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BAE Systems

Machinist III (79823BR)




Full Time


Nashua, New Hampshire, United States

Job Description Our employees work on the world’s most advanced electronics. At Electronic Systems, you’ll be among the brightest minds, working on the aerospace and defense industry’s most difficult problems. Drawing strength from our differences, we’re innovating for the future. And you can, too. We put our customers first – exemplified by our missions: “We Protect Those Who Protect Us®” and “We Innovate For Those Who Move The World™.” Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems.

Because of the need for consistent, in-person collaboration and/or the requirement to perform all work onsite due to the nature of this particular role, it will be performed full-time on site. This means work will be conducted on location at a BAE Systems facility 100% of the time.

Machinist III assembles, repairs, and fabricates metal parts by operating mechanical equipment. Assembles parts into sub-units or complete units. Being a Machinist III uses blueprints and design sketches to ensure the proper dimensions and tolerance levels of the finished product. Takes measurements of material and selects appropriate machine for the process. Additionally, Machinist III may provide training to lower level machinists. Typically requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Machinist III has gained proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job. Works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. To be a Machinist III typically requires 2-5 years of related experience.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each Key Responsibility and Functional Knowledge listed below satisfactorily. Analyze specifications, setup and operate machine tools, fit and assemble parts, fabricate and/or repair mechanical assemblies, build fixtures and jugs needed to perform specific tasks, own hand tools needed to perform job requirements. Must be able to follow directions and work with limited supervision. Must be willing to work with and train subordinates. Must observe all company policies and procedures, including safety rules and OSHA regulations and maintain a clean and orderly work area. Must be physically and medically qualified to wear required personal protective equipment as prescribed under OSHA standards.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills High school and vocational school or associates degree and 2-5 years relevant experience. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence and reports. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations before customers, clients, or other employees. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Thorough knowledge to Machine Shop mathematics. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems that may arise in certain situations. Must be able to tour all vessels, piers, docks, and work sites. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand/walk/use hands to handle or feel/reach with hands and arms/climb or balance/stoop/knell/crouch or crawl/and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit.
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills Studies specifications such as blueprints, sketches, models, or descriptions and visualizes product to determine materials required and machines to be used to fabricate parts. Works in shop, on board vessel, on dry dock and off site as required. This can include Jax Ship repair and Mayport facilities. Sets up and operates machine tools including: Lathe Summit- 30” swing X 20’ c to cLathe TOS- 30” swing X 7’ c to cLathe LaBlond- 20” swing X 10’ c to cLathe Mazak Quick Turn 35 (CNC)Lathe Cincinnati Lathe Birmingham Lathe Betts Bridgeford 6’ swing X 70’ c to cLathe Andes VTL Bullard 6’ turntable Horizontal boring mill 6’ vertical, 12’ horizontal, 6’ bar travel Vertical Mill, Bridgeport Style 36” transverse stroke, 15” fore and aft Mill, Lagun Mill, Rockford Fadal VMC-8030HT CNC vertical machining center Radial arm drill 4’ column clearance X 4’ stroke Do all band saw Horizontal cut off saw Rigid bolt machine25T hydraulic press Familiarity with CNC and AUTOCAD preferred. Lifts machined parts and positions and secures on machine or work surface. Verifies dimensions, alignments and clearances and monitors quality and makes adjustments to insure satisfactory work. Performs minor maintenance on shop equipment and tools. Grinds cutters, drills, end mills and forms tools consistent with the material being machined. Must possess thorough understanding of principals of mechanics, tolerances, thermal expansion, and calculations of the same for various materials. Ability to work any assigned shift and overtime as required. May be assigned tasks outside craft as required. Demonstrates effective verbal/written and interpersonal communication skills as well as the ability to work in a team environment. Able and willing to work overtime in order to meet customer’s needs.
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems’ game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.