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Machinist Full-time

at General Atomics in Mississippi (Published at 07-01-2019)

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 Machinist to join our Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) Group located 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 large CNC Machine Tools to produce parts and fixtures to exacting tolerances and dimensions from drawings and work instructions. Must be familiar with GD&T. Must have ability to work with programmers to help troubleshoot problems.
  • Performs moderately complex functions related to CNC machine set-up and operation.
  • Operates and performs machine set up of Computer Numerically Control (CNC) horizontal turning lathes and precision milling machines.
  • Must be familiar with using G and M codes.
  • Set up & Operate CNC VTL with 118? chuck
  • Set up & Operate Horizontal Mills up to 393? travel
  • Set up & 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.
  • Must be able to understand CMM reports.
  • 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.
  • Ability to keep work area clean.
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 four 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 or moderately complex set-up and fabrication of machined parts with little direction.
  • Strong knowledge of machining equipment including ability to use judgment and safe practices.
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings, sketches, verbal and written instructions.
  • Skills to maintain the flow of work within the unit using independent judgment in solving non-routine problems and recommending solutions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and written communication skills to interface with employees and management; and 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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