Machine Operator II

BAE Systems

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Aiken, SC

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Job Description

BAE Systems in Aiken, South Carolina is seeking EXPERIENCED CNC Machine Operators that will handle Machining, fabricating and processing parts while meeting department and/or plant goals for cost, quality, delivery, safety and other performance measures. Within this role, you will primarily operate equipment with CNC controllers. Set machine controls, measure and load tools, fixtures, tapes, programs, and operate machine. Load and unload parts onto machine and fixtures from pallets or containers. Use hand-tools, ratchets, air tools, or other devices to secure parts and fixtures Machine parts to blueprint specifications. Check parts to quality specifications. Troubleshoot problems and recommend or take corrective action. Use hoist, pallet jacks or forklift to move parts, material, containers and fixtures to and from storage areas. Complete paperwork for work orders, labor and time reporting, quality records and related reporting requirements. Maintain a clean and safe work area. Train others. Perform other duties as necessary and appropriate for this position.

Required Skills and Education

  • A minimum of 2 years CNC machine controlled equipment experience in a metal cutting/metal working manufacturing environment.
  • Able to apply shop math, read and interpret blueprints and calculate dimensions.
  • Able to use gauges and measuring tools to determine the quality of a part.
  • Able to reach up to 50 inches, lift 30 pounds, and apply 30 pounds of torque to ratchets to load and unload parts on machine.
  • Able to understand work orders, machine controls and settings, fixtures and tool requirements and make adjustments as needed.
  •  Able to understand safety policies, procedures and machine features.
  • Able to operate hoist, pallet jack, or forklift. Operation of forklift requires passing a certification test and the ability to step up 14 inches onto the forklift.
  • Good analytical, problem solving, interpersonal, and communications skills.
  • Good time management and planning skills.

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services Posting

BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair…just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.

Preferred Skills and Education


Typical Education and Experience

Typically a High School Diploma and 1 year work experience or equivalent experience