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  • Electrical Discharge Machine Machinist (2nd Shift)

    Location US-CA-Canoga Park
    Job ID
    Manufacturing and Production - Machining
  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our website at


    We are seeking an Electrical Discharge Machine Machinist to join our facility in Canoga Park, California (Los Angeles area). Union position. 2nd shift.


    Perform machining operations on parts and assemblies using electric arc, high frequency abrasion, electro chemistry or wire methods.


    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)



    Read and interpret information from planning documents, drawings, blueprints, sketches, specifications, charts, graphs and engineering orders to plan and check the planning of operational sequences and methods required to operate electrical discharge machines.


    Lay out machining guidelines, reference lines and center points, as needed, using shop math including geometric and trigonometric formulas.


    Considering equipment cutting capabilities and the working properties of various metals setup and operate electrical discharge machine to perform any operation within the capacity of the machine to specified dimension and tolerances on parts and assemblies


    Check work for completeness and accuracy of dimension and configuration using precision measuring instruments.


    Record manufacturing data and statistics manually or with the aid of a computer or computer-based systems





    High School graduate or equivalent preferred.


    US Citizenship required. Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.



    Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

    The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. Work may require the ability to operate material handling equipment (forklift, crane, hoist, man lift, etc.) in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, etc. requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as face protection (safety glasses, goggles, face shield), foot protection (i.e. steel toed shoes, rubber boots, etc.), gloves, hard hat, shop coat and hearing protection. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations. Work duties may also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer and/or the ability to travel by air or auto. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. This position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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