Calspan Corporation

Sr. Machinist / Programmer - 1st & 2nd Shift

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!


  • 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 operate 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; 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
  • Select cutting tools, machine speeds, and feed rates; write instruction sheets and cutter lists to guide setup and operation of machine
  • Analyze and evaluate computer test-runs and prove-outs to determine if specifications are met; determine procedural and programming logic to improve proficiency and accuracy of CNC program
  • Measure, mark, and scribe dimensions and reference points on material or work piece as guides for subsequent machining


Preferred Education / Experience:

  • Associates Degree;
  • 7+ years of related discipline; or
  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to above

Preferred Knowledge / Ability: 

  • 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
  • Strong working knowledge of comprehensive 3D CAD systems such as MasterCam or NX
  • Soild knowledge of manufacturing operations
  • Strong knowledge of a variety of CNC machines and controllers
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry, and proportions to practical situations.

Why join Calspan?


Be Calspan Culture

At Calspan, we promote an environment that empowers employees and encourages innovation. Our management team enables a strong sense of teamwork with each endeavor, where successes are shared and lessons are learned. The company’s talent brand, “Be Calspan”, incorporates our company values to Be Inclusive, Accountable, and Innovative and our commitment to drive every individual to - Be Developed, Be Balanced, Be Connected, Be Community and Be Recognized. Our culture promotes a positive atmosphere and competitive can-do method of action.


Great Benefits= Happy, Committed Employees 

Retaining great talent is as important as finding it, so at Calspan, we take our employee value proposition of Be Calspan quite seriously. To us, that means offering competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, recognition programs and promotional opportunities. 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), 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, Educational Assistance Reimbursement , and Pet Insurance.


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.


All candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. 

Salary Range (min)

USD $0.00/Yr.

Salary Range (max)

USD $0.00/Yr.


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