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Senior CNC Programmer

Company: GENERAL ATOMICS
Location: La Mesa
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Machinist-- CNC Programmer to join the Manufacturing department at GA-ASI. Within the Manufacturing department, this position will be working out of the Machine Shop directly under the Mechanical Manufacturing team, located in Poway, CA.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Programs, performs setup and/or capability to run difficult prototype and first run production jobs.
  • Programming extremely close tolerance parts using Esprit, Mastercam, HyperMill, Vericut, or Renishaw Productivity+ software
  • Programs, performs setup and runs mills and lathes, which could include FADALS, LPP, APC and 5-Axis Machines.
  • Must have strong GD&T knowledge to interpret engineering drawings from sketches, graphic illustrations or verbal/written correspondence to plan sequence of operations; compute angular and linear dimensions; determine cutting or grinding tools to be used, method of holding, and machine speeds and feeds.
  • Develop and manage standard tool libraries.
  • Plans sequence of machine operation using drawings, sketches or other written or verbal instructions.
  • Assists with the development of concepts, ideas, and methods for solving milling/machining problems.
  • Performs precision work to exacting tolerances for R&D and/or Production Engineering.
  • Directs, guides, and instructs other machinists in daily operations along with acting as a lead and advisor.
  • Reviews and interprets job requests including drawings and service requests.
  • Prepares the required schedule and cost estimates.
  • Orders and expedites materials needed.
  • Utilizes and interprets engineering drawings from sketches, graphic illustrations or verbal/written correspondence to plan sequence of operations; compute angular and linear dimensions; determine cutting or grinding tools to be used, method of holding, and machine speeds and feeds and assists others with job layout.
  • Capability to perform such operations as turning, facing, boring, chamfering, turning tapers, drilling, grooving, reaming; machine compound angles, multiple angels, radii, splines, serration's 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.
  • Capability to design and fabricate tooling aids to assist in machine setups utilizing numerous shop equipment.
  • Interacts with various Application Engineers to assure the correct and up-to-date technologies are being implemented.
  • Knowledge of CAD/CAM programming, along with all basic computer operations and applications required.
  • Must have the capability to perform complex assignments with little or no direction, able to instruct and train others on their assignments.
  • A high degree of initiative and extensive knowledge of machining is required to handle complex issues and/or situation not normally encountered.
  • Considerable knowledge of the position is required to ascertain problem situations and to recommend practical solutions to complex issues related to machinist function.
  • Possesses good interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills to interface with various levels of employees while performing machinist functions.
  • Utilization of AICC (Artificial Intelligence Contour Control) desired
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and wherever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • This facility operates on a 9/80 schedule.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 ten or more years related experience. Additional experience may be substituted for formal education.
    • Must be customer focused and possess:
      • Ability to perform complex set-up and fabrication of machined parts with no direction.
      • Ability to instruct and train machinist staff.
      • A high degree of initiative and extensive knowledge of machining equipment including ability to use judgment and safe practices.
      • Ability to read, interpret and explain complex or unusual engineering drawings, sketches and verbal and written instructions.
      • Skills to maintain the flow of work within the unit using independent judgment in solving complex or unusual problems.
      • Strong interpersonal skills and written communication skills to interface with employees, management and customers/outside representatives.
      • Basic computer skills.
      • Ability to work both independently and lead in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.
      • Must be available to work 1st or 2nd shift.
      • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, La Mesa , Senior CNC Programmer, IT / Software / Systems , La Mesa, California

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