Machinist

Job Description

The Machinist sets up, programs and operates various types of machines on the manufacturing floor of the BAE Systems York PA site. Performs all assembly work to build or repair fixtures, templates, gauges and miscellaneous machine parts.

Job Duties

  • Receives instructions and work orders from Process Supervisor, Assistant Process Supervisor, Lead Person or Self-Directed Work Team.
  • Handles material to and from work area using jib or overhead cranes or other material handling equipment, as required.
  • Interprets prints and sketches. Plans and determines working procedures for tool and material requirements. Makes sketches of parts and performs any layout as required.
  • Calculates and determines dimensions, tapers, indices and other data using shop formulas and handbooks.
  • On occasion may be required to tack weld parts for Welder to finish.
  • Selects and grinds tools, as required, in accordance with hardness, desired finish and other properties of parts or materials to be machined.
  • Procures and makes jigs, fixtures, or machine attachments required for the work to be machined.
  • Sets up, programs and operates various types of machines, adjusts stops, feeds, speeds, indexing, tapering or threading attachments.
  • Machines and hand works parts to precision tolerances and required finishes.
  • Assembles, fits, aligns, levels and adjusts machinery and equipment.
  • Uses precision measuring instruments and bar optics to verify accuracy of required dimensions.
  • Uses personal computer or other data acquisition devices as required.
  • Keeps work area safe and clean.

Tool and Equipment Utilized
Various types of machine tools such as CNC machines, lathes, saws, grinders, horizontal boring mills and milling machines. Machinist hand tools and measuring instruments such as wrenches, hammers, scrapers, files, scribes, protractors, micrometers, gages, levels and squares. Various portable power tools such as drills, grinders, and also uses ladders, platforms, blueprints, and sketches. Jib and overhead cranes (radio and pendulum). Personal computers or other data acquisition devices (i.e., bar code).

Materials Used
Government and customer furnished, purchased and plant produced parts / subassemblies / assemblies, wood plastic, cutting oils, grinding compound and other processing materials.

Position requires five years experience plus a Journeyman's Card and / or a completed apprenticeship from a certified and accredited vocational tech institute in an applicable field ( i.e., Machinist, Tool and Die Maker, Mold Maker, etc.)

Related experience working in a manufacturing environment.

Experience using tools including: Various types of CNC machines, lathes, water jet, horizontal boring mills vertical mills, and conventional machines such as saws, mills, lathes, grinders, etc. Machinist hand tools and measuring instruments and various portable power tools such as magnetic drills, grinders, sanders, etc. Jib and overhead cranes (radio or pendulum). Personal computers or other data acquisition devices (i.e., bar-code)

Required Skills and Education

Position requires five years experience plus a Journeyman's Card and / or a completed apprenticeship from a certified and accredited vocational tech institute in an applicable field ( i.e., Machinist, Tool and Die Maker, Mold Maker, etc.)

Related experience working in a manufacturing environment.

Experience using tools including: Various types of CNC machines, lathes, water jet, horizontal boring mills vertical mills, and conventional machines such as saws, mills, lathes, grinders, etc. Machinist hand tools and measuring instruments and various portable power tools such as magnetic drills, grinders, sanders, etc. Jib and overhead cranes (radio or pendulum). Personal computers or other data acquisition devices (i.e., bar-code)

Preferred Skills and Education

Experience using tools including: Various types of CNC machines, lathes, water jet, horizontal boring mills vertical mills, and conventional machines such as saws, mills, lathes, grinders, etc. Machinist hand tools and measuring instruments and various portable power tools such as magnetic drills, grinders, sanders, etc. Jib and overhead cranes (radio or pendulum). Personal computers or other data acquisition devices (i.e., bar-code)

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering 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 and services. Platforms & Services designs, develops, produces, supports, maintains, modernizes and upgrades armored combat vehicles, wheeled vehicles, naval guns, surface ship combatants, commercial vessels, missile launchers, artillery systems, military ordnance, and protective wear and armor. Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression


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