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Machinist III

Company: Cobham
Location: Lansdale
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

We are CAES, a technologically advanced electronics company employing more than 3,600 talented makers, thinkers, innovators, and doers nationwide. We build things that solve challenging problems from deep space to the depths of the ocean. We serve customers in defense, aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.

Are you searching for a career with a company that offers challenging, diverse projects and opportunities? Are you looking for a position with a company that is growing and able to offer long-term professional advancement? Searching for a company that values a friendly work environment and that values YOU? Consider CAES. #peoplefocusedmissiondriven

A career with CAES is more than just a job, it is the pathway to a bright future.


Dual role machinist with a primary focus in manual and a secondary focus in CNC operation. This position will plan, set-up, operate and make tool adjustments to cut and shape all types of metals and synthetics using manual (e.g. lathes, mills and grinders), EZ Track computerized machine shop equipment and operate vertical CNC mills when required. Work from blueprints, process sheets and sketches to perform production tasks. May communicate with engineers to better understand the purpose of a part assembly. Checks and inspects machining operations against specified tolerances. May identify and repair minor machine malfunctions.


Works independently from complex blueprints and written or verbal ideas in order to fabricate, alter or repair complex and costly parts where required tolerances are often unusually close and complex, and are extremely difficult to acquire and maintain.

Checks and adjusts machinery and tooling as necessary in order to maintain critical dimensions.

Reads and interprets complex blueprints and/or works from written and verbal instructions to manufacture parts to tolerances which are difficult to acquire and maintain using a wide variety of materials.

Plans sequence of machining operations incorporating a detailed knowledge of each machine and its capabilities in order to determine the most cost effective and efficient manner in which to manufacture parts

Performs highly diversified machining operations requiring progressive steps to drill, turn and cut metal to specifications.

Utilizes trigonometric formulas in order to calculate complex and/or compound angles and dimensions.

Fabricates own tolling and fixtures as needed.

May file and/or deburr individual or small lot production pieces as necessary to meet required specifications.

Checks own work by setting up and operating precision measuring equipment such as micrometers, gauge blocks and height stand, etc.

Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.


High School diploma (or equivalent)

2-4 years' experience as a machinist

Bridgeport EZ-TRAK, Okuma and HAAS 3-4 Axis Vertical mills

Excellent math skills including trigonometry and geometry

Must be authorized to work in the US

Employment Transparency:

CAES is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of CAES to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. CAES will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

The EEO is the Law poster is available here and the poster supplement is available here .

The Pay Transparency Policy is available here .

CAES is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Keywords: Cobham, Philadelphia , Machinist III, Other , Lansdale, Pennsylvania

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