Machinist - 30582 in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 11/14/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Seeking a machinist with experience in fabrication with CNC and standard machine tools. This individual will be responsible for fabricating and modifying parts using standard machine tools including a knee mill, lathe, band saw, drill press, TIG and MIG welder, plasma cutter, pneumatic shear, manual press brake, etc. as well as a CNC router. Parts include sheet metal panels and enclosures with cutouts, milled brackets and mounting fixtures, and welded assemblies. Parts are mostly aluminum with some steel and phenolic parts as well. The individual will be responsible for maintaining a clean and safe machine shop, performing equipment maintenance, and ordering tools, material, and consumables. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working from verbal descriptions, concept sketches, or engineering drawings to fabricate parts and assemblies.

For parts that cannot be produced in house, the individual will coordinate the quoting and production process through outside machine shops and fabricators. The position will also involve other duties such as helping with facilities maintenance and repairs and escorting outside contractors as needed.



  • Self-motivated individual with ability to work under direction or alone as the project dictates
  • Must have a good attention to detail
  • Good communication and teamwork skills
  • Full Secret Clearance


  • 3 years minimum experience with standard machine shop equipment (mill, lathe, shear, etc.)
  • Experience programming and operating CNC tools
  • Experience reading and interpreting engineering drawings
  • Ability to machine duplicates of existing parts
  • Inspect parts to ensure quality with tools such as micrometers and calipers
  • Basic computer knowledge including Windows and Office

Physical Requirement:

  • Climb ladders and stairs, and work in small, restricted areas
  • Lift and carry 25-45 lbs.


  • Experience programming and operating a CNC router or mill
  • Experience welding steel and aluminum
  • Experience with other advanced manufacturing tools such as 3D printers, laser cutters, or water jet cutters

Security Clearance: None

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