Senior Advanced Machinist - Weekend Schedule - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Mission Systems (


  full-time   employee

United States

Basic Qualifications
Associate's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience
Applicants selected may be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.
Extended Weekend Shift that spans from Saturday through Monday 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Responsibilities for this Position
General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior Advanced Machinist - Weekend Schedule. The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.
Forms and shapes complex material
Works from complex drawings, process sheets and sketches to perform production tasks, which may include the cutting and shaping of metal to precision dimensions
Measures, makes and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or work piece as guides for subsequent machining
Selects, aligns and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories and materials on machines such as mills, lathes, jig borers and grinders
Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut, or enters commands to retrieve, input or edit computerized machine control media
Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining and adjusts machine controls or control media as required
Performs maintenance on machines as required
Verifies, by initials, conformance of finished work piece to specifications
Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data
Fits and assembles parts into complete assembly
Draws sketches of tooling for part to be fabricated
Checks work using prescribed gauges, jigs and fixtures to measure close tolerances
Monitors and verifies quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures
Maintains traceability of material by keeping lot items together or serialized
Notifies Supervisor or Lead Person as instructed when order is completed for sign off
Provides direction, and /or trains less experienced employees
Interfaces with Engineers, production personnel, programmers or others to resolve machining or assembly problems
Develops solutions to complex technical problems of limited scope, and completion of routine technical tasks
Open to new ideas and can serve as a champion for change and acts to support change when directed from management
Ability to read and follow instructions including blueprints
Distinct interpersonal skills to cooperate and work effectively with others
Distinct communication skills, both verbal and written
Distinct computer skills
Distinct leadership skills
Distinct organizational skills
Ability to multitask
Ability to provide direction
Able to use mechanical hand and power tools
Must be a self-starter
Must have good attendance
Works under minimal supervision
Able to complete tasks in accordance with production schedules
Extended Weekend Shift that spans from Saturday through Monday 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Company Overview
General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!
General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran