• Prototype Sheet Metal Machinist

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/30/2018 11:08 AM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    No clearance
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Trade school training and completion of a formal or informal four year apprenticeship in an associated trade such as machining, tool and die making is preferred, plus a minimum of five years of extensive experience in a precision model or prototype shop operations is preferred. In lieu of a degree or apprenticeship, directly related experience that would qualify the incumbent to satisfactorily perform the job duties.


    Applicants selected could 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.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has an immediate opening for an experienced Prototype Sheet Metal Machinist to join our team in our Scottsdale, AZ location. The position provides an opportunity to support the development of cutting-edge technology that supports some of our fundamental global defense services.


    The successful candidate will:

    • Directly contribute to concurrent engineering efforts through development of new concepts and techniques in the machining and fabrication of new products
    • Work concurrently with design engineers, manufacturing engineers and suppliers to come up with creative solutions that contribute to the production of a part or tool
    • Assist project managers by quick reaction, which will influence the major programs schedule and delivery dates
    • Use advanced theories and concepts of Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) to provide the best solutions
    • Transform information from prints, written instructions, sketches and oral instructions into finished working mechanisms and assemblies
    • Efficiently set up and operate all types of precision tool room equipment
    • Effectively use precision measuring equipment and Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools
    • Machine to extremely close interrelated tolerances and finish requirements, working on devices and parts having intricate irregular shapes, exercising the utmost care to insure the proper fitting together of precision parts
    • Specialize in precision sheet metal work or machine work
    • Devise and fabricate tools required in the forming of complicated sheet metal parts and assemblies
    • Fabricate all types of sheet metal parts with proficiency
    • Perform all necessary mathematical computations related to the dimensions, tolerances, set-up and speeds and feeds of parts and machines
    • Read the most complex blueprints with full proficiency


    Preferred Experience:

    Trade school training and/or completion of a formal or informal four year apprenticeship in an associated trade such as machining or tool and die making, plus a minimum of tive years of extensive, recent experience in precision model or prototype shop operations is preferred.

    • Ability to work from minimal design information or guidance in order to fabricate or machine a concept item
    • Ability to multi-task and while maintaining concentration and focus
    • Ability to train or mentor less experienced personnel on machining or sheet metal equipment
    • Ability to use computer aided design(CAD) tools to design and manufacture tools, hardware and prototype parts
    • Requires extensive knowledge of the workability of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, plastics and other composite materials and their machining characteristics


    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


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