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Advanced Machinist

Company: Maxar Technologies Ltd
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

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Maxar is currently seeking an Advanced Machinist to join our team in Mountain View, CA. As part of the aerospace industry, you will be involved in history in the making. You will be a part of a team that is responsible for composite machining of flight hardware for space crafts.


  • Work on complex assignments that include operating computer numerical control machine (CNC) mills and lathes to produce highly-precision parts.

  • Use judgment and initiative in resolving problems and making recommendations.

  • Design and fabricate fixtures and grind special-purpose tooling.

  • Perform layout, set up, program, operate and make tool adjustments for a variety of conventional or CNC.

  • Work from Computer Aid Designs (CAD), engineering drawings, process sheets and sketches to produce cutting and shaping of material to precision dimensions.

  • Check and inspect machining operations against specified tolerances.

  • Perform quality inspections on completed work.

  • Apply statistical Process Control practices.

  • Provide guidance to more junior teammates.

  • Determine methods and procedures on new assignments.

  • Adhere to safe work procedures.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

  • High School diploma or GED

  • Minimum 4 years of machining complex mill lathe experience

  • Machine shop experience utilizing complicated drawings and specifications

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of higher mathematics involved in the application of engineering principles and the performance of related operations

  • Knowledge of GD&T

  • Some knowledge of CNC programming

  • Strong understanding of how to machine graphite, plastics and other composite materials

  • Ability to accommodate a swing shift (2pm-10:30pm)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Formal Apprenticeship certificate or equivalent

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Maxar Technologies Ltd, Mountain View , Advanced Machinist, Other , Mountain View, California

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