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Senior Multi-axis Lathe Programmer

Location: Lemon Grove
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

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 currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior CNC Programmer within our ASI Division.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Programs, performs setup and/or capability to run difficult prototype and first run production jobs.Programs, performs setup and runs lathes, which could include multi-axis lathe machines.Must have strong GD&T knowledge to interpret engineering drawings from sketches, graphic illustrations or verbal/written correspondence to plan sequence of operations; compute angular and linear dimensions; determine cutting or grinding tools to be used, method of holding, and machine speeds and feeds.Plans sequence of machine operation using drawings, sketches or other written or verbal instructions.Assists with the development of concepts, ideas, and methods for solving machining problems.Performs precision work to exacting tolerances for R&D and/or Production Engineering.Directs, guides, and instructs other machinists in daily operations along with acting as a lead and advisor.Reviews and interprets job requests including drawings and service requests.Prepares the required schedule and cost estimates.Orders and expedites materials needed.Utilizes and interprets engineering drawings from sketches, graphic illustrations or verbal/written correspondence to plan sequence of operations; compute angular and linear dimensions; determine cutting or grinding tools to be used, method of holding, and machine speeds and feeds and assists others with job layout.Capability to perform such operations as turning, facing, boring, chamfering, turning tapers, drilling, grooving, reaming; machine compound angles, multiple angels, radii, splines, serration's 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.Capability to design and fabricate tooling aids to assist in machine setups.Interacts with various Application Engineers to assure the correct and up-to-date technologies are being implemented.Knowledge of Esprit CAD/CAM programming software, along with all basic computer operations and applications required.Must have the capability to perform complex assignments with little or no direction, able to instruct and train others on their assignments.A high degree of initiative and extensive knowledge of machining is required to handle complex issues and/or situation not normally encountered.Considerable knowledge of the position is required to ascertain problem situations and to recommend practical solutions to complex issues related to machinist function.Possesses good interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills to interface with various levels of employees while performing machinist functions.Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and wherever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.This facility operates on a 9/80 schedule.
Job Qualifications:
Typically requires a bachelor 's degree in computer programming or a related field and nine or more years of progressive experience in programming computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines. Equivalent professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education.Must be customer focused and possess:
Ability to identify issues, analyze and interpret data and develop innovative solutions to a variety of complex matters,.Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings to a variety of audiences including senior management and senior external parties.Excellent interpersonal skills to influence and guide all levels of employees.Ability to effectively and efficiently initiate, plan, and manage projects.Ability to represent the company as a technical expert on external projects.Excellent computer skills including in depth knowledge of post processor development and/or modification.Must demonstrate an extensive technical expertise of CNC application principles, theories, and concepts, and must have project leadership skills including organizing, scheduling, and coordinating work assignments to meet project milestones or established completion dates.Must possess the ability to contribute to the development of new processes or systems, and resolve complex technical problems. Must be able to serve as spokesperson or leader on projects. Ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required. Must be U.S Citizen

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, San Diego , Senior Multi-axis Lathe Programmer, IT / Software / Systems , Lemon Grove, California

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