General Atomics and Affiliated Companies CNC Mill Machinist in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 18097BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: CNC Mill Machinist

Job Category: Manufacturing

City: San Diego

State: California

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

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

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 have an exciting opportunity for a CNC Mill Machinist to join our Machine Shop at GA-ASI, located in Poway, CA.

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


  • Perform complex functions related to machine tools. Set up and operate all types of CNC Mills, Turn/Mills, Multi-Axis Mill Turns and grinders to machine developmental, and production parts to exacting tolerances and dimensions.

  • Candidate must be able to perform a variety of complex tasks and demonstrate a superior working knowledge related to machining.

  • Must be able to compute angular and linear dimensions using basic shop math practices.

  • Must demonstrate working knowledge of M- codes & G-codes, and must have a full understanding of tool offsets and compensations.

  • Review engineering drawings from sketches, graphic illustrations or verbal/written correspondence to plan sequence of operations.

  • Ability to determine cutting tools to be used, method of holding, and machine speeds and feeds.

  • Improvise, adapt and design standard tooling; perform such typical operations as turning, facing, boring, and machine compound angles.

  • A strong working knowledge of the most current cutting tools is favorable.

  • Perform all types of helical and spiral milling, drilling, reaming, boring, tapping, slotting, and dovetailing on ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

  • Perform required preventative maintenance at the operator level.

  • Keep machines and work area, both clean & safe.

  • Candidate must be computer literate with knowledge of applications related to machining. All time keeping & set-up instructions are available at all work centers.

  • Must have strong working knowledge reading and interpreting drawings using ASME Y14.5 GD&T 2009.

  • Possess good interpersonal skills along with verbal and written communication skills to interface effectively with other employees or management.

  • Must be self-motivated, willing to proactively multitask, and display a continued team attitude.

  • This facility operates on a 9/80 schedule

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:

  • (1) the ability to perform complex set-up and fabrication of machined parts with little or no direction;

  • (2) in-depth knowledge of machining equipment including ability to use judgment and safe practices;

  • (3) ability to read, interpret and explain engineering drawings, sketches and verbal and written instructions;

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

  • (5) strong interpersonal skills and written communication skills to interface with employees and management; and

  • (6) basic computer skills. The ability to work both independently and lead in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.