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CNC Machinist & Programmer (Engineering Technician III)

Department: ESP
Location: San Diego, CA

Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. is seeking a full-time CNC Machinist & Programmer (Engineering Technician III) in San Diego, CA.

Summary: The position will provide maintenance, repair and technical support to the customer. Operate and maintain a variety of inside CNC machines. Use technical documents (JFMM, Instructions, NSTM's, Military standards, Test memos, Test Standards, Drawings and Technical Manuals) that contain information required to accomplish work.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Machines, fabricates, and refurbishes newly designed and replacement shipboard components utilizing templates and technical documentation to include ships' drawings.
  • Completes machine repairing, manufacturing new, removal, repairs, modifying, and testing of various shipboard components.
  • Determines speeds and feeds, coolants, and lubricants or abrasives to be used to cut, turn, drill, mill, bore, tap, thread, ream, lap, hone, shape, and grind or finish item.
  • Supports personnel that are able to machine materials to include: stainless steel, 300/400 series; monel; K-monel; copper; brass; aluminum, 4140, 4130, 6061-T6; nylon; Teflon; and various plastics.
  • Follows the requirements and procedures set forth in FWPs and CWPs.
  • Reads, understands, and works to the requirements of applicable ship drawings, blueprints, equipment technical manuals, and other applicable approved technical references.
  • Uses shop mathematics including trigonometry and geometry and hold tolerances to one ten-thousandths (.0001) of an inch.
  • Maintains dimensional accuracy by inspection of parts using various precision measuring instruments including: sine plates, comparators, micrometers, calipers, v-blocks, angle plates, indicators, dial height gauges, go/no-go gauges, thread gauges, surface gages and other measuring tools.
  • Determines which machine tool would be used most effectively, and the proper sequence of operations on each machine.
  • Makes new job setups on a variety of different types of equipment involving accurate alignment in order to maintain specified overall tolerances.
  • Sets up and operate conventional machine tools, including: horizontal lathes, vertical turret lathes, horizontal boring machines, radial arm drills, vertical and horizontal milling machines, bench grinders, ID and OD grinders, surface grinders, jig boring machines, hones, and other manual machine tools.
  • Sets hard jaws and cut soft jaws to hold outside and inside diameters.
  • Touches off tools using tool eye, and manual touch off using tool, wear, and work offsets.
  • Uses turning tools, boring bars, insert drills, reamers, inside groovers, outside groovers, part off tools, and threading tools.
  • Uses tool offsets and work offsets on CNC machining centers and CNC lathes.
  • Uses Master Cam X10 to program computer numeric control (CNC) machining centers and lathes.
  • Programs CNC lathes using Fanuc control. Set up and operate 3, 4, and 5-axis CNC milling centers.
  • Programs and edits programs for CNC machining centers.
  • Inputs (MDI) machine operations.
  • Sets up and operates single and multiple spindle CNC lathes.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience performing CNC machine programming and operations
  • Sound interpersonal skills needed to interface, coordinate with company personnel, customers, and outside contacts
  • Knowledge and difference of grades of inserts and radius of inserts.
  • Ability to pass PQS 301 Craftsmen qualifications
  • Ability to read schematics and blue prints
  • Ability to read technical manuals and repair standards
  • Ability to read, interpret, and follow detailed written instructions, MRC cards or drawings
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to setup and operate 5 axis spindle CNC lathes
  • Knowledge of the difference between grades of inserts and radius of inserts
  • Experience operating water jet cutting machines
  • Knowledge of OMAX waterjet and Intelli-MAX® software

ADA Notations:

  • Requires walking, reaching, sitting and concentration in the presence of occasional noise
  • Ability to move in narrow and restricted passageways, up/down steep and narrow ladders or stairways, and up and down antenna masts/yardarms (onboard ships)
  • Ability to lift, carry and move objects up to 50 lbs. in weight
  • Office, warehouse, laboratory, pier side, shipboard
  • Noise conditions range from very quiet to loud
  • Ability to wear a face mask while working 
  • Pursuant to the Executive Order 14042 on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, candidates must be able to provide proof they have received the COVID 19 vaccine and are considered fully vaccinated. Requests for an accommodation due to a medical or religious reason can be made by contacting Human Resources.

Epsilon Systems Solutions,  Inc. and its subsidiaries are proud to be Equal Employment and Affirmative Action employers, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veterans.

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