Northrop Grumman CNC Machinist 2 in Cincinnati, Ohio

Join Northrop Grumman Xetron, part of Mission Systems sector, focused on the development of new capabilities for our military and intelligence customers around the globe. At Xetron we are designing systems that science fiction writers describe they are just that cool!

Remember when you were eager about getting to work because of the excitement of the challenge, the importance of the solution, and the fun you had with your team? Xetron is that kind of place! As a small Operating Unit of the larger Northrop Grumman Corporation located in Cincinnati Ohio , Xetron is a rare example of a company with a small business culture operating collaboratively with its larger business parent. This unique relationship offers employees the ability to literally know everyone at the site at a personal level while still working on technologies and products that are beyond state-of-the-art.

We are seeking a Machinist who is self-motivated, energetic with knowledge and experience to sets up and operate a variety of machine tools such as: milling machines, lathes, drill press and others. Ability to machine metal parts, mechanisms, tools, to exacting tolerances and dimensions; interpret blueprints, 2D and 3D engineering drawings, sketches, and engineering specifications; determine sequence of operations, and method of setup; use a variety of machinist hand tools and precision measuring instruments; make standard shop computations relating to dimensions of work, tooling, feeds, and speeds; understands digital readouts and finders; fit and assemble precision parts into mechanical equipment and consults material, parts, and equipment required. Some machines may be numerically controlled.

Machinist will:

  • Use Solidworks to interpret 3D models, dimensions, and tolerances

  • Use Featurecam 2017 to look and create tool paths

  • Operate: Haas VF2 3axis CNC milling machine, Victor lathe, Sharp manual vertical knee mill, standard drill press, standard band saw, standard box break, standard sheet metal shear drill press, and Fortus 450mc production grade FDM machine for 3D printing

  • Use various materials: ABS, ASA, Nylon, PC, Ultem, Aluminum, Steel and some SS. All kinds of plastic-ABS, Polycarbonate, PVC, Delrin, Acrylic, Nylon


Basic Qualification:

  • High School diploma and 2 years of relevant experience OR 2 years of technical training

  • 5 years machining experience includingperforming setups and operating CNC mills

  • Ability to read blueprints and computer files

  • Able to use inspection equipment such as calipers and micrometers

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 year technical college degree/diploma for machine trades

  • Programming milling toolpaths on Delcams Featurecam 2017 is a plus

  • Knowledgeable in G and M codes, work offsets, tool setting, etc.

  • 4th and 5th axis programming is a plus

  • SAP

  • Solidworks

  • Experience machining various polycarbonates and aluminum.

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