Calspan Corporation


Job Locations US-VA-Newport News
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Calspan Systems in Newport News, VA is an industry leader in the engineering and manufacture of complex aerospace hardware and prototype systems for ground test and flight applications. We have been employed in the development of nearly every domestic fixed-wing aircraft, missile, and helicopter system. We are looking for a motivated Machinist / Programmer to join our team!


Core Responsibilities Listed Below – Compensation and position level commensurate with education and experience.


Offering $2,000 sign-on bonus

  • Calculate and set controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant low, and depth and angle of cut; adjust machine controls or control media as required; run proof work piece to identify possible problems
  • Set up, and operates precision and production machines such as conventional and/or CNC mills, lathes, jig borers, and grinders to machine parts to specifications and/or to precision tolerances
  • Verify conformance of finished work piece to specifications using various measurement hand tools including, but not limited to, calipers, scales, micrometers, blocks, and gauges
  • Complete assigned tasks within schedule and budget
  • Interpret blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample part to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements
  • Measure, mark, and scribe dimensions and reference points on material or work piece as guides for subsequent machining


Preferred Education / Experience for Machinist:

  • Associates degree or certification in related discipline 
  • Related job experience or a combination of education and experience  

Preferred Knowledge / Ability for Machinist:

  • Proficient with GD&T
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, engineering drawings and documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Machine experience covering a wide range of machines, materials, part shapes, and part sizes.


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