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Conventional Machinist

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General Atomics San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 1 month ago

Job ID#: 21566BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Job Title: Conventional Machinist

Job Category: Manufacturing

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly

Job Summary

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 recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

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


Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for performing 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. Expected to provide guidance or training to equal or lower level machinists.

  • Plans sequence of machine operation as required using drawings, sketches or other written or verbal instructions.

  • Reviews engineering drawings, sketches, graphic illustrations or verbal/written correspondence to compute angular and linear dimensions. Determines cutting tools to be used, method of holding, and machine speeds and feeds.

  • May monitor and verify quality of work performed by equal or lower level personnel, such as first part inspection.

  • Sets up tooling and production stock to be machined using a wide variety of both conventional and CNC machining equipment to perform machining of complex parts by drilling, reaming, boring, tapping, slotting, and dovetailing on ferrous and non-ferrous metals and their alloys.

  • Designs, fabricates, and/or improvises tooling, and tooling aids to assist in machine setups utilizing various shop equipment.

  • Performs preventive maintenance and makes machine adjustments as required using hand tools and precision measuring instruments.

  • May provide guidance or training to equal or lower level machinist.

  • 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.

  • Other duties as assigned or required.

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. Must be customer focused and possess:

  • The ability to perform complex set-up and fabrication of machined parts with little or no direction;

  • In-depth knowledge of machining equipment including ability to use judgment and safe practices;

  • Ability to read, interpret and explain engineering drawings, sketches and verbal and written instructions;

  • Skills to maintain the flow of work within the unit using independent judgment in solving moderately complex problems and recommending solutions;

  • Strong interpersonal skills and written communication skills to interface with employees and management;

  • Basic computer skills; and,

  • The ability to work both independently and lead in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.

Travel Percentage Required : 0% - 25%

Clearance Required? No

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Conventional Machinist

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General Atomics