Machinist 3

    • Clinton, UT

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking a Machinist for our Clearfield, UT location.

Role Description & Responsibilities:
As a Machinist in our Case Center of Excellence, you will work on and inspect next generation composite structures.
This job involves machining parts per specification by setting up and operating CNC equipment. The Machinist is responsible for: quality of the product by performing both in-process and final part inspections, care and maintenance of the equipment, assuring tooling and materials readiness, and maintaining a clean and safe work environment. This position will require the individual to provide training to others in all aspects of CNC equipment setup, operation and maintenance.

Competencies for Success:

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with ability to work with others at all levels of the organization
  • Proven track record training mid to upper skill level machine operators
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced, diverse environment
  • Initiative, self-starter, adaptable, and high motivation for excellence
  • High energy, results oriented, self-motivated / self-reliant, team player
Sets up and operates a variety of machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, planers, and precision grinders to make metal parts, mechanisms, tools, or machines to exacting tolerances and dimensions. Interprets blueprints, sketches, and engineering specifications; determines sequence of operations, number of cuts required, and method of setup; uses a variety of machinist hand tools and precision measuring instruments; makes standard shop computations relating to dimensions of work, tooling, feeds, and speeds; measures, marks, and scribes dimensions and reference points to lay out stock for machining; fits and assembles precision parts into mechanical equipment and determines material, parts, and equipment required. Some machines may be numerically controlled. May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures. Typically requires completion of a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.


High School Diploma or equivalent GED (education will be verified)
  • Technical Certificate or equivalent in years of experience
  • Candidate must have 5+ years CNC 3 - 5-axis machining experience working on aerospace components / parts. Must also have extensive experience running manual machines and performing set-ups.
  • Ability to read and interpret production specifications, production diagrams, assembly drawings, and technical specifications (English)
  • Ability to read and interpret blue prints
  • Expert in GD & T
  • Experience in following written set-up instructions and /or performing unique set-ups
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve unforeseen, unique issues as they arise in machining a part(s)
  • Experience in complex measurements and advanced shop math calculations relative to tolerances, dimensions, tooling, and feeds and speeds
  • Experience fabricating component parts where set-ups are non-routine and tolerances are difficult to acquire and maintain
  • Expert on materials and machining processes
  • Experience providing CNC programming support
  • May lead team members as directed by supervision
  • Establishes work pace for team - leads by example
  • Must be able to work overtime and weekends as required
  • Responsible for personal/TEAM safety
  • Able to work in a standing position for extended time periods
  • Able to lift or move a minimum of 35 -50 lbs. for up to 12 hours per day; pushing or pulling 35 -50+ lbs. occasionally throughout the work day
  • Ability to use the proper measuring tools and understand how tools work in order to produce quality parts to standard required
  • Ability to understand and work with knowledge of Lean manufacturing principles and disciplines
  • Perform other related work assignments special projects, and other duties as assigned by the Manufacturing Supervisor or Shift Lead

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • CNC Programming experience
  • Experience with Fanuc Controller preferred
  • Machining certificate
  • Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

    A leading global security company, Northrop Grumman provides innovative products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber security, and complex logistics to government and commercial clients.

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