Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

Machinist - Jig Borer/Boring Mill Machinist (2nd Shift)

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


Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets. We offer a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, and advanced hypersonic propulsion.


We are seeking a Machinist- Jig Borer/Boring Mill Machinist for our facility in Canoga Park, CA. This is a 2nd shift, union position.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

100% - The successful individual will operate NC jig bore with Fanuc controllers and NC HBM’s.

  • Must be able to drill, ream, tap, bore, back spot face, mill, and slot on complex hardware and sub-assemblies.
  • Possess a working knowledge of trigonometry as applied to machined parts (lay-out centerlines, reference points, etc.).
  • Adapt and improvise tooling where standard tooling is unavailable.
  • Perform off-line and in-process machine setups.
  • Proof out NC programs and first article work.
  • Have proficient use of hand tools, precision measurement instruments to check work in progress and final product for dimensional conformance including surface finishes.
  • Have basic NC programming skills with Fanuc controllers.
  • Working knowledge of rotary tables/tilting rotary tables, cutter types, speeds and feeds.
  • Moderate physical exertion is required for this job.
  • Able to follow work instructions, manage time efficiently, and work well with others.


 High School graduate or equivalent preferred. Requires extensive machining experience in NC and conventional Jig Bore machining holding tight tolerances.

  • Experience with facing heads, Wohlaupter experience is preferred.
  • Working GD&T knowledge.
  • Tool/jig/fixture machining experience.
  • 90 degree head work.
  • Contour head operation.
  • High strength nickel-based alloy machining.
  • Machine trade certificate is 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 and 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. Some positions may require Respirator clearance up to and including the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Level A clearance. 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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