Calspan Corporation

Machinist - Experimental Aircraft Operations

Job Locations US-NY-Niagara Falls
Job ID
2021-1674
Category
Other

Overview

Headquartered in Niagara Falls, New York, Calspan’s Flight Research center is home to a fleet of experimental aircraft that include Learjets, Gulfstream G-III’s, and a Premier. Additionally, we support the VISTA X-62A at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB, CA.  These aircraft are used to conduct a variety of experimental flight test programs for our private and government customers.  We are looking for a motivated Machinist to join our team, continuing our rich, 75-year tradition of modifying and flying unique test aircraft.

Responsibilities

  • Working from drawings and using available machines and tools, machine a variety of parts to maximize accuracy within established time limits.  Set up and operate vertical and horizontal computer numerical control lathes, drill press and mill machines, cleaning and scribing parts as required.
  • Dimensionally and visually inspect all parts, sub-assemblies or assemblies, jigs, fixtures, and mock-ups.  Perform magnetic particle, dye penetrant, and other types of inspections as required.
  • Perform highly skilled fitting, trimming, adjusting, forming, and shaping of assembly operations involving irregular contours, holes, angles to extremely close tolerances.
  • Discuss discrepancies in blueprints or specifications with supervisor or customer’s representatives.  Diagnose trouble spots and suggest improvements.
  • Responsible for following established safety procedures as to prevent injury to self or others. Responsible for tools, machines, equipment, etc. used in performance of duties.  Routine preventive maintenance on equipment.

Qualifications

Preferred Education / Experience: 

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • 3+ years of formal trades training (preferable from a vocational/technical school)

Preferred Knowledge / Ability:

  • A broad knowledge of mechanics, electricity, shop practices, principals of mechanics, and workable qualities of materials.
  • Use advanced shop mathematics, trigonometry and handbook formulas; work from oral instructions and complicated drawings, specifications, or sketches.
  • Use a wide variety of precision measuring instruments such as dial indicator, micrometers, level protractors, surface and height gauges, etc.
  • Advanced problem solving / troubleshooting skills.

 

Benefits Package: Our goal is to provide Calspan employees and their families with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Our benefits include: Health Insurance, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short-Term/Long-Term Disability, 401(k) company match on first 4%, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Universal Life Insurance Policy, Paid-Time Off, Company-paid Holidays, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Military Leave, Employee Assistance Program and Educational Assistance Reimbursement.

 

Calspan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Calspan supports safe and drug free workplace through pre-employment background checks and drug testing.

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