Machinist I

General Atomics

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Tupelo, MS

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Job Summary

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, this position is responsible for performing moderately 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.

  • Performs moderately complex functions related to CNC machine set-up and operation.
  • Set up and operate various CNC machines to include:
    • Horizontal Boring Mills
    • Vertical Mills (3,4 & 5 Axis)
    • Lathes (Twin Spindle, multi axis)
    • Horizontal Mill
    • Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM)
  • Follows work instructions and set up sheets to select cutting tools to be used, method of holding work piece, and machine speeds and feeds.
  • Improvises and adapts standard tooling. Performs typical operations such as turning, facing, boring, chamfering, turning tapers, drilling, grooving, reaming; machine compound angles, multiple angels, radii, splines, serrations 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.
  • Operates and/or performs machine set up for any horizontal or vertical lathe, milling machines, or grinding machine. Lifts, cuts, loads and secures raw stock into machining equipment for job requirement.
  • 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.
  • Perform daily preventive maintenance on machines.
  • 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. Performs other duties as assigned or required.
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 high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be customer focused after detailed instruction, must possess:
    • the ability to perform basic routine set-up and fabrication of machined parts;
    • basic knowledge of shop equipment including ability to use judgment and safe practices;
    • skills to maintain the flow of work within the unit;
    • good interpersonal skills and written communication skills to interface with employees and supervisor; and basic computer skills.
  • Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Flexibility to work extended hours as required.
  • Must be customer focused and possess the ability to perform non-routine complex set-up and fabrication of CNC Machines and machined parts