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General Atomics and Affiliated Companies CNC Machine Operator - 1st Shift in San Diego, California

CNC Machine Operator - 1st Shift

San Diego, California

Date posted 05/04/2021

Job ID 31464BR

Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Experience Level Entry-Level (0-2 years)

Job Title CNC Machine Operator - 1st Shift

City San Diego

State California

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Hourly

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

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 Machine Operator located in Poway, CA. The position is for 1st shift working a 9/80 schedule.


  • Perform complex functions related to machine tools.

  • Set up and operate all types of lathes, machine developmental, production or maintenance parts to exacting tolerances and dimension and basic manual machine operation.

  • Review 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.

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

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

  • Perform preventative maintenance.

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

  • Lift, cut, load and secure raw stock into machining equipment.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a high school diploma, technical/trade school training or equivalent and two or more years related experience.

  • A strong working knowledge of the most current cutting tools is favorable. Able to grind own cutting tools, drills and bits, when required.

  • Candidate must be able to perform a variety of semi-routine tasks and demonstrate a good working knowledge related to machining.

  • Candidate must be computer literate with knowledge of applications related to machining.

  • Must be able to read and understand blueprints.

  • Must be customer focused and possess:

  • The ability to perform non-routine or moderately complex set-up and fabrication of machined parts with little direction

  • Strong knowledge of machining equipment including ability to use judgment and safe practices

  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings, sketches, verbal and written instructions

  • Skills to maintain the flow of work within the unit using independent judgment in solving non-routine problems and recommending solutions

  • 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 in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25

Relocation Assistance Provided No

US Citizenship Required? Yes

Clearance Required? No

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are an experienced professional, GA offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on our Total Rewards package, please click Apply Now below to be directed to the complete job description.

General Atomics 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, religious creed, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, transitioning status, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, medical condition, mental disability, physical disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. EEO is the law. We also prohibit compensation discrimination under all applicable laws.