Machinist 3 (Field Technician 3) - 9182 in Alexandria at HII-TSD

Date Posted: 9/23/2022

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Requisition Number: 9182 

Required Travel: 0 - 10% 

Employment Type: Full Time/Hourly/Non-Exempt

Hours Per Week: 40 

Security Clearance: Ability to Obtain 

Level of Experience: Mid 


Job Description

Machinist 3 (Field Technician 3) 

At Commonwealth Technology Innovation (CTI), a Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) company, we develop customized mission-enabling solutions that seamlessly blend technology and tradecraft. We value collaboration, imagination and hands-on creativity and our employees come from diverse backgrounds, bringing a broad spectrum of technical experience to our team. We expect that you will apply your skills and shape this position based on your strengths and interests.

By joining CTI, your talents will build on the industry leading reputation we've earned over more than five decades. Beyond competitive salary and benefits, you will earn a sense of accomplishment by making meaningful contributions to our nation’s top security priorities. CTI offers access to all the resources of our parent company HII while maintaining a small company feel across our operations concentrated in Northern Virginia with some of the most comprehensive secure rapid prototyping facilities in the mid-Atlantic region including a full in-house machine shop, composite fabrication, finishing, electronics assembly and testing capabilities.  Electronic solutions include communications, sensors, motion platforms, and antennas in unique packaging and form factors. Software solutions include motion and systems control, recognition and classification AI/ML, graphical user interfaces, data encryption, and communication protocols. The results of your ideas, designs, and skills are realized as they quickly become finished products deployed worldwide.

The CNC Machinist will join a team of capable professionals tasked to manufacture components at prototype to low-volume production capacity for specialized devices and systems in a rapid development environment. The successful candidate will fabricate precision mechanical components per drawings and/or CAD models and work closely with engineering to review designs and assess manufacturability. 

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Set-up and operate CNC Mills & Lathes, manual lathes, manual mills, and/or various secondary equipment.  May be required to operate multiple machines simultaneously
  • Assist CNC operators with setup and troubleshooting as required.  Train and instruct other employees when requested.
  • Perform significant program edits to CNC programs when necessary.
  • Utilize knowledge of working properties and machining processes for a wide variety of materials. May be required to grind own tools for special requirements.
  • Work independently taking product from engineering drawings and CAD models to completed part
  • Collaborate with teammates to enhance product design, manufacturability, or machining approach
  • Work from work orders, routings, drawings, process drawings & layout sheets, written or verbal instructions.
  • Inspect work produced, including 1st piece inspection, using precision measuring instruments to verify conformance to specifications.  Maintain tolerances as close as 0.0005 in
  • Follow preventative maintenance procedures on equipment as prescribed by the supervisor and report operating difficulties of equipment.
  • Keep machine clean and well lubricated and work area orderly.
  • Perform duties in accordance with company policies.
  • Take a proactive approach to continuous improvement including productivity, quality, safety and shop environment
  • Periodically work overtime after-hours or on weekends.
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associates degree or other 2 year technical degree in related discipline and 3 years of relevant experience or a high school diploma or GED equivalent and 5 years of relevant experience
  • US Citizenship
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • Strong verbal and written English skills
  • Ability to read and interpret component prints or drawings, make average to complicated arithmetic calculations and resolve elementary technical problems

Preferred Requirements

  • Active Secret (or above) clearance

  • 3+ years experience setting up and operating CNC machines

  • MasterCam experience

Physical Requirements

Will require working in an industrial environment with loud machinery.  Hearing protection will be provided. Normally not required to lift more than 40 pounds higher than three feet above feet/floor level. 

This opportunity resides with Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, a business group within HII’s Mission Technologies division. From towers to processors, we design, develop, integrate and manage the sensors, systems and other assets necessary to support integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations, exploitation and analysis for the Intelligence Community, the military services, geographic and functional combatant commands and DoD agencies. 

HII is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission-driven solutions that support and enable a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong. For more information, please visit:


HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

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