Machinist

Location: Newport News, VA
Date Posted: 07-10-2017
The Machinist will join Calpsan Systems in Newport News, VA.  Calspan Systems provides expertise in wind tunnel test equipment and services including the design and fabrication of wind tunnel models, model positioning systems, rotor test stands and wind tunnel blades. We are looking for a motivated Machinist to join our team and continue our rich tradition of providing quick turn service for prototype systems and components.

Description for Machinist:
  • Experience with complex set-ups, contoured parts using 3-5 axis CNC mills, lathes & VTLs
  • Must be able to calculate and set up controls to regulate speeds & feeds
  • Assembles cutting tools in tool holders and positions tool holders in machine spindles
  • Read blueprints proficiently and use applied math
  • Able to operate conventional machines as needed
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule and overtime as needed 

Preferred Education / Experience for Machinist:
  • 10+ years of experience
  • High School graduate or G.E.D.
  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to above

Preferred Knowledge / Ability for Machinist:
  • Experience with high tolerance prototype components 
  • Able to run multiple machines at once
  • Able to work a flexible schedule and overtime as needed
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