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Master Machinist (Evening Shift)

Requisition ID:  99674
Business Unit:  Engine Systems North Hollywood (3100)

North Hollywood, CA, United States, 91605

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defence and selected energy markets. We believe in our vision of ‘Enabling the Extraordinary: To Fly, To Power, To Live”. These core values – teamwork, integrity and excellence – are what have allowed us to become the company we are today. With facilities and over 12,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe.

Our Engine Systems division brings together a range of abilities to support aero-engine manufacturers including Pratt & Whitney, General Electric, Safran and Rolls Royce.

At Meggitt, we have spearheaded pioneering applied research and technology programmes to develop next generation turbofan cooling. We create thermal management components which operate reliably in extremes of temperature, pressure and vibration on the engines and airframes of leading military and commercial rotary and fixed wing aircraft.

Together, our Engine Systems division is helping to create the engines of the future.

Job Designation

The Production Machine Operator III (Master Machinist) sets up and operates a variety of automatic or semiautomatic machines. Reports malfunctions, makes minor adjustments and makes repairs to equipment.  Performs a wide variety of pre-production and production inspection tasks on complex hardware and systems under demanding environmental and operating conditions.

This role will be for the the evening shift (M-F, 3:30pm - 12am)

Job Core Responsibilities

  • Program, set-up and operate full CNC lathes for production, prototype, repairs, tooling and short production runs.
  • Adjust machines, tools and create programs to achieve blueprint and process plan requirements.
  • Verify requirements are met using appropriate inspection equipment.
  • Complete routers, process sheets, program edit sheets, tool list modifications, fixture and tool offsets, SPC data and other necessary documentation.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area.
  • Participate in all Meggitt improvement processes.
  • Ability to work with engineering regarding new parts or new machining requirements.
  • Ability and willingness to cross train others, and be trained to work where needed.
  • Be responsible to see that calibrated equipment is returned to Metrology Lab prior to the calibration due date.
  • Assure cleanliness and proper operation of equipment.
  • Collection SPC data as dictated by the Process Plan and Process Control Plan if applicable.
  • Participation in and support of Fabrication Team activities.

Job Specifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, qualifications, competencies, abilities and any physical demands if required.

  • Programming and programming classes.
  • Knowledge of shop mathematics, machines tools, production methods and shop practices.
  • Ability to set-up and operate CNC lathes.
  • Ability to maintain close tolerance dimensions on critical parts.
  • Good knowledge of dimensional measuring instrumentations and use of such tools to verify actual measurements of machined dimensions and features
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, manufacturing routings, procedures, and routers.
  • Familiarity with SPC principles and methods.
  • Ability to logically solve problems and to keep assignments and projects moving in an orderly and structured fashion.
  • Involvement in successful process definition and re-engineering, a plus.
  • Experience in employee involvement in multi-discipline teaming, a plus.
  • Proficiency with computer based methods and tools, a plus.
  • Familiarity/experience with Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen events, and continuous improvement and Six Sigma methodology, a plus.
  • Must be hands on and willing to learn

Education: A Secondary Certificate/High School Diploma or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience that will allow successful performance of job expectations is preferred.
Certifications: Vocational training, apprenticeships or the equivalent experience in related field 
Years Experience: 5-7 years of relevant experience

Work Environment and Safety Equipment Required

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods and stand to perform work. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee must be able to lift, push, pull or move up to fifty (50) pounds or more with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

  1. Occasionally required to lift up to 30 lbs.
  2. Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility.
  3. Safety glasses, shop coat/apron, proper shoes.
  4. Occasional exposure to shop element such as noise, dust, odors and fumes.

Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at 1-855-474-7665 or

If this position is located in the United States, this job will require use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As such, all applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

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