in Tupelo, MS. Under general supervision with general instruction, a Machinist is responsible for performing moderately complex functions related to machine tools. A Machinist plans, lays out work, sets up and operates all types of lathes and mills to machine developmental, production or maintenance parts to exacting tolerances and dimensions.

  • Performs moderately complex functions related to CNC machine set-up and operation.
  • Operates and occasionally performs machine set up of Computer Numerically Control (CNC) horizontal turning lathes and precisions milling machines.
  • Must be familiar with using G and M codes.
  • Operate CNC VTL with 118” chuck
  • Operate Horizontal Mills up to 393” travel
  • Operate CNC Lathe with 78” swing
  • 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.
  • Determines cutting tools to be used, method of holding and machine speeds and feeds.
  • Operates metrology equipment and record and document metrology information.
  • Prepares the fabrication and metrology of components to specifications in a timely manner in a fast paced, schedule driven program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.
  • Typically requires an associate’s degree, technical/trade school training or equivalent and four or more years related experience. Additional experience may be substituted for formal education.
  • Must have experience machining castings and forgings weighing several thousand pounds.
  • Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to perform non-routine or moderately complex set-up and fabrication of machined parts with little direction; (2) strong knowledge of machining equipment including ability to use judgment and safe practices; (3) ability to read and understand engineering drawings, sketches, verbal and written instructions; (4) skills to maintain the flow of work within the unit using independent judgment in solving non-routine 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 in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.
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